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Spiced Pumpkin Ale - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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83
good

95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 11
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Dogbrick on 11-03-2003)
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3.9/5  rDev +6.6%

brianmandell, Nov 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

paulish, Nov 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

BarryT, Nov 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Salud24, Nov 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

KevinGordon, Nov 05, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +24.6%

chrisemmons123, Nov 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Simko1209, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Ohiovania, Jun 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

WesMantooth, May 28, 2014
Photo of thegodfather1076
4.01/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Very nice label in the traditional TDBC K-9 themed fashion with some eye-catching graphics. Label gives IBU info, ABV info, serving temperature recommendation, a small description and back story on the beer, web info, and a bit of brewery info.

Appearance: An aggressive pour from its 12oz brown bottle into a 20oz imperial pint led to a 3½ finger off white head of a medium tightly packed density atop a crystal clear light copper beer. Head retention was excellent at 5min 44sec before fading to a thick ring and thick frothy coating with excellent lacing.

Smell/Aroma: Smells of faint pumpkin, coriander, a bit of nutmeg and clove, some bready maltiness, and a slight bit of hop bitterness.

Flavor/Taste: Tastes of fresh pumpkin and a bit of earthyness with a coriander bite on the front end. Mid point is dominated by pumpkin with a nice honey sweetness along with some nutmeg and clove. Back end has a toasty bready maltiness along with pumpkin and a bit of bittering hops. Aftertaste is of bready pumpkin.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied with a smooth slick mouthfeel and crisp carbonation. Very very drinkable.

Overall/Comments: A very tasty easy drinking pumpkin ale that is very sessionable with its low ABV. This was more malty than other pumpkin ales that I have tried. Classified as a Pumpkin Ale at 5% ABV. Consumed 11/9/2013.

thegodfather1076, Jan 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

hollywood_15063, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of xabyss
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've been on a quest since time immemorial (i.e. like, the last eight months or so) to find the perfect pumpkin ale. You know, THAT pumpkin ale, the one that really does taste like pumpkin pie and doesn't just try to taste like pumpkin pie. I'm convinced it exists in some obscure corner of the world. So, will this be the one pumpkin ale to rule them all? (Spoiler alert: it is not.) Thirsy Dog's stab at the style pours the typical pumpkin orange, placid and hazy with some fluffy white head. The aroma is more pumpkin-forward than other pumpkin ales I've sniffed. It's more a fleshy pumpkin rind that more fully captures the essence of the fruit. The more pumpkin and less spices approach carries over to the palate as well, though there are some strong cinnamon and ginger notes up front. It's a bit thin and grainy mid-sip with a fantastic finish of pumpkin pie crust, ginger and bread. Very smooth on the tongue. I like the pumpkin prominence, but the mild spices and grainy mellowness leaves me wanting more. The search continues...

xabyss, Jan 12, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 12 oz bottle with a label that says "PUMPKIN ALE - ale brewed with pumpkin, honey & spices". Not emphasizing the spices anymore? In any case, the spicing level on this is excellent. Even though the aroma suggests a higher level of spicing, tasting reveals a balanced blend of caramelized pumpkin, malts and spices, with a hint of hops. Very mildly sweet.

O: Excellent for style

chinchill, Jan 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

xbrettfavrex, Nov 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

phhill18, Nov 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

BamfBacon, Nov 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Brewski, Nov 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

twonder23, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a transparent golden; fluffy eggshell white head that fades and leaves nice retention and decent lacing. The aromas have your typical cinnamon spices. There's also some caramel malts in the mix. The flavors really match. Lots of earthy notes that blend with the spices. Graham cracker and whipped cream in the mix. Cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg pave the way. Lots of caramel. Subtle spiciness. It has a wonderful aftertaste. Mouthfeel is has a great body to it for being such a light beer; active carbonation. Alcohol obviously goes unnoticed and it's very easy to drink. Aromas and flavors really develop as it warms up.

The thing I always loved about this beer is that they use fresh pumpkins. It's basically your typical pumpkin ale, but is somewhat unique. Not bad. It's enjoyable.

BB1313, Oct 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

soupieman, Sep 17, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is shockingly good I haven't drank many pumpkin ales this year because of the overkill the style has done to me in the past, but this is really tasty. Pours hazy amber with a big cream colored head, heavy chunky lace left behind. Aroma full of pumpkin spice and caramelized sugars it even has actual pumpkin flesh notes. Liquefy pumpkin pie and there you have it, this beer. Spice notes nutmeg, allspice, brown sugar all wound into a puree' of caramelized pumpkin flesh, very good I'm about to blend this beer with Old Leg Humper to blend in some roasted malt elements. Standout beer from the 12 pack sampler I bought, goes down extremely easy for a spiced vegetable beer.

WVbeergeek, Sep 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

skaboom420, Jul 09, 2013
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pathman, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

ally24al, Apr 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Skott1123, Apr 14, 2013
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Spiced Pumpkin Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.