Pumpkin Down - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: n/a
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Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: DoubleJ on 10-31-2013

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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 1
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3.42/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On-tap at Ballast Point itself. This beer is a combination of their Piper Down Scottish Ale and pumpkin ale, so it should be an interesting tasting. On to the beer:

Ruby amber colored with an orange hue, topped with decent head retention and a few spots of lace. The aroma is pleasant and brings fall to the air. Pleasing pumpkin pie spices dominate the nose, including nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon. Initially, the tastes started off strong with a pleasant smokiness of the base beer. Pumpkin pie filling is next. Allspice. The pumpkin spices don't show much in the flavor of the beer as they did the aroma, which means I'm left with a Scottish ale with spices. The malt has a note of astringency and some squaw bread. Could be better I think. It's a medium bodied beer with an acceptable level of carbonation.

Decent stuff. A few aspects could be smoothed out, but on the other hand, I haven't tried Piper Down in its virgin form, so I wouldn't know what could and what couldn't be worked on.

Pumpkin Down from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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