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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alexsdad06 (10430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2010
22 oz. bottle from Hyde Park Wine and Spirits. Pours a clear orange amber color with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma delivers on spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, pumpkin, and some doughy malt. I even get some tropical fruit notes. The flavor is heavier on the spices like nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon than the pumpkin. This is sweeter than I would have expected; caramel, strange tropical fruit notes, and honeycrisp apples round out the flavors. Medium bodied and surprisingly easy to drink. The alcohol is moderately warming, but not in the flavor at all. This may be the best of the Pugsley’s bunch.

joergen (28148) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2010
Bottle at Theis og Mette. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of pumpkin and cinnamon with notes of thanksgiving pie. Sweet and fruity flavour of pumpkin, cinnamon and thanksgiving pie. Spicy finish.

goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Poured a clear orange-copper color with an off-white head. Big cinnamon and ginger aroma with a sweet malt base. It smelled like a cinnamon sugar cookie. Malty flavor with more notes of cinnamon and ginger on the finish. Just about a medium body.

kp (10882) - 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

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.

pilsnerrogge (2948) - 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.

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.

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!

fonefan (49369) - 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]

travita (5006) - 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.

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