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Country Pumpkin - Ithaca Beer Company

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248 Ratings
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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 13
Gots: 10 | 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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b1515152004

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

10-27-2013 22:30:19 | More by b1515152004
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HeyJim

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

12-19-2012 00:26:48 | More by HeyJim
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ack210


2.88/5  rDev -21.3%

Poured from a bottle into a conical pint glass.

Appearance- Nice appearance, a burnt orange. Small head , about 1/2 finger, light retention, light lacing.

Smell- Spices are apparent, especially allspice and nutmeg. Pumpkin is weaved in between these spices but not as bold. I smell almost no malts, but did catch snips of alcohol.

Taste- Not at all what I was expecting. The alcohol is overpowering and completely oppresses the spices and pumpkin apparent in the aroma. A light hoppy flavor is detectable on the finish.

Mouthfeel- A little on the lighter side of carbonation. A medium body, smooth, almost creamy.

Overall- I'm not saying this is a bad beer or even that I didn't enjoy it. I just felt that for being a Pumpkin Ale, the pumpkin and spices were too overpowered.

10-10-2012 03:11:58 | More by ack210
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BB1313

Ohio

2.9/5  rDev -20.8%

Notched best before Dec. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a nice hazy burnt orange that glows, small white head which fades quickly and leave nice retention and not too much lacing. The aromas are pretty typical and standard. Lots of spices up front like cinnamon and nutmeg. The ginger is there as well. The caramel malts are there. There's a touch of vanilla. The flavors match the nose, but are dialed down. The flavors almost seem watered down and fall flat. There's a decent spiciness and bitterness, but it doesn't linger. Mouthfeel is prickly, lots of carbonation, but smooth enough. I'll admit it gets better as it warms up because the graham cracker crust starts to make an appearance. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Very light. I'm guessing the ABV is somewhere in the 5% range.

This is basically just a run of the mill attempt. I'm a big fan of Ithaca, so I was really hoping they took the style to a new place, but they didn't. It's just your typical average pumpkin ale. It's not bad, but far from memorable.

09-19-2012 00:19:15 | More by BB1313
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18%

10-27-2013 09:49:53 | More by Travcofarms
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gcare02

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18%

06-13-2014 03:00:52 | More by gcare02
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18%

12-05-2013 15:17:05 | More by NonicPanic
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18%

10-09-2013 22:11:10 | More by Phillyz
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irishpride

New York

3/5  rDev -18%

07-24-2014 12:40:15 | More by irishpride
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tjonesjr

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18%

10-29-2012 03:46:14 | More by tjonesjr
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52P48

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18%

08-27-2013 19:24:11 | More by 52P48
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gwiedman1

New York

3/5  rDev -18%

08-17-2014 23:46:42 | More by gwiedman1
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bcapon

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18%

12-06-2013 03:19:00 | More by bcapon
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18%

01-24-2014 04:26:29 | More by Lehighace06
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18%

09-19-2013 23:34:49 | More by djrn2
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brendaniel

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18%

10-09-2012 00:54:00 | More by brendaniel
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jsherlock

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18%

09-16-2013 13:47:52 | More by jsherlock
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rab53

Washington

3/5  rDev -18%

10-08-2012 01:37:57 | More by rab53
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JStewart00

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18%

08-20-2014 02:46:58 | More by JStewart00
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18%

09-20-2012 23:08:45 | More by skaboom420
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emyers

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -15.8%

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy amber-orange color with a one-finger white head.

Smell: Nutmeg and clove with faint pumpkin. Wheat and some biscuity notes as well. This one is definitely more spice than actual pumpkin, although honestly it's a little underwhelming as a whole.

Taste: Unfortunately the trend of underwhelming continues here. Comes off like a lightly spiced pale lager. There just isn't a lot going on, and I get little to no actual pumpkin flavor.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall: Not a bad beer, but there just isn't enough going on to keep it interesting. Where's the pumpkin?

09-11-2013 01:32:20 | More by emyers
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siege06nd

Virginia

3.08/5  rDev -15.8%

A. Pours a light golden orange color. Thin quarter finger of wispy white head with just a smattering of lacing.

S. Cinnamon, brown sugar, clove, a little bit of bready malt character. Not much depth, but hits most of the core notes.

T. Follows the nose with cinnamon, lots of brown sugar, some all spice. Malts are light and somewhat fruity. Spices are the most apparent flavors, with a malt and hop base that doesn't really add too much. Drinks light a very thin, light slice of cheap pumpkin bread.

M. It's pretty damn watery. Everything here is just "mild" except for the spices which are more moderate. I just like a bit more depth to my pumpkin ales and this one lacks the sweet, thick character I've come to enjoy.

O. Decidedly average. Offensively inoffensive. They need to ramp up the malt on this one and give me something to sink my teeth into. Not bad, but certainly not memorable.

12-16-2012 23:40:18 | More by siege06nd
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Tastes like vegetal pumpkin along with earthy hops. Not hoppy, but not really sweet either. Above average, but I have had better in the style.

08-28-2014 02:38:27 | More by tigg924
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

09-20-2013 01:06:50 | More by acurtis
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Aficionado_Shawn

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

08-26-2014 20:50:52 | More by Aficionado_Shawn
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Country Pumpkin from Ithaca Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.