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Smashed Blueberry is the newest beer in Shipyard Brewing Company’s Pugsley’s Signature Series line. This beer is a hybrid between a Porter and a Scotch Ale and has a rich mouth feel and a body of complex intensity. Upfront, there are distinct flavors of coffee and chocolate beautifully accentuated by the aroma of fresh blueberries. The finish features a delicate balance of sweet fruit and dry hops. This beer pairs well with glazed duck, ribs, barbeque, chocolate, and blueberry deserts. To fully experience all the flavors, Smashed Blueberry is best drunk at 55 degrees Fahrenheit. More about the beer: Malt: Pale, Crystal, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Light Munich, Torrified Wheat Hops: Summit, Tettnang, Cascade Yeast: Top-Fermenting English Color: Dark Brown OG: 1.087 ABV: 9.0% Availability: 22oz Bottles, Kegs


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle from Scott. Aroma was of faint blueberry and soft lager. Flavor was of chocolate, light coffee, and blueberries. Surprisingly satisfying on the palate. I imagine a little age on this would go a long way, since there are several styles mixed up. Very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Shipyard Smashed Blueberry is a solid dark brown ale with an espresso colored head that leaves very nice lacing on the glass. It has a strong aroma of fresh blueberries. It fills the room. It’s full bodied, smooth and soft. It leaves the tongue like a smooth paste. The blueberry is detected right at the beginning of the sip, then a bitter resiny flavor takes over and hits with the intensity of whiskey. There’s a long, bitter aftertaste of juniper and black pepper. Wow, this is maybe a little too intense for me. It’s strong and it tastes even stronger than the ABV would indicate. 22 oz. feels like a commitment. This is the opposite of refreshing, but it works fine on a cold winter night.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1554) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle via StateLine. Dark brown in color, small head that didnt stick around. Lots going on in the aroma. Initally pick up some chocolate, sweet malts, peat with lots of blueberries. Lots of distinct flavors as well. Chocolate, blueberries, mossy/peat notes. All are very nice but I think the chocolate takes away from the blueberries. The alcohol is hidden very well. Never would of guessed this to be over 6 percent alcohol. Medium body, kind of oily. Overall: I love blueberries, so this is right up my alley.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jrallen34 (3496) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2012
bottle... not something worth trying, aroma is ok with some decent blueberries but they are generic... taste is just terrible heavy handed generic blueberry syrup cough medicine

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2499) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2012
Enligt bryggeriet en porter/scotch ale med blåbär. Mycket blåbärsdoft i kombination med knäckiga malttoner. Ja det är nästan som att drick en blåbärspaj. Tycker också att det finns en havretouch i den runda lena kroppen. Torr avslutning med en försiktig beska känns helt rätt. Smaskens

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2873) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Lightly roasted malt notes that are a bit smoky with pleasant blueberry notes shining through nicely. Pours dark chesnut amber with an off white head. The flavor has almost no notes of the blueberry, a tad at the beginning come in nicely, then more of a light barleywine base with some sweet malts and a bit of the roasted porter flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
olsvammel (4008) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle from systembolaget. It poured an almost pitch black liquid with a reddish tint. Lots of blueberry on the nose. Liquorice taste but with some blueberries in the taste. Normally I can’t handle liquorice in a beer, but it wasn’t to powerfull in this one.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Smashed Blueberry
Date: August 09, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque dark purple, fine tan head
Aroma: bears come from miles around and crash through the doors and windows as the room instantly fills with blueberry aroma upon breaking the seal on the bottle
Flavor: rich blueberry flavor, just a touch of sweetness balanced by a fruity blueberry tartness, light earthy bitterness in the finish
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Rating: 2.4/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: ** /4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (4143) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 16, 2011
On draft at Tap 25 in Livermore. This was interesting. It pours very dark with a stout-like head. The aroma really jumps out as potent blueberry. Not much else registers. After tasting, the cocoa and roasted malt come into play a bit more, but you still get blasted with a nice shot of blueberry flavor. It may taste a bit artificial, but it certainly wasn’t offensive. If you like blueberry, this will probably hit the spot.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11112) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of bluebery, cocoa, carmel, toffee and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of blueberry, cocoa, carmel, toffee and light vanilla with a smooth lingering blueberry finish.


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