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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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83
good

1,488 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,488
Reviews: 792
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 60
Gots: 44 | 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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MaximalC

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3.05/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a murky golden caramel color with a minimal white head that soon settles into patchy blotches. Aroma is vibrant, smelling of pumpkin spices, especially cinnamon, and pumpkin, along with some trace hop fragrance. Bright hop flavor is surprisingly dominant up front in spite of its meager presence in the nose. The pumpkin spices appear to clash with the bitterness of the hops, and the disharmony is distracting. There is also a wheat-like funkiness on the back end that I don't particularly care for. The carbonation is a little on the high side but still manages to facilitate a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. That, however, is not enough to offset the detractors in the flavor department. I was expecting better from Smuttynose, but I feel they missed the mark a bit with this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 01:29:57 | More by MaximalC
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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,488 ratings.