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

1,617 Ratings
Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series)

Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co.
Maine, United States

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

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of sarajayne
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

To sum it up- I loved it! It was a darker beer with a great pumpkin flavor. Many real beer drinkers believe the pumpkinhead is a cop out because it is not a real hardy beer, but this one sure overcame those stereotypes! We didn't give it a full 5 out of 5 because it was a little bitter for our liking.

Collage girls drink GOOD beer:

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jsisko01
2.95/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours an orange/copper color with an inch thick head that dissipates instantly. Leaves a thin, spotty lacing.

Smell - Lots of spices. Nutmeg seems to be the most powerful, followed by pumpkin, then cinnamon. Other spices are present as well.

Taste - Wow.. very spicy. Pumpkin spice, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, clove, and allspice. It's VERY sweet and has an alcohol bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light-medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall - This would be pretty good if the strong alcohol taste didn't gross me out.

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of sweemzander
2.49/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

(A)- Pours a lightly hazed orange color. Some white froth and lacing.

(S)- A light; almost airy caramel in front of a really subdued pumpkin spice. Almost has a cornmeal thing to it too.

(T)- A bit high in the hop department; a sharp citrus twang up front that kinda gets the pumpkin and spice lost.

(M)- A good carbonation level. An ok balance, but just way too much hops in the way of what probably would have been nice pumpkin and spice notes.

(O)- A decent beer for the style, but it gets lost with the high (way too high) hop addition.

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very slightly hazy copper to reddish brown in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall creamy beige head that slowly reduces to a small patch of large bubbles, a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice) with some light hints of sweetness. Also, there is a very light presence of alcohol in the smell.

T: There are some light notes of sweetness upfront in this beer (almost like a cream soda sweetness). There are moderate flavors of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices - nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and vanilla.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: Enjoyable with very good pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices which are in good balance with one another. Easy to drink because the beer is not overly sweet and the alcohol is pretty well hidden in the taste - though at 9% ABV this is very much a sipping beer.

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3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Peg's snifter glass.

A: A glowing, hazy, orange-yellow pour. One-finger white head and a moderate amount of visible carbonation.

S: Pumpkin fruity, some citrus fruit, along with some spice (nutmeg).

T: Pumpkin pie flavors with some citrus flavors in the background. Sweeter than expected.

M: Lighter body, a sweet-tart mouthfeel. Lower amount of carbonation sensation but enough.

O: Pretty good. Pumpkin beers are not generally my favorite, but this one is acceptable. Wouldn't seek out another.

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy copper color with a thin off white head. No lacing.

Smell: Faint spices and pumpkin, not easily detectable by my nose.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Medium bodied smooth and thick. Taste of Pumpkin, light spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. Great well balanced flavor.

Overall: Great pumpkin ale, very well crafted. I will buy this one again for sure.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
3.67 out of 5 based on 1,617 ratings.
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