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Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 1,074
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 485
Gots: 247 | FT: 21
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of nick76
3.63/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The aroma is very spicy with pumpkin, cardboard, and caramel malt. The appearance is amber with an average head. The taste is a little like the aroma but has an astringent bitterness but it is definitely a pumpkin. The mouth feel is average. Overall I like this beer but I want more pumpkin and less bitter.

nick76, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of readbaron
3.63/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Dunt for the pour.

Pours out an amber orange pumpkin color with adequate foam.

Nose smells like fall, almost like a pumpkin pie. Pumpkin up front blended with cloves and a lot of sweetness.

Taste follows the nose - it's a pretty sweet beer up front. The pumpkin and spices are noticable, and it finishes with a bit of grainy, toasted, bready malt. Somehow - the more I sipped this - the less I appreciated the whole amalgamation. I did enjoy the pour, but think that if I had more than 5 or so ounces I'd have a hard time finishing it.

Feel is decent, well carbed, medium bodied, but a bit dry.

Overall, a bit dissapointing. I was hoping this would rival pumking or TREAT, but it doesn't quite make it there.

readbaron, Oct 25, 2011
Photo of jacwomyn
3.68/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer got better as I drank it. It has a vanilla taste to it but the vanilla got stronger later on. It is defiantly a better tasting beer than Schlafly but it is not as good as Pumpking to me. I would say that Good Gourd is my top 5 pumpkin beers to date. This beer was hard to find. I ordered it from Letspour.com online since the beer is from Fla.

jacwomyn, Oct 27, 2012
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3.72/5  rDev -13.5%

mpalestino, Sep 27, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -13.5%

Nichols33, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of IdrinkGas
3.73/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm glad pumpkin beer season is coming to an end. I keep buying them but I've never found one that stands out above the rest.

A: Golden caramel in color with a small white head.
S: Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and some sweetness.
T: Cinnamon and cloves mainly but it has a fresh gourd taste to it. If you have ever broken a gourd in half and smelled it thats exactly how this one finishes. Sort of odd after taste.

Drinks a little bit bigger than your typical pumpkin ale. Decent beer but nothing that really sets it apart from the others.

IdrinkGas, Oct 19, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

jtladner, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

kirkse, Nov 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

atoulouk, Nov 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

teamwiggum, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Shawnspl, Mar 02, 2014
Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Cigar City Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 1,074 ratings.