RATINGS: 613   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

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badhack (554) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Honey golden, moderate carbonation, medium body, slightly hazy. Tags of honey, pumpkin, small amount of nutmeg, long bitter finish that is slightly peppery.

ordybill (1758) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. A clear golden amber color with a small white head. The aroma is full of pumpkin spice and alcohol. The flavor mirrors the aroma. Overall, an outstanding pumpkin ale.

Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 4, 2015
9% ?!?! Duuuuuu never new that before I cracked this big bottle open. FUCK YOU LIVER I’M DRINKING!! Smell is good, and it gooder then most of the style. Taste is the goodest. Each sip keeps getting goodier then the last. Noticeable light fall spice, maybe a lemony hops, good bitter finish. Where is the 9%? Tell me!!!! Smooth and full feeling. Cream cheese?? Maybe cream cheese, yes cream cheese. I like this, it’s very pie like but in beer form.

RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 2, 2015
On tap at noodle house, OB. Served with cinammon sugar on the head. Sweet, warming alcohol, spice. I was pleasantly surprised! A nice pumpkin ale.

ARH (1125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2015
22oz bottle poured into a snifter. The aroma is sweet; a blend of butterscotch and nutmeg with light vegetal undertones that turn to caramel apple candy as it warms up. The brilliant orange, oily beer has a white, sudsy head that exhibits mild retention and leaves light lace. The taste is a medium high sweet-forward beer with medium bitter backing notes. The thick, waxy texture has a foamy carbonation. The full body is initially warm with alcohol and sweet caramel. It finishes with nutmeg and another, more bitter and waxy spice quality. There’s butterscotch in the finish too, but this fades turning towards applesauce and root vegetables. The aftertaste has a mild potency and lingering spice character with caramel, nuts, and an alcohol dryness.

bulldogops (2490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
Rating #1258 27.09.2014. Bottle from CBI, 9% Clear copper-amber pour, that produces a bubbly foam. Aroma is potent, lots of nutmeg, cinnamon, hint of allspice. Taste is malty, lots of sweet and grainy notes, moderate alcohol warmth. Not a big pumpkin guy, but the balance here at 9% is fantastic.

ronaldtheriot (1932) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin has a thick, frothy, orange-tinted cream-colored head, a hazy, bubbly, orange appearance, and even some decent lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sharp, spicy, pumpkin pulp aroma, reminiscent of Pumpkin Head, with the spiced candle aspect. Taste is of those elements, with a bit of an odd pepper note (white pepper?). Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Smashed Pumpkin finishes between wet and dry. Not too boozy in the flavor, but one will feel it (my sample is a 12-oz. bottle). RJT

rougeau13 (3011) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Dark clear Amber with an off-white head. Aroma of duh, pumpkin pie. Tastes boozy and heavy spice. Medium bodied and a little thick and oily with medium carbonation.

Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Bottles at the Oktoberfest at the Galaxy. Poured into small cup. Golden light brown with small head. Aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, bread dough, and slight booze. Taste is similar with a malty backbone, pumpkin, and then spice presence. Little boozy. Medium light body. Moderate carb.

deyholla (11600) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Sampled from the bottle. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has is full of spice with sweet grains and a bit of pumpkin. Flavor has strong performance main spice with sweet grains and bread supporting.

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