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Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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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%

Ravenacht, Oct 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

piconaut, Oct 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

AHunter062, Oct 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

ceberly, Oct 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

djre4orm, Oct 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

twizzbeatz, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big Thanks to kswartz for helping me get a hold of this one. The beer poured out as a nice vibrant orange color with a nice looking white head on top. The smell of the beer is sweet, some moderate spice notes and from what I can tell some of the freshest Pumpkin/Gourd aromas I've ever experienced from a beer. The taste of the beer is again sweet like the nose but balances out quite nicely with the subtle amount of spice that has been used. The mouthfeel of the beer is heavy, it's got a solid thickness to it, it's gently carbonated and goes down nice and smooth. Overall I really enjoyed this beer, one of the best Pumpkin beers I've had as of yet. I highly recommend this brew to anyone looking for something a little different to try than just a typical Pumpkin beer like most breweries are putting out. This one sets the bar pretty high in my opinion.

Knapp85, Oct 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

BWHD, Sep 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

genogirl, Sep 28, 2012
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M1A2, Sep 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16%

HamGlade10, Sep 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

swetsastonic, Sep 19, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Don’t review as much as I used to and it seems that I only feel motivated when I have time and am really impressed with a beer. Hats off to my buddy Chris for bringing me this beer.

Thick tan head that’s about 2+ fingers thick. As it melts some lace clings to the glass. The beer is a deep amber color with more brown notes than anything else

The aroma is wonderful.. Bright and full of spice. A bit like pumpkin bread.

Ok, this is a very good beer. The first thing I think of is this creamy nature to the flavor. My wife makes awesome pumpkin pancakes which are among my favorite. This taste very much like those including the creamy notes. Lots of spice and almost a nice almond flavor. The abv is not hot, but there is a subtle liqueur note to the finish. Quite nice and warming actually. The more it warms the more the actual pumpkin flavor comes to the forefront.

As mentioned a creamy nature to this and a bot warming. Wonderful and smooth.

A very good beer, bordering on special. This makes my top list of pumpkin beers with Pumking and DFH Punk’n. Definitely top 3.

Thanks Chris.

Reagan1984, Sep 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

mrebeka, Sep 16, 2012
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bbadger, Sep 16, 2012
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beernads, Sep 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

jivex5k, Sep 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16%

SineWaveFL, Sep 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

cjgarland73, Sep 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

t0rin0, Sep 10, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Originally had this on tap during my last trip to Tampa. Bought a 750 home and am currently enjoying the last few swigs.

Pours a hazy, dark amber with a rich two-finger head. Out-of-this-world nose: heavy allspice and cologne notes. Smells so rich and tasty, and definitely conjures all of the elements of pumpkin pie.

Taste follows the smell. Malty, spicy goodness up front with rich, creamy gourd backbone. Clear pumpkin pie spices predominate (cinnamon, allspice, clove, and nutmeg). Medium to full-bodied. The finish is a heavy on the spice with a mild, analgesic burn that is pleasant; this finishing piece reminds me a bit of pickled ginger. Two things I appreciate the most about Good Gourd: the booze is hidden and the finish is not cloying. These latter points are sometimes missed by heavier pumpkin ales.

A really wonderful pumpkin ale that would pair nice by the fireside. Probably also good with traditional fall desserts (i.e., pumpkin and apple pie) as well as homemade french vanilla ice cream. You might take a chance, too, and try pairing it with grilled pork loin.

Zraly, Sep 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

AltimusPrime, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of Shaw
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My first pumpkin ale of the season.

The first time I've had this beer in the bottle. Last was a growler in 2010.

A lovely orange/amber in color with lots of carbonation and a short tan head.

Big aroma of spices like cinnamon.

It's sweet, but not cloying, with lots of spice and pumpkin flavors.

Big body is great.

Overall this is one of the better pumpkin ales out there. Seek it out.

Shaw, Sep 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

tommyd313, Sep 03, 2012
Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Cigar City Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 985 ratings.