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Iron Hill Pumpkin Ale - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Iron Hill Pumpkin Ale
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82
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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.4%
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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2/5  rDev -44.6%

Bill69, Sep 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

BeerMick, Sep 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

rfgetz, Sep 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

ksimon, Oct 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Sellen, Jul 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

touchmeimsac, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of DocBrewroo
3.09/5  rDev -14.4%

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
Photo of Bouleboubier
3.2/5  rDev -11.4%

(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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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Rifugium, Oct 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

kvgomps, Feb 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

mdillon86, Nov 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

GreatPumpkin, Jan 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

ROGUE16, Aug 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

tapbit, Dec 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

KAP1356, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Served in a pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy amber with a very thin, white head that left no lacing.

S: Some malt and pumpkin and spice, but overall, very mild.

T: Similar to the nose. Light sweetness and not much bitterness. Some malt flavor in the finish. Mild pumpkin and spice flavor.

M: Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. Thin and watery.

O: I was a bit disappointed in this pumpkin ale. I've definitely had better, and I was expecting more from Iron Hill.

SolipsismalCat, Oct 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

MSL94, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

orangesol, Mar 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Ryanc23, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of thain709
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%

A - Served with a clear, copper colored body...you can see some slow carbonation...a one finger, off white head formed and slowly fell to a spotty cap...some lacing

S - You can actually pick out some of the flesh pumpkin...the pumpkin pie spices are subtle...overall, the nose was pretty light

T - Again, there is some fleshy pumpkin that jumps out up front...the spices come in afterwards and are in full force...cinnamon, nutmeg, some clove, and all spice round up the list of pumpkin pie spices that are detectable...they make the finish spicy and some earthy hops help in the depth of the finish

M - Medium bodied...pumpkin pie spices make it a little spicy while the earthy hops add a slight balance

O - Well, this is just another average pumpkin ale for me this year...the nose could have used another dose of spices...but the flavors leaned more towards a spicy characteristic

thain709, Oct 10, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
3.9/5  rDev +8%

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.

Thorpe429, Nov 04, 2010
Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +10.8%

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.

tigg924, Nov 09, 2010
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

briandaube, Jun 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

PaBeerLover, Dec 09, 2011
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Iron Hill Pumpkin Ale from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
82 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.