Country Pumpkin - Ithaca Beer Company
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Reviews by Flounder57:
3.75/5 rDev +2.5%
12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: The beer poured a one finger head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and signs of carbonation coming up through the glass.
Smell: Sweet pumpkins and all the spices that normally go with it. Cinnamon, ginger, clove, nutmeg, brown sugar, and all spice. Some breadiness too.
Taste: sweet and bready malts, pumpkins, and spices. Pretty crazy for 6.3, but it feels it could be more.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, low to medium carbonation, medium bodied, lingering delicious spiciness, and a pleasant beer on the palate too.
Overall: This beer reminds me a little of Southern Tiers pumpking minus the booziness and starchiness. Still a very enjoyable beer and very happy for what it is.
10-16-2012 06:48:32 | More by Flounder57
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4.1/5 rDev +12%
On tap at the Pizza Plant on Transit.Came to the table a dull hazed burnt orange/amber with not much head to speak of.Aromas were lighter with some roasted pumkin and a smattering of spice.The flavors really were great with pumpkin flavors tasting real and they are predominant,lightly roasted with some cardamom and cinnamon underneath.It's not sweet and it tastes like pumpkin...that's how it should be.
10-03-2012 13:16:20 | More by oberon
3.65/5 rDev -0.3%
12 ounce bottle with best before dating on the side of the label.
Pours cloudy, dull and murky darker amber, minimal head, no film collar and next to no lace. Meh look to this one.
Semi sweet pumpkin on the nose with some soft malt notes.
Soft and smooth on the tongue, this ale, has a mellowness and approach ability that has me wanting a few more sips after the bottle is done.
More pumpkin on the palate, but it s is nicely muted and well integrated into the mellow and malty rest of this beer.
Tasty, smooth and easy drinking. Decent pumpkin forward beer. A bit out of season and no doubt a bit passed its prime at the time of its consumption (now)....
01-14-2014 03:46:38 | More by Billolick
3.4/5 rDev -7.1%
12oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. Best Before DEC 2012.
pours out a burnt orange color with a bit of haziness to it. slightly less than one fingers worth of off white head that quickly faded to a thin foam ring and then eventually nothing.
pretty typical pumpkin ale aroma, nothing really impressive hear. some cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg as well as some actual pumpkin. some light alcohol esters as it warms. not much else.
pretty much the same as the aroma, typical spices with a bit of actual pumpkin.
carbonation is a little too aggresive. light to medium in body. the only thing this really has going for it is drinkability, my glass was empty before i knew it.
a little too average to be worth buying again, glad i got this as a single. tastes like every other pumpkin ale out there. i expected more from ithaca.
12-04-2012 23:05:36 | More by dogfishandi
4.2/5 rDev +14.8%
12oz bottle poured into a mini pilsner glass. Best by December.
A: Clear golden color with a 1 finger white head. Lots of visible carbonation. No real lacing.
S: Pretty strong pumpkin and spice aroma. The usual allspice and nutmeg.
T: Loads of spice, nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. Still a fairly full pumpkin taste. The malt background keep this thing well balanced. Loses some of its flavor as it warms.
M: Lots of carbonation. Light to medium body. Crisp finish. Very drinkable. Slightly watery.
Overall a great new pumpkin beer. Certainly worth a go-round and I will look for this again in the future.
09-15-2012 19:38:49 | More by CloudStrife
4/5 rDev +9.3%
Growler with the first taste poured into a traditional pint glass. Sampled earlier at the Ithaca Ale House also.
Appearance: A nice copper and slightly hazy orange color to the body of the brew, with a decent off-white head that does fade a bit quickly, probably due to the transport and the wash-out of the growler before the fill. Hopefully the haze is due to some of the pumpkin and spices -- I'm glad to see that it's not too clear.
Smell: A nice balance of malt and hops initially, with the spices coming through as it warms, especially the cinnamon and nutmeg. And there's some nice pepper and vanilla going on too. A good balance of aromas all around.
Taste: A little hoppier than I'd originally anticipated, with a nice sense of sweetness from the malt, balanced by the nice combination of spices, especially the cinnamon and nutmeg, and you do taste some of that pumpkin puree and it doesn't seem at all fake. Nice lingering slightly hoppy finish with spices that go on for a while.
Mouthfeel: Nicely medium-bodied with carbonation that could be maybe a little more charged, but it works well, and is more than adequate and keeps the flavors in check.
Drinkabiltiy. Not so surprisingly, a very good one from Ithaca. I hope this becomes a fall staple. Not very expensive, and a lot of flavor that could easily turn into a session brew. Seems like this is going fast -- not sure how much they made, but get it while you can.
09-30-2012 00:59:14 | More by asabreed
3.96/5 rDev +8.2%
Served from bottle with best before date of november. Poured into pint glass. Tasted before and after pairing with a coconut custard dessert.
L: amber color, very clear. Head is about 1 finger thick and doesnt stick around long.
A: pumpkin with notes of cinnamon, allspice, clove, and nutmeg.
T: earthy pumpkin flavor, not too sweet. Notes of clove. Caramel malty flavor as well
M: spices stick around, low carbonation and low bitterness. Very smooth
O: this is a great go-to beer for full bodied pumpkin flavor. Very drinkable. I think that some people saying that it wasnt unique took away from the beer. Its still a very good beer and very drinkable. A must try.
09-02-2013 19:38:17 | More by Ds650rida
3.88/5 rDev +6%
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear copper, with finger of creamy bright-white head. This retains with a smooth ½ finger that leaves back a sudsy cascade of spotty lacing which slowly drips down the sides of the glass. The aroma leaves a ripe earthy twang in the nose of pumpkin, citric hops and malt. Notes of raw earth, pumpkin and spices stick out the most.
The taste is vegetal pumpkin, which has a fleshly brightness to it that carries things well. An earthy bitterness, green citrus and sweet malts add a bit of a crisp backing twang to the pumpkin flavor. Spicing is light and complimentary. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a smooth crispness to the carbonation that spreads out nicely and is undercut a bit by some underlying slickness.
Not bad at all. The pumpkin here came off as a bit vegetal feeling in spots but the backing flavors helped compliment things nicely and the overall feel had a smooth crispness that kept this drinking well. This is one of the better Pumpkin Ales I’ve had this season.
11-05-2012 15:34:49 | More by Kegatron
Country Pumpkin from Ithaca Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.