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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,551 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,551
Reviews: 797
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 76
Gots: 67 | 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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3.93/5  rDev +6.8%

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
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

The very best pumpkin beer I've tried, and I made a real effort to try as many as I could last fall. It is also one of the best all-around ales you could hope for. This one stands out in my memory; it was the only one that eschewed the whole "pumpkin-pie in a glass" thing that so many pumpkin beers fall prey to. Rather, it harkened back to the days when you would brew with pumpkin because, damnit, it's a thing that was available for cheap in the fall and that would ferment. It is a delicious ale first, and a pumpkin beer second. Not at all sweet, initially hoppy with a pumpkin finish. Exactly what I want in a pumpkin-themed fall seasonal. Can't wait to buy a pint of this year's offering!

everythingiszen, Tuesday at 03:23 AM
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3.88/5  rDev +5.4%

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2/5  rDev -45.7%

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3.05/5  rDev -17.1%

Appearance: pours a deep orange hinting toward red but super earthy and burnt. a finger of white head with decent retention and leaves a little bit of a lacing behind. super murky and hazy. completely opaque. 4/5

Smell: strong ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon. maybe some pumpkin spice. also hints at graham cracker. 3/5

Taste: opens up with huge amounts of nutmeg and ginger. somewhere in the middle i found some graham cracker and pumpkin spice. end is full of cinnamon. 3/5

Mouthfeel: good medium full feel, but hot with all the spice and ginger. 3/5

Overall: well its drinkable and I finished it, but the spices in this are just so strong I couldn't get to any other tastes in it. super hot spices and no sign of actual pumpkin, just the associated fall spices.

SportsandJorts, Tuesday at 12:03 AM
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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,551 ratings.