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Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 1,080
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 485
Gots: 251 | FT: 21
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Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Legend has it that when a pumpkin comes into the world it is possessed by either a good or an evil spirit. Ours got all the good baby! Bursting with real pumpkin flavor and yummy pumpkin spices including Ceylon cinnamon, Jamaican all-spice, Zanzibar cloves and nutmeg, Good Gourd is a celebration of Fall and that spookiest of holidays, Halloween. Pair Good Gourd with pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie and costume parties.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: tpd975 on 01-03-2009)
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

sigepdreidel, Sunday at 06:55 PM
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4.3/5  rDev 0%

Appearance - The beer was a golden yellow color with a bubbly white head.

Smell - Unlike many pumpkin ales, the cinnamon does not viciously attack the sense of smell. Cinnamon and nutmeg are present, but the aroma is more noted for a generalized sweetness.

Taste - This is such a well balanced pumpkin ale. The cinnamon and nutmeg are balanced with an earthy pumpkin. Notes of smooth vanilla are also present. In the aftertaste, the cinnamon comes more to the front and lingers.

Mouthfeel - The vanilla gives the impression of a smooth mouthfeel. Carbonation is modest.

Overall - I might have a new favorite pumpkin ale.

JohnnyHopps, Sunday at 05:09 PM
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4/5  rDev -7%

jcb7472, Sunday at 06:54 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Robyn, Saturday at 03:43 PM
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4.4/5  rDev +2.3%

DrChadly, Saturday at 02:09 AM
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

jonjon82, Nov 21, 2014
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gcare02, Nov 20, 2014
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MrGone, Nov 20, 2014
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tommyguz, Nov 20, 2014
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rolltide, Nov 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4/5  rDev -7%

PassMeAZima, Nov 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

ColSanders, Nov 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

The nose is like pumpkin bread with a malty pumpkin tone. The spices of nutmeg and clove are obvious in the aroma.

The flavor tends strongly to the creamy pumpkin sweetness, almost like the whipped cream on top of the pie was included. There is little to no spiciness, that I can tell and nothing in the way of malty pie crust, but mostly the pumpkin pie filling.

KYGunner, Nov 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Valentno7, Nov 15, 2014
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Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Cigar City Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 1,080 ratings.