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RATINGS: 572   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Smashed Pumpkin is a big-bodied beer with a light coppery orange color and pleasing aroma of pumpkin and nutmeg. The OG and final Alc./Vol. provide the structure and body. Pale Ale, Wheat and Light Munich Malts combine with the natural tannin in pumpkin and the delicate spiciness of Willamette and Hallertau Hops to balance the sweetness of the fruit. To fully enjoy all the flavors, this ale is best drunk at 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Smashed Pumpkin pairs well with sharp cheeses, nuts, lamb, hearty stews and desserts like flan or pumpkin pie. Chefs find this an excellent beer to cook with in dishes such as braised short ribs.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Pours a clear copper amber with thick cream-tinged head. Aroma is a strong mixture of yeast and malt with undertones of sugar and spice. Flavor is malts, pumpkin pie-undertones of cinnamon, some vanilla and clovey/nutmegish at the end. Body is light/creamy with medium carbonation. Normally, I do not truly enjoy pumpkin ales solely because they are so syrupy but this has an excellent balance of pumpkin, carbonation and sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
22 oz. Pours a light orange with small off white head. Aroma is full of nutmeg,cinnamon and spice. maybe a little clove. Flavor is pumpkin and spice. Medium mouthfeel and a nice warming going down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WisconsinBeer (712) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Bottle. Thanks to Daknole for the hookup! Pours a clear orange color with minimal head. Flavor is sweet syrupy malts with a heavy dose of pumpkin infusion. Nice German hop towards the end, finishes on a sweet note of pumpkin pie. Alcohol presence lingers in the background. This is a pretty solid pumpkin beer, not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jblauvs (1350) - Chester, Vermont, USA - NOV 12, 2009
light orange copper pour Aroma is a solid ale with some caramel malt and overtones of squash, pumpkin seed, nutmeg, cinnamon. Flavor is boozey ginger, twice baked squash, cinnamon, nutmeg, very spicey. Pretty good Pumpkin ale, pleasant Shipyard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3125) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2009
650 ml bottle
I picked this up on a whim. It wasn’t bad at all although I can think of other seasonal beers I would rather have instead. This may be one of the better Shipyard beers; I have little desire to actively seek out others to confirm this theory.

Aroma / Appearance - The reddish orange swirling liquid glowed in the sunlight. A sweet combination of ginger, squash, and cinnamon makes this smell like a pumpkin pie left on the window sill to cool. For 9% it does not smell very boozy.

Flavor / Palate - Nutmeg, buttered squash with a hint of spice, and orange dipped chocolate enriches the palate. A cinnamon finish warms the throat which is the point where the booziness becomes apparent. All told this was decent but I have had better pumpkin ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3578) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Orange amber out of the bomber with very little head. Big spicey nose with a little alcohol heat. Lots of nutmeg and all spice with some berry fruitiness as it warmed. Bready malts that reminded me of pie crust. Full flavored pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrianDorry55 (333) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Bomber from Knightly Spirits. Pours a nice copper orange with a medium offwhite head. Aroma is nutmeg, pumpkin, and other spices. Flavor is pumkin and nutmeg...a bit metallic which is typical with some pumpkin beers ive had. Mouthfeel is medium and warms the palate. Overall...im a pumpkin fanatic so I loved it...almost as good as DFH.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2009 22oz. Bottle: Aroma of spices, nutmeg, allspice, and slight pumpkin. Aroma is over-spiced. Poured orange/amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is light to medium bitter. Tastes of spices, nutmeg, slight cinnamon, slight grains, and slight pumpkin. Medium body. Slightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Spice, nutmeg, slight pumpkin, and hint of caramel finish. Lots of spice; not so much pumpkin. 9%ABV is totally hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Bottle. Pretty well done i thought as i’ve been on a pumpkin binge since my latest visit to selins grove. Pours an orange body with an off white head. Nice cinnamon notes and a vanilla pie like sweetness, i guess a bit sweet but the 9% is rewarding. Sure its not southern tier, but i still enjoyed it quite a bit a nice session pumpkin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (5066) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a clear amber with a thin off-white head. Actual pumpkin aroma to go along with the spice, sugar and a bit of tartness. Flavor isn’t short on spice, but it’s not really your typical pumpkin pie spice. In fact, it’s bugging me trying to figure out what it is. Resisting the urge to read other ratings. Anywho, little bit of alcohol on the finish with some pumpkin vegetal quality.

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