RATINGS: 605   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 1/20
rileyjk (7) - - SEP 6, 2012
If you are looking for a pumpkin flavored beer this is the way to go, I just am not a fan of this type.

closey22 (2126) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2017
Hazy amber brown with foamy bubbly white head Aroma is mildly spicy herbal Flava is tangy sweet then spice and slight hints of whiskey Feels medium silky with decent fizzy zing Finishes tangy mild roast and hints of bourbon

HourGlass13 (1101) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2017
Pours cloudy copper with medium off white head. Aroma has spices dominating. Spices dominate the ale underneath also in flavor, but malt eventually appears. Hop notes try to come in but battle the spices. Really over done spices with not much else going on.

jmoto (2) - - OCT 27, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2017 So much yes. Great pumpkin beer. I would freeze it and skate on it and then melt it and drink it.

Shot (573) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2017
Pours a luminous copper with a fluffy white head that dissipates to a thin layer. Aromas of pumpkin, spice, toffee and a bit of fruit. Flavors are toffee, spice, fresh bread, pumpkin, and sweet fruit. Finishes with earthy hops. Lively mouthfeel with a peppery finish. Very nice.

ROGUE (2216) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - NOV 9, 2016
22oz bottle and on tap at SLL tasting. Pours a deep bronze color with orange hues and a 1/2 inch white head. Smells of pumpkin and subtle spices. Taste is vegetal pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, light malts, and some alcohol on the finish. Feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

cheap (6213) - CHINA - OCT 12, 2016
Tap IPH. Pale. Sweet volatile barley wine aroma. Taste is not as strong as barley wine but its gitten there. Pumpk in the background. Not over the top in the spice arena. Fairly well balanced for the alky content. Civilized at times. Warming sensations down the gullet on the finish. Not bad for a higer alky beer.

tightslice (1529) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle from BevMo! in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is pumpkin liqueur, halloween punch, nutmeg, cinnamon. Taste is sweet and spiced...very artificial, thin and syrupy. Maybe some kind of latte syrup flavoring. Very disappointing.

Holtguy (179) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Amber / orange pour. Aroma of malt with ginger, and a hint of pumpkin pie. This beer was like an old ale or imperial red ale or some such thing, but with notes of various pumpkin pie spices - allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg - that come through at different times. Some hop flavor, mild bitterness and alcohol warmth. For a pumpkin ale, this may be my favorite since it does not taste like an overly sweet piece of pumpkin pie. Very good.

oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Pours a clear golden amber. Aromas of all spice, nutmeg, a touch of pumpkin. Nice spicy taste with pumpkin notes.

wlajwl (7212) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2016
Aroma is pumpkin, spices, fruit/floral and mild oxidation. The flavor is pumpkin/yams, fruit, medium sweetness, malts and a mix of slight tartness, sour, heat and acidity in the finish.

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