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

BA SCORE
83
good
1,617 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:
1,617
Reviews:
477
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
16.08%
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
340
For Trade:
2
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Photo of damngoode
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of AmitC
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good taste for such high alcohol content.
Nice coppery color.
Less spicy to my taste.

Have tasted pumpkin ales much more spicy than this one. That to me is a drawback.

I like it for its alcohol content and mild taste.

A bit of sweetness as well but that is so typical of pumpkin ales.

Not at all a value for the cost of the bomber.

Little larger head compared to other pumpkin ales.

As suggested by others, better than normal pumpkin ale from shipyard.

Note - Pumpkin Ales are not for me. So it is a bit negatively biased but still scores well over others that i have had.

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Photo of jrohrbacher
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of rundocrun
2.98/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from 22-oz. bomber into pint glass.

A - Body the color of dark honey. Crystal clear. One finger of off-white foam with decent retention. No lacing.

S - Vegetal, tangy, with hints of apple. Overall not very aromatic. Less than impressed.

T - Dry, crisp and slightly tangy up front. Flavors of cooked pumpkin (obviously), tart apple, and caramelized sugars. Mild hints of cloves and ginger. Hops come forward toward the finish with a balanced bitterness. Final lingering flavor is somewhat artificial and oddly similar to cola.

M - Medium bodied with good carbonation. Fairly dry from the wheat and higher alcohol. Finish is clean with only a hint of lingering sugary tartness.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of knoxtennessee
3.04/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle-wine glass blah blah blah, you know the drill.

A- Great orange color with thin white foam that laces the glass. A very welcomed chill haze lets me know they used real pumpkin.

S- Hmm. Not as much happening as I expected. I get some pie spice and a little malty aroma, some subdued fruit. Not really the punch of toasty malt I was expecting. No notable yeast contribution. A little bland.

T- Fairly disappointing. Not very much malt flavor, spices are a little weak. The pumpkin character just doesn't have enough other flavors to support it. I feel like for a beer of this gravity you just don't get enough character.

M- Thin and fizzy. Dry finish.

O- Just not enough character for a beer this big. It's just too bland and vague. It's like they wanted to make it approachable. Wrong tactic. For $11 a bomber I was expecting a lot more flavor. They should through out the wheat and Munich and replace them with amber malt and a good English crystal. Maybe a bit higher mash rest or a less attenuative ale yeast. A good English strain would really help with the over all body and flavor. Just too plain for the style, and the price.

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Photo of aspect
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden colour with a small amount of head, a bit of carbonation visible.
Nose - You can smell the pumpkin, some pepper and cinnamon, very reminiscent to the candy cinnamon hearts
Mouth - Not bad, the cinnamon taste is very noticeable at first, with a slight pumpkin hint as well, thats the most that I can pick up, A bitter finish and smooth on the mouth.

Overall I would say its fairly decent, I did enjoy it and have in the past quite a few times, not my favourite pumpkin ale, but one that I have purchased on more than one occasion and always enjoyed.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

this is one of the best pumpkin beers out there in my opinion. in a total juxtaposition to their pumpkin head this beer features the squash over the spice, and is one of my favorites right now. it pours a fairly dense looking orange color, more spring than fall in hue, with a two inch white head on top, almost nitro in appearance. smells like fresh pumpkins, maybe stewed pumpkin, and with a spice thats a product ofn the yeast, not a product of too much nutmeg in the brew kettle. the flavor is equally chill on the spice front, but pungent on the earthy vegetable front. some notes of vanilla and candy in there too, but this isnt a sweet beer. the mouthfeel is huge, full bodied, but relatively easy drinking. i think its maybe not so easy drinking, just so interesting and delicious that i keep putting these down. the alcohol is present, but its complementary to whats going on, not a distraction. this a an absolutely essential beer to try this fall. i might go get another one right now actually.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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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