1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Cigar City Brewing

Not Rated.
Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin AleGood Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,113 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,113
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 492
Gots: 257 | FT: 22
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,113 | Reviews: 177 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of rudabegga9
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of indurTheB
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of whitenads
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of sigepdreidel
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.3/5  rDev 0%

Appearance - The beer was a golden yellow color with a bubbly white head.

Smell - Unlike many pumpkin ales, the cinnamon does not viciously attack the sense of smell. Cinnamon and nutmeg are present, but the aroma is more noted for a generalized sweetness.

Taste - This is such a well balanced pumpkin ale. The cinnamon and nutmeg are balanced with an earthy pumpkin. Notes of smooth vanilla are also present. In the aftertaste, the cinnamon comes more to the front and lingers.

Mouthfeel - The vanilla gives the impression of a smooth mouthfeel. Carbonation is modest.

Overall - I might have a new favorite pumpkin ale.

Photo of jcb7472
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of SteveB3014
4.6/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Robyn
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of DrChadly
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jonjon82
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of gcare02
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of MrGone
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of tommyguz
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of rolltide
3.56/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of Fievel
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of PassMeAZima
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of skaboom420
3.6/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of JillMarch1027
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of GTJayG
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of ColSanders
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev -7%

The nose is like pumpkin bread with a malty pumpkin tone. The spices of nutmeg and clove are obvious in the aroma.

The flavor tends strongly to the creamy pumpkin sweetness, almost like the whipped cream on top of the pie was included. There is little to no spiciness, that I can tell and nothing in the way of malty pie crust, but mostly the pumpkin pie filling.

Photo of Valentno7
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of malfunxion
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of seavercm
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Cigar City Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 1,113 ratings.