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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: 985
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 491
Gots: 233 | FT: 19
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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Ratings: 985 | Reviews: 164 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

KeyWestGator, Sunday at 08:18 PM
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4.76/5  rDev +10.4%

MattGrimley, Sunday at 03:06 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

mklisz, Sunday at 03:00 PM
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Enochase04, Sunday at 04:57 AM
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5/5  rDev +16%

Pumpkingg, Sunday at 04:46 AM
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

The beer pours a clear dark amber/brown with a thin off-white head that fades quickly. The nose is spice forward, but not distinctly pumpkin pie-like, instead it has a slightly cinnamon and bubble gum aroma. The taste has a similar bubble gummy/plastic spice presence, which dominates the sweet malty base and leaves little room for other expected pumpkin beer flavors i.e. caramelized sugars, vegetal gourd, grain, and yeast. Drinking this beer leaves the palate saturated by a medium-heavy bodied, boozy, punishing spice bomb. It's reasonably carbonated and sweet. This is a distinct and different kind of pumpkin ale, but the dominating bubble gummy spice profile is off putting

ThePorterSorter, Sunday at 02:36 AM
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4.36/5  rDev +1.2%

tedgelee, Sunday at 02:23 AM
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4.9/5  rDev +13.7%

Sarcar77, Saturday at 10:11 PM
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3.72/5  rDev -13.7%

Nichols33, Saturday at 09:14 PM
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4.36/5  rDev +1.2%

TWStandley, Saturday at 05:27 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

KCBeerNerd, Saturday at 03:09 PM
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3.6/5  rDev -16.5%

Beer21, Saturday at 12:49 AM
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Ludwigkpa, Friday at 05:50 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Very good beer. I won't do the breakdown, because I tried one week ago. It was very complex, and not overdone. I loved this brew. Cigar City rarely disappoints.

Jon_Rueben, Friday at 01:56 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

ToddHolder, Thursday at 06:57 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

JohnnieNepal, Thursday at 04:36 PM
Photo of gcamparone
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Acquired in a trade with tranquilocigars, thanks man!

Pours a deep amber transparent body with a fair white 1 finger head that reduces quickly. No lacing, little retention. Nice color though.

Heavy spices on the nose, cinnamon and nutmeg, vanilla, butterscotch, holiday spices, and PUMPKIN! It's nice to smell pumpkin in a pumpkin beer.

On the tongue is sweet malt, caramel, cinnamon-sugar upfront. The follow through is super pumpkiny, earthy, squashy, and real tasting. Tastes like pumpkin pie. Superb, balanced, and flavorful without being overbearingly sweet or spicy. Medium body and carbonation. A nice sipper.

This may be my new favorite pumpkin beer. Not artificial tasting, nice pumpkin-spice balance, and super tasty. Seek.It.Out.

gcamparone, Thursday at 02:43 AM
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4.1/5  rDev -4.9%

ari32, Oct 15, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev -0.2%

_morandi_, Oct 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Danimal25, Oct 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

random846, Oct 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Vinithing, Oct 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

earlholman, Oct 14, 2014
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3.61/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks again go to Big Daddy Cam for sharing this festive ale during Columbus Day Weekend.

Pours a dark orange/amber color. An off-white/yellowish head retains as a patchy cap and ring.

Smells like nutmeg, brown sugar, bready caramel, alcohol, spice, pumpkin spice mixed drink.

Taste is pretty heavy on the pumpkin spice, though good it comes off a little harsher here. Cinnamon and nutmeg particularly stand out, sweet caramel, vanilla, some toasted bread.

Medium body with decent carbonation, some alcohol heat, spice-laden sipper.

The spice flavors are pretty nice but a little over the top for me. Not usually a fan of higher ABV pumpkin ales, but this is probably one of the better ones I remember.

Chico1985, Oct 14, 2014
Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Cigar City Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 985 ratings.