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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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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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Photo of biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -5.2%

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.

11-08-2011 02:34:25 | More by biboergosum
Photo of wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%

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

11-02-2011 06:11:03 | More by wordemupg
Photo of andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev 0%

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.

12-28-2011 18:26:59 | More by andrenaline
Photo of bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

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.

11-09-2010 20:47:46 | More by bobsy
Photo of IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -18.7%

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...

11-06-2011 05:02:33 | More by IronDjinn
Photo of schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-13-2012 07:21:44 | More by schopenhauerale
Photo of DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-14-2013 13:40:26 | More by DaPan
Photo of bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-09-2012 03:25:53 | More by bumchilly25
Photo of joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -7.8%

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

11-17-2011 02:09:04 | More by joemcgrath27
Photo of schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-02-2011 09:40:19 | More by schnarr84
Photo of Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.1%

05-20-2013 05:03:51 | More by Kmat10
Photo of BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +11.2%

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.

10-31-2008 06:40:24 | More by BDTyre
Photo of chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-19-2011 23:21:33 | More by chickenm
Photo of DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%

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.

10-28-2011 23:14:35 | More by DaftCaskBC
Photo of ritzkiss

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

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.

11-01-2010 13:27:21 | More by ritzkiss
Photo of KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

09-19-2013 00:31:24 | More by KStark
Photo of LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

11-11-2013 05:27:35 | More by LampertLand
Photo of KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

11-29-2012 02:49:33 | More by KalanM
Photo of DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-03-2013 14:18:55 | More by DamageCase76
Photo of Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

10-14-2013 04:03:16 | More by Exeter
Photo of Long813

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-03-2013 00:44:09 | More by Long813
Photo of jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-28-2012 21:42:24 | More by jrempel
Photo of rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

09-28-2012 04:52:20 | More by rodrigueZflyingf0x
Photo of intoxabroad


3/5  rDev -22.1%

10-06-2013 02:19:35 | More by intoxabroad
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

10-08-2013 05:53:48 | More by Rish907
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Crooked Tooth Pumpkin Ale from Phillips Brewing Company
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