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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | 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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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -48.7%

11-17-2013 22:09:09 | More by lunarbrew
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Tamaquadan

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

09-09-2013 16:11:54 | More by Tamaquadan
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huntr70

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

01-05-2014 01:18:16 | More by huntr70
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

10-24-2013 04:46:58 | More by ygtbsm94
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craigdb

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

04-20-2014 00:50:43 | More by craigdb
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teak

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

09-16-2013 00:38:57 | More by teak
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RandomExile

Maryland

2.88/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: hazy amber, translucent; beige head dissipating to surface film; jags of lacing
S: fresh pumpkin pie, slightly buttery sweet
T: clear nutmeg, bubble gum, alcohol, a hint of maple
M: full-bodied, cream, on the cloying side
O: Much better initial taste than aftertaste, but unfortunately that's what you're stuck with. Weird spiced bubblegum,

20 oz / Pint Glass / Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia, MD

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2014 00:34:20 | More by RandomExile
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Gary1

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I just bought a 4 pack at Wegmans. I normally buy a small amount before investing in a case.
I bought a case of Smutteynose pumpkin ale on a recommendation last year. What a mistake.
That stuff tastes like potpourri. One person in 10 liked it (not me). Gave the remainder to him. Maple Mistress came highly recommended too, but not my favorite. I love pumpkin ales and have tried many. This stuff tastes like maple ale. Not bad, but not good either. Any pumpkin Flavor is not apparent to my taste buds. It is very strong though. if you like maple
and want to get drunk quick, then this is your beer.

If you are a fan of pumpkin ales, my favorite is Weyerbacher Imperial~ almost as strong too with a scotch aftertaste. Next step down is Long Post. In the lighter pumpkin ales I like Pumpkin (Uinta), Long Trail, Saranac, & Buffalo Bill. Woodchuck Pumpkin is interesting if
you like hard cider and a mild pumpkin flavor ~ subtle and smooth.

Other pumpkin ales that I do not like include Samuel Adams and Blue Moon.

Other pumpkin ales I have tried and liked (but did not purchase in quantity) include UFO, Tommyknocker, Ichabod, and Southampton.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 08:41:39 | More by Gary1
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.1%

09-26-2013 23:39:06 | More by aszatk01
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -23.1%

11-15-2013 04:37:14 | More by EgadBananas
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.1%

09-14-2013 03:49:49 | More by crowsnest
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.1%

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District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

10-05-2013 15:13:42 | More by waddellc2
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

06-22-2014 16:10:14 | More by mendvicdog
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Weeble0907

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

01-14-2014 01:04:41 | More by Weeble0907
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tvghost

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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jp312

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

12-08-2013 19:30:33 | More by jp312
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Amber with 1 finger of head. Okay retention and clarity. Heavy carbonation.

Nose
Pie crust, maple syrup and apple cider.

Taste
Toasted pie crust, sweet maple syrup and molasses. Lighter notes of butternut squash, pumpkin meat, caramelized brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, drying and heavily carbonated.

Overall
Hides the alcohol well. It's okay.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 18:39:19 | More by justintcoons
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

10-21-2013 20:01:47 | More by acurtis
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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Genx

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12-26-2013 14:41:33 | More by twenty5
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-20-2014 17:02:30 | More by markgugs
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soupieman

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

09-22-2013 16:09:08 | More by soupieman
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Captain Pumpkin's Maple Mistress Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Saucony Creek Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.