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Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley’s Signature Series)

Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
"Pugsley’s Signature Series is named after Shipyard Brewing Company’s master brewer, Alan Pugsley.”

A hybrid between a Porter and a Scotch Ale, this beer has a rich mouth feel and a body of complex intensity. Up front, there are notes of coffee and chocolate; beautifully accentuated by the aroma of blueberries. The finish features a delicate balance of sweet fruit and dry hops. To fully experience all the flavors, this beer is best enjoyed at 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

First Brewed: May 2011
Available: January - March
Malt Style: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Roasted Barley, Crystal, Chocolate, Light Munich, Torrified Wheat
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Hops: Warrior, Glacier, Cascade
Color: Dark Brown
OG: 1.087
ABV: 9.0%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
metalhead0043 (178) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2015
12 oz from BottleMixx. Pours deep brown with a small, fizzy head. Aroma reminds me mostly of a barleywine; caramel with fruit underneath and some sweet malts. Taste is very heavy on the blueberry with a slight chocolate flavor on the back end mixing in as well. Very smooth and hides ABV well. I don’t get much of the Scotch Ale flavors that the deScription claims. Body is weird, sort of average with a slick mouthfeel. Might sound like I am down on this beer, but for a fruit beer it is actually pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2015
bottle. Brown with small head. Very malty base with big boozy blueberry flavor. Light sweetness. I’d imagine if you took a brown ale and added blueberry schnapps, you’d have something like this. I found it to be kind of a mess, personally.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
milewide (1824) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Excellent blueberry aroma...but taste is only alcohol! Purple color with average head and body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2560) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
625ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Deep brown in colour with a long lasting large tan head, excellent lacing. The aroma has huge amounts of blueberries, icing sugar, light toasted malts. The flavour is of blueberries, some roasted malts, light coffee, sweet and rich. Sweet mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, sweet, light bitterness. A lot of blueberries in this, quite sweet but not taking away from the porter underneath. Nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5928) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Sample at HopCat Detroit on 8/9/15. Darkest brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of blueberry extract, blueberry extract and blueberry extract. Malty flavor with lots of blueberry and some chocolate before a thin finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleRider78 (330) - - AUG 31, 2015
Holy mother! That blueberry aroma is pretty in your face. Good though. Poured a very large foamy brownish head, lots of carbonation, very good lacing. Has a very dark look, almost looks like soda pop. Aromas of...you guessed it...along with raisins/grapes, a tinge of hops, some spices. Wow, very tasty and yummy. Watery but smooth mouthfeel, sort of bitter aftertaste, but not offensive. Flavours are very much blueberry-ish, dark chocolate, grapes, spices. And 9% abv on top of it all, a great fruity beer overall. Damn good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2391) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Brown sugar, blueberry and roasted malt combine to give this a blueberry cobbler vibe. A touch of tartness keeps it from getting cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4147) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2015
Merci Frank pour cette belle chance! Grosse bière un peu mince au versement avec une mousse quand même développée. Des bleuets plein le nez avec une bonne base de malts rôtis aux accents de café et de chocolat noir. J’aime! Sur mes papilles, un gâteau fait avec des bleuets, du café amer, du sucre brun, du chocolat noir. En bouche, un liquide moyen avec un pétillement modéré et une texture à la limite huileuse. En finale, les bleuets se fondent dans une amertume menée par les houblons et les grains rôtis. Très bien! Aucune présence de l’alcool. Facile à boire. Bouteille fraîche.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badhack (448) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Aroma is a very strong cooked blueberry. Initial taste is dark malts and the finish is a long slightly sweet blueberry. Tons of blueberry. Dark in color, purple with a hint of light through it. Mildly carbonated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (628) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Aroma is blueberry, roasted malt, chocolate. Appearance is dark brown, light brown head. Taste is blueberry heavy, with roasted malt and chocolate, nice. Mouthfeel is a touch light, but the flavor hangs a bit. Overall, I do love what the blueberries bring to this beer.

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