Shipyard Pugsley's Signature Series: Smashed Pumpkin

Shipyard Pugsley's Signature Series: Smashed Pumpkin

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Brewed by Shipyard Brewing Company

Portland, ME, United States

Style:  Spiced Beer

9% Alcohol by Volume

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Smashed Pumpkin is a big-bodied beer with a light coppery orange color and pleasing aroma of pumpkin and nutmeg. The OG and final Alc./Vol. provide the structure and body. Pale Ale, Wheat and Light Munich Malts combine with the natural tannin in pumpkin and the delicate spiciness of Willamette and Hallertau Hops to balance the sweetness of the fruit. 1.088 OG, 9.00% Alc./Vol. To fully enjoy all the flavors, this ale is best drunk at 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Smashed Pumpkin pairs well with sharp cheeses, nuts, lamb, hearty stews and desserts like flan or pumpkin pie. Chefs find this an excellent beer to cook with in dishes such as braised short ribs.

ID: 37053 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 12 years ago

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Overall Rank15057
Overall Percentile68.3
Style Rank316 of 1219
Style Percentile74.1
Lowest Score2.0
Highest Score3.8
Average Score3.275
Weighted Score3.232
Standard Deviation0.434

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  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 2.7 7 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Tasting at Rockwell Bar & Grill. Orange yellow with small off white foam ring. Aroma is spicy pumpkin, taste is sweet nutmeg. Aftertaste turning more nutmeg over time. (Houston 201310)

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.6 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Appearance is a nice amber with a good head at pour. Head remains around the rim of the glass but mostly disappates over time to a thin rings round the edge of the glass. Smells of pumpkin, nutmeg and other spices and almost a hint of sour. Sour disappears in the taste, the pumpkin, and spices arent overwhelming, but balanced pretty well with the malt. This beer is sweet in flavor but not overly so. Overall not too shabby.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.5 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This tastes like their regular pumpkin beer, but stronger. Little too much all-spice, as I like them a bit more subtle...but generally not a fan of pumpkin beers. Just starting the season, so figure I have to try a few new ones. Not bad, just sort of a miss for me. Now it's time to try Cigar City's Good Gourd.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 2.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 3

    22 oz bottle. Pours clear yellow orange with a smallish white head that quickly goes to a thin collar.

    The aroma is sweet malt and a lot of spices (cinnamon and allspice) - more spicy than just pumpkin pie.

    The flavor is a little sweet malt with a huge amount of spice (a ton of cinnamon that makes it kind of spicy and tastes a bit like peppermint) and some odd medicinal bitterness in the finish. Unfortunately it tastes a bit like cinnamon gum or even mouthwash. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

    Overall, this is strange. It tastes more like a spicy cinnamon beer than a pumpkin beer - trending toward mouthwash.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Thanks FengshuiDCU. Pours Amber with a low tan head. Aroma is pumpkin pie. Flavor is pumpkin for sure, but what I liked here was how it ends on a sweet note. All around quite fine.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Nearly clear orange pour with a very tight cream head. Bits of lazy lacing. Sweet alcohol aroma with requisite pumpkin, nutmeg and spices, and a decent dose of earthy hops on the back end. Spicy and sweet pumpkin flavor with some nutmeg, pumpkin, a touch of clove, then some actual hops bitter, ending with a good alcohol bite and spicy bitter linger. Worthy.

  • CHOPZ 5617 reviews
    rated 3.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    That time of the year to get pumpkin ales at the LCBO. Pours a slightly hazy golden-amber colour with a creamy-foam white head that stays a while and leaves decent lacing. The nutmeg is the biggest thing in the aroma with some pumpkin pulp in the back. It does not say cinnamon in the ingredients, but I sure taste that spice, and smell it as well (which I find better than too much nutmeg). The problem with this beer is the ABV level. It does get better as it breathes, but I am not sure this brew needs to have such a high alcohol content. Other than that, a pretty good warming brew for Halloween.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    22oz. bottle: pours a hazed orange-amber ale in the stein with a 2 finger frothy cap – fair cap retention, moderate carbonation. Aroma is pungent, malty, pumpkin mustiness and spices with some fusel alcohol tones. Up front it’s sweetish with malt sugars, light pumpkin tones and tasteful spicing to compliment pumpkin (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice). Finish is long and wet with the hops and spice forming an amalgam, goes a bit warm with alcohol. Not a bad imperial pumpkin, wished it hid its alcohol a bit better.

  • CYRENAICA 2142 reviews
    rated 3.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    625ml bottle
    9.0% ABV
    I tried this beer on September 22, 2011 after purchasing from the Queen's Quay LCBO outlet in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a translucent light orange gold colour with a huge generous light tan coloured head. The aroma was pumpkin pie (pumpkin and spices) and some off-grainy tastes. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was weak pumpkin, extra spicy, with a weak bitter finish.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.4 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pleasant pumpkin aspect that worked well with the mild malt content. Lighter in body than expected with a cola-esque fizzy quality that I wasn't too fond of. Standard fare for the pumpkin beer scene, I was hoping for more although it is a solid brew.

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