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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,723 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,723
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A deep cloudy gold with one finger of white head. The head stays for the whole beer and leave a nice lacing as you finish the beer. There is a constant stream of carbonation but the beer doesn't feel overly carbonated.

S: Doesn't seem to give off a lot of aroma.

T: You can definitely taste the pumpkin spice but unlike some other pumpkin beers I've tried this is not overly sweet.

M: I wouldn't describe it as very creamy as some have done but there is a smooth mouthfeel. As stated above,while there is noticeable carbonation it does not impact the mouthfeel.

O: I will never be a big pumpkin fan but this is one of the better one, in my opinion, that I've tried. I think it will work well with milder foods or a cool evening on the deck.

JimKal, Sep 23, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixpack of this from Consumer Beverages in Orchard Park, NY about three weeks ago. It didn't feel right to open them just yet, but I knew I would eventually want one, so I've been waiting patiently until today! Happy first day of fall, BA!

Poured into a Bell's glass, because sadly, I do not as of yet have a Smuttynose glass. Caramel-amber in colour, like the baked maple squash I'll be making in two weeks for Canuckian Thanksgiving. Somewhat murky, and with a thin head of foam that displays terrific retention. Lots of lacing as well. Great looking brew.

Nose is pumpkin puree, a bit of sugar and cinnamon (though the overall sensation is far from sweet), clove and mild citrus hops.

Tasty autumn brew indeed, though I must say that the pumpkin flavour is a bit more subdued than in the nose. No matter; the brew is unmistakably suitable for the season, with pumpkin, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a nice hop bitterness to cleanse the palate. Becomes more pumpkin-like as it warms. Medium bodied, slightly creamy, mild carbonation.

Highly drinkable pumpkin ale, that simultaneously covers one's hankerings for "pumpkin" and "fall" beers. Glad I picked up a few to supplement my already substantial pumpkin beer list.

JohnnyBarman, Sep 23, 2012
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I stopped by my favorite distributor today with the intent of buying a case of my now everyday beer, Smuttynose IPA "Finestkind", and I spied their Pumpkin Ale and decided to give it a try instead. I have tasted two other pumpkin ales in the past (Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale and Springhouse Brraains) which were both excellent, but remarkably different in charachter; it was only natural that I would want to try a Smutty.

A-A tad orange, but not as appealing as the others I have tried. Decent head retention and lacing.

S-Pumpkin, clove

T-Pumpkin, spices, noticeably more hop bite in the afteraste (absent from other pumpkin ales that I have tried) which was a pleasant suprise due to the fact that I love IPA.

M-A bit of a letdown here. Not as much body as others that I have tried.

O-I am glad that I picked this up. This is not my favorite pumpkin ale, but it is very good, sessionable, and as with all Smuttynose brews I have tried, a good value.. I will be interested to see what my wife thinks of it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before February 14, 2013:

Into a pint glass:

A: light golden orange colored body that leaves a one finger white head, no carbonation is seen rising and has some light spider web lacing.

S: pumpkin up front and a fair amount of ginger comes through pretty strong. Some light malts come in as the beer warms.

T: same as above smells with added breadiness

M: medium, with a bitter afteraste and a nice creaminess that makes this definitely one of the better mouthfeels I've had in a pumpkin beer.

O: this is one of the better pumpkin ales on the market. Right now, I'm wishing I picked up a six pack of this.

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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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