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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,599 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,599
Reviews: 802
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.26%
Wants: 80
Gots: 87 | 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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4.56/5  rDev +24.3%

yalyssa, Sep 25, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.5%

Marcjwrz, Sep 24, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -11.7%

Uncledoobz, Sep 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

beerhast, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

Adams2U, Sep 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

wafers, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

This is a very good beer. Its not as strong in the pumpkin flavors as others. Which may make it more of a beer in the style, that people who do not like the overwhelming spice flavors, may like. It almost has a hoppy flavor going on. I guess it may perhaps have some hops in there. But, its not a strong hopped beer like even a pale ale. I think this one does stay true to the pumpkin and gives respect to the pumpkin. Some people I know do not like their pumpkin pie with a lot of spice. If you are one of those people then this is a good beer for you.

It is very well balanced and I could see myself drinking several on a cool fall night with some friends. Its not as gimmicky as other pumpkin beers, which may appeal to more of a variety of people. I like the spicy pumpkin beers, but I also like and respect this beer for the integrity of what it is .

The color was like a brown ale, perhaps very similar in nature to a nut brown ale. Think drinking a butternut or acorn squash souffle with minimal spicing. Then add some booze!

Great beer and price is very reasonable.

humuloner22, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of dank203
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this beer is more on the fresh pumpkin end with cinnamon. not too much sweet dessertiness

dank203, Sep 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

dmorgan310, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

NBMLove, Sep 20, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -6.3%

tfsimpkins, Sep 20, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +18.8%

JedOber, Sep 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

MJHolsey, Sep 19, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -1.9%

Brams17, Sep 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

JonBrand, Sep 19, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev +4.9%

tmryan21, Sep 19, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -0.8%

djlauryn, Sep 19, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +0.3%

Bozorgmehr, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

PeterJBr, Sep 18, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +7.9%

I_imbibe, Sep 18, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -9.5%

Djd085, Sep 17, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +12.3%

oaRsirhC, Sep 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

earlholman, Sep 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

whatname, Sep 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

HighonHops42, Sep 14, 2014
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,599 ratings.