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Pumpkin Ale - Old Forge Brewing Company

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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.58%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Forge Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: AdamBear on 08-24-2013)
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CreightonSM

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-04-2013 01:06:07 | More by CreightonSM
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-03-2013 02:37:53 | More by IdrinkGas
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brheuer

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13.3%

10-01-2013 23:07:16 | More by brheuer
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bum732

Lesotho

2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

10-01-2013 02:01:32 | More by bum732
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

09-23-2013 15:46:44 | More by dfhhead25
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-23-2013 15:30:41 | More by ryser2k
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-22-2013 22:01:18 | More by jjd315
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.3%

09-21-2013 16:08:37 | More by xnicknj
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rjvanston

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-20-2013 01:19:16 | More by rjvanston
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-15-2013 19:55:43 | More by jbaker67
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-15-2013 01:57:00 | More by dgherm
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

09-14-2013 16:33:52 | More by bacher468
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themanilow

West Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +18.5%

Quite possibly one of the best Pumpkin Ales I've tasted. Subtle spices mixed in with the slight yet not overpowering taste of pumpkin. Certainly pick up on sweeter flavors such as the brown sugar. I would certainly seek this out as a yearly seasonal favorite.

09-14-2013 02:33:01 | More by themanilow
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

2.18/5  rDev -37%

Very mild vegetal aroma, not really pumpkin but maybe cooked squash. Taste is watery with a weak malt flavor. Minimal pumpkin and even less spice. The hop bitterness predominates in the finish. The adorable can is the best thing about this beer. Pity the brewing isn't as good as the marketing.

09-10-2013 18:11:21 | More by wattoclone
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ClarkHimself

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

09-10-2013 01:27:06 | More by ClarkHimself
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +8.7%

Snagged a can of this for $3.50. Into a pint glass
A - Off to a great start a 1/2 inch of opaque colored head that seems to stick around forever with great lacing. Color is a Nice bright orange yellow color rather dark but clear.
S - Not overbearing with spices mild brown sugar and vanilla if anything its mostly bright pumpkin flesh with a vegital squash smell.
T - To me it needs more sweetness from the vanilla and more spice. It does taste rather pumpkin which is good I guess. Very traditional After a few sips my palate does adjust to the vegital taste and it taste rather good.
M -Despite the lower than average ABV it does taste rather good. Light to medium yet the body is not too watery.
Overall I was sort of impressed with this as my first offering from Old Forge Brewery but with little spice or sweetness its not overly interesting but its not "uber hopped" which I appreciate. Above average overall.

09-09-2013 23:15:13 | More by DrDemento456
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TheNakedStiletto

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

09-09-2013 14:52:33 | More by TheNakedStiletto
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +15.6%

09-08-2013 00:38:47 | More by hoppymcgee
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +2.6%

Finally, a Pumpkin Ale in my favorite vessel - A 16 oz. can...

A - Just a tad more than two fingers worth of fluffy slightly billowing audibly fizzy light khaki colored head with a slight orange tinge... Decent retention... The head becomes creamier as it settles ultimately leaving a fairly thick full rich uber-creamy lacing... The color is a light to medium golden orange... A moderate bit of carbonation that rises in streaks that start at a pedestrian pace before reaching a quick pace towards the top of the glass... A very slight bit of lacing clings to the glass...

S - A pumpkin / gourd forward offering... Fresh pumpkin pulp... This first whiff is quickly followed by a wave of spiciness... The spices are highlighted by a nifty mix of clove and all spice... There is also some cinnamon present, but it takes a distant backseat to the other spices... Some light pie crust notes... There is the slightest whiff of vanilla buried deep down beneath the surface...

T - The spices seem to mostly disappear on the palate... The pumpkin puree is again the start... Very pleasant... There is a very subtle undertone of vanilla... Perhaps a hint of pie crust... The spices are almost none existent but do appear on the finish in a very muddled manner...

M - Light bodied... Limited carbonation... Unfortunately this one is a bit on the thin side of the equation... Rather uneventful mouthfeel... To be honest, it's actually more than a bit disappointing...

D - Promising appearance and aroma quickly give way to pedestrian flavor and dissappointing mouthfeel... Mix that with the 4.6% ABV and the end result is a rather quaffable but unremarkable Pumpkin Ale... I was eager to try this one, but was left a bit unsatisfied...

09-07-2013 02:29:46 | More by philbe311
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-05-2013 22:29:58 | More by JeffTheJuice
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-05-2013 02:16:52 | More by Knapp85
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-02-2013 04:10:16 | More by rfgetz
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Crimzy711

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.3%

09-01-2013 20:21:57 | More by Crimzy711
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

09-01-2013 12:26:39 | More by InspectorBob
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Buggies

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

08-27-2013 21:51:53 | More by Buggies
Pumpkin Ale from Old Forge Brewing Company
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