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Splashing Pumpkin - Great South Bay Brewery

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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great South Bay Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-20-2010)
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3.2/5  rDev -8.8%

alucard, Monday at 06:10 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Griffith, Sunday at 07:43 PM
Photo of theBubba
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Poured a slightly dark amber. Head was gone quickly. Lacing almost as quickly. I'm looking at a half glass of flat beer.
Smell is of malt and the typical "pumpkin" spices. Cinnamon and clove.
Thin body and carbonation that really didn't hold up.
Taste was to be expected but the bitterness that lingered wasn't. 25 IBU? I dunno.
I live near the Great South Bay and have tried to be a local fan. But their stuff has constantly disappointed me. And I've tried most of them. I know IPA's are the current trend and so the bitterness works its way down the beer chain, but how about the guys at GSB try something a little more malty and heavy bodied?

theBubba, Sep 14, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

JohnDee, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear dark reddish amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down rather quickly, leaving bits of lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of pumpkin spices are present in the nose—allspice and nutmeg seems to stand out in particular—along with slight hints of pumpkins.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except that the pumpkin flavors are a little stronger and there are also some initial hints of sweetness and notes of cinnamon. The spices linger through the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This pumpkin ale seems to be a lot spicier compared to other beers in the style. It could be an interesting selection for someone who isn't looking for something sweet.

Serving type: bottle

metter98, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Mack, Sep 11, 2014
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brbrocc, Sep 06, 2014
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moscow2042, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Vonhinx, Aug 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

1Sundown2C, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

paulish, Aug 15, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +8.3%

Edlc8, Aug 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

MightyBeerGod, Aug 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

sirsteve42, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

vfgccp, Nov 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

pastramionrye7, Oct 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

GFD400, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

BltByKrmn, Oct 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

ygtbsm94, Oct 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

PsilohsaiBiN, Oct 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

VonZipper, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

pjkelley82, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of plaid75
3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a medium hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was little retention and lacing.

The smell featured a rindy, fleshy pumpkin with mild spices.

The taste was likewise vegetable infused with the fresh fleshy pumpkin cut by a soft medley of pumpkin pie spices.

The mouthfeel was chewy with a dry finish.

Overall a very tasty and fleshy pumpkin ale.

plaid75, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of Billolick
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler filled at the brewery yesterday

Pour is clouded, dull, and lighter browinsh amber. Minor head, thin collar and some fine strands of lace

Nose that I get is some light toast as well as an earthy note.

Middle of road tasting ale, with a moderate at best pumpkin flavor component. I like a beer to taste like it is advertized, and this one could use a few more pounds of pumpkin puree. Pleasant enough, easy drinking, carbonation on point, but not a stand out of the style.

Billolick, Nov 19, 2012
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Splashing Pumpkin from Great South Bay Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.