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Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series) - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series)

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495 Ratings
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Ratings: 495
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 15.32%
Wants: 57
Gots: 62 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Jason on 05-11-2011

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Photo of creez
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Immortale25
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Green Flash Brewing cask-style glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/4 inch head that retains all right before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and an elliptic circle of surface foam. Average lacing.

S- Fresh, sweet blueberry with a dash of roasty malt peeking out ever-so-slightly.

T- The stout side of the beer comes through more in the flavor but the blueberry is still there and going strong. A faint coffee taste plus some caramel and butter. Alcohol is hidden wonderfully.

M- Quite thick but not extremely viscous. A little syrupy. Medium-low carbonation.

O- Just as good in Florida as it was when I had it in Maine last summer. Most blueberry beers either have too much or too little blueberry taste and tend to tip the scales on balance and drinkability but this one stays steady and manageable.

Photo of SteinTilter
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of BarHop510
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of MissMoxie911
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: dark brown almost black; off-white head that lingers; decent lacing

S: smells exactly like blueberries from muffin mix mixed with coffee and dark chocolate maltiness

T: dark chocolate prevails with slight roasted coffee and a nice blueberry finish. No hops detected and I like it that way.

O: Pleasant. Bought it twice now at $8.99 a bottle. Would buy again. Worth a try!

Photo of waiting4lunch
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Vec2267
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - black with a small tan head that retains well - impressive for the ABV

S - sweet, fructose pancake syrup (the fake stuff - not good maple syrup), some alcohol

T - fruit, booze, some chocolate and coffee at first but the big fruity aftertaste dominates as the bottle goes down

M - medium body

O - a dysfunctional marriage

This is an easy drinking dessert beer, sugary blueberry pie and coffee in a bottle. Nothing bad or offensive, but nothing that makes me want another bottle.

Photo of Reagan1984
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dull foamy tan head. Looks a bit like a barley wine with some ruby tones but it could be purple. Very dark in color. A tiny bit of sudsy lace.

Aroma at first was nice and definitely blueberry. Once in the glass it’s so much thicker and not nearly as pleasing. Almost a vinaigrette hint to it. (Turns out that flavor is not sour or vinegar like at all)

Man, I want to like this. I love blueberry and there have been several blueberry beers I’ve loved. But this just doesn’t work for me. Lots of burnt/charred malt flavors which take center stage and eventually give way to a subtle but present blueberry flavor. The two don’t really match in my estimation. The aftertaste is nice, but with the next sip comes that ash blast. A little sweetness up front might do some magic here.

Dry on the tongue, medium bodied.

I wish I liked it more.

Photo of zaphodchak
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not a lot of head or lace here, body is a darkish brown, but not opaque.

Smells like a blueberry muffin with some alcohol ester.

Taste is actually really balanced-- sort of bitter dark chocolate and blueberry skins-- the bitterness is coming from hops, somewhat. Some bran on the finish. I don't really get any coffee though.

Mouthfeel is pretty standard.

Pretty neat-- quite balanced for what it is, and that's worth note.

Photo of bakerm3
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of MikeDATL
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of myzamboni
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of wizo
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of RandyKemka
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of VtBeerRun
3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

There is nothing wrong with this beer, just not what I was hopping for. If I get a blueberry beer I want it to be a good taste of blueberry. This just didn't do it for me. I'd rather take a quality pale ale and put fresh blue berries in it. Shipyard has some good beers, and this didn't taste bad, just didn't reach my expectations.


Photo of generallee
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of yesyouam
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Shipyard Smashed Blueberry is a solid dark brown ale with an espresso colored head that leaves very nice lacing on the glass. It has a strong aroma of fresh blueberries. It fills the room. It's full bodied, smooth and soft. It leaves the tongue like a smooth paste. The blueberry is detected right at the beginning of the sip, then a bitter resiny flavor takes over and hits with the intensity of whiskey. There's a long, bitter aftertaste of juniper and black pepper. Wow, this is maybe a little too intense for me. It's strong and it tastes even stronger than the ABV would indicate. 22 oz. feels like a commitment. This is the opposite of refreshing, but it works fine on a cold winter night.

Photo of AgentZero
2.95/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Dark brown beer, almost black in lower light. Tan head that faded to a bit of a ring and left some lace on the sides.

S - Smells like those fake blueberries that are in those cheap muffin mixes you buy. smells like blueberries, but then you realize there's something off and artificial about it.

T - Tastes like blueberry mix thrown into some milk. Some malts, that's about it.

M - Mouthfeel is like that of slightly carbonated milk. Heavier side of medium bodied with low carbonation.

O - Pretty average beer. A lot of other people hated it more than I do, but I didn't think it was horrible. Can't drink much and wouldn't ever seek it out, but I've had worse.

Photo of mbs11
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of buckyp
1/5  rDev -74%

Photo of Sean9689
2.8/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle at our good beer/bad beer tasting. Poured into Bell's tulip.

A - Pours a darker brown/amber color, off-white head, thin collar.

S - Roasted malts, blueberry, marker. The blueberry notes really come though and remind me of blueberry muffins, with the roasted sweet malty notes.

T - Tastes like blueberry cough syrup and has an awful harsh medicinal finish. Hints of beer in there, some malty notes, but otherwise, just a nasty blueberry medicinal note.

M - Medium, light carbonation, alcohol is hidden well for 9%.

O - I would definitely drink this again if it was able to cure the common cold and/or help my cough, but as a beer, I'm going to pass. The other bright spot was the medicinal note hid the alcohol pretty well.

Lightly roasted malt notes that are a bit smoky with pleasant blueberry notes shining through nicely. Pours dark chesnut amber with an off white head. The flavor has almost no notes of the blueberry, a tad at the beginning come in nicely, then more of a light barleywine base with some sweet malts and a bit of the roasted porter flavor.

Photo of MasterSki
3.05/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Not sure who shared this one - Sean? Served in a Captain Lawrence tulip.

A - A half-finger of tan foam settles to a wispy partial cap, thin collar, and a few splotches of lace. Brown body with some reddish glints to it.

S - Smells like a combination of blueberry cough syrup and waxy Christmas chocolate. There's a faint vomit and alcohol note in the periphery.

T - Taste is a bit better as the off-flavors disappear, leaving behind the blueberry pie, and low-quality milk chocolate. Alcohol is better hidden here, but this is surprisingly bland for a 9% beer.

M - Medium-full body, lower carbonation, chewy and sticky texture, and light warming alcohol.

D - Fairly easy to drink for the high alcohol content, but too sweet for large quantities. The aroma is also slightly off-putting at this stage. Perhaps this was better in the summer, but at this point it's not something I'd want to drink again.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a very dark brown color with a thin off-white head and just a spot or two of lacing. The nose carries some pretty heavy blueberry character. A light bit of roast and chocolate behind. Flavor is predominantly blueberry and is fairly one-dimensional. Not much other than blueberries. Touch of malt in the background. Medium body. Decent, but mostly just another fruit beer.

Photo of tugg407
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 495 ratings.