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Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin AleGood Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale

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849 Ratings
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Ratings: 849
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 347
Gots: 179 | FT: 16
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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backbaybrewer

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -30.2%

05-27-2014 18:00:18 | More by backbaybrewer
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.03/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

cheers,
The CPJ

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2011 20:59:48 | More by THECPJ
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2011 22:28:31 | More by chinchill
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obiwan_k3n00bi

California

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

03-10-2014 17:58:07 | More by obiwan_k3n00bi
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user785335

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

10-31-2013 13:46:48 | More by user785335
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campfirebrew

New York

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

10-26-2013 12:10:47 | More by campfirebrew
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

01-06-2014 03:52:35 | More by ReeseMax3
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BiteTheBullet

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

10-11-2013 05:12:41 | More by BiteTheBullet
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Bloodbuzz99

Georgia

3.44/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

wow, big and boozy pumpkin beer. Strong nutmeg & cinnamon notes. Slightly thin tasting, so sweet no real character develops. Big time boozy aftertaste, reminds me of a fat Tuesday drink that tastes like a dessert and then you swallow and say 'damn, there was a ton of alcohol in that thing'. Glad I tried it, wouldn't seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 02:05:22 | More by Bloodbuzz99
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cyrushire

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

01-13-2013 06:37:13 | More by cyrushire
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

09-07-2013 13:06:06 | More by mwbrady12
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

03-23-2014 15:36:16 | More by greenspointexas
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BrewsandBlues

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

11-02-2013 20:36:00 | More by BrewsandBlues
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cfrances33

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

02-24-2014 15:53:32 | More by cfrances33
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james582

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

12-05-2013 14:47:03 | More by james582
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SourAddict

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

11-02-2013 05:06:22 | More by SourAddict
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dvsbizzyb

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

09-11-2013 07:11:48 | More by dvsbizzyb
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

10-09-2013 05:33:25 | More by Mikeypnh
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gbohl

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

10-03-2013 01:30:17 | More by gbohl
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RaggaD

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

10-19-2013 20:24:08 | More by RaggaD
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1Sundown2C

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

08-21-2013 03:33:39 | More by 1Sundown2C
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mattboyer182

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

10-12-2013 21:42:30 | More by mattboyer182
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

09-10-2012 03:33:25 | More by t0rin0
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MastaShonuf

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

08-20-2013 04:39:47 | More by MastaShonuf
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.53/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for acquiring and sharing this

Consumed 10/13/12

Appearance: Somewhere between dark amber deep orange - nice, off-white head - keeps a little cap and a nice ring, leaves some spots of lacing

Smell: Absurdly aromatic, it smells like walking into a candle store - tons and tons of spice, exploding with crazy amounts of cinnamon, ginger, and allspice - some pumpkin here, but it's mostly covered in the spice rack - some sugary biscuits and booze underneath

Taste:So much pumpkin pie spice - not just a large helping of premixed pumpkin pie spice, though, the cinnamon and ginger taste oddly fresh and exotic - interesting, but a bit over the top - caramel and some pale malts - a solid base - some pumpkin in the background, but everything is really overpowered by the spices - overly sweet, too

Mouthfeel: Medium body, thin compared to some other Cigar City beers (that require a spoon to eat), smooth, nicely carbonated, spices are a bit cloying

Overall: Great, if you're looking for a spice potion

So spicy. This beer seems to treat pumpkin pie spices like DIPAs treat hops; the more the merrier. I'm not sure if I really enjoy this. It's good, but it has some issues.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 01:08:33 | More by angrybabboon
Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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