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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: 854
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 359
Gots: 183 | FT: 16
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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dar482

New York

4.61/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a deep amber orange color.

The aroma huge of sweet pumpkin, spices, cinnamon, tons of sweetness of a pumpkin crust, and some brown sugariness.

The flavor follows with this perfect melding of sweetness, pumpkin, a hint of spices, and then a creamy mouthfeel to back it up. There's almost this whip cream pumpkin flavor that combines with it that gives it a bigger body than it should have. What this beer does so well is that it's not pretending to be pumpkin pie, but really has that punch of juicy fruit real pumpkin in the front.

This really represents a perfect pumpkin pie in a beer. Pumking does a good job, but is a bit cloying on the sweetness. This has the perfect balance that really makes this the best pumpkin beer out there.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 04:08:00 | More by dar482
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.2%

10-28-2013 00:03:22 | More by Phillyz
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uncccegr

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

10-27-2013 03:09:21 | More by uncccegr
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FLenoci

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

10-27-2013 02:55:25 | More by FLenoci
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

10-27-2013 01:59:04 | More by zestar
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GlassFreeek

Illinois

4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Served from a 750ml bottle into a Wide tulip....

A: Darker than your normal pumpkin ale, except maybe something like DFH Punkin'. This has more of a light brown/amber murky look to it. Imperial looking, no doubt. I'm diggin it, sums up fall in a glass. Not much head to stick around.

S: WOW! This is not your ordinary Pumpkin Ale by any means... Huge sweet notes, desert beer qualities. Vanilla, pumpkin, apple pie, molasses, sweet dark figs, candied yams, brown sugar - fall beer heaven? More of an Autumn and fall smell than a strait up pumpkin spice, absolutely obsessed with this smell!

T: Just like the nose, the sweetness follows through with the best spice profile I can think of, almost too rich but just right! Drinks really smooth, not boozy like I heard last years version might have been. No off putting flavors what so ever, very easy and smooth drinking. This is an easy bottle to take down yourself. Imagine an organic pumpkin pie flavored apple sauce, that is what this reminds me of.

MF: Amazingly smooth and easy drinking, not bubbly or over carbonated. This is what I've been looking for in a fall beer.

O: I'd be surprised if you did a blind taste test of this and didn't pick out each flavor I listed. They are all there and so prominent, yet in perfect harmony. CCB went over the top with this beer, my new favorite fall release. Thankfully I have friends willing to send me bottles of this :D

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 01:57:14 | More by GlassFreeek
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MannyFL

Florida

5/5  rDev +16%

10-26-2013 17:58:31 | More by MannyFL
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campfirebrew

New York

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

10-26-2013 12:10:47 | More by campfirebrew
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andthevolcano

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

10-26-2013 03:35:19 | More by andthevolcano
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akang

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

10-26-2013 03:31:46 | More by akang
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

10-26-2013 00:03:45 | More by mmcnaughton
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CoolEthan

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

10-25-2013 04:22:59 | More by CoolEthan
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Piddmeista

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

10-25-2013 04:21:23 | More by Piddmeista
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

10-25-2013 04:19:56 | More by SocalKicks
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

10-25-2013 04:13:24 | More by TimoP
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ravot

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%

10-24-2013 05:47:03 | More by ravot
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jfstilling

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

10-23-2013 17:11:20 | More by jfstilling
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4/5  rDev -7.2%

10-22-2013 14:25:13 | More by trxxpaxxs
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mtrog313

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -13%

10-22-2013 02:27:25 | More by mtrog313
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Liberatiscioli

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -53.6%

10-22-2013 01:16:28 | More by Liberatiscioli
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danoeltico

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +16%

10-21-2013 20:08:57 | More by danoeltico
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vfgccp

New York

4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Great looking pumpkin ale. Maple amber body. Yellowed-paper head has ok retention and nice lace.

S - Whoa. Outstanding nose. Fresh banana nut bread and carrot cake. Banana, walnuts, molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar canned pumpkin, allspice, raisins.

T - Awesome flavor profile. This beer definitely lives up to the hype. Canned pumpkin, nutmeg, brown sugar, butterscotch, allspice, maple syrup, sweet molasses, cinnamon, graham cracker, vanilla. The only think missing are leaf piles and sweaters.

M - Thick, rich, smooth, and full bodied.

O - If you distilled fall, had your grandmother bake it into a pie, and then brewed a beer with it, this would be that beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 23:08:30 | More by vfgccp
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

10-20-2013 10:57:43 | More by williamjbauer
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zbodnar1

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

10-20-2013 03:04:14 | More by zbodnar1
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brudz2134

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

10-20-2013 01:51:23 | More by brudz2134
Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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