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

Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series)
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61.8%
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3.73 w/ 1,620 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:
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Added by Casey10 on 08-31-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,376
Reviews:
479
Ratings:
1,620
Liked:
1,001
Avg:
3.73/5
pDev:
15.55%
Alströms:
3.92
 
 
Wants:
96
Gots:
345
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,620 |  Reviews: 479
Photo of Dzman
3.01/5  rDev -19.3%
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 +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DMc8ride
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunman3
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
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 +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DougT
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rcaros
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
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 -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of agriffin1633
4.39/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: hazy, orange, bright. Small head, dissipated quickly.

S: spices, pumpkin, sweet.

T: no surprises, based on the smell. Very sweet, but offset nicely by the spice.

M: rich, lovely, creamy texture. Goes really well with the flavors.

O: For those fond of pumpkin beers, this is a great drinking experience. It's like drinking a pumpkin pie at your grandmother's house.

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Photo of madelf66
3.14/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of zbooks
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jae61
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bbtkd
3.13/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours orange, nose is pumpkin and spice, taste did not deliver as it was mostly squash and cinnamon. Not the worst pumpkin beer, have had plenty of those. Overall just OK. Not going to buy a pumpkin beer just to smell it.

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Photo of tone77
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a bronze color with orange hues and a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of pumpkin, subtle spices. Taste is pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, light malts, a bit of alcohol. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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Photo of Shellynix
4.32/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jzlyo
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is pumpkin, spices, fruit/floral and mild oxidation. The flavor is pumpkin/yams, fruit, medium sweetness, malts and a mix of slight tartness, sour, heat and acidity in the finish.

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Photo of R8ksurcsh
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a solid pumpkin beer for the price. It's color is nice, smell is heavy on the cinnamon, and the taste is like drinking liquified pumpkin pie. Good beer! Cheers!

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Photo of Bytor1971
4.51/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jason_cs
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass: color is gold to copper, head is light tan and presents about 1/4 inch thick then dissipates to ring and light top with some lacing but not much clinging head.

Smell is sweet, somewhat tart, very reminiscent of a pumpkin ale I brewed myself which if you think about historic pumpkin ales may make sense, probably not too much spice going to those and a little of sour funk going on as the brew fermented; spices are noted but not emphatic which is a nice balance.

Taste is slight blend of light pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon heavy) and tart flavors with some hints of the wheat and munich malts. The tartness could be a blend of the munich malt and pumpkin fruitiness, a bit hard to distinguish.

Mouthfeel is very pleasant for a 9.0% abv brew, a little sharp in the drawn out finish from the dry and tart qualities but not detracting.

Overall, much better than pumpkinhead and a tribute to what i think historical standard of pumpkin ales tasted like.

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Photo of Zaktcc
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThomasMetal75
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

*This review is of a 2013 bomber bottle*

A- Dark, coppery, orange in color. It looks fairly filtered on the initial pour, but their actually is some sediment at the bottom of the bottle. There are some bubbles streaming up, but it's not overly carbonated. There's a one finger, soapy, kind of head. Some lacing/alcohol legs are present.

S- This beer smells malty and sweet. Malts are like brown bread and the sweetness is kind of like brown sugar and molasses in a way. You get a bit of the phenol alcohol note. The nutmeg and cinnamon note is detectable right away. There is the graham cracker crust element as well. It has a spicy, earthy, British component in the hops. It might have a slight touch of pine.

*- As the beer warms, you get more of the graham cracker and alcohol notes. I get a slight appley note.

T- The 9% is there in the taste, but it doesn't burn at all. It's warming. You notice the alcohol in the initial taste and towards the finish. But the flavors I get are typical pumpkin pie filling and graham cracker crust. Cinnamon and nutmeg show up first. Then I get the graham cracker and the brown bread notes from the malts. It dries after a couple of seconds. At 26 IBUs, the beer has a light, earthy, bitterness. I may even be getting a light leathery, tobacco, pine note. It tastes like a British kind of hop note. The taste overall is sweet and malt forward.

*- Warmer, the 9% seems to be a bit more pronounced. A pale, caramel, maltiness was detectable at this point.

M- This a light-medium bodied beer. It has a little bit of slickness and oiliness. It's not overly crisp. There is nothing off-puting in the finish. For a higher alcohol/imperial style beer, this actually has a decent drinkability.

*The beer thins out in the mouthfeel when warmer. It's a little more drinkable warmer.

Overall, this is a great imperial pumpkin style ale. It's overall a sweet, slick, lightly boozy beer. It's got more character than the Pumpkinhead for sure. I tend to prefer imperial pumpkin ales for that reason. I like to look outside the box when it comes to pumpkin ales. It seems every fall the light, American style lager drinkers gravitate towards the pumpkin beers, but they never really look outside of Pumpkinhead or a Traveler's pumpkin shandy. I think imperial beer fans, stout fans, and even whiskey/bourbon fans would like this beer. CHEERS!

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Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 61.8% out of 100 with 1,620 ratings
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