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Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Smashed Pumpkin - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Smashed PumpkinShipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Smashed Pumpkin

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BA SCORE
87
very good

55 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 28
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  11.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: davey101 on 11-01-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

rderedin, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

WesFoxlove, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Furlinator
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2013 vintage.

Pours translucent orange amber. The 1/4 inch off-white head quickly disappears completely and leaves no lace. There is visible floating sediment.

The smell is of bourbon, cinnamon, maple syrup, sweet potato and nutmeg.

The taste is of pumpkin, brown sugar, maple , Autumn spices and bourbon.

The texture is heavy bodied with low carbonation.

Nice pumpkin and spice flavors and aromas. The bourbon presence is not overpowering. A solid (but not great) effort.

Furlinator, Aug 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

rojapa, Aug 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

pwoody11, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Thing, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

SocalKicks, May 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Cmteagardin, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ccurrid, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of neophilus
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Coffee colored brown ale pours with a decent tan head, some good lacing. Medium opaque body lets some light shine through.

Good malty aroma on the nose up front with caramel notes, deeper and richer malt and caramel than the standard Smashed Pumpkin. Pie spices are there as well but more subdued and in harmony in this version.

Rich and luscious caramel malt body delivers a solid flavor with the first sip. Pie spices are in harmony with the sweet malt body. Bourbon barrel aging adds some spicy sweetness that compliments the spices. Ginger is the dominant spice flavor which is typical - not my favorite and I think it is the downfall of many a good pumpkin beer but here it is barely held back by the bourbon barrel aging.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin for my liking, such a rich and complex beer deserves a heavy body to carry it. Still though this is one of the better uses of bourbon barrel aging I have found and truly enhances the pumpkin style.

neophilus, Dec 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

JorSince88, Nov 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Omnium, Nov 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

fitz284, Nov 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

thampel09, Nov 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

athomasPSU, Oct 29, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -55%

drewone, Oct 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

hipboy221, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

BAsbill, Oct 24, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I was recommended this beer by a store owner who likes pumpkin beer. I did not know exactly what to expect when I uncorked this bottle, but my expectations were surely met. So long as you like the taste of bourbon barrel aged beer, you will like this one. There is enough of a pumpkin flavor to remind you what time of year it is, but that is not the predominate flavor I tasted. You might want to share this one though because it is a 12% beer.

HSGB1316, Oct 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Kruja5, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

GraduatedCashew, Oct 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

cdl, Oct 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

BostonPhilly, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to AbeFroman for sharing this one at Tieman's tasting.

2013 vintage. Bottle # 00149.

Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy tan head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, pumpkin pie spice, bourbon, and earthy wood aromas. Taste is much the same with pumpkin pie spice and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a very earthy quality in both the aroma and flavor.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

tneenan1, Oct 13, 2013
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Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Smashed Pumpkin from Shipyard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.