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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | 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 -22.1%

intoxabroad, Oct 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Kmat10, May 20, 2013
Photo of IronDjinn
3.13/5  rDev -18.7%
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 -15.6%

JoshRosario, Aug 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

krankyjoe, Oct 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

zduerr, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

KStark, Sep 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

rodrigueZflyingf0x, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
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
Photo of biboergosum
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

This beer pours a slightly glassy, medium yellow colour, with two fingers of foamy pale tan head, which settles quickly, leaving but a low ebbing ring of lace around the glass. It smells of bready malt, very bready, kind of that middle ground between dough and fresh baked bread, fleshy pumpkin, um, mass, and quite mild usual suspect pumpkin pie spices. The taste is big bready malt, earthy, vegetal pumpkin meat, a slight plain graininess, more soft savoury winter spices, and a drying, leafy hoppiness. The carbonation is present, and low-key, the body an adequate medium weight, and generally smooth. It finishes off-dry, the bready malt and pumpkin adjunct persisting against very little to the contrary.

A decent enough pumpkin ale, the big bakery and produce aisle essences verily rock the palate.

biboergosum, Nov 08, 2011
Photo of bobsy
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
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 -3.1%
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 -2.6%

chickenm, Nov 19, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

DamageCase76, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Long813, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

thefullpython, Oct 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

DWood, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Duggyb, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

schopenhauerale, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of andrenaline
3.85/5  rDev 0%
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
Photo of IllNate
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

IllNate, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of wordemupg
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
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

wordemupg, Nov 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

pudoo, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of LampertLand
4/5  rDev +3.9%
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 , not Victoria's best Pumpkin Ale , butt a decent brew

prost LampertLand

LampertLand, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

bumchilly25, May 09, 2012
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Crooked Tooth Pumpkin Ale from Phillips Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.