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RATINGS: 609   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
"Pugsley’s Signature Series is named after Shipyard Brewing Company’s master brewer, Alan Pugsley.”

A big bodied beer with a light coppery orange color and pleasing aroma of pumpkin and nutmeg. Pale Ale, Wheat and Light Munich malts combine with the natural tannin in pumpkin and the delicate spiciness of Saphir and Hallertau Hops to balance the sweetness of the fruit. To fully experience all the flavors, this beer is best enjoyed at 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

First Brewed: August 2009
Available: August - October
Malt Style: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Malted Wheat, Light Munich
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Hops: Willamette, Saphir
Color: Coppery Orange
OG: 1.088

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (5306) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Tart orange, lemon, and cranberry aroma,, with faint cinnamon notes. It all works quite well. Hazy orange, medium yellow head, little retention. Flavor is less fruity with a more pronounced pumpkin presence. Orange and clove appears at midpalate. Finishes slightly gingery. Alcohol completely masked, medium body. Probably the most tart and fruity pumpkin ale I’ve had to date. A little off balance in that regard. Unique, but I tired of it quickly.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Not bad, one of the more pumkiny pumpkins I have had, tastes like pumpkin pie, like that the flavor comes through. The beer itself behind the pumpkin is a nice lager, nothing special though. All in all worth a shot, not my fav though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (3165) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
625 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clearish golden orange with moderate-sized, lasting, slighly off-white head and a steady stream of bubbles. Aroma is pumpkin, fruitiness, very light spice and a hint of alcohol. Flavour has prominent pumpkin taste with some frutiness and a rather gentle spicing compared to other pumpkin ales. Fine carbonation; silky mouthfeel. Different than other pumpkin ales I’ve tried but still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Pours a light and rather bright orange/golden color. Smells of spices, pumpkin, a little bready at times and a bit nutty as well. The flavor isn’t quite as nice as the aroma, but it’s not bad either. The spices are a little over the top for me with the pumpkin being a little too light. Slightly bread flavor as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (3927) - California, USA - SEP 18, 2011
18 Sept 2011, bottle. light orange, clear, occasional bubbles. aroma really smells like a tart belgian pumpkin pie lambic. rather interesting. med/full body and a bit fizzy. tastes completely different than it smells. actually the closest beer to pumpkin pie. maybe not as spiced but actually tastes like creamy tinned pumpkin pie. alcohol is present but not a huge taste factor. mainly a nice pumpkin pie beer w/out a nasty beer taste. very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhatB420 (824) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2011
A bomber from Kennebunkport. Pours smoothly with no lasting head. Bronzed copper, amber waves, orange pumpkin, and rustic sunshine in color. Taste is nutmeg, cinnamon, and steady pumpkin. A malt excursion rambles throughout, the spices seems to be everywhere. The abv pronounces itself throughout, but remains both consistent and imperative to the brew. A nice treat for the season, or anytime at that, as this well crafted beer seems to embody all that Portland beer is about.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - SEP 17, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2011 If you are looking for a delicious pumpkin ale that literally tastes like pumpkin pie and delivers in every aspect buy this immediately! Do not be frightened by the 9% alcohol, this beer drinks easy and could be a dessert in and of itself. Get it before everyone else buys it all up!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Clear, copper, white head, very little lacing. Aromas of pumpkin pie: cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin. Taste is mildly sweet with some mild bitterness. Full bodied, average carbonation, and light finish. Overall, an interesting beer. Most pumpkin ales I’ve had contain only a hint of pumpkin, but this one is like pie in a bottle. Nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reggiedunlop (3632) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Pours a very clear orange/amber with a medium white head...lively looking. Aroma has subtle spice (all the usual), spicy hops, and a bit of booziness. Flavor is very spiced but nit overly aggressive...some caramel malt, notable pumpkin that is mild. Mouthfeel is lively but light...finish is malty and spiced. This would be better if it was more doughy to balance out the spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DerWeg (1576) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2011
Either a bad bottle or this is one odd duck. Not a bad aroma dry sweet w pumpkin. Taste is earthy - I mean like dirt, or compost rot - with other flavors of pumpkin, tartness, spice, sweetness. Really astringent dryness with a sharp after-dryness. Makes it feel thinner and sharper than it probably is. Something went very wrong here, it shouldn’t be like this.

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