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Pumpkin Smash - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 86
Avg: 4.08
pDev: 53.43%
Wants: 19
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: anteater on 10-24-2013

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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 86
Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a murky, coppery dark brown with a thin blanketing of off-white head that laces slightly while drinking. The head coverage sticks around for a while, and there is no visible sediment. The nose is slightly peppery with muddled pie spices (clove, cardamon, cinnamon-like notes), but there is really no bite/pop to them. The spice profile makes way for smooth rum barrel brown sugar sweetness, pukey tartness, vegetal gourd, and a hint of booze (more prominent when it warms). The taste is a boozy pumpkin wash, with some tart barrel caramel/maple syrup, and muted spices. It's an overly boozy, medium bodied, semi-sweet sour with negligible spices, a confusing pumpkin profile, and challenging drinkability. I'm curious about what this beer was like fresh last Fall, but honestly don't enjoy what it's turned into.

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Photo of rlee1390
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Semi cloudy amber with some slight carbonation.

S-Good deal of pumpkin still, nice rum that seems to have mellowed out. Slight funk as well.

T-Starts with pumpkin nice mellow rum flavor with a tart finish.

M-Medium bodied, no alcohol heat, not much carbonation though.

O-I was worried about the rum barrel making it too sweet, but the beer was nicely balanced.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours a clear orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, caramel, toffee, rum, pumpkin, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour malt, rum, and pumpkin pie spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some interesting aromas and flavors.

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Brownish amber color with some lacing. Smells like the guts of a pumpkin that you're starting to carve. That's it. Very distinctly. Very cool and interesting. You get some of the oak and vanilla from the bourbon, limited spice, big clean pumpkin flavor on the mid palate, then only a light tartness. Very interesting beer. I quite enjoyed it.

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Photo of dirtylou
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on-tap at the barrelhouse

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I recall being served this beer at the 2012 Elysian Pumpkinfest - of course it was really just a shitty lager labeled as this. Finally, I get to try the real pumpkin smash...

One of the better pumpkin-oriented beers on the market - I dug the interplay of the typical Cascade lactose sourness with a rich pumpkin pie and spice mix. Cascade has been really impressive lately at crafting very high ABV beers that balance funk and richness. Good stuff.

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Pumpkin Smash from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.