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Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 1,078
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 485
Gots: 250 | FT: 21
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: 1,078 | Reviews: 175 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Vinithing, Oct 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

earlholman, Oct 14, 2014
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3.61/5  rDev -16%
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
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

chefduff2, Oct 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

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KJ2013, Oct 12, 2014
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muskiesman, Oct 12, 2014
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gettropical, Oct 12, 2014
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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

tranquilocigars, Oct 10, 2014
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HollyHops, Oct 10, 2014
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MrDarcy, Oct 09, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle into a snifter
2014 vintage

A: Pours a dark copper with reddish hues when held to light. Less than 1 fingers width of light khaki colored head, which dissipates down fairly quickly and leaves almost no lacing. 4

S: Lots of spice and a balancing sweetness. Tons of sweet malts, caramel. Some pumpkin, but its subtle. A good amount of cinnamon and some clove. Some booze. Very nice aroma. 4.25

T: Like the nose, theres lots of spice, although I cant exactly place which spice is most prominent. Behind that unique spice flavor, there is also cinnamon and clove. Pumpkin is more prevalent in the taste than the aroma. Some caramel malt. Quite unique, but I dont love it. 3.75

M/D: Full bodied, carbonation a bit heavier than I would like, ABV is well restrained but noticeable, drinkability is ok. 3.5

O: Its ok, a bit disappointing. I dont particularly gravitate towards pumpkin beers, and with that its not one of my favorite pumpkin beers. Dont think I would buy this one again. 3.75

zac16125, Oct 07, 2014
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DavidHume, Oct 07, 2014
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jason3125, Oct 06, 2014
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vermilcj, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

BeerMeBro720, Oct 05, 2014
Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Cigar City Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 1,078 ratings.