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Country Pumpkin - Ithaca Beer Company

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247 Ratings
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Ratings: 247
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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aakerman

New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-04-2013 16:44:38 | More by aakerman
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tellish33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.3%

09-22-2012 23:27:17 | More by tellish33
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-16-2012 06:51:33 | More by JeffTheJuice
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-24-2014 01:48:34 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-19-2012 00:53:52 | More by iL0VEbeer
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brentblack1

New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-19-2013 00:05:22 | More by brentblack1
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Cooker_stp

New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

08-20-2013 20:59:40 | More by Cooker_stp
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SonictheBeerhog

New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

08-25-2014 06:10:58 | More by SonictheBeerhog
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ksimons

New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

A-a clear orange amber color with a fingers worth of white head

S-cinnamon, cloves, pumpkin and sweet pumpkin pie

T-taste has more vegetable pumpkin taste than sweet pumpkin pie, but there is still plenty of cinnamon and other spices

M-medium body, medium carbonation

Overall this is a nice beer for the style, I like that it's not overly sweet and you can actually taste the pumpkin.

08-07-2013 00:52:10 | More by ksimons
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boxofhate

New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

09-15-2012 00:42:56 | More by boxofhate
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DPB2262

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9.3%

09-22-2013 05:01:18 | More by DPB2262
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.3%

09-10-2013 21:39:00 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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GFD400

New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-01-2013 00:00:10 | More by GFD400
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plaid75

New York

3.98/5  rDev +8.7%

Poured a hazy medium copper hue with a wispy white cap. There was little retention and lacing.

The smell featured pumpkin rind and nutmeg.

The taste was vegetably with loads of pumpkin meat and a light medley of pumpkin spice. Moderate caramel malts.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style and chewy.

Overall a fully bodied vegetable driven pumpkin ale. Not overly spiced.

09-23-2012 01:45:13 | More by plaid75
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Ds650rida

New York

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
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +7.9%

A: Pours a very light hazy dark copper to amber in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall dense beige head that reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a medium-thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of pumpkin with traditional pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg). Lighter maltiness towards the finish of the smell.

T: There is a light to moderate caramel malt sweetness upfront followed by the flavors of the pumpkin and the pumpkin pie spices of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. There is a very light bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: On the whole, I feel like the pumpkin beers I have tried/reviewed this year have improved over previous years with better balance between the flavors of the pumpkin, spices, and the sweetness. Easy to drink and the alcohol is well hidden - I would gladly have a couple more of these.

10-04-2012 00:54:17 | More by dbrauneis
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%

Poured a rich clear copper, thick white foam a good 3/4" that took a while to fade down to whisps.
Smelled of typical pumpkin beer spices with a touch of pumpkin meat.
Taste followed the noise, very balanced spice profile which was very drinkable and no where near over the top.
Mouthfeel was medium bodied, it had some weight to it but was very drinkable.
Overall a very solid entry from Ithaca, not a game changer but a perfect fall option.

09-13-2012 23:03:53 | More by sliverX
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woosterbill

Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Clear pumpkin-hued body under an inch of off-white foam. Ok retention, decent lace. Pretty solid.

S: Spicy. Lots of clove, cinnamon, and allspice. Not much else. Pleasant enough.

T: More complex here, with the up-front pie spices giving way to some mildly sweet toasty malt and a nice hint of gourd. Clean, lightly bittersweet finish with some pumpkin lingering on the spicy aftertaste. Pretty tasty.

M: Soft, well-carbonated medium body. Great.

O: Enjoyable. I'm not generally a huge fan of the style, and indeed I find this too be overly spiced, but compared to most of the other ones I've had I'm impressed. Definitely worth a shot if you're a fan of Pumpkin Ales.

Cheers!

11-25-2012 00:11:17 | More by woosterbill
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +6.6%

Poured into a standard pint glass
It has a nice bright burnt orange color body with a small white head that quicly goes down to a very thin lace. The smell has a nice malt and allspice aroma with a hint of cinnamon in there also. The taste has a sweet taste up front then the spices and the pumpkin come in to play on the middle and the finish, leaving a nice