Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin

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It is autumn time again, and with it comes the rights of fall.  The rights of fall include drinking and smashing pumpkins, whether they are your own or belong to your neighbors.  If it were any other season it would be inappropriate, but now is the time when dead leaves crunch underfoot and little goblins go door-to-door for tricks, so why not treat yo self?

This cloudy amber-colored pumpkin ale appears cloudy amber with dissolving head that sinks like a doughnut made of bubbles.  Golden bubble doughnuts fall to the bottom of the glass as my explanation for what look like crumbs settle.

Pumpkin pie nose reminds me of these holiday dinners where as a kid I would hesitate to eat dessert and skip straight to the Christmas tree, burying my face in these ornaments made of gingham cats stuffed with clove.  The nutmeg is like that ornament, bunting my senses with welcoming spice.

Flavor is caramel and a burnt sugar with custard build.  Thin carbonation burns and brightens the heaviness of the 9% abv, rolling like pebbles at the bottom of the ocean.   Sandy mouthfeel with pumpkin and clove waves crashing against hops.

Overall this is my pumpkin go to beer.  I am always looking for something to take its place.

Author: consingas

Hello, my name is Hilary, and I'm not exactly sure why, but I often find myself wondering about the many mysteries of life. Throughout my life, I have learned that life is exciting when perceived as infinite refactoring for discovery and enjoyment. That being said, I enjoy learning about the existential crises of others and the creative strategies people use to achieve goals through barriers, challenges, and obstacles.

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