Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley’s Signature Series)

22 oz bottle, classy presentation with high quality on the paper label that wraps around virtually the whole bottle. Gold foil on the neck.
Pumpkin Ales are not my favorite, so I feel a little wary, but this turned out to be a magnificent beer.
Pour gives me exactly what i was looking for in terms of color and clarity. A perfectly clear, copper/orange body with a decent head that is a little short lived. Given the ABV I can deal with that, so all in all a great looker.
A very light touch of spice and pumpkin on the nose, but a bigger burst of pumpkin in the taste. With it comes a big blast of alcohol but it seems all in proportion.
This is a great beer, with a beautiful balance of spice, alcohol, pumpkin and malt that comes together in a superbly tasty beer. LOTS of character and VERY drinkable.
Astonishing that this beer was made by the same people that made Pumpkinhead!

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08/15/2010
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bottle
ABV: 9.0 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.35
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