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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:
Photo of jmarsh123
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a red tinged orange with a thin wispy head.

Pumpkin spices dominate. Lots of cinnamon and nutmeg. Don't get too much real pumpkin out of this.

More pumpkin in the flavor. The spices are more subdued than the nose. A bit of nutmeg still comes in, but pumpkin is the featured flavor. Finishes with a little nutty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is pushing toward medium as is carbonation level.

I like when my pumpkin beers aren't overwhelmed by spices and this one fits the bill. It's nothing mind blowing, but a good large format pumpkin ale to share.

jmarsh123, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of hdelavega
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice burnt orange with a thick off white head.
Great aroma, roasted pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and clove.
Flavor keeps up with the nose. A great balance between the pumpkin and spice. I get more clove in the taste balanced by brown sugar.

hdelavega, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of andylipp
4/5  rDev -7.2%

andylipp, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of iemailjack
4/5  rDev -7.2%

iemailjack, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of sweatervest27
4/5  rDev -7.2%

sweatervest27, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of bespin15
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

bespin15, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of beergod1
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy orange. A decent dense foamy white head. Aroma is a nice blend of fall spices - nutmeg, cinnamon, etc. The flavor is more of the same but just bolder and with the added hint of pumpkin. Very creamy and tasty. This is EASILY one of my favorite pumpkin beers. Carbonation is spot on and it has a nice balanced mouthfeel. The 9% is hidden amazingly well making this very drinkable. Would LOVE to try this again sometime. Yes that is a trade offer.

beergod1, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of uturn
4/5  rDev -7.2%

uturn, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of IrishColonial
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

IrishColonial, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of TrickkyGangsta
5/5  rDev +16%

TrickkyGangsta, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Bogforce
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Bogforce, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Spider889
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Spider889, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of SuperFriends
4/5  rDev -7.2%

SuperFriends, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
5/5  rDev +16%

kjkinsey, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of BigMike
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I saved this one for Thanksgiving. Totally worth it!

A: Dark orange slightly burnt color. 1 finger of an off white colored head. Lot's of carbonation bubbles streaming. Nice looking pumpkin ale for sure.

S: First wiff reveals a ton of nutmeg. Lot's of allspice and cinnamon but none are over done. Smells well rounded. Also i get the pumpkin on the nose. It comes across like a butternut squash aroma.

T: Lot's of pumpkin. The spices shine too. Cinnamon, allspice, huge amounts of nutmeg. Definitely the best tasting and most well rounded pumpkin beer.

M: Medium bodied. Soft and chewy. Easy to drink. Alcohol is well hidden.

Overall: Hands down, the best tasting pumpkin beer i've had. Doesn't taste artificial. It's not too over the top. And it's balanced as hell as far as the pumpkin flavor and the spice. A very enjoyable beer.

BigMike, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of UncleE
5/5  rDev +16%

UncleE, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of chardlogic
5/5  rDev +16%

chardlogic, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of imperialking
5/5  rDev +16%

imperialking, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Texasfan549, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of MufflnMan
4/5  rDev -7.2%

MufflnMan, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of 13esd
5/5  rDev +16%

13esd, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of JayAre46
4/5  rDev -7.2%

JayAre46, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of n2185
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: pours orange with a finger of beige head that recedes into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: pumpkin spices up front with creamy vanilla aromas followed by yam and pumpkin notes with a sweet bready aroma.

T: again, pumpkin spices at first with some vanilla flavors. Slightly bitter pumpkin and bread flavors follow. Very slight alcohol presence.

M: medium body with lowish carbonation, this beer is a little watery.

O: a good pumpkin ale that could use a creamier body and more depth of flavor. Still, it smells great and is tasty.

n2185, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of rudzud
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Shared with jlindros after purchasing this gem up in Vermont. Poured into a Palm tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear copper hue with a nice offwhite head that leaves a nice thick blanket and great side lacing.

S - Wow, this is quite the pumpkin beer. Lots of nice cinnamon and nutmeg along with roasted pumpkin and some clove too. This really, really smells like pumpkin pie.

T - Oh my god is this tasty. Super pumpkin pie flavours. Creamy pumpkin puree, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. This is exceptional in all aspects of the taste. There is no over the top flavours with this, its pure home made pumpkin pie mix liquified into my glass.

M - Lower carbonation resulting in a smooth creamy mouthfeel though there is a slight crisp finish. Flows very nicely along the tongue.

O - Overall holy cow is this spectacular. Hands down my favorite tasting pumpkin beer. Excellent flavours with a very nice appearance and nose. Its worth saying again that the flavours are spectactular. Really wish I could get my hands on another bottle of this stuff.

rudzud, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of dcloeren
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured pumpkin orange with a finger of off white head. Decent legs and spotty wet lacing.

Smell was very faint. Some gourd, cinnamon, all spice and maybe some nutmeg.

Taste is very gourd forward with just the right amount of spice. Very tasty and worth bringing back from Florida.

Light to medium body with just enough carbonation.

Overall, this is a fantastic pumpkin ale. Just the right amount o spice and pumpkin. Not too much of either which I feel is the case with most. Very well balanced and tasty.

dcloeren, Nov 26, 2011
Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Cigar City Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 985 ratings.