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Country Pumpkin - Ithaca Beer Company

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Ratings: 318
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 17
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Country Pumpkin is our medium-bodied harvest ale brewed with a medley of flavorful malt, pumpkin puree, Magnum hops and a touch of seasonal spices.The masterful blend of 2-Row, Vienna, Munich, Caramunich and Honey malt with Magnum hops balances the sweet pumpkin with an aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and allspice to create a rich, malty ale for the autumn season.Delight in the deep golden-orange glow while savoring the complex, malt-forward flavors and surprisingly dry finish of our new curcubitaceous ale.

(Beer added by: sliverX on 09-13-2012)
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3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: Country Pumpkin has an awesome eye-catching label with great colors and graphics. Label gives a bit of brewery info, best before date of 11/17/2013, states “the spirit of the Finger Lakes”. Cap has Ithaca logo, a bit of brewery info, web info, states “the spirit of the Finger Lakes”.

Appearance: An aggressive pour from its 12oz brown bottle into a 20oz English pint led to a 2 finger golden off-white head of a medium density atop a hazy orange/copper sediment laced beer. Head retention was 3min before fading to a thin coating and ring with OK lacing.

Smell/Aroma: Smell is very sweet with hints of nutty malts and pumpkin along with hints of ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Flavor/Taste: Taste is of ginger, nutmeg, and all spice with hints of pumpkin on the front-end. Mid-point is dominated by a cinnamon bite and an ever more prevalent pumpkin flavor with a bit of sweet malt coming through for balance. Back-end is heavy on a sweet nutty maltiness and pumpkin flavors with a slight bit of bitterness. Aftertaste is of a nutty pumpkin.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Country Pumpkin is on the full side of medium bodied with an above average amount of carbonation giving it a smooth finish. This is extremely drinkable and thirst quenching.

Overall/Comments: Country Pumpkin is one of the better Pumpkin Ales that I have had the pleasure of trying mostly because it is not overly sweet and not overly spiced making it very sessionable and easy drinking. I highly recommend trying it out! Classified as a Pumpkin Ale at 6.3% ABV. Consumed 12/12/2013.

thegodfather1076, Feb 08, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A finger's worth of slightly fluffy tightly packed khaki colored frothiness... The color is a medium caramel orange... Loaded with micro bubbled carbonation some of which moves in deliberate streaks and some of which move in randomly in quick fashion... Limited retention with little or no lacing... A nice big pumpkin nose can be detected without even bringing one's nose around the glass... All the standards are there... Pumpkin pie filling... Light spices in the form of cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of clove... Rich pie crust... Also some light caramel notes... Textbook for the style... The taste profile is slightly hard to place... Much of the anticipated autumnal goodness is muted by a fairly pronounced euro pale aleness... It's not bad, just unexpected... Medium bodied... Brisk carbonation... Slightly chalky finish... This one had some serious potential in terms of appearance and especially aroma, but quickly falls back to the pack in terms of flavor profile and mouthfeel... The end result is a somewhat enjoyable rather average run of the mill Pumpkin Ale...

philbe311, Oct 02, 2014
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Country Pumpkin from Ithaca Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.