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RATINGS: 610   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 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigabe (194) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Very, very good pumpkin ale. Not for those that like subtle pumpkin and spice flavors. This beer tastes like pumpkin pie in a bottle. Pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg dominated this one. There was a slight hoppy bitterness at the finish, but the spice from the cinnamon flavors killed it quickly. One of the best parts about this beer is the warming you get from the booze. It’s a good strong ale, perfect for cold winters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Date: 12/31/2010 Source:Other Nice spicy fruity aroma with hints of warming alchohol and lots of caramel and honey notes. Fruity pumpkin almost sweet potatoe like flavor with nice balance of apple pie spices. Clear light amber brown. Moderate bitterness. Medium body and mouth feel.Finish is lightly bitter and very fruity with pumpkin hanging in there. Best of the pumpkins I can remember.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
On tap. Great beer. Aromas of cinnamon, caramel, toffee, and alcohol. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Amber, with no head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFGrind (2000) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2010
When it’s a week before Christmas, it’s time to drink the pumpkin beers. Smashing Pumpkin had a high alcohol content, pumpkin spice and some light bitterness. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1772) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2014 On tap at The Great Lost Bear. Copper with orange hue. Pumpkin cinnamon and Nutmeg aroma. Sweet pumpkin flavor with hints of vanilla and toffee. Nutmeg and hops finish. Alcohol is nicely hidden.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
raverchikadee (14) - Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2010
I LOVE THIS BEER!! So yummy and full of pumpkin!!!! most flavorful pumpkin ales out there!! Get this when its in season!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3739) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2010
Brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, via Luc Bourbonnière (merci!), savoured on December 12 2010; eye: copper, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of tan head, no lacing; nose: spices including nutmeg, alcohol, malt, pumpkin; mouth: alcohol, spices including nutmeg, malt, toffee, finale in alcohol warmth with presence of nutmeg, full body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, via Luc Bourbonnière (merci!), savourée le 12 décembre 2010; œil : cuivrée, claire, pas d’effervescence, très petit anneau de mousse fauve; nez : épices dont muscade, alcool, malt, citrouille; bouche : alcool, épices dont la muscade, malt, toffee, citrouille, finale en chaleur d’alcool avec présence de muscade, corsé, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Bottle. Poured a medium copper/orange with a large creamy off white head that was fully lasting and had excellent lacing. The aroma was mild of caramel malts and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin. It tasted sweet with a slight alcohol flavor at first then matured to a sweet and creamy flavor with strong hints of nutmeg, pumpkin and cinnamon with a slight alcohol aftertaste that stayed wit you a nice long while. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and creamy in texture with a flat carbonation. Overall a nice tasting pumpkin ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2536) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Decent sized off-white head of varying sized bubbles. Nice apples and cinnamon aroma with some nutmeg and a touch of caramel malts. Color is a nice copper brown. Noticable alcohol kick up front with more spiced apples, nutmeg, dry roasted grains and a bit of butterscotch. Kind of dry and chalky. Not as flavorful as expected. Might just be weak flavor or just strong alcohol presence. Finishes spicy and a bit chalky. A decent brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2010
on tap at papago 9/30/10. orange gold color. clear with a slightly off white head. the nose is odd... lots of pie spice mixed with brown sugar and something very herbaceous. the flavor is the same but overly sweet and hard to drink. nutmeg is apparent in the aftertaste. 5/3/4/3/9/2.4

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