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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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1,726 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,726
Reviews: 814
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.26%
Wants: 85
Gots: 126 | 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 +9%

JoeLacy, Oct 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

TX-Badger, Oct 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Kinger86, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of Mark_Griffin
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Nice pumpkin flavor. More bitter and hoppy than most pumpkins.

Mark_Griffin, Oct 26, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +18%

bzzpop, Oct 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

jordanmckell, Oct 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

geneseohawk, Oct 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Mlawrence, Oct 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

rspauldi, Oct 25, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +2.5%

frosted33, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of Mit
4/5  rDev +9%

Pours a dark orange...cloudy...decent head.

Smells of deep lemony acidic bitter. Slight bouquet of pumpkin spices....very faint malt smell.

More bitter than alot of pumpkin beers....still has the familiar pumpkin flavor but i think being more bitter aids in drinkability.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall this is one of my favourite pumpkin beers despite the fact that i havent thought to buy it in a few years.

Mit, Oct 24, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +13.4%

Algar11, Oct 24, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +11.2%

Timmmmaaayyy, Oct 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Guden, Oct 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

acslatersbtb, Oct 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Bierleichen, Oct 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

crytion, Oct 22, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +4.6%

alostplot, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of Tdizzle
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, Oct 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Boverhof3, Oct 22, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Dizzy242, Oct 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

lurfMalderFulder, Oct 21, 2014
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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, Oct 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

st9647v3, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of craftbeersweden
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, Oct 20, 2014
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,726 ratings.