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Country Pumpkin - Ithaca Beer Company

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83
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274 Ratings
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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 15
Gots: 15 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Uncledoobz, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

tdm168, Apr 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Iamstryker, Mar 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Zetcha7x, Mar 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Goldndomer, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of thegodfather1076
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
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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3/5  rDev -18%

Lehighace06, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of Billolick
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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)....

Billolick, Jan 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Belittle, Jan 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

GeoffreyM, Jan 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

bcapon, Dec 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

NonicPanic, Dec 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

mmulebarn, Nov 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

pjkelley82, Nov 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

spinrsx, Nov 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

TerrapinX, Nov 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

JKV96, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of beerwolf77
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

beerwolf77, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Appearance pours slightly hazed and unfiltered with a deep copper hue and a cream colored head flowing nice and thick, which leaves behind speckled lacing.

Aroma has straight pumpkin spice cabinet bursting out of the glass, includes nutmeg, cinnamon, very perfume like quality about it let’s see how it’s tasting.

I would suggest there’s some pumpkin flesh in this one with harsh lingering bitterness from the astringent spice additions, very unbalanced version just way too spice heavy. Leaving this one somewhere in the middle of the road compared to the rest of the pumpkin ales out there.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied astringent lingering finish spices simply coat the palate.

Overall impression of this brew is that it’s way too spiced and needs to balance out the pumpkin flesh and tone done the spice additions in favor of a combination that would be more drinkable, I will say that 6.5% abv is barely noticeable though.

WVbeergeek, Nov 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Tone2467, Nov 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

aakerman, Nov 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

jrfehon33, Nov 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

scotorum, Nov 01, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

b1515152004, Oct 27, 2013
Country Pumpkin from Ithaca Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.