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Crooked Tooth Pumpkin Ale - Phillips Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BDTyre on 10-31-2008)
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

intoxabroad, Oct 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

jennybeer, Yesterday at 10:30 PM
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Kmat10, May 20, 2013
Photo of souvenirs
3.09/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Yay, pumpkin ale time!

This one's lighter in colour than some I've seen. Light copper. Visible carbonation.

Smells lightly of spice and... sugar? There's definitely some sweetness going on.

Taste is nothing special. I'm not picking up a lot of spice or pumpkin. Fairly sweet, with a weird aftertaste I'm not a fan of.

Feel is smooth. Could be more crisp.

souvenirs, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of IronDjinn
3.13/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a 650 ml brown bottle. Pours out a slightly hazed light copper hue, with a tall white spongy head that slowly settles.

Bready malt aroma, with a mild pumpkin spice character. Reminds me of baked goods.

Mild bready malt up front in the flavour, quickly joined by equally mild pumpkin spice, while a more veggie-like character from the pumpkin arises in the middle and becomes most prominent on the finish, along with some mild dry grainy malt. Pumpkin spice arise once again in the aftertaste, however the earthy, veggie notes win out the longest overall.

Medium-light mouthfeel, a bit on the thin side, moderate carbonation.

I really enjoy pumpkin ales, as well as Phillips, however this particular offering falls a bit short on what it is offering. While I'm fine with all elements being fairly mild, the malt, spice and pumpkin don't seem to be in harmony or balance, all simply present in their own right. This isn't a drain pour by any means, still a clean tasting beer with no major flaws, however around this time of year there are other more cohesive and memorable pumpkin beers available. Hell, I'll have an Amnesiac and forget about all this...

IronDjinn, Nov 06, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

JoshRosario, Aug 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

DamageCase76, Nov 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

krankyjoe, Oct 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Erik-P, Oct 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

zduerr, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

KStark, Sep 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

rodrigueZflyingf0x, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of biboergosum
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle. "Remove cap before drinking" - heh, touché. Nice to see so many more seasonal ales this time of year, before the snow starts a' flyin'.

This beer pours a slightly glassy, medium yellowed copper colour, with two fat fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and certainly fizzy offwhite head, which settles apace, leaving but a low ebbing ring of coral reef lace around the glass.

It smells of bready malt - very bready, actually, kind of that middle ground between raw dough and freshly baked bread - soft fleshy pumpkin, um, mass, and the usual suspect pumpkin pie spices, quite muddled and mildly rendered. The taste is more big bready caramel malt, earthy, vegetal pumpkin meat, a plain toasted graininess, more soft savoury autumnal spices (still not getting any sort of differentiation), and a drying earthy, leafy hoppiness.

The carbonation is present, and low-key in its laid-back frothiness, the body an adequate medium weight, and generally smooth, with a faint airy creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the bready malt and pumpkin additive lingering, with very little else for company.

While a decent enough pumpkin ale, overall, I suppose, the big bakery and seasonal produce aisle essences verily underwhelm in their attempt to rock the palate. A little more spice, and a little more rounded sweetness, and then I'd consider sitting out all night in a damp patch waiting for one.

biboergosum, Nov 08, 2011
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - clear golden orange, thumb of white head retained respectably
S - clear roasted pumpkin and spice aroma, slightly musty, leafy hint
T - sweet and rich pumpkin with an interesting spice note, grainy malt, a metallic twinge, with a little strange flavour I can't pin down
M - light with decent carbonation, a little thin finishing
O - this one is heavier on the pumpkin flavour than the spices which I always appreciate, a little but of a strange musty veggie type flavour that doesn't quite fit, but still well worth a purchase in the fall

joemcgrath27, Nov 17, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cracked open on Halloween thanks to my friend Eric.

Bright and clear orange pour with a small off-white head that left some lace spots. Meaty pumpkin aroma is more spice-forward than many. Lots of pumpkin the flavour, but then again there's also more spicing than standard with cinamon and clove being the standouts. Perhaps there's even some ginger and nutmeg... there's certainly a lot of spice in there. Medium-light body makes it quite drinkable.

A little to spiced for my tastes, but still a nice example of the style.

bobsy, Nov 09, 2010
Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: 1/2" offwhite soapy head that dissipated quickly over light amber liquid with excellent clarity. A bit more translucent and non-orange for what I'm used to with pumpkin beers.

S: Cloves, cinnamon, ginger and malt.

T: Spicy and nutty tasting. Cinnamon, cloves and ginger up front which gives way to a malty and somewhat nutty finish. Not picking up much pumpkin.

M: Medium to thin viscosity medium large bubbled carbonation.

O: Less spice and more pumpkin flavours would have made this a better beer.

DaftCaskBC, Oct 29, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

chickenm, Nov 19, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Long813, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

thefullpython, Oct 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

DWood, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Duggyb, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

schopenhauerale, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of andrenaline
3.85/5  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.

andrenaline, Dec 28, 2011
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3.88/5  rDev +2.1%

atsir, Oct 11, 2014
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Crooked Tooth Pumpkin Ale from Phillips Brewing Company
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