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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010

Name: Smashed Pumpkin
Date: January 10, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet pumpkin and caramel aroma, light spices
Flavor: big sweet pumpkin candy flavor, light spicyness, nice cinnamon
Overall: turns into cinnamon candy, sweetness gets cloying by the end
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Rating: 2.5/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kosmoken (37) - USA - FEB 10, 2010
Got a bottle from shipyard brewery. Pours a medium orange, with a decent head. Very tasty up front with some pumpkin flavor and finishes with a nutmeg after taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
pilsnerrogge (2816) - Finspång, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2010
Pours deep orange with a small head. Sweet pumpkin on the nose. Flavour is sweet pumpkin and bubblegum followed by a boozy bitterness. I’ve just realized that I don’t like pumpkin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2010
I’m just going to agree with what BeerBaron617 just wrote on here. We split this bottle and I have to say that it’s my favorite of the pumpkin beers I have had from the fall (granted I have only had three). It’s a very nice translucent copper brown color with a thin off white head. It’s got a great subtle aroma of squash and other vegetables and a hint of spice in the background. Its got a nice medium mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation. Very nice flavor. Quite balanced, and the aroma and flavor translate almost perfectly. This would be a great beverage to go along with a meal because it’s not overpowering with "pumpkin" flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2010
I shared this bomber with MereLikesBeer. Soo.. I recently had the Southern Tier Pumking, and rated it very highly. However, after having tried this beer, I believe that this is more true to the style of a proper pumpkin ale. The Southern Tier was more of a dessert beer. This one was balanced right, and had great mouthfeel, and great pumpkin and nutmeg flavors and aromas, without being overbearing. Very good stuff! Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2010
Bottle 22fl.oz.
Clear light to medium orange amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, pumpkin, spicy, cinnamon, cardamom. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100110]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
travita (4847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. The look is clear, has a white head, and is oragne in color. The smell is light pumpkin, squash, sweet, and spice. The taste is pumpkin, spices, squash, and weak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (6690) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2010
Bottled from Systembolaget Golden with a brief, white head. Sweetish, fruity, spicy aroma; cinnamon&apples. Even more cinnamon in the flavour. Dry, light bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2010
Bottle. Golden reddish amber with a small white head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is surprisingly fresh and clean with notes of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel and grass. But here is also a somewhat annoying hop note. The taste is, as is expected by this brewery, a bit of a mess, but it’s not a total failure. Sweet one-sided caramel malts, mild grassy hops and edgy flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. The finish has some sweet alcohol, a mild bitterness and dry notes of pie crust and spices. Medium body, a bit cloying in the mouth and then semi-dry in the finish. All in all, not very impressive, but as noted it’s not a complete failure.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2010
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Cinnamon, pumpkin, spicy, caramel, fruity, licorice, sweetness, toasted notes, light hoppy.

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