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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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88
very good

174 Ratings
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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 8
Gots: 19 | 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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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

09-15-2013 20:18:15 | More by Dcunicelli
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-15-2013 18:33:16 | More by JohneHoodlum
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.3%

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

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +3.8%

Pours into a tulip shaped glass with a considerable depth of color. Dark garnet red nearing brown and purple. Similar to a Belgian double or quad. Possibly some Special B in this one. More on that later. Develops an off white head tightly packed with foamy soft bubbles. Head quickly subsides and lacing is non existent. 9.5% showing it self.

Smells of fall foods. Pumpkin or squash is apparent. Hints of dark sugars and sweetness like a very dark pumpkin pie. Something resembling pumpkin spices but not as pungent. Maybe a reduction in clove? Hints of booze.

Following through with the nose the flavor is big on squash. Pumpkin and butternut are apparent as well as the pumpkin spices. The middle goes sweet with lots of lush dark sugars. Hints of dark caramels, maybe some dark fruit. Several layers of caramel malt at play. Possibly some special B as the finish is very sweet with notes of warm alcohol and pumpkin pie spice along with a touch of ginger.

Feels viscous in the mouth. Very heavy. Sticky as well. Leaves a great coating in the palette which could throw some people off especially those not accustomed to big beers. Certainly not a session beer.

Overall I like this stuff a good bit. It's not a favorite but I'm a solid IPA guy. That being the case a few non IPA's have made my hits list and this one comes close to cutting the mustard but it's just a tad too sweet in the end for me. Along with a Nicaraguan cigar or some type of seasonal food this would do very well. Pumpkin or apple pie is very obvious. German sausages could be nice as well or something with anise as a base. Maybe traditional german pork and kraut like on new years.

09-13-2013 04:43:27 | More by emericanchaos
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jagada

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

09-12-2013 02:08:13 | More by jagada
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

09-12-2013 00:57:47 | More by calcnerd
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DarkLordPsycho

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-10-2013 04:57:14 | More by DarkLordPsycho
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

09-10-2013 02:43:18 | More by kmos27
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Tamaquadan

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

09-07-2013 14:23:39 | More by hoppymcgee
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gavjamhawk

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-06-2013 23:11:04 | More by gavjamhawk
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TrackcoachLVPA

Pennsylvania

4.86/5  rDev +24.3%

After trying other beers Saucony Creek had out a few months ago, I saw their Maple Mistress in stores and was pleasantly surprised. It is definitely one of the best pumpkin ales I have ever tasted.
I highly recommend people trying the other beers this brewery has to offer.

09-06-2013 04:30:00 | More by TrackcoachLVPA
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-03-2013 18:26:05 | More by JeffTheJuice
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JakeEsterly

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-01-2013 10:12:08 | More by JakeEsterly
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jhlosito75

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-31-2013 01:33:48 | More by jhlosito75
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Dannynoonan123

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-29-2013 00:43:05 | More by Dannynoonan123
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Mardrommar

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +5.1%

Poured into a Stone pint glass.

Pours a clear orange-amber color and forms a 1/4 inch bright white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a thin ring along the edges of the glass. There is a spot of film in the center of the glass. In general, the head is completely gone by the first few minutes.

The aroma of the beer is sweet with pumpkin and maple syrup upfront. Hints of butternut squash, spices and cinnamon are also present. The nose is quite pleasant and has a thick scent similar to pastry.

Mouthfeel of the beer is medium with low-moderate carbonation. Has a sticky feel in the mouth.

The initial flavor is pumpkin that transitions into a maple syrup sweetness and has a brief bitterness that is paired to a set of spices in the aftertaste. Aftertaste is pumpkin and spice with a sharpness to the flavor profile.

This beer is sweet and might benefit from a food pairing to lessen this. Otherwise, it is extremely smooth and easy to drink. Quite enjoyable.

08-28-2013 19:56:44 | More by Mardrommar
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%

Appears a murky dark copper toned amber with a mild cap that quickly fades out into a gentle collar. Tiny speckles of lacing droop back down the glass.
Smell is of maple syrup, brown sugar, roasted squash, and cinnamon.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a sweet, spiced rum, and maple flavor.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied, chewy, and darn sweet in the finish.
I'm at odds. I kind of like the blend and flavor but it finishes on the cloyingly sweet side with a syrupy smack that leaves you with a sugar high halfway through. I'd hate to say it but I'd like it a bit drier. A 12 ounce bottle is too much for one person to handle. Split it with a friend when it gets folder out in the Fall and maybe the warming sweetness will fair better.

08-28-2013 01:19:10 | More by weeare138
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev -16.6%

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.

08-25-2013 18:39:19 | More by justintcoons
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-24-2013 16:47:27 | More by bacher468
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-24-2013 01:06:12 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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Billy128

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

08-23-2013 02:56:25 | More by Billy128
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Cdunk11

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

08-22-2013 00:16:22 | More by Cdunk11
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +10.7%

This 9.5% Abv beer was made with an assist from Simmeria & The Fleetwood Grille kitchen. We roasted the butternut squash for Saucony. Sauconys brew crew then did what they do best and finished it with maple syrup and pirate rum spices.

I am not a huge fan of Pumpkin styles but I really enjoyed this new bottle from Saucony Creek. The bartender at the Fleetwood Grille also rimmed our glasses with a cinnamon brown sugar mix which enhanced the experience. You could definitely taste the butternut squash and the maple finish.

08-19-2013 17:38:18 | More by IPAchris
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Captain Pumpkin's Maple Mistress Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Saucony Creek Brewing Company
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