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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Pumpkin AleSmuttynose Pumpkin Ale

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1,659 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,659
Reviews: 808
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 jnardone235
3/5  rDev -18.3%

jnardone235, Sep 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Moby, Sep 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

steve8robin, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of CheezyBlaster
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light toasty brown with some sediment. Nice soft head with staying power and some serious lacing.

Nose: Allspice, fresh . . . clean? Toasted grain.

Taste and feel: Slightly dry with a nice mild/moderate bitterness. Good carbonation. Allspice, nutmeg, toasty, very understated pumpkin. A kiss of vanilla. This is another one of the pumpkins that exemplifies the feel of a pumpkin pie, without actually offering up huge pumpkin. Hops are here for bittering, but there isn't a lot of hop characteristic in flavor, for me.

I like Smutty, a lot. Not bad. This is now, like, my 4th or 5th favorite pumpkin beer?

Edits: reviewing pumpkin beers and pumpkin notes. I had to downgrade this slightly, but i'll give it this: my friends cleaned out a case at party in short time.

CheezyBlaster, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of Rojada1988
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Rojada1988, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of BobsledTM
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

BobsledTM, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of HollyHops
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

HollyHops, Aug 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

ItsBeer4Me, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

TimoP, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of OMGTheyKilkenny
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass.

A: Pours a murky golden orange. Quarter inch of creamy off white head fades to a thin layer on top. Solid lacing.

S: Very nice pumpkin aroma with a full bouquet of fall spices (clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice). Sweet and inviting.

T: Rich taste of fall. Solid pumpkin flavor with autumn spices and brown sugar. Bready and sweet. A hint of grass and earthiness. Very mild floral hop character.

MF: Rich and smooth with a refreshing effervescence. Nice composition; a healthy body that isn’t bigger than it needs to be. Lingers on the back just long enough to let the pumpkin flavor resonate.

D: Better than most of what passes for pumpkin ale out there, but nothing truly mind-blowing. A good beer overall, nice example of my favorite style. I’d recommend it.

OMGTheyKilkenny, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of Japple
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Japple, Aug 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

leansean88, Aug 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

cindyloopeeples, Aug 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Powerstroker90, Aug 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

dbert21, Aug 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

zapahoppa, Aug 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

tsm2011, Aug 25, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

StevenH, Aug 24, 2012
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2/5  rDev -45.5%

scm2787, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of BMC
1/5  rDev -72.8%

BMC, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-cloudy orange gold with sticky white head

S-a pretty decent mix of spice and pumpkin, not one is the main focus. Smells pretty good.

T-comes in with a bitter taste of pumpkin and spices. It's a faint taste. The bitterness isn't fair though. There's more focus on the after-taste on the spices.

M-medium bitter creamy carbonation with a dry finish

O-a let down from Smuttynose. It just loses so much focus on the flavors. There's a lot of bitterness here that would be more welcomed if it didn't overpower the rest of the beer. it's a decent drinker.

AdamBear, Aug 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ryanpj, Aug 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

Texasfan549, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of Danimal584
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Danimal584, Aug 18, 2012
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,659 ratings.