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Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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1,088 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,088
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 485
Gots: 250 | FT: 21
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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4/5  rDev -7%

jaymo18, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

atrocity, Oct 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

HookemHoos, Oct 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Google it, everyone will say the same and so do I.

Buy two, if possible, drink one now and the drink one in a year or so when the hops have retired more-so. A whole different beer.

No bitterness or whim-like ingredients to see what happens. This was tested and approved unanimously over, and over and over and over again.

floridadrift, Oct 30, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

markgugs, Oct 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Dag48, Oct 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

iamcalledjason, Oct 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

WeizenGuy, Oct 29, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +1.2%

Beer4B, Oct 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

One of the better Pumpkin beers being made today. I've had this on Nitro at the brewery and also from the bottle. Nitro gives it a bit better mouth-feel but overall, they both pack a lot of spices and pumpkin flavor without taking away from the beer. One of the only pumpkin brews that I see out annually.

Mangbus, Oct 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

EffingBob, Oct 28, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a nice copper color. Aroma is mostly spice; nutmeg & allspice. Aroma is slightly boozy. Nice mouthfeel, good body. Taste is a nice balance of spice, pumpkin, and malt. A little sweet at first but smooths out as the beer warms up.

Overall this is an excellent pumpkin ale. It is not a sickly sweet pumpkin pie ale. The spices, although prominent are not over powering. I highly recommend.

Smokesnotes, Oct 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

heystevec, Oct 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

1,000th Rating of Good Gourd! Great beer!!

mrjmann, Oct 27, 2014
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1.08/5  rDev -74.9%

chazrazalas, Oct 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

mxracercam, Oct 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

Freehouse, Oct 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

DaftPatrick, Oct 26, 2014
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4.79/5  rDev +11.4%

Domvan, Oct 25, 2014
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3.16/5  rDev -26.5%

Algar11, Oct 24, 2014
Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Cigar City Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 1,088 ratings.