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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2979) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Bottled. Poured a fairly transparent orange red. Pumpkin aroma of course and some cinnamon, not sper strong. Similar taste with maltines and a hint of sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2907) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle: appearance: Rich orange with a thick white head. Aroma: nice roasted pumpkin with a little cinnamon & winter spice. Flavour: alcohol at first then a huge pumpkin punch, lots of cinnamon & spices, orange peel zest in the finish. Nice ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7299) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2011
22oz bottle. Poured it vigorously, so it had a large white foamy/fluffy head with a solid golden orange body. Aroma was kind of boring at the onset, but as it settled and warmed a bit - pumpkin, no mistaking it (they do suggest letting it warm, they aren’t lying). Flavor was a nice pumpkin spice with notes of pumpkin. Alcohol was hidden quite well - but it eventually hits you. Probably middle-tier as far as pumpkin ales go, but certainly worth checking out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
(bottle 10/25/10). Clear orange color, with golden hue. Medium off white head. Moderate spicy ginger and nutmeg aroma, with light cinnamon. Same flavor with light pumpkin. long duration. Light alcohol finish, with light lasting spice. Slick texture. High carbonation. Fair lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2011
My first pumpkin ale. I think it’s a good one. It’s a boozy, yet refined beer with a distinct aroma that I can’t decipher, but I’m picking up some ginger and clove. Mild bitterness. Hint of sweetness. This is not a piece of pumpkin pie in a bottle, but pumpkin is subtly present in the flavor and palate. It’s a nice, high test, seasonal beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 7, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 Orange pour with a white bubbly head on it. Boring nose. Hops, some nutmeg, and a slight touch of pumpkin. The flavor is real interesting. I’m not joking or exaggerating at all when I say it begins with nutmeg and grass, and then the herbal notes turn into a very distinct flavor of marijuana smoke, and then mellows out quickly to sweet pumpkin and spices again with some nice caramel malt. Overall it was a good beer, but nothing too exciting, and that one note was really strange, and it lasted through the whole beer - every sip.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6403) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle: The aroma consists of pumpkin, grass, cinnamon, odd vegetal notes, and ginger. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a ring around the edges of the glass. There’s minimal lacing left behind. The flavor starts with a light-moderate caramel base. The finish adds notes of lightly sweet pumpkin, cinnamon, and light ginger. Medium bodied with lively carbonation that can feel prickly at times and a somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Overall, the flavor is pretty solid, but the aroma knocks it down a few notches.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3847) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2011
22oz bottle 9/6/11 (Binny’s Naperville)-48° in Lager Glass-Pours a nice orangish body with a small ring for a head. Aroma of pumpkin and spices. Taste of pumpkin, hops, and spices. This medium bodied brew is pretty well balanced and is fairly tasty. A nice tasting Imperial pumpkin but not as good as Hoppin Frog.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
SanfordBrewer (1499) - Sanford, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2011
translucent orange amber with a beige head, very sticky medium-full body with high carbonation.

aroma: bright floral spices, fresh pumpkin, and malty sweetness.

taste: wallop of bright spicing, followed by fresh pumpkin and herbal hops, with some sweet malt and warm alcohol in the finish. spicing is not complex, but very dominant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Tap at at Eureka Burger. Rating #220. Hazy dark brownish color with a nice light beige head. Light spice, pumpkin. Flavor was a little more intense, bug sweet spice character, cinnamon and nutmeg and a small little bite in the aftertaste. (1890)

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