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Spiced Pumpkin Ale - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Spiced Pumpkin AleSpiced Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 10
Gots: 2 | 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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Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

AC-Mivsek, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear medium copper in color with some orange highlights and moderate to significant amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall off white head that reduces to a large patch of thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices - specifically cinnamon and nutmeg stand out.

T: Moderate flavors of caramel malts with slightly stronger flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin. Light notes of hops.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Well balanced both between the malts and hops as well as between the spices and pumpkin. Very enjoyable and easy to drink...would be good for turkey day.

dbrauneis, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of Lantern
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Lantern, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of Rojada1988
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Rojada1988, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of woodychandler
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I recently purchased this at The Fridge for at-home consumption. It is that time of the year ...

From the bottle: "Ale Brewed with Pumpkin, Honey & Spices"; "Brewed with summer's harvest of 5 varieties of pumpkin locally grown for the brewery and by the brewery. All are hand selected and carmelized [sic] just prior to brewing. You will not find this beer before seeing the first pumpkin for sale on the roadside market. Only the freshest ingredients combined with our pumpkins give you a rich creamy golden orange ale that tastes great all fall."

My pour produced two-plus fingers of dense, tawny head with excellent retention. Color was a deep-orangish amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose was very spicy with notes of cinnamon, clove and allspice. Mouthfeel was slightly full, but not really "creamy" and not only did the spices translate well on the tongue, but I also tasted vanilla. Finish was sweet as you might expect from the style. This was a good version of the style, not great, but not as bad as some that I have tried and I have been a fan of the style going 'way back.

woodychandler, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of n2185
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

n2185, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of retreminy
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

retreminy, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of bzach
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

bzach, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of crawdadwilly74
4/5  rDev +10.5%

crawdadwilly74, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of jagada
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

jagada, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of AHunter062
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

AHunter062, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of Blueribbon666
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Blueribbon666, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - orangish amber; loose, fizzy, head that quickly fizzes away

S - grainy, pumpkin, cinnamon

T - pie crust, pumpkin, grains, cinnamon, nutmeg

M - crisp, medium bodied, smooth

This is an easy to drink pumpkin ale. The flavor is rather mellow and bit a grainy. There are hints of pie crust that I love in this style, but the flavor is dominated by grains and spices. The pumpkin comes through up front and is quickly washed away with spices. A bit of balance would definitely improve this beer.

tdm168, May 12, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

That's right, another pumpkin beer. Why the hell not? This one pours a clear auburn topped by a finger of off-cream foam. The nose comprises the usual pumpkin pie spice and caramel aromas, though things aren't as overdone, as ultra-spiced as usual. It's all nice, tame, and overarchingly pleasant. The taste follows suit, with the same usual cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, allspice, and ginger spicing, along with some real pumpkin filling and a smattering of light buttercream. Gotta say, this is one tasty pumpkin beer. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly creamy feel. Overall, an easy-going and tasty pumpkin beer, one of the best I've had in a long time. Good times.

TMoney2591, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of cynical1027
3/5  rDev -17.1%

cynical1027, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of RedSpecial1
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear pale orange with a decent amount of head forming and then quickly dissipating.

S: Has a strong sweet gourd character and a mild amount of your usual pumpkin pie spices, especially ginger

T: The flavor profile closely resembles the aroma with the ginger lingering for a few moments after you take a drink.

M: Very light and refreshing with a good effervescence from the carbonation .

O: A decent example of the style, perhaps a touch too light in body, but otherwise very quaffable.

RedSpecial1, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of MordorMongo
2/5  rDev -44.8%

MordorMongo, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of dexterk1
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance was nice. Poured with a small head and has a nice dark orange to copper color.
Odor is pretty good. Has light smell of spices typical with pumpkin such as nutmeg and cinnamon.
Mouth feel is a little average. It is light and carbonated. Not much substance to it.
Taste follows with the mouth feel. Has carbonated taste and light pumpkin-type flavor. Flavor is not really pronounced. Overall it seems to be lacking and not as good as other pumpkin beers I have had.

dexterk1, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of vfgccp
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A – Bright orange honey body. Mixed bubble head with low retention and low lace.

S – Great nose with a huge pumpkin flavor. Brown sugar, crisp cinnamon, light molasses, sweet fresh baked ginger bread, and warm pumpkin pie.

T – Sweet honey, pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The pumpkin flavor is round, well defined, and ubiquitous. Malty pumpkin pie finish.

M – Smooth, medium body with nice carbonation.

O – A tasty brew. Well balanced sweetness, a great nose, and great pumpkin flavor. One of the better versions of the style I had in 2011.

vfgccp, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

ItsBeer4Me, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

HeathP, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of Brown120
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Brown120, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of Hoptometrist
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from the bottle into a mug

A- Poured a darker orange color with one and a half fingers of frothy head that left some good lace.

S- Lots of cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg, and citrus. Very aromatic

T- Lot of natural pumpkin, ginger, and nutmeg, cinnamon,seltzer like taste, and quite a bit of graininess. Kind of ginger ale flavor to this.

M- Lighter bodied pumpkin ale with pretty high carbonation.

O- An okay pumpkin ale, the flavor was not nearly as robust as the aroma though.

Hoptometrist, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

dtx00, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

amstelcat, Nov 27, 2011
Spiced Pumpkin Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.