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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Pumpkin AleSmuttynose Pumpkin Ale

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1,724 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,724
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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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

ricknelson, Oct 18, 2014
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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, Oct 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

Swane, Oct 18, 2014
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2.72/5  rDev -25.9%

Davincisoul, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +36.2%

MaddDogg84, Oct 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

hophugger, Oct 16, 2014
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, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of Coopersbeer
4/5  rDev +9%

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

harsley, Oct 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

KG710, Oct 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

jonathanwerle, Oct 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

ZachStubbs, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of Shafaegalo
3.19/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Shafaegalo, Oct 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

IanMcGuire, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

dicookie, Oct 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Not what I was expecting at all. The most balanced pumpkin/fall/harvest ale I've ever had. Somehow manages to have hops in the center of the finish, is extremely crisp, and has a strong cinnamon nose with all of the fall spice flavor you'd expect. If you gave this to me blind I would never in a million years guess it was a pumpkin ale.

churchillps, Oct 12, 2014
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1/5  rDev -72.8%

TapPartha, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

bsm80x, Oct 11, 2014
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2.76/5  rDev -24.8%

Benson10, Oct 11, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +0.3%

tbunting75, Oct 11, 2014
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,724 ratings.