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Iron Hill Pumpkin Ale - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Iron Hill Pumpkin Ale
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BA SCORE
82
good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 11-04-2010)
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Bill69, Sep 28, 2013
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3.09/5  rDev -14.6%

Had a recent pint at the Iron Hill Lancaster location. It has a rich brown color with lasting tan head and good lacing. Not much pumpkin, which is to be expected, with a moderate amount of spice on the nose. Mouthfeel is a medium bodied with the light spiciness and minimal sweetness… the way I prefer a pumpkin brew. It’s a decent go, but have had better this year.

DocBrewroo, Sep 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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Ryanc23, Oct 17, 2012
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3.2/5  rDev -11.6%

(Maple Shade location)

It looks like a pumpkin ale - the right amber (orange-y) color.

Perhaps smells hoppy. Not so much pumpkin pie spices coming through - a little bit of allspice or cinnamon maybe. But there's something peculiar and, dare I say, unique about what I'm getting here. (At least it's not a straight-up nutmeg bomb)

I take a sip - oh, yes, what is that? It's vaguely nutty, mildly plant-like. Leafy? Vine-y? Wait... "Here, taste this," I say to a friend. "What is that?!" A couple more sips, and it occurs to me what it is...

Have you ever smelled the stem of a pumpkin? It has a dried-out, earthy, dead-leafy, and arguably mushroomy thing going on. Pretty unique for what it is, but fairly indicative of a gourd. I ask this because it occurred to me that this beer totally tastes like a pumpkin stem. Dead on.

Interesting? Sure. Could I drink a bunch of these? Hell, no. Not nearly enough balance or presence of malt, nor is it pleasingly "spicy", as in pie-esque. Believe me, I have a soft spot for examples of this style coming across more "pumpkin" than "pumpkin pie", but this one wasn't quite doing it for me.

Bouleboubier, Oct 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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Iron Hill Pumpkin Ale from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
82 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.