Pumpkin Ale - Long Ireland Beer Company

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Pumpkin Ale
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 19.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Long Ireland Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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(Beer added by: John on 10-04-2011)
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Reviews by BlurryVisi0n:
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3.35/5  rDev +4.7%
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!

More User Reviews:
Photo of greenhorn
1/5  rDev -68.8%

Photo of Griffith
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of socon67
3.55/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Orange pour that is cloudy with some carbonation. Biege foam retains well and laces the galss in clumps.

S - Scent of pumpkin, and less on the spicy side. Kind of refreshing to go against the trends here.

T - Light drinking ale that over time has less pumpkin flavor. Some light malt is tasted.

M - Easy to drink beer that went well with snacks. Some carbonation, but farily light bodied beer.

O - Decent enough, and its local. Not a standout fall seasonal, but worht a try.

Photo of KRella
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Bieniek30
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of meno19
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of Gmann
3.36/5  rDev +5%
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.

Photo of scootny
2.55/5  rDev -20.3%
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.

Photo of ZenBiscuits
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of campfirebrew
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Rattle n' Hum, New York, NY

A: The beer is slightly hazy orange amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down and left a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of sweet pumpkins in the nose.
S: The taste has flavors of pumpkins and a slight amount of sweetness; the finish tastes like a Jolly Rancher candy.
M: It feels a little shy of medium-bodied and slightly smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Thus beer is a little unusual compared to other beers in the style because it is all pumpkins and no spices, but if that is your cup of tea this might be a beer for you.

Photo of cestlavie
4/5  rDev +25%

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +25%
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.

Photo of thereal_adam
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of tobelerone
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of nyyfanatic213
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Suds
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

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3.28/5  rDev +2.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of antman27
2.24/5  rDev -30%

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3.6/5  rDev +12.5%

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Pumpkin Ale from Long Ireland Beer Company
76 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.