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Leaf Pile Ale - Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bonbright7 on 09-19-2009)
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Reviews by bonbright7:
Photo of bonbright7


4.1/5  rDev +7.9%

The brewery poured this for me while I was picking up a 1/2 barrel of the Black Duck Porter. I shared the growler with friends at Bellport Beer and a few customers too. I liked the strong pumpkin-spice taste that was creamy like Cappuccino and the first aromas were very inviting. I couldn't tell what the abv was, but the medium to light bodied ale was very easy to drink. Having tasted a few other pumpkin ales this week, I was impressed with the quality of this one. It has more of the nutmeg and cinnamon spices to it than most other Pumpkin ales.

09-19-2009 06:09:01 | More by bonbright7
More User Reviews:
Photo of csmartin6

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-13-2012 22:03:41 | More by csmartin6
Photo of Billolick

New York

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%

Growler filled at Yorktown Beverage, Yorktown, NY.

Pours a nice warm shade of darker maple syrup amber, clear, head quickly departs leaving just a very fine collar and fine film. Lacing is next to non existent.

Nose is filled with the expected spices for the style: cinnamon, allspice, and a hint of cloves, nice.

Pumpkin and spice present here at about the level that I find pleasant, which I would say is on the lighter side of moderate. Some sweetness, but again its about a the right level, and the finish is pleasantly quite dry.

I typically am not a great fan of the style, but this one was quite enjoyable. Well done, more nice beer from Long Island.

09-17-2011 22:37:24 | More by Billolick
Photo of virinow

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-16-2011 03:46:13 | More by virinow
Photo of socon67

New York

3.7/5  rDev -2.6%

Poured from a growler at the brewery.

A - Orange and cloudy. Settles out a bit darker to an orange/amber color.

S - Smells strongly of pumpkin spice, and a little hoppy.

T - Tastes like a typical pumpkin ale. Nothing overly outstanding, but it is good and true to the style. Enough of the pumpkin flavor in the finish, with some sweetness.

M - A fair amount of carbonation. The beer is generally light bodies, but the carbonation makes it a little slow to drink.

D - It is drinkable, but I felt a little done with it having a second glass. Great for the season, and a solid job by Greenport.

10-31-2010 14:52:29 | More by socon67
Photo of Gmann

New York

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%

Pours a crystal clear dark amber color with a short lived head that settles into the faintest of rings. If it wasn't for the carbonation bubbles it would have a flat look.

The aroma has a spicy pumpkin scent. Cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg make up the main spice profile. Solid brown sugar notes as well. Very nice aroma.

The flavor is not nearly as spicy but takes on more of a pumpkin flavor with a bit of pie crust. The spices in the nose are there but more toned down which allows for the pumpkin flavor to come out. There is a unique bready quality that almost tastes like pie crust. Quite interesting. A bit of a lemony twang in the finish.

The feel is very light, near watery. Not much substance to the body. Fairly balanced, drinks well but feels a bit lifeless.

A nice pumpkin ale. Good flavor and aroma. The body is lacking but you can easily drink this brew.

09-10-2011 01:16:52 | More by Gmann

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-28-2013 17:32:50 | More by BLACKBEARDNY
Photo of metter98

New York

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%

A: The beer is cloudy amber/orange in color and poured with only a few bubbles floating on the surface. A very light amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of nutmeg and pumpkin in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but the nutmeg flavor isn't quite as prominent and blends in with the allspice and cinnamon. There are some hints of sweetness in the initial taste.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a low amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and goes down smoothly.

01-03-2011 02:03:57 | More by metter98
Photo of cestlavie

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-17-2011 05:25:26 | More by cestlavie
Photo of plaid75

New York

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%

Porured a dark copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured cinnamon, ginger and allspice. Light caramle sweetness detected as well.

The taste featured a dry pumpkin spice, moderate grainy malt and a touch of sweetness.

The mouthfeel was toward the drier side of the style.

Overall a tasty spiced ale that is refreshingly dry.

12-21-2009 15:45:44 | More by plaid75
Photo of JohnnyChicago


4/5  rDev +5.3%

On-tap at the Bridgeview Tavern; served in a shaker pint.

A: Bright orange body and a finger of off-white head. Looks like a pumpkin beer should.

S: Smells like a pumpkin you just cut into to carve. A twinge of musty hops are there too.

T: Nice pulpy pumpkin and earthy hops. No sweetness or spices.

D: It goes down easy and because its not sweet, you can drink it during dinner and not just desert.

