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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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1,662 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,662
Reviews: 809
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.26%
Wants: 82
Gots: 106 | 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 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
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3.84/5  rDev +4.6%

alostplot, Today at 06:17 AM
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4/5  rDev +9%

A - Poured into an imperial pint, Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale pours a clear orange-ish amber. An agressive pour yields a billowing head of white, sticky foam that gradually settles to thick cap atop the beer. Rings of lacing cling to the glass for the duration. Very nice.

S - A semi-sweet aroma of bready malts and pumpkin pie spices with a fruity, clean yeast character that's nicely balanced by a green, leafy hop presence. A good swirl really brings out the spice element and a bit of squash. Very evocative of autumn.

T - Sweet malts and crisp, clean, fruity ale yeast is augmented by a nice spice character, all balanced by an uncharacteristic hop bitterness that clings on the finish. A mild squash flavor elevates this beer beyond the category of "spice bomb." The lasting finish brings together all the signpost flavors of this beer.

M - A great mouthfeel. Slick and slightly chewy, with the perfect amount of carbonation.

O - My first time trying this East Coast pumpkin ale, and I loved it. The requisite amount of nostalgia-inducing spices, but incredibly drinkable; in part due to its uncharacteristic hop presence. Call me crazy, but this beer reminds me of walking through a pumpkin patch on the East Coast filled with pumpkins overgrown with vines; just like the label depicts! Nailed it.

Tdizzle, Today at 04:48 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Boverhof3, Today at 03:38 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Dizzy242, Today at 01:34 AM
Photo of dorosjim
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Really nice but I wouldn't recommend for fans of "pumpkin beer" This beer is a pale ale first and foremost with a touch of pumpkin. Well chosen floral, earthy, and rustic hops provide a nice bitterness to the pumpkin spice sweetness. Well blended flavors and clean drinking brew.

dorosjim, Yesterday at 02:32 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Clear amber liquid with a white head that's one finger high.

Nose: Nutmeg, spice, pumpkin, nuts, cinnamon and ginger.
Taste: Pumpkin pie and spice. Malt and a bit of salt.
Mouth: Medium body with little carbonation. A little bitterness at the end.

Not bad but then not that great either. It's ok but not more...

craftbeersweden, Monday at 10:56 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

athomasPSU, Sunday at 03:16 AM
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3.6/5  rDev -1.9%

nyyfanatic213, Sunday at 03:03 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

603to843, Sunday at 01:53 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

ricknelson, Saturday at 03:12 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

A: Orange and pretty clear with bubbles.

S: Obviously pumpkin. Also some spice.

T: Pumpkin is prominent. Allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, pie crust, nuts, and clean malt. Very nice! Like a light pumpkin pie.

M: Medium bodied on the lighter side. Carbonation.

O: Glad I bought a pack of these. They'll be nice on the cold days!

titty_mcbitty, Saturday at 03:54 AM
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4/5  rDev +9%

Swane, Saturday at 03:48 AM
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2.72/5  rDev -25.9%

Davincisoul, Saturday at 12:24 AM
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

MaddDogg84, Friday at 01:52 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

hophugger, Thursday at 11:10 PM
Photo of rob111270
4/5  rDev +9%

This is an excellent Pumpkin Ale...found this at a local place and gave it a shot...was pleasantly surprised. While it is no where near as good as Dog Fish Head or Whole Hog, it is still a darn good brew!!!

rob111270, Thursday at 08:20 PM
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best by 3/23/15. 6.45% ABV per the label.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, cinnamon bread, and pumpkin pie spice aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, pumpkin, earth, and pumpkin pie spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a nice mix of earthy pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice qualities.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

hops202, Oct 16, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -15%

wsr602, Oct 16, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

Cycle69, Oct 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Salud24, Oct 14, 2014
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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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