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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,744 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,744
Reviews: 819
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 86
Gots: 140 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.84% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: purplehops on 08-28-2003

Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale is our homage to the craft and heritage of America’s brewers. Recipes calling for the use of pumpkins in beer date back to early colonial times, when brewers sought to extend their supply of costly imported malt with locally grown ingredients, such as squash and “pompions.”

In that spirit, we brew our ale with the addition of pumpkin to the mash, along with traditional spices to create a delicious American original.

35 IBU
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Photo of Winston3737
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not a good pumpkin ale.

Photo of NSXAG
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dfecteau
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.09/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, semi-cloudy, golden copper/orange color with a finger of white head that slowly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Not much in the aroma department, either that or I’m stuffed up. There are some faint, I mean, FAINT, notes of pumpkin, molasses and maybe nutmeg. No malt or hops aroma present at all.

Taste: Pretty good. Some good pumpkin flavor immediately followed by quite a bit of hops, which I’m not used to in pumpkin beers. The hops is not overpowering or unbalanced, quite the opposite in fact, just much more pronounced that I’m accustomed to.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with quite a lot of carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 5.6%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a pretty good pumpkin beer. I like the pumpkin flavor, but the hops surprises me. It may be too much for my palate. Hop heads will probably love this one, though!

Photo of balinor
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PretzelCity
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MustyDusty
3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brewqueno
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a sightly cloudy pumpkin-orange color with a tan head and spotty lacing.
Very nice aroma on this beer. Lots of pumpkin, clove and cinnamon.
A tatsy pumkin ale for sure. I get cinnamon up front with plenty of pumpkin right behind. It finishes with a nice hoppy bitterness and a very pleasant pumpkin aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is medium and smooth.
Overall, one of the better pumpkin beers I've had.

Photo of Barnoloid
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A fairly average pumpkin ale. Thin on the mouthfeel, vegetable taste and feel. Moderately spiced, with cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.

Photo of blinky1717
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JNForsyth
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of drweiner89
4.6/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of kwm5067
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Keystone
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andy_Luft
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of adeliciousadventure
1.75/5  rDev -52.3%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pumpkin Ale pours a nice golden color with a small head. There is a light spice aroma. The taste has a nice full pumpkin flavor, good spice notes, very balanced. Good feel, nice body. Overall its a very solid pumpkin.

Photo of FIN
2.56/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of citruscane
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Theniz
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Alpha309
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Sbrunner223
4.28/5  rDev +16.6%

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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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