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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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860 Ratings
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Ratings: 860
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 395
Gots: 186 | FT: 17
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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1/5  rDev -76.8%

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1/5  rDev -76.8%

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2/5  rDev -53.6%

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2/5  rDev -53.6%

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funkyaudio

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -47.8%

04-16-2014 03:13:43 | More by funkyaudio
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bsuedekum

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -42%

01-22-2012 21:21:06 | More by bsuedekum
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Arbitrator

California

2.7/5  rDev -37.4%

Chilled growler into a glass. Shared by the late chswimmer, who received them courtesy of HonusWagner. Thanks Ted and Mike.

Consumed as part of a pumpkin beer lineup. From notes.

A: Pours a cloudy amber body with at most a half pinky of off-white head.

S: It's... almost totally lacking in aroma. The main thing I pick up is a floral, soapy note. Weird.

T: It has a good flavor for the most part. It's sweeter than some of the other pumpkin beers on the table, with less emphasis on spice. More brown sugar and caramel than nutmeg and cinnamon, though those are also there.

M: A very well hidden 9%. It's not syrupy, but it is on the sweeter end of the spectrum against the others I've tried.

D: It's good, but in the tasting it was lower-end, and out of what I've tried in the style, it's near the middle. I'd skip it.

12-09-2010 08:09:56 | More by Arbitrator
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bcuz7

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -36.2%

10-11-2013 02:13:58 | More by bcuz7
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FullObs

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -36.2%

11-15-2013 00:51:20 | More by FullObs
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -36.2%

04-03-2014 16:40:09 | More by hmmmbeer10
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -36.2%

09-15-2013 03:06:08 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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KevieJames

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -36.2%

08-26-2012 23:43:25 | More by KevieJames
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PorterLambic

Florida

2.78/5  rDev -35.5%

Arrives a dark amber/ light brown color. Clear and brigjt with a small, off-white head that dissipates to a ring rather quickly. Some light, scattered lacing.
Smell is faint with notes of malt, root beer and naught else.
Taste is malty with some slight pumpkin and hop notes as well as the same root beer-like spices. Balance is good but lacking in depth and complexity.
Full body, lightish effervescence. Slighty drying finish with a hatsh, almost peppery burn on the tip of the tongue. Nutmeg perhaps? Not up to the usual standards of CCB.

09-28-2011 15:51:45 | More by PorterLambic
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Geoff413

Texas

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3/5  rDev -30.4%

11-23-2012 01:20:19 | More by jaswilson2
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Alabama

3/5  rDev -30.4%

11-22-2013 13:28:21 | More by grumpygerman
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -30.4%

09-12-2013 17:51:04 | More by CityofBals
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Hawaii

3/5  rDev -30.4%

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New York

3/5  rDev -30.4%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -30.4%

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THECPJ

Delaware

3.03/5  rDev -29.7%

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: copper orange with a 1 finger off white head

smell: nutmeg, cinnamon,

taste: pumpkin spices, sweet, malts

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, thin to medium body

overall: rather disappointing the beer needed some more body in my opinion. glad I got to try it just doesn't stand up to the better pumpkin beers.

cheers,
The CPJ

09-28-2011 20:59:48 | More by THECPJ
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -28.5%

Pours an orange-amber with a off-white head that has decent retention.

Aroma: Pumpkin nose with malt taking a background role. Hints of spicing; certainly not overdone.

Promising aroma is not followed by good taste. There is a nice bit of pumpkin/squash flavor, but it is surrounded by a rather unpleasant earthy gourd flavor.

Medium body with moderate carbonation

10-04-2011 22:28:31 | More by chinchill
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California

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

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Florida

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

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Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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