Overall: In a seasonal sea of pumpkin beers that are actually pumpkin PIE beers, this one stands out. It reminds me of Smuttynose's. Good stuff!

11-09-2011 22:39:39 | More by JohnnyChicago
Photo of rippy27

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

12-31-2012 22:30:46 | More by rippy27
Photo of goodonezach

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

06-26-2012 22:18:02 | More by goodonezach
Photo of clay23

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-30-2014 02:28:44 | More by clay23
Photo of cosmicevan

New York

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%

picked up a 10oz sample growler of this about 2 hours ago. enjoyed from a greenport harbor pint.

a - brew poured a chestnut brown with a thin cream colored head that was gone in minutes leaving a thin skin of head and a ring around the surface of the beer. lacing was slick and spotty. although the color was dark, i could see through it especially when held to the light.

s - very festive. lots of fall spicing...like a craft store. pot pouri and pumpkins.

t - again very zesty. leafy. some nice hopping on the pumpkin and fall spices. definitely a twist on this one, but more in the realm of big pumpkin and fall spicing. i like it.

m - tingly. medium to light bodied...lots of festive spicing.

o - overall, this is more my speed...after just having a great south bay splashing pumpkin right before, this one is far superior for what i like in a pumpkin. not earth shattering, but a worthwhile beer to taste if you like pumpkin beers that are fall spiced forward. the hopping and leaf adds a unique twist on it too to give it some personality and distinguish it. i'd drink this one again, but as someone who is not gaga for pumpkin beers i couldn't drink it all night, but for the fans of the pumpkin, this is worth a try.

09-22-2012 00:39:05 | More by cosmicevan
Photo of Nezzy


3.88/5  rDev +2.1%

Had this on tap at Jimmy No 43's in Manhattan.

Appearance - slightly darker then a typical pumpkin beer. More brownish and slight head.

Smell - All the typical spices are upfront mainly cinnamon.

Taste - Fantastic. Was sweet without being overly sweet and tasted very much like a pumpkin pie. The flavors and spices were not overpowering and it was just a nice blend.

Mouthfeel - The fact that the beer wasn't overly sweet made it's mouthfeel really easy to drink. A tad more carbonated then I wanted but still good.

Overall - A surprisingly great addition to the pumpkin ale genre and would gladly drink again. Not sure how many I could drink in a night but something to look out for.

09-28-2011 02:16:14 | More by Nezzy
Photo of sirsteve42

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-23-2013 23:54:29 | More by sirsteve42
Photo of Roberto11232

New York

3/5  rDev -21.1%

10-12-2013 14:02:32 | More by Roberto11232
Photo of travishardy929

New York

4.75/5  rDev +25%

01-04-2013 00:44:05 | More by travishardy929
Photo of ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +9.2%

Had this on-tap at The Double Windsor in Brooklyn

This guy pours a dark orange with a thin off-white cap. The aroma is mainly of fleshy pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. However, the spices all take a back seat to the pumpkin. On the palate, this guy was sweet without cloying, and had a nice pumpkin pie filling quality. Medium body with light carbonation. This was a nice drinking pumpkin and one I would seek out.

12-03-2011 06:09:27 | More by ColForbinBC
Photo of JGam115

New York

3.45/5  rDev -9.2%

From my Untappd history.

A: Slightly darker orange then I would have expected, but a solid orange color.

S: Getting clove right off the nose, mixed in with some other spices that I couldn't put my finger on at the time.

T: Fruitful pumpkin upfront with an accompaniment of spices rather than a spice bomb.

M: Coats the palate well with great carbonation.

O: A very nice fall sipper that has a good balance of fruit and spices.

05-14-2013 13:46:53 | More by JGam115
Photo of dextermcgurk

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-16-2012 02:47:03 | More by dextermcgurk
Photo of vfgccp

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

08-25-2013 21:11:38 | More by vfgccp
Photo of mltobin


3.58/5  rDev -5.8%

Notes from a growler fill a few weeks ago in New York.

Appearance is amber with a short white head. Its` nose contains cinnamon, pumpkin, a sweet aroma overall. The taste of leafpile has more of the spices, subdued malts, some vanilla that balances it out nicely with a sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium with low levels of bitterness in the finish. A good beer for the late autumn season.

12-14-2011 02:25:52 | More by mltobin
Photo of ironchefmiyagi13

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-01-2013 00:45:26 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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Leaf Pile Ale from Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.