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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,491 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,491
Reviews: 792
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 63
Gots: 46 | 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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bacher468

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.7%

11-19-2011 13:49:26 | More by bacher468
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Scoot1969

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-19-2011 05:02:40 | More by Scoot1969
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-18-2011 21:57:04 | More by Gatordaddy
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Warfarin

Rhode Island

1/5  rDev -72.8%

11-18-2011 21:21:55 | More by Warfarin
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-18-2011 20:47:57 | More by waiting4lunch
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-18-2011 12:31:56 | More by nathanjohnson
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jlordi12

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-17-2011 20:40:11 | More by jlordi12
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jeffthepony

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-17-2011 04:30:23 | More by jeffthepony
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A cloudy orange pour with a nice fluffy white head. Decent retention and lacing.

S: Lots of pumpkin which holds it own against the spices (opposite of most pumpkin beers I think). Some good nutmeg and ginger and cinnamon for sure. Maybe a little brown sugar?

T: Pumpkin up front, followed by a surprising bitter hit of hops - earth and pine. Pumpkin spices round out the end and the aftertaste nicely.

M: Pretty middle of the road, pumpkin spices coat the mouth nicely and carry the aftertaste for quite some time.

O: If you prefer a more hoppy pumpkin ale this is for you. Surprisingly bitter, most pumpkin ales have almost no hop flavor. Tastes more like a beer than a pumpkin, whereas most pumpkin ales taste like pumpkin pie in a glass. It's a nice departure but honestly I prefer the more pumpkin pie style ales.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 04:12:59 | More by Dope
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benz08

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +35.9%

11-17-2011 02:50:11 | More by benz08
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Mac19872

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-17-2011 02:39:43 | More by Mac19872
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virinow

New York

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-17-2011 02:27:47 | More by virinow
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-16-2011 22:55:46 | More by orangesol
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ej285701

Ohio

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-16-2011 08:30:32 | More by ej285701
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rjvanston

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-16-2011 03:24:17 | More by rjvanston
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hefehead12

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-16-2011 02:51:28 | More by hefehead12
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oline73

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-16-2011 02:19:07 | More by oline73
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fields336

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-16-2011 01:50:51 | More by fields336
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BeefyMee

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Murky dark amber. Looks to be unfiltered. Nice fluffy head dissipated quickly and left behind some streaky lacing.

S: Burnt pumpkin and raw sugar. Not too aromatic even as it warms.

T: There's an initial tanginess, but other than that, the flavor profile is mellow and pleasant. Falls more in the pumpkin pie camp, though not of the overly spiced variety. Buttery aftertaste with a hop bite on the back of the tongue. Blissfully understated.

M: Smooth and easy drinking.

A standard for the style. Flavorful but not flashy. Perfect for Thanksgiving dinner.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 23:36:33 | More by BeefyMee
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jrutigs

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-15-2011 23:01:40 | More by jrutigs
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-15-2011 16:39:56 | More by ElGallo
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ColSanders123

Georgia

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-15-2011 16:36:26 | More by ColSanders123
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mikennat

Missouri

5/5  rDev +35.9%

11-15-2011 15:54:27 | More by mikennat
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-15-2011 11:53:41 | More by Bilco
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Acforster2

Florida

2/5  rDev -45.7%

11-15-2011 11:52:17 | More by Acforster2
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,491 ratings.