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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: 1,010
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 490
Gots: 235 | FT: 20
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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4.56/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.84/5  rDev -10.9%
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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Sorry Pumking, this is the true king of pumpkin ales. Smell is obviously of pumpkin, allspice and cinnamon. For 8.5%, I got little to no alcohol burn on the back. The quintessential beer to celebrate autumn. Delicious. Highly recommended brew from Cigar City.

HeadyHopHead, Oct 01, 2014
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Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Cigar City Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 1,010 ratings.