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Pumpkin Ale - Long Ireland Beer Company

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Pumpkin Ale
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 19.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Ireland Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: John on 10-04-2011)
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Photo of Suds
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

This is an amber colored ale with a slight head an nice clarity. The aroma is of pumpkin spice and a touch of malt. The flavor is balanced, with some malt backbone. Spice is pleasant and not overpowering. A bit more sweetness could help the beer, although I'm happy with the restrained spice. The body is medium-full, and the finish is more subtle than I expected. Not outstanding, but good.

Suds, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Lon
4.8/5  rDev +49.1%

Lon, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of ZenBiscuits
3/5  rDev -6.8%

ZenBiscuits, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of dextermcgurk
3.28/5  rDev +1.9%

dextermcgurk, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Griffith
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Griffith, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of Nolen12
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Nolen12, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of jkball01
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

jkball01, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

DrunkinYogi, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of campfirebrew
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

campfirebrew, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of Bieniek30
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Bieniek30, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of Vermonthiker
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Vermonthiker, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of KRella
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

KRella, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.35/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Light transparent amber with medium bubbles on the body, straight white head that rose to roughly one figer's length.

Smell: bland nutmeg scent, comes and goes.

Taste: Strong pumpkin feel with light hit of cinnamon, light spiciness. Not anything crazy, but delivers.

Mouth: Medium carbonation. Smooth barely sticky though.

Overall: not bad, picked it just to have something different but in actuality it's not. I would say grab it if you need a pumpkin beer but wait if you want something better. Grab a glass and drink up....Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of longisland1983
3/5  rDev -6.8%

longisland1983, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of KidKrafty
3.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured in a pint glass. The beer is a clear orange/amber color with a white head that thins to a ring. The aroma is nutmeg and cinnamon. The taste is a lightly spiced pumpkin pie flavor. Medium bodied and very easy to drink. This beer is enjoyable and sessionable as the spices are not overpowering in any way.

KidKrafty, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.21/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Has almost no nose at all, hint of spice only. Pours deep amber, headless. Taste: Pumpkin?? This is more a nutmeg cinnamon ale with possible tea flavors. It might have been walked by a bale of hops, but it does not seem there is any in this! It is mild, almost bland. Take Coor's Light and add spices and you might have this. In fact, do that if you can't find this in your area!
My wife just took a sip and liked it! She who loves Miller Light!! Overall, run of the mill; hard to believe from same brewer of the magnificent Celtic Ale!

CaptJackHarkness, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Gmann
3.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The beer is an orangey amber color with a wispy white head that settled into a small ring. Nothing too exciting.

The aroma is of an amber base malt. Some lemon and tea notes. The pumpkin/pumpkin spice is light. Cinnamon and nutmeg standout, perhaps some clove. Kind of a sour aroma from the base beer.

The taste has a nice spice profile. Again, cinnamon and nutmeg standout. There is a hint of brown sugar and vanilla. Some pumpkin flesh flavors. The malt brings a lemony sour aspect to the flavor, which drys up the beer and offsets the sweetness. I'd prefer for the sweetness to come out just a little more.

Moderate feel with tingley carbonation. Starts off sweet on the palate but quickly turns dry and slightly sour.

An average pumpkin ale. The spice was nice but it is overpowered by the amber malt. I would like to see it a notch smoother and sweeter.

Gmann, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of 1Sundown2C
3/5  rDev -6.8%

1Sundown2C, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of JamesGWittel
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

JamesGWittel, Aug 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

TychoNDC, Jul 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

nyyfanatic213, Jul 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

tobelerone, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Hurricane Wings, Hauppauge, NY.

Poured a slightly hazy burnt orange hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured fresh pumpkin rind, burnt caramel and light nutmeg and cinnamon.

The taste consisted of a pumpkin flesh, clean caramel malts, toasted bread and a dry pumpkin pie spice medley.

The mouthfeel was pleasantly clean.

Overall a tasty and straightforward pumpkin ale.

plaid75, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of sneaks2210
2.25/5  rDev -30.1%

sneaks2210, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of scootny
2.55/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Really nice deep coppery amber with a white head of decent proportions. Lace here and there. Smell is not a good thing. Sulfur and pumpkin. Sour wine notes. Tast is just as lacking and in the same vein. Better as it warms but still not a cohesive pairing of pumpkin and barley. There is little to no spice but that is not a necessary demerit. The problem is in the overpowering rotten egg notes and tannic bitterness. Malt is there but veiled by vinous sourness. Earthy hops are decent. Finish is crisp and dry. Feel is also crisp and light with a good overall carbonation. It definitely gets better as it warms up but it never comes together. The nose is a bit abrasive and never completely settles. Taste has a lot of elements but is not tied together well imo. With a little refinement this cold be a good solid offering but as it stands now I am not looking for this one again and I love pumpkin beers.

scootny, Nov 03, 2012
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Pumpkin Ale from Long Ireland Beer Company
76 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.