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

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83
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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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2.99/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

To give this one credit I did discover last year's batch lurking in my beer cellar, but it clocks in at 9% ABV so I figured it would still be drinkable. Aroma has malty sweetness, nutmeg, and an earthy tartness. The color is a slightly hazy deep orange, with a large white head. Flavor has an initial burst of sweet malt, fading to a pleasant nutmeg character. This has some Sweet-Tart flavors in the tail end mixed with a musty earthiness. Very notable alcohol burn and a bitter astringent finish. Starts great, ends not so good. Perhaps the age has hurt this one, but I haven't had it fresh so I just have to judge based on what is in my glass! I give it a low score for the unpleasant finish--wife and I didn't finish it.

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3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Guinness glass

A- Light medium amber, lighter than most pumpkin ales I've had. With an aggressive pour a medium off white head forms and dissipates quickly.

S- Alcohol. some pumpkin mellowness and low spice profile

T- Alcohol and some sour mellowness from the pumpkin. A very low spice character, could actually do with more. The alcohol seems to mellow as it warms.

M- Medium heavy

O- A pretty good pumpkin beer that could do with less alcohol and more spice.

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4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml into a tulip. Very carbonated 2 finger head. Light amber color. Nose is heavy on malt with very faint spices. Extremely complex taste: malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin. Finishes with honey and a spicy alcohol burn that is rather pleasant. Complexity of flavors surprised me a lot. Very enjoyable brew.

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3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a balloon glass.

The beer is a clear copper orange. A cream colored head fizzes down to cirrus cloud cover. Little or no lacing stays on the glass. The aroma is almost a candy apple note, I even think caramel comes out??? There's pumpkin on there as well, along with some holiday spices. The taste is immediately spicy, rich with cinnamon, and a little burn on the back of the throat. The taste is more pumpkin-esque, with nutmeg and a medicinal finish. The mouthfeel is syrupy.

Overall, I liked this a little bit less and less the more I drank it. The more I thought about how syrupy and medicinal it tasted, the more that came true.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent amber/orange with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Below average head retention & lacing, nice viscosity to this, stays effervescent

S: Squashyness, leafy hops, all-spice

T: Pumpkin pie spices, a touch of squashyness & a bit of woody hops, plus a kiss of booze up front. All-spice, nutmeg, leafy hops & dryness as this warms, a touch of cinnamon & caramel sweetness as well. Finishes dry with cinnamon, nutmeg, & a touch of boozey pumpkin

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, a little warming; firmed up a bit as this warmed, a little sticky too

Drinks easy for the style & ABV. Not a big fan of this style or brewery; but this beer is worthy & I would buy this again. Would like to try a new bottle & one with a bout a year; my guess is this best drank within 3 months of release, but you never know...

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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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