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Good Gourd Almighty - Cigar City Brewing

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Good Gourd Almighty
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228 Ratings
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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 84
Gots: 61 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Good Gourd Almighty is an Imperial Pumpkin Ale brewed with copious amounts of pumpkin with Ceylon cinnamon, Jamaican all-spice, Zanzibar cloves and nutmeg added, and then aged in rum barrels.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-25-2013)
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kscaldef

Oregon

2/5  rDev -53.4%

03-10-2014 01:21:01 | More by kscaldef
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Pipelovejoy

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -35.9%

02-23-2014 23:02:25 | More by Pipelovejoy
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inkdemention

Nevada

3/5  rDev -30.1%

03-01-2014 05:13:32 | More by inkdemention
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josephwa

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -30.1%

04-23-2014 23:39:32 | More by josephwa
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kjrod20

New York

3/5  rDev -30.1%

06-18-2014 17:37:07 | More by kjrod20
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tourdot

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

01-26-2014 21:15:36 | More by tourdot
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goalie33

New York

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

02-24-2014 20:03:11 | More by goalie33
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

12-22-2013 06:21:14 | More by yourefragile
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev -19.6%

El Cat member here, & have to admit I'm not wild about pumpkin beers, so this was low on my list of things I was excited about. But hey, here we all are. 750ML bottle split with my wife while watching Minority Report.

The pour looks like hideously pureed pumpkin brain: dark orange & murky as the Mississippi in high spring water. Smells like pumpkin gingerbread cookies. And that's all I have to say about that.

Good Gourd Almighty is fucking weird: I have never put anything like this into the sacred temple of my body. Follows the nose to a 'T' except for the rum: there's a strong cross-current of rum loveliness soaking the cookies. The pumpkin is light, thank the Great Pumpkin, & it is cut with a double-fist of spicing. A weakness is the heaviness, this feels like a glut of heavy oil in the stomach. Half a bomber? Probably a bit too much, honestly.

Interesting is the highest compliment I can pay this & the El Cat beers I've had to date have certainly been unique. This one is too heavy & deep to really hit the bullseye, but still a pretty good beer.

04-20-2014 03:42:44 | More by maximum12
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.48/5  rDev -18.9%

Bottle shared with Beastmaster. Pours a super murky orange brown color with a half finger yellowish head that recedes quickly. Aroma is overwhelming rum booze--smells like white rum rather than a spiced or dark rum unfortunately--some sweetness, some sour vinegar. Sure hope this isn't infected. Aroma improves dramatically as this warms. more Vanilla cream and squash aroma. Flavor is not sour, thank goodness. Big time rum up front fades into a beautiful sweet medley of vanilla cream and sweet butterscotchy pumpkin. The massive rum up front isn't my favorite, but the wave of amazing vanilla cream pumpkin that comes afterward and lingers on the palate is superb. Super low carbonation, nearly none, and medium thick mouthfeel that I am not a huge fan of. Overall this needs improvement but that lingering vanilla cream flavor saves it and makes this a rich treat good enough for sipping. But I was extremely disappointed here and not sure what CCB Koolaid everyone else is drinking...

12-08-2013 20:49:31 | More by BMMillsy
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

05-17-2014 23:55:07 | More by largadeer
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masterofsparks

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

06-29-2014 12:59:28 | More by masterofsparks
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DustinSWB

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

05-04-2014 23:29:21 | More by DustinSWB
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

02-02-2014 00:18:39 | More by nmann08
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Devman171

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

02-03-2014 15:43:50 | More by Devman171
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james582

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

12-08-2013 02:56:15 | More by james582
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eggs

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

01-06-2014 20:28:08 | More by eggs
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HitchSlap

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

01-24-2014 23:39:58 | More by HitchSlap
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

12-15-2013 04:41:33 | More by bsuedekum
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.55/5  rDev -17.2%

Thanks to the members of El Catador Club for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Bottled 10/18/13.

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy beige head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, earth, and rum aromas. Taste is much the same with pumpkin spice and rum flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with spice qualities that are more individually distinct in the aroma.

02-23-2014 20:49:22 | More by UCLABrewN84
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

03-02-2014 20:29:05 | More by tectactoe
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cjgator3

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

12-25-2013 19:55:14 | More by cjgator3
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cardsfan

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

11-14-2013 03:33:05 | More by cardsfan
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sblank

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

06-12-2014 12:36:02 | More by sblank
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

05-17-2014 23:56:56 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Good Gourd Almighty from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.