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Crooked Tooth Pumpkin Ale - Phillips Brewing Company

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Crooked Tooth Pumpkin AleCrooked Tooth Pumpkin Ale

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85
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: BDTyre on 10-31-2008

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Scrylol
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color with a finger of pale white head that retains. Doesn't seem to be leaving much lacing. A bit surprised as most pumpkin ales I find are usually more on the darker color side.

Slight floral pumpkin notes back strong aroma of spices: nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger. Nice smell.

Bit of pumpkin notes flow from start to end, a bit of roasted malts taste, and some spices. Hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. Little bitterness. Slight sweet caramel-like flavor to it. Subtle flavors. Very, very nice.

Medium body, and feels right for the style. Unfortunately the carbonation was a little bit too much.

A very good pumpkin ale by Philips Brewing. A bit too much carbonation present, but had a nice mix of pumpkin and spices. Also the label on the bottle looks amazing.

Photo of BreWolf
4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've seen this seasonal last year on the shelves. I regret not trying it then because it's really good.

Comes in the typical Phillips seasonal bottle. 350ml brown stock. Some dark October artwork on the label. A sinster looking crown in a dark corn field with a three eyed jacko-lantern and a full moon.
Pours out and looks like a regular pale ale type beer. Nothing special here... The taste is quite pleasant, but what gets me is the pumpkin pie after taste! Seriously, this surprised me in a good way.

I'm definitely going to buy a few more bottles of this stuff.

Photo of BDTyre
4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably one of the best pumpkin ales I've had. The appearance is strictly pale ale: amber with a white head.

But everything else is pumpkin: the smell, though light is savoury pumpkin with a brown sugar kick. Molasses and spices come through - if you took an ale and dumped it over a fresh, homebaked pumpkin pie this is what you would smell. You can even pick up hints of crust, though I'm sure the pumpkin smell is merely suggesting this.

Slightly bitter, sour pumpkin taste. Decent dose of spices, vanilla, molasses and brown sugar. It almost tastes like a pumpkin pie, but with a sour aftertaste. I think the pumpkin is almost too strong...this could stand to be a bit sweeter.

A very great brew, and a nice treat and this time of year. It leans a bit on the sour side (many pumpkin ales tend to be overly sugared).

I must say, as of late, I've been very impressed by Phillips. For many years, Matt Phillips seemed to be "finding himself." I never knew what to expect from bottle to bottle, but over the past two years or so, Phillips has consistently done excellent beers.

Photo of ritzkiss
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650ml bomber from Hillside Liquor in Victoria. Pours a nice orange hue with a finger of head.

Nice pumpkin beer that errs on the side of drinkability. A heavier hand on the spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, perhaps even a hint of ginger, some vanilla. Really meaty pumpkin notes, a light hop bittering in the finish. Not overly sweet so it doesn't feel like the pumpkin pie that some do but this is quite drinkable with its smooth mouthfeel and hidden ABV. Very nice.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of LampertLand
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Phillips Brewing 'Crooked Tooth' @ 5.0% served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6

A-pour is a pale gold from the bottle to a rich amber/orange in the glass with a small off white head leaving a streaky lace along the pint

S-smells more of cooked pumpkin's than pumpkin pie , butt there is a lot of cinnamon thru-out

T-crisp and clean , smooth going down , especially after trying Crooked'er Tooth

MF-ok carbonation , mellow medium body

Ov-ok beer , good Pumpkin Ale , probally Victoria's favourite local Pumpkin Ale , sell's out quickly

prost LampertLand

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of maclean25
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've enjoyed every Phillips beer I've ever had so I had high expectations. I got a single 650 mL bottle in northern BC.

It poured with a moderate amount of off-white head. The body is hazy and orange. The aroma is mostly of pumpkin and nutmeg with a small amount of maltiness or yeast in the background. The taste is also mostly of pumpkin and nutmeg but there is also cinnamon and hops in there. This has more pumpkin taste than I've previously had in other pumpkin ales. I find it oddly smooth and refreshing. There is a medium body and perfect carbonation.

Overall, it has the quality I have come to expect from Phillips. It is not overloaded with spices like some other pumpkin ales. It tastes like a genuine pumpkin ale.

Photo of DaPan
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of wordemupg
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bomber poured into tulip 1/11/11

A clear golden orange with lots of bubbles of all sizes but only a short lived finger of foam that leaves a single ring of lace where the head existed

S the usual suspects with a little nutmeg and not so much pumpkin but the spices I associate with the pie

T as it smells but with a slight metallic flavor I can't quite place, nothing bad though perhaps its just my crooked teeth making my gums bleed

M light bodied, well carbonated and a pleasant aftertaste

O I liked it and it fits the season, the spice is mellow and works well for it

decent pumpkin beer and I could drink it again without issues, I'm loving all the Phillips hitting the shelves here in Alberta keep em coming Steve

Photo of IllNate
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a fairly clear copper. Good amount of off-white head. Decent retention.

S - Malty sweetness with a some pumpkin spice, but not overdone.

T - Well done, this one still tastes like a beer, with a pumpkin take. Nutmeg, ginger, nutty maltiness.

M - Full bodied with a good balance.

O - A fine pumpkin ale.

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3.88/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of andrenaline
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another selection from my latest shipment from Calgary...

A - Pours a slightly hazy, golden copper colour with an orange hue, little head with no retention or lacing.

S - Comes across a tad mild. Caramel, earthy gourd notes, some sweet citrus fruit, subtle spicing with cinnamon and nutmeg.

T - Very earthy and one of the first pumpkin ales that leans more on the side of pumpkin than spices. You can literally taste pumpkin in this one, alongside some grassy hop notes and a bitter bready malt finish. The spicing is subtle with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet on the finish.

O - Probably one of the most authentic pumpkin ales I've tried to date. Quite tasty and boasts some unique flavours. If you're a fan of spices in your pumpkin ale, don't bother, but if you're into something a bit more unique you won't be disappointed.

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

650 ml bottle poured into a mug. Nice label art. A light colored golden amber (think ginger ale) with a notably frothy pillow-like two fingers of white head. Lightly spiced sweet aroma. Nutmeg, ginger root, and allspice dance in and out. Not particularly pungent. Rather delicate. Again recalls gingered soda. Aroma develops nicely as the beer warms.

Taste does not really remind me of pumpkin pie, like so many of this brew's contemporaries. More of a "spice style" than a "pie style" pumpkin ale but quite smooth, drinkable, thin-bodied, and mellow. There's a cinnamon heart note in the background from start to finish. More ginger up front. The malts recall caramel corn and sugar cookies. A deeper gingerbread-like flavor note does develop late. Give this one some time to develop on the palate. The spices take a while to gather steam and meld with the malt sweetness. Very gentle carbonation. Slight grassy tea-like hops. Finish is curiously dry and even a little chalky.

If I have a major concern here its with the mouthfeel. Too thin if the goal is to convey a classic pumpkin ale gestalt although the flavors do save the day to some extent. Ginger and cinnamon > cloves and nutmeg. With a glut of pumpkin ales from Canadian craft brewers every fall, it is good that folks are playing some different riffs.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Crooked Tooth Pumpkin Ale from Phillips Brewing Company
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