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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Pumpkin AleSmuttynose Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,517 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,517
Reviews: 794
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 71
Gots: 57 | 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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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-04-2011 00:17:14 | More by RoryOMoore
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iabeerbaron

Iowa

3.2/5  rDev -13%

Poured from the bottle. Deep orange amber pour with a cloudy look and a thick white head. The aroma has a pumpkin spice, vegetable aroma with a light toasted malt smell. Right away there are flavors of cinnamon, allspice and clove along with some pumpkin and vegetable and malt.

12-02-2011 23:46:41 | More by iabeerbaron
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blange3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-01-2011 21:37:49 | More by blange3
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barnzy78

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

12-01-2011 03:07:27 | More by barnzy78
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rudy611

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +35.9%

12-01-2011 02:29:49 | More by rudy611
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bluntedboywonder

New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-30-2011 21:29:38 | More by bluntedboywonder
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-29-2011 22:31:59 | More by kayrex
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tpauer

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-27-2011 03:23:50 | More by tpauer
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Yagman3000

New York

3.68/5  rDev 0%

Served from a 12 oz. bottle into a fluted British pint glass.

Appears chiefly orange with spots of gold where lighter. There's a nice creamy head sitting on top. It should be a nice creamer on the mouthfeel's start.

Smells of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and an earthy squashiness underneath it all. Balanced and pleasing.

Tastes surprisingly bitter and too perfumey after that.

Mouthfeel starts and ends with creaminess from the head with an effervescent middle.

While I gave it a few 4 ratings, the taste was off putting enough to reduce it a bit.

11-26-2011 03:55:14 | More by Yagman3000
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ryancorn

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-25-2011 22:33:29 | More by ryancorn
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DCon

Missouri

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%

Received a 12 FLUID OUNCE bottle of this in a trade w/ LarryG. Poured from the bright pumpkin labeled bottle w/ a Pumpkin on it, "Cucurbita Pepe" underneath the pumpkin (?), "ale brewed w/ pumpkin puree & spices", & the Smuttynose Seal on the neck of the bottle and cap into my 16oz Dewey's Pizza Pint Glass. Has BB DEC 2011 on the neck of the bottle.

Aroma- Has a wonderful sweet, pumpkin pie aroma with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. This sweetness may be due to the whipped cream left on top of the pie? Very nice!

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that has great retention. Has a light brown/darkest orange body color with no sign of clarity (very full bodied color). Leaves rings of lacing behind.

Flavor- And Spice it is! Starts with tons of spice and nutmeg flavors. Almost gets to the pumpkin flavor but comes a bit short. Very sweet finish and has a light amount of hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, High Carbonation, Smooth, and leaves interesting spice and cinnamon behind on the palate.

Overall Impression- A very nice spice and cinnamon combo beer but doesn't hit much of a pumpkin flavor. I do enjoy the body and mouthfeel of this one though! Could definitely enjoy this one again! One of my top 10 favorite pumpkin ales.

11-25-2011 19:14:55 | More by DCon
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-25-2011 18:03:58 | More by nmann08
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-25-2011 13:16:34 | More by nh2032
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Hophead717

Massachusetts

2.78/5  rDev -24.5%

A 12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass-not ideal, but it'll work.

A: Nice golden brown with a thin head that vanishes instantly. A touch of lacing remains along the side of the glass.

S: Pumpkin and nutmeg rush to your nostrils as you go in for a whiff. Hints of cinnamon and hops are also in play. I wasn't expecting any hops scents from my pumpkin ale.

T: Wow, hops. Upfront there's a momentary taste of pumpkin, but before you can savor it, a rush of bitter hops hits your tongue. The bitterness from the hops overwhelms any pumpkin flavor. As you finish the sip, the bitterness fades and a strong taste of nutmeg becomes apparent. No complex spices here at all-very straight forward nutmeg. I want to say it works, but sadly it doesn't. This is really a very strange beer-I'm not entirely certain how to score it. The hops seem really off for a pumpkin ale and since they overwhelm the pumpkin, I have to give it a low mark. The harsh, nutmeg taste sticks around well after you finish your sip, which isn't particularly pleasant either.

M: Thin to medium bodied and well carbonated. This is fine.

O: Definitely disappointed. I get very little pumpkin. It's essentially a light hop-bomb, with a nutmeg aftertaste. I will not be returning to this beer.

11-25-2011 02:50:22 | More by Hophead717
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-25-2011 01:35:32 | More by mdillon86
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-24-2011 15:05:55 | More by Rochefort10nh
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

11-22-2011 21:57:22 | More by brandoman63
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AJD1201

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-22-2011 14:32:36 | More by AJD1201
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-22-2011 13:51:24 | More by touchmeimsac
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KC9LDB

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-21-2011 23:38:11 | More by KC9LDB
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cfinch2

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-21-2011 06:00:51 | More by cfinch2
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muletrane

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

11-21-2011 04:21:17 | More by muletrane
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boxofrane

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-21-2011 01:56:16 | More by boxofrane
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-20-2011 19:56:34 | More by DoctorB2B
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beerman999999

New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-20-2011 19:19:58 | More by beerman999999
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,517 ratings.