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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, 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 (3986) - 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 (1542) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (6197) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle. Murky orange-amber with a medium, frothy beige head. Strong spice and floral hop notes come through in the aroma at the beginning. Some pumpkin, sweet malt and candyish notes in the background. Taste is mostly spice and pumpkin with candied fruit, caramel, floral hops, and soft alcohol. Body is medium with a strong, dense carbonation. Ends with more spices, pumpkin, big caramel notes, toasted malt, candied fruit and floral hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TJay7481 (80) - Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2011
I really enjoy pumpkin beers so I may be a bit biased. This is one of the better pumpkin beers I have had. I nice full flavor with just enough of an alcohol burn to make you feel a little warm. Strong spicy taste with a pumpkin sweetness at the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (3426) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Pretty good imperial pumpkin ale. The aroma is off to me, almost chemically and a bit unpleasant. The taste is quite good though with heavy clove and light pumpkin flavor. A dry slightly hoppy finish makes this one a nice drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cavery (48) - Palm Desert, California, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Had @ woodshop in the botlte share early on, notes from cell phone: Pumpkin pastry crust with spice dominated pumpkin coming through, feel is medium-light with favoritism towards the lighter side. The combo of the mouth and pumpkin flavor comes off a bit convoluted. I find myself confused by this beer, as it’s like a store-bought pre-made pumpkin pie beer. Lots of the cliche spice that sees a heavy hand in this brew. The pumpkin itself lacks authenticity, and I feel like this was brewed with pumpkin out of a can. I like pumpkin beers, but this was a mediocre miss for me. Smell was pumpkin spice with some dusty older nutmeg.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (3420) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2011
A decent pumpkin beer. Aroma was OK. Slightly boozy with nutmeg and cinnamon. Pour was a nice enough dark gold with no bubbles and a needle thin ring for a head. Taste was nice. The pumpkin spices were very subdued in the front and seemed forced. They weren’t full, they were thin. The nutmeg/cinnamon was there along with a somewhat hot booziness. An almost sour aftertaste was weird. Could almost pick up some pie crust flavors as it warmed, but all in all the beer was too thin and one dimensional. Give me a Pumking

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2011
22 ounce bomber. Copper orangish color. Nice spice aroma. Taste is nice. Nutmeg and pie crust comes through nice.

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