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

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Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
shipyard.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 05-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
592
Reviews:
180
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
14.83%
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
112
For Trade:
1
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Photo of plaid75
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duffman79
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IBUQT
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mhpendleton
3.42/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sposter4
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CTbrew32
3.06/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Quick Review: A scotch ale/porter with blueberry sounds pretty good, but thats not what this was. The blueberry dominated the flavor with a tiny bit of chocolate flavor, but hardly enough. The scotch ale aspect of this is non existent. Its just short of bad, but there's needs to be way more balance between the three advertised components.

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Photo of crow
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of therubicon
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Kind of boozy. Medium body. Tons of blueberry. Not as good as I remember, possibly cause I sat on these bottles for almost a year, a month past BB date.

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Photo of laketang
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

first vegi beer ( I think) poured dark and had a big mocha head

I get the blueberries first, and some floral notes

blueberry taste is up front,and milk chocolate notes play well together

finish is of course sweet blueberry, no carbonation.

good beer to have one of.

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Photo of TDelong
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blueberry aroma. Strong blueberry flavor over a Scottish ale base. Heavy flavor masks the high alcohol heat.

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Photo of AndyEdgar
1.36/5  rDev -65.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of shaneyjj
4.63/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brewduder
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of entenduintransit
4.44/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is only the second blueberry beer I've had and the first one was terrible, so I went into it with low expectations. But this is a pretty great beer.

The alcohol is pretty well hidden but you can tell it's there for sure.

The smell of blueberries is fairly strong and is less pronounced in the taste. You know those dark chocolate candies are infused with fruit? Yeah, it smells exactly like those, but with blueberry replacing the typical orange or raspberry. It sounds like kind of a novelty but it's actually really pleasant.

The initial taste is of chocolate and coffee and the blueberries come in near the end and dominate the aftertaste. Low carbonation and goes down smooth. This is basically a stout with a very fresh, light blueberry presence.

I probably wouldn't even call this a fruit beer, because the stout flavor is much more pronounced here, so it would make sense to label it as such or at least be a little bit more honest. This is hardly an "ale with natural flavor" (older bottles claim it as a "malt beverage"). But overall a really great offering.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisCage
4.56/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- This one pours a dark brown-ish color with caramel/red hues! The head is very dense, starts out about two fingers thick and retains very well, settling into a thick film over the beer....it is tan in color itself! This is much too hard to tell the carbonation quantity but lacing is relatively good with most of the foam sliding back into the glass but there is a thin rope like amount of bubbles that cling! Decent looking for sure!

S- Wonderful aromas of blueberry pie and chocolate.....a hybrid between milk and dark. Underlying tones of bread yeast, pie crust, biscuit, and toasted sweet malt! There is just a hint of hop bitterness on the finish and the fruitiness of this one is very fresh and juicy! Overall this has a smell that is very dessert like....yummy!

T- This is quite interesting and comes across very well on the palate! The first taste was a bit of a shock, with the high alcohol content being dominant, but wait!.....the second and beyond tastings prove to show the true character.....initial flavors of chocolate/cocoa and freshly brewed coffee from the dark roasted malt, and a delayed fruity/blueberry sweetness shows up near the end, providing a well balanced flavor profile! The finish is just slightly of Earthy leaf from the hops and again, juicy blueberry that lingers on the palate! Quite impressive!

M/O- This is a solid medium bodied brew that leans toward full body, and the carbonation is tight and neat on the palate, allowing the flavors to really stick to the palate for long periods of time. After the initial burst, the alcohol smooths out and this becomes quite a creamy porter style beer! I would recommend but don't think it's a real session worthy beer.....definitely a nice beer overall!

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kguard
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Latarnik
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MadeInTheMitten
3.08/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mklisz
3.35/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jrb378
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 11/2015. Pours clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of blueberry, brown sugar, caramel, toast, brown bread, chocolate, cocoa, light coffee, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of blueberry and dark/roast/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of blueberry, brown sugar, caramel, toast, brown bread, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of blueberry, brown sugar, caramel, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of blueberry and dark/roast/bready malt flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, fairly creamy/sticky, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice imperial fruit beer. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of blueberry and dark/roast/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. The base beer felt like a cross between a stout and a brown ale. A very enjoyable offering.

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Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
3.91 out of 5 based on 592 ratings.
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