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Captain Pumpkin's Maple Mistress Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Saucony Creek Brewing Company

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Captain Pumpkin's Maple Mistress Imperial Pumpkin AleCaptain Pumpkin's Maple Mistress Imperial Pumpkin Ale

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very good

204 Ratings
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 9
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saucony Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
In the autumn of 1720, Captain Jack Rachman and his pirate-mates were celebrating their victories in typical hard-drinking tradition. Suddenly a British Navy sloop surprised them. The drunken pirates hid below deck, leaving Captain Jack’s mistresses Anne Bonney and Mary Read to defend the ship. The women shared a reputation as “fierce hell cats,” but the British Navy eventually overtook the pirate ship. Captain Jack and the pirates were sentenced to hang. Anne visited her lover in his cell before his execution, and instead of loving words her scathing comments live on throughout history, “Had you fought like a man, you need not have been hang’d like a dog.” Their legacy inspired us to brew an equally ferocious Imperial Pumpkin Ale brewed with pirate rum spices. We added a touch of autumn flavor with roasted butternut squash and natural maple syrup.

(Beer added by: IPAchris on 08-19-2013)
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

aszatk01, Sep 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

tbryan5, Oct 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

megamass, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

briandaube, Tuesday at 10:32 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

ryser2k, Sep 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

williamjbauer, Sep 04, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this in Kutztown near the brewery and then again at the brewery. My wife loves this brew (her rating would be higher!) and so do many folks around Kutztown. It is an exceptional pumpkin fall type brew and we now have a case in the basement (in bottles).
It is always great to buy local, but if you can find this beer, I recommend it.

JohnF, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

acurtis, Oct 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

JMS1512, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

mdaschaf, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

prdstmnky, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

whatname, Sep 28, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy amber-brown with some floaters. A fine white head that dissipates in relative haste.

It smells of rich brown sugar with a hint of the promised butternut squash and a bit of maple and spice. Real maple, not 'breakfast syrup', so it's restrained as to not be too intense.

Tastes like rich maple, butternut squash, and some pie-spice/pumpkin. Funny that they get the 'pumpkin
vibe with a different gourd, but whatever works. Definitely on the sweet side, but spicy enough not to be syrupy. This flavor portends its higher ABV, but makes it dangerously drinkable.

Thick (and there's some serious sediment, so not for the faint of heart) feeling and rich, appropriate for this style as far as I'm concerned. You'll want a glass of water though, as it lingers a bit and can be overwhelming especially if you are thirsty or dehydrated to begin with, as I am.

I bought this on a whim for novelty value because it wasn't too expensive. I found it so good that it's one of the few pumpkin beers I liked so much, I'd buy again (not that I dislike pumpkin beers, but I've had so many that they hardly ever stand out).

zaphodchak, Nov 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

huntr70, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

StevenH, Nov 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

earlholman, Monday at 04:25 PM
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4/5  rDev +1%

jdaddy, Dec 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

mikefuski17, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

mozim, Oct 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

apasternak, Friday at 07:11 PM
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3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a bright and copper clear color with a small creamy white head that retains after the pour, leaving some short-lasting lace behind

S- vegetal aromas of yam, squash and pumpkin. Lots of cinnamon and nutmeg, sweet maple syrup, buttery pie crust malt. Aroma reminds me of The Bruery Autumn Maple

T- Cinnamon flavor is the first thing to jump out, like cinnamon toast. A maple sweetness kicks in mid-palate with vegetal squash flavors. Pie-crust-like malt on the finish with more maple on the linger

M- medium body and carbonation lead to a chewy mouthfeel and a foamy finish. Light alcohol warmth, but pretty well hidden given the ABV.

O- An interesting take that plays well with the maple and spices. The pie crus flavor of the malt was an inspired touch as well

Treyliff, Jan 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

waddellc2, Oct 05, 2013
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Captain Pumpkin's Maple Mistress Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Saucony Creek Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.