Iron Hill Pumpkin Ale - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Iron Hill Pumpkin Ale
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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

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(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 11-04-2010)
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Reviews by ksimon:
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Phoenixville location

Appearance: minimal head, orange in color, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, and clove

Taste: toasted malt starts with the spices creeping in during the middle and an alcohol finish. Spices are cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, and clove

Mouthfeel: sweet a with a noticeable alcoholic backbone, moderate carbonation, medium-heavy bodied,

Drinkability: This is arguably the most back ended non-hoppy beer I have ever had. The spices are very present but they take until the finish to kick into overdrive. A different beer that I think two is the max in a sitting for me.

Photo of briandaube
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of PaBeerLover
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of KTCamm
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11/29...Good pumpkin ale on its way out as the season closes. Medium dark copper colored with some white foam. Clean taste, pumpkin, and applicable spices. Good body, not overly sweet. Tasty.

Photo of akorsak
4.22/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Lancaster, in a tumbler. Shared with ksak.

A: The ale is an auburn color, amber with a warm glow. The thin head, white as snow, comes along for a precarious ride. Too afraid to lace.

S: The nose is spicy, allspice and cinnamon bringing sweet powdery notes. A fuller malt base nicely supports the aromas without becoming to sweet.

T: You know, beers like this make me want to change my ardent opinion on pumpkin ales. Spicy and sweet, it delivers plenty of warming, wintery spices in each sip. Cinnamon and allspice come to mind, the latter providing plenty of nutmeg flavors. The caramel base, bready, does yeoman's work supporting the spices. Rich and starchy, I think that I really like this one.

M: Spices are rich, the nutmegy allspice delivering most of the punch. Big and chewy, I was very impressed.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of BeerMick
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of DocBrewroo
3.09/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of weeare138
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Bill69
2/5  rDev -44.6%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to mday for sending this out.

Pours a moderate orange color with a little bit of a brownish tint in there. White head and a bit of lacing. The nose is fairly faint with a bit of pumpkin and residual sweetness. The taste is light pumpkin pie with some brown sugar and only a bit of spicing. Good medium body with ample carbonation. Drinks well and is a nice offering.

Photo of cdtoffers
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.2/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(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.

Photo of JNForsyth
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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Iron Hill Pumpkin Ale from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
82 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.