Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Cigar City Brewing

Not Rated.
Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin AleGood Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,116 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,116
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 489
Gots: 260 | FT: 22
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,116 | Reviews: 177 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Robyn
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of DrChadly
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jonjon82
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of gcare02
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of MrGone
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of tommyguz
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of rolltide
3.56/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of Fievel
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of PassMeAZima
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of skaboom420
3.6/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of JillMarch1027
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of GTJayG
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of ColSanders
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev -7%

The nose is like pumpkin bread with a malty pumpkin tone. The spices of nutmeg and clove are obvious in the aroma.

The flavor tends strongly to the creamy pumpkin sweetness, almost like the whipped cream on top of the pie was included. There is little to no spiciness, that I can tell and nothing in the way of malty pie crust, but mostly the pumpkin pie filling.

Photo of Valentno7
4.96/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of malfunxion
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of seavercm
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of EuphonicHops
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of worussell3
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Probably the best pumpkin ale I've had. They are too proud of it though ($$$$$).

Photo of Mfbda1daonly
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of spacecake9
4.9/5  rDev +14%

Poured into my Surly goblet....
A - Pours a hazy amber brown with a small foamy head that reduces quickly to a thin cover and ring. Looks great.
S - Not overpowering but a pleasant aroma of pumpkin and spices.
T - Medium strong pumpkin flavor with a hint of spices.
M - Medium creamy mouth feel, flavor hangs around for a good long time.
O - The key to any great beer is balance and this beer has it. The pumpkin and the splices are well matched to the beer, nothing is overpowering. Delicious, the best pumpkin beer I've tasted in 2014.

Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 1,116 ratings.