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Bruce Camp-Ale - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Bruce Camp-Ale
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BA SCORE
87
very good

10 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 10
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 16.5%


Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ffejherb on 10-27-2009)
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mcb4538

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-24-2011 15:48:39 | More by mcb4538
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-05-2013 00:56:52 | More by PatGreer
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at IH, West Chester, PA

Murky caramel-colored liquid, with a small tan head that displayed good retention and a few speckles of lacing. The aroma was pretty muted on this I thought, with light notes of cooked pumpkin and caramel malts. In the taste, bready malts, brown sugar, toasted pumpkin, and notes of bourbon-soaked wood, finish of neutral alcohol. There was a lot going on on paper, but the end result was a bit plain on the palate. Medium body, decent overall.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2013 03:52:11 | More by Rifugium
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-28-2013 17:54:58 | More by Davepoolesque
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-28-2013 15:18:28 | More by Kmlund
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Mike

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-26-2013 17:26:32 | More by Mike
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

01-31-2012 21:17:08 | More by brez8791
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a dark copper color with good carbonation and a nice white head

S: Very nice. Bourbon, pumpkin, wood

T: Vanilla, cinnamon with a lgiht bit of vanilla, bourbon and wood. Plenty of pumpkin, mainly fresh pumpkin.

M: Pretty balanced. Sticky and sweet, well carbonated.

D: Very good!

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2010 12:34:15 | More by barleywinefiend
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NeoShanker2001

Pennsylvania

4.72/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Took notes on this one last fall and forgot to submit. Ltd Ed brew worthy of Bruce himself.

A - Dark copper color, quickly dissipating white head

S - Surprisingly mostly vanilla (due to the conditioning). Hints of pumpkin, nutmeg, all spice, bourbon.

T - A bit boozy, reminiscent of the smell notes. Taste notes from strongest to weakest - vanilla, pumpkin, bourbon, nutmeg, all spice, cinnamon.

M - Medium-full, syrupy, warm.

D - IH have outdone themselves with this one. Like drinking a mix of pumpkin pie, bourbon, and fried vanilla ice cream. Boozy, but not too boozy for a second or third.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 3 W Gay St, West Chester

08-09-2010 20:40:21 | More by NeoShanker2001
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served at The Gathering of the Gourds at Iron Hill West Chester on 10/24/09. This was described as "Ichabod Imperial Pumpkin ale aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels."

A - Dark orange/copper-colored body with a creamy off-white head that settled into a thin ring of retention and deposited some pretty substantial lacing all over the glass.

S - Vanilla dominates the aroma with a subtle bourbon presence. Pumpkin meat and hints of spices are also apparent, but the Belgian qualities of the standard version of this pumpkin ale are virtually buried beneath the vanill and bourbon notes. Mmmm... no complaints here!

T - As with the aroma, the vanilla and bourbon attributes really dominate the flavor, although there is plenty of pumpkin character as well. Finishes with spicy notes reminiscent of cinnamon and brown sugar, as well as more earthy autumn spices.

M - Medium body with a kind of oily, though slightly syrupy texture, resulting in a smooth, softly carbonated mouthfeel. Finishes with a touch of alcohol warmth and spiciness on the palate.

D - This was easily the best of the ten samples we had at the Gathering of the Gourds... without question. The vanilla and subtle bourbon notes worked really well with the pumpkin attributes of this beer. I'm glad we got an entire 24oz. mug of this rather than the standard 12oz. pour. Awesome!

Serving type: on-tap
@ Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 3 W Gay St, West Chester

10-27-2009 03:38:18 | More by ffejherb
Bruce Camp-Ale from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
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