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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,723 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,723
Reviews: 814
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.26%
Wants: 85
Gots: 126 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: purplehops on 08-28-2003)
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Photo of Number967
1.45/5  rDev -60.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Drinking this out of the bottle. Main smell here is earthy with subtle pumpkin and spice. Take one sip of this beer and my mouth is attacked by bitterness. not something i expect from a pumpkin ale. After having Pumpking a few days ago this brew tasted like i was drinking battery acid. I immediately thought i bought a bad batch but the Best before date was Dec 2011. Seems like this beer tries to be a pumpkin ale and an IPA but doesnt get either right. If i want a piney, hoppy bitter I'll reach for an IPA. Im surprised by the high grade this beer received but to each their own.

Number967, Sep 23, 2011
Photo of oberon
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Drafting Room in Spring House,poured a medium orange/gold color with a light but sticky head,aroma was strong of cinnamon and nutmeg just like opening a jar of cinnamon.The taste was not so over the top a more subtle pumpkin flavor with the spices also being more subdued a light hop bitternes lingers pretty well.I think a real nice pumpkin offering here.

oberon, Nov 22, 2003
Photo of lillitnn92
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

lillitnn92, Monday at 09:37 PM
Photo of Sbrunner223
4.28/5  rDev +16.6%

Sbrunner223, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of AndreRus
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Just right amount of pumkin flavor. Bitter than most pumkin ales.

AndreRus, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of Yancey82
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%

Yancey82, Nov 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

bhawk1, Nov 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

OtisCampbell007, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of Kiwi_Bird
2/5  rDev -45.5%

When I saw this pumpkin ale available at my grocery store I thought to myself "how delicious". Also there's supposed to be some cinnamon included in the beverage as well. Sadly I tasted neither. All I tasted was a bitter ale with no flavors of squash or spices. So given this I am disappointed. I purchased a 6 pack and am stuck with 5 more bottles. That's the bad news. The good news is it did leave me a good aftertaste. Sometimes I'll have a flavorful drink and then 1/2 hour later the aftertaste spoils it.

Kiwi_Bird, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of mmink27
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

mmink27, Nov 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Santino717, Nov 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

newbeeraday, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of 60rock
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

I like pumpkin, but this one is a little spicy for me.

60rock, Nov 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

cdtoffers, Nov 14, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -1.9%

jayhunter357, Nov 14, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -6.3%

kmanjohnson, Nov 13, 2014
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2.96/5  rDev -19.3%

Derrill, Nov 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

hozersr, Nov 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

jtc5632, Nov 12, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -4.1%

BigTwig, Nov 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

RyanByorick, Nov 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

Meb3, Nov 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

chadski, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of Ppuech
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%

Ppuech, Nov 10, 2014
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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,723 ratings.