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

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Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series)
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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

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Added by Casey10 on 08-31-2009

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Photo of Dilbert65
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Doc1182
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Tastes like double crooked tree with a hint of pumkin and spice

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.36/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep orange color with a tiny white head. The head fades very fast leaving just some light lace on the surface of the brew.

Smell – A sweet roasted pumpkin aroma greets the nose with the sweet being of a caramel and light molasses smell as well as a moderately strong showing of a grainy smell. Along with these aromas are some spice aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice with these being mixed with a bit of a boozy and light herbal aroma as well.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter caramel and molasses flavor with a decent showing of a light pumpkin taste. As the taste advances more and more spice comes to the tongue with the cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice starting out on the lighter side and by the end of the taste getting quite potent. While the spice gets stronger, the pumpkin takes on a slightly more roasted flavor, but overall remains relatively more “raw” in taste. The sweeter caramel increases toward the end and is joined by some rather decently strong boozy tastes; being of a light woody bourbon, but mostly of a cheap and hot booze like nature. In the end with a herbal flavor joins the taste, one leaving one with a very spiced up and boozed up, raw pumpkin pie flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the beer’s style it is actually very appropriate as it really ramps up the sweeter and pumpkin flavors of the brew. The only problem with this is that it also really accentuates the hot boozy and somewhat odd raw and herbal flavors of the beer with it therefor maybe not being the best way to go on the feel.

Overall – Really not the best imperial pumpkin out there, and at 8.99 for a bomber it is certainly not worth it. Southertier Pumpking and Elysians The great pumpkin, which are of similar style and price, are a much better go too. A decent try, but really just a little too off to be worth it.

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Photo of anthony-martinez
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kevinpitts
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of KAP72
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of leantom
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A really boozy pumpkin beer to complete my Saturday night's debauchery. Here goes:

A: Clear orange with an adequate head and OK lacing. Not that much carbonation, but OK.

S: Disappointing. Smell some pumpkin in the form of nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar, but these are extremely muted and the booze overtakes these scents.

T: Good. All malt in this one: brown sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, etc. Makes up for the mediocre smell.

F: Very thick and boozy. Not bad, though. Quite happy with it.

O: A solid beer but there are better offerings of this type.

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Photo of JLB025
4.4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of Gbell
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of BigRizz62
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of PA-hunter
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured bottle into glass. 9% abv

Appearance- Pours a semi cloudy yet still semi clear medium orange with a moderate head that dissipates somewhat fast.

Smell- Sweet caramel malt, pumpkin, and some cinnamon with nutmeg as the spice notes.

Taste- Starts off quite sweet with a bit of syrup-like sweetness. The pumpkin follows and lingers a good while. The same cinnamon and nutmeg spice notes are in the back end of the taste, though not as obvious as the nose.

Mouthfeel- Moderate mouthfeel for a 9%'er, and not all too heavy. Alcohol is detectable, though not insanely so.

Overall- A very sweet pumkin beer. Could use some additional pumkin taste and less malt but still quite good. I applaud the fact that the spices are kept under control. Still a quality pumpkin ale that makes up a big caliber member of the style as it is an imperial.

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Photo of Sarge3130
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of NorCalAussie
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of anohvc
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

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

A: light copper colored, short white head dissipates, little lacing

S: spice, nutmeg, clove, sweet, brown sugar

T: heavy spice, clove, nutmeg, sweet

M: full and sticky

O: like most in the style, heavy on spices

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4.32/5  rDev +15.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.36/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 1,628 ratings
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