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Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 888
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 444
Gots: 198 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
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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1/5  rDev -76.8%

PJ721, Sunday at 02:34 AM
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1/5  rDev -76.8%

joshwith, Oct 24, 2012
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1/5  rDev -76.8%

BrentLinkin, Jun 16, 2014
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1.28/5  rDev -70.3%

drinkfella, Aug 25, 2014
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2/5  rDev -53.6%

Cascade77, Aug 06, 2013
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2/5  rDev -53.6%

Liberatiscioli, Oct 22, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -47.8%

funkyaudio, Apr 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -42%

bsuedekum, Jan 22, 2012
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2.7/5  rDev -37.4%

Chilled growler into a glass. Shared by the late chswimmer, who received them courtesy of HonusWagner. Thanks Ted and Mike.

Consumed as part of a pumpkin beer lineup. From notes.

A: Pours a cloudy amber body with at most a half pinky of off-white head.

S: It's... almost totally lacking in aroma. The main thing I pick up is a floral, soapy note. Weird.

T: It has a good flavor for the most part. It's sweeter than some of the other pumpkin beers on the table, with less emphasis on spice. More brown sugar and caramel than nutmeg and cinnamon, though those are also there.

M: A very well hidden 9%. It's not syrupy, but it is on the sweeter end of the spectrum against the others I've tried.

D: It's good, but in the tasting it was lower-end, and out of what I've tried in the style, it's near the middle. I'd skip it.

Arbitrator, Dec 09, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -36.2%

bcuz7, Oct 11, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -36.2%

FullObs, Nov 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -36.2%

hmmmbeer10, Apr 03, 2014
2.75/5  rDev -36.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -36.2%

KevieJames, Aug 26, 2012
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2.78/5  rDev -35.5%

Arrives a dark amber/ light brown color. Clear and brigjt with a small, off-white head that dissipates to a ring rather quickly. Some light, scattered lacing.
Smell is faint with notes of malt, root beer and naught else.
Taste is malty with some slight pumpkin and hop notes as well as the same root beer-like spices. Balance is good but lacking in depth and complexity.
Full body, lightish effervescence. Slighty drying finish with a hatsh, almost peppery burn on the tip of the tongue. Nutmeg perhaps? Not up to the usual standards of CCB.

PorterLambic, Sep 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev -30.4%

Geoff413, Jul 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.4%

kevgod, Sep 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -30.4%

jaswilson2, Nov 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -30.4%

grumpygerman, Nov 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -30.4%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -30.4%

Nayr, Apr 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.4%

beefsquatch, Jun 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.4%

backbaybrewer, May 27, 2014
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3.03/5  rDev -29.7%

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: copper orange with a 1 finger off white head

smell: nutmeg, cinnamon,

taste: pumpkin spices, sweet, malts

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, thin to medium body

overall: rather disappointing the beer needed some more body in my opinion. glad I got to try it just doesn't stand up to the better pumpkin beers.


THECPJ, Sep 28, 2011
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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

chinchill, Oct 04, 2011
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Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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