Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) | Shipyard Brewing Co.

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1,618 Ratings
Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
shipyard.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Casey10 on 08-31-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,618
Reviews:
477
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
16.08%
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
339
For Trade:
2
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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A beautiful burnt orange color with a 1/2 finger of head.

Aromas of fresh gourd and spices, brown sugar, nutmeg.

Flavor is gourdy, with some pie spices and a tall alcohol presence. The largest factor here is the dry malts and alcohol. Most of the spices have fell off by now, but it's still a relatively exciting pumpkin beer.

Feel is dry like rubbing alcohol, a biting carbonation that fades flat after a few moments.

Overall, it's pretty decent. I'd have it again if I had the chance to nab another. ;-)

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Photo of jeffreyhill021
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Radnati
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrutisDestructus
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Large, dense, and persistent tan head, Belgian-style lacing adorns the glass walls. The body is a hazy reddish-gold, there is faint sediment, and minute, profuse, slow-rising carbonation.

Aroma: Bubblegum and pumpkin pie spices dominate the aroma, there are also bourbon notes, and hints of vanilla, maple syrup and wood. The alcohol offers a strong presence.

Taste: Opens with a wave of bourbon and brown sugar. The alcohol is quite prominent and very warming. Pumpkin pie spices are present, but are secondary to the bourbon and dark rum flavors. The bubblegum noted in the aroma is present as well, no doubt a product of the yeast. The finish is dominated by brown sugar, booze and woody notes.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and full, with delicate carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Certainly not a typical pumpkin ale, but very good, nonetheless.

Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-two ounce brown glass bomber sealed with a twist-off crown, unusual for a bomber. Served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of Southpawwp
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ROGUE16
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Small head that dissipates quickly. Moderate carbonation. Copper-orange color that is semi-transparent. Aroma is nutmeg, cinnamon, spice, pumpkin pie with some hints of malt. Can definitely taste the 9% ABV but it's not overpowering. Not as strong on the pumpkin pie taste as i would have assumed from the smell. It's there but can get much more of the biscuity malts. Mouthfeel is full ..almost syrupy. Overall a very good pumpkin ale that i assume would mess me up if i had another!

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Photo of Prost76
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of habaceeba
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kkmiller76
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurzman
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lost_sailor
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of porters4life
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dzman
3.01/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The smell of pumpkin and booze is there. The color is quite nice at a polished bronze look. The flavor is mild pumpkin but it really reminds me of flavored whiskey that is artificially flavored. Almost a chemical taste. Not a really good experience for me. Not a good pumpkin beer for me. Shipyard is a great company but this needs a little more time to perfect the taste. This just doesn't pair well with any food I can think of. I just cannot recommend this even with a cinnamon and sugar rimmed glass.

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Photo of Icemann383
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DMc8ride
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunman3
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am not a huge fan of pumpkin beers, but tis the season... This is definitely one of the best pumpkin beers I have sampled. The flavors remind me of pumpkin pie but also wrap around a very well made brew. Definitely glad I found this in my latest six pack of the month selection!

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Photo of raysat
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DougT
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rcaros
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Look: poured half a finger of off white head with tight bubbles. Golden orange in the glass with a decent amount of carbonation

Smell: aroma is rather mild. Hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, candied yams, pie crust.

Taste: follows nose exactly with a lot of bitterness. I get the alcohol on the back end.

Feel: medium

Overall: halfway decent i guess

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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
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