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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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


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4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BartmanDrinks (12) - Ontario, - JAN 12, 2013
Looks dark and nearly opaque, smells like fresh blueberries and chocolate, taste is just the right combination of hops, chocolate, and blueberry. Tastes like the Oxford Blueberry came to life.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anthony850 (330) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Very smooth with a blueberry taste. A porter and IPA mix one of the best IPA I've had .very little bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
S_Side_Smitty (545) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Pours deep brown, actually black with a medium tan head. Aroma is blueberries and deep roasty malts. Taste is the same, but leading to some chocolate covered blueberries for a quick finish. There’s a little bitterness in the finish too, but it doesn’t linger.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Tasted on 11/11/11 from a capped 22oz bomber bottle with Ryan. Pours opaque dark brown with an oily purple tint and an average tan head that recedes to a thin, even layer of lace. The nose is fresh, over ripe blueberry with underlying dark chocolate, roasted coffee malt, and the very lightest hint of banana yeast. The flavor is more focused on the roasted bitter coffee and chocolate and the fresh over ripe blueberry in the background. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long bitter dark chocolate, coffee, and blueberry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (420) - - JAN 23, 2015
Black, persistent head. Showy nose, complex and pleasant. Medium body, moderately assertive flavor, well balanced mouthfeel, good carbonation and alcohol heat, long palate. Nicely bitter and not dry, Roast flavors, not obviously fruity but pleasant, all the same. Interesting combination, good as a porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (728) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Brune foncée. Fin collet beige. Ronde. Chocolaté. Fruité. Bleuet à fond. Baies. Banane. Caramel. Légèrement vanillé. Un petit dessert. Très bien.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4073) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours an extremely dark brown color with a moderate light brown head on there. Nose has some nice blueberry along with toasted caramel notes in there. Taste actually has a nice mix of chocolate and blueberry, and tastes like a treat my wife would like (that I’d steal some of). Decent brew.

1.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
CpyNPrnT (458) - Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Aroma of intense blueberries, taste is blahh, no thank you. Money wasted on this one. Blueberries and chocolate but in a very unsatisfying way. I love blueberries and was looking forward to this. Never again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
22oz bottle - If blueberries are your thing, this this beer will definitely fill that blueberry craving. Blueberries seem to be that one fruit that harmonizes well with mosts styles that don’t involve hops being a showcased item. I really enjoyed this beer and the blueberry aroma/flavor was about as maxed out as it could be without having a mouthfull of fresh blueberries. The flavor carries with it some light dark chocolate and some roasted malt notes too, but the blueberries dominate. It was actually a nice to mix it up a bit to help give a little depth of flavor. A great fruit beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (1105) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
~Strong blueberry aroma with roasty malts, coffee, cocoa. ~Pours black with garnet highlights, small brownish head. ~Dark chocolate flavor, with strong roastiness and blueberry throughout. Blueberry is pretty strong but is fairly well balanced. ~Medium bodied with medium CO2, lingering roasty and blueberry finish. ~Never really know what to expect with fruit beers. This one is pleasant, but I proabably wouldnt buy it again. Worth trying once. Hides alcohol extremely well

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6543) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
"An interesting yeasty/berry blend that is obviously blueberry, but not ONLY blueberry. Thicker feel, though the alcohol makes little showing until the beer warms. Better than expected, though still not good enough to justify revisiting at $8 per."


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