Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by gatorguy:
4.38/5 rDev +1.6%
A - Nice light ruby color, with a big creamy white head. Leaves good lacing.
S - Wow. Pumpkin smell hits hard here, with the spices adding a light, complimentary touch. This smells fantastic.
T - The nose was mostly right. Spices come up front first, maily cinnamon and cloves. Next comes the pumpkin, and a healthy amount of it. The taste of it is natural and mellow. The balance between the pumpkin and the spices is about perfect. Next comes a buttery, graham crust hint, not overly strong but you can pick it up. All spices comes in, along with some earthy hops to finish and balance it out. Slight pine bitterness in the very finish, and leaves an awesome alcohol warmth on the throat. Winner!
M - Pretty light for an imperial pumpkin ale, carbonation is slightly low but about right for the most part.
O - Excellent imperial pumpkin. Nails a nice balance, isn't too heavy, and comes off as natural. This is what an imperial pumpkin should taste like!
08-28-2012 17:45:55 | More by gatorguy
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4.1/5 rDev -4.9%
A - Pours a hazy orange-brown with almost two fingers of tan head. Head fades to a collar pretty quickly, but leaves some lacing.
S - Nice aroma. A bit of sweetness, but not too sweet. Smells of a bit of pie crust, with some cinnamon and other pumpkin spices coming through. Also some subtly sweet pumpkin note and a bit of brown sugar.
T - All of the notes of the smell are there, but with a nice subtlety. Tastes of a nicely spiced beer up front, with the pumpkin coming later. I like that this isn't overly sweet, or overly spiced. All the elements of a pumpkin pie, but in good balance with each other, and with the malt profile.
M - Medium mouthfeel. Has the mouthfeel of a spiced lager. A bit of creaminess.
O - A very nice pumpkin beer, one of the better examples I've had. Not too sweet, not overly spiced. Just a nicely balanced flavor profile that has the spice elements of a good pumpkin beer in combination with more of an earthy pumpkin profile.
10-11-2011 03:12:46 | More by warnerry
4.73/5 rDev +9.7%
This fall I had my first Good Gourd as my first beer for a tailgate; after most of the pumpkin hype season had died down. I poured it into a red wine glass (my best option) and immediately noticed that I liked the color and aroma much more than certain other pumpkin ales. My first sip, I was hooked. I bought up several more, two for this winter, and a few to age for next year. I picked the first one up for $13, and the next few for $14; and they were certainly worth the price IMHO.
12-31-2012 22:11:05 | More by mverity
4.8/5 rDev +11.4%
Absolutely phenomenal. Very dark in color with a slight head that boils down to nothing. Smells of fall. No other way to explain it, tastes like a very dark ale with many flavors and finishes off with the sweetness of pumpkin pie. One of the best CCB has to offer.
08-11-2013 03:27:38 | More by JayEvans813
4/5 rDev -7.2%
Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this growler.
The beer pours an orange-amber color with white bubbles. There is not much, if any, real head on the beer.
The aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon. Very nice smelling.
The flavor is reminiscent of pumpkin pie. I get a lot of sweet pumpkin, as well as some allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon and caramel malt.
Medium body with low carbonation. A very nice pumpkin ale.
09-29-2010 01:20:26 | More by Mora2000
3.98/5 rDev -7.7%
Acquired via LIF
A combination of orange, auburn, and copper with a very thin light, creamy off-white head. Not much lace or cling is left on the glass.
A nice Fall collection of aromas, especially as the beer warms: a bit of earth pumpkin, but not a ton, as well as a handful of spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. An appropriate and pleasant aroma.
The flavor follows the aroma very closely, with the spices leading the way. My favorite part of this beer is the sweet and earthy vanilla character that lingers after the swallow.
Medium mouthfeel with ample carbonation.
A very nice, somewhat spice-forward, pumpkin ale with a tasty creamy vanilla character also.
11-06-2011 15:32:53 | More by ehammond1
4.33/5 rDev +0.5%
A: Changing it up a bit, I poured this ale into my SA Perfect Pint. This brew pours a pretty pumpkin orange with a cream colored head.
S: The aroma is definitely amplified. There is a depth to the complexity of this brew that many others lack. Notes of pumpkin spice (as opposed to raw pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon, and a delicious tinge of nutmeg.
T: The flavor profile is equal as complex with pumpkin shining through. I love how all the spices in the nose come together on the pallet.
MF: Mouthfeel is medium and creamy.
Overall, this is a great pumpkin ale. Definitely top 5 for me, and one of the most noticeably complex pumpkins that I've had. On a side note, I noticed the bottle was a little better than on tap, and definitely better served a little warmer.
10-09-2011 22:42:13 | More by TKEbeerman
4.79/5 rDev +11.1%
A-Pours amber in color. Head fades fast. Lace is decent.
S-Aroma is amazing, Cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg shows above all else.
T- Pumpkin spice, Cinnamon nutmeg and brown sugar. The pumkin is so "pumpkiney" (if thats not a word it is now). Very Sweet to me.
M- Medium . covers the mouth with flavor.
O-Beautiful beer. CCB has not made anything that i don't like. This is by far the best Pumpkin beer in the world. Amazing A+++
10-01-2013 23:22:51 | More by Culture
3.08/5 rDev -28.5%
Pours an orange-amber with a off-white head that has decent retention.
Aroma: Pumpkin nose with malt taking a background role. Hints of spicing; certainly not overdone.
Promising aroma is not followed by good taste. There is a nice bit of pumpkin/squash flavor, but it is surrounded by a rather unpleasant earthy gourd flavor.
Medium body with moderate carbonation
10-04-2011 22:28:31 | More by chinchill
Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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