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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Pumpkin AleSmuttynose Pumpkin Ale

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1,569 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,569
Reviews: 799
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 78
Gots: 77 | 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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4/5  rDev +8.7%

pep, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

seanick, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Orvalho, Sep 10, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -4.3%

smurphy493, Sep 10, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +7.6%

glass_house, Sep 09, 2014
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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, Sep 09, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +5.4%

Gator_Nation, Sep 09, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.7%

Nichols33, Sep 09, 2014
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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, Sep 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

HamdenHector, Sep 08, 2014
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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,569 ratings.