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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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Ratings: 1,156
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 498
Gots: 262 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
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Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tpd975 on 01-03-2009

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
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Ratings: 1,156 | Reviews: 186
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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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.


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3.04/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not a huge fan of the style, but better than many pumpkin seasonals I've had.

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3.15/5  rDev -26.7%
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

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3.16/5  rDev -26.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

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3.32/5  rDev -22.8%

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3.4/5  rDev -20.9%

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3.44/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Probably amongst the best pumpkin beers I've had. Just not a big pumpkin beer fan

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3.45/5  rDev -19.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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