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Pumpkineater - Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

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158 Ratings
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 22
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
A high gravity pumpkin ale brewed with barley, fresh roasted pumpkin, hops, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise, water and yeast, it is one of the local seasonal favorites. This beer is produced in very limited quantities each fall as part of the John Mitchell series.

19 IBU

(Beer added by: lumikuuro on 10-08-2009)
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Photo of TruePerception
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Howe Sound's Pumpkineater, Imperial Pumpkin Ale. 8% ABV.

A: One and a half finger of fairly fluffy white head. A little light on head, but good retention. Fairly hazy/unfiltered. Orange, a little deeper in color near the center. Dull yellow, in the dimple.

S: Pumpkin meat. Slightly sweet. Very slight pumpkin stem. Clove, very slight ginger, just a hint of cinnamon. A little light on the nose, but has good smells.

T/MF: Light and crisp, with decent body. Pumpkin seed sticks out the most. Pumpkin stem, skin, the stringy guts. Not so much the meat/flesh, but not bad. A bit of spice on the finish, but I can't place it. Overall, pretty drinkable.

Poured from a 1 liter swing-top, into a Belgian tulip glass.

TruePerception, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of avwrite
4.4/5  rDev +14%

Nice pumpkin taste that isn't as bloated as other pumpkin ales I've had. It's supposedly has a high ABV, but it didn't seem like it. Sneaks up on you later. Nice, bronze color and surprisingly clear. Not cloudy at all. Probably my choice among halloween themed ales.

avwrite, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of Gatordaddy
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%

Gatordaddy, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of hickmancase
4.76/5  rDev +23.3%

hickmancase, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of MonkeyStrawHat
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%

MonkeyStrawHat, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of hilgart1
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

hilgart1, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Corson
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Corson, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of DbbC
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

DbbC, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of justinp
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%

justinp, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of artemh
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

artemh, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of earlholman
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

earlholman, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of lsoule
3.55/5  rDev -8%

lsoule, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

brandoman63, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of Bfarr
3.18/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Big, bubbly, hazy orange amber with a thin foamy tan head with no retention. Cinnamon and nutmeg with light pumpkin. Clean amber beer with hints of pumpkin and spice with light warming. Sharp foamy feel.

Head disappears after 2 seconds leaving an ugly beer that looks like a soda. Nonetheless, it's a good clean beer with no off flavors and is otherwise an easy drinking beer.

Bfarr, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of StomachUlcers
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

StomachUlcers, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of rudedude985
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%

rudedude985, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of oberon
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%

I normally refuse to drink a pumpkin ale before the middle of September but I gave in this year damn it.Pours a deep burnt orange with a full half finger slight off white head but is gone in an instant.The aromas are the bast attribute of this beer,clove,cardamom,and ginger really jumps out at ya along with some sweet alcohol.Flavors start out spiced and warming but a bit of an off chemical-like flavor to go along with big alcohol sweetness in the finish kinda turns me off a little.Well it's big and sweet like alot of the "Imperial" pumpkin beers,me personally just give me a standard old school pumpkin ale and I'am happy.

oberon, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of daave1
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%

daave1, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of mlklein27
4/5  rDev +3.6%

mlklein27, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Cycle69
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Cycle69, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of Eric_Standard
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%

Smells like pumpkin pie. Actual pumpkin taste is mild and pleasant, the spices are nice. Has a decent kick to it.

Eric_Standard, May 04, 2014
Photo of BigGruntyThirst
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

BigGruntyThirst, Dec 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Vyronian, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of Eighty
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Eighty, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of scm2787
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

scm2787, Nov 03, 2013
Pumpkineater from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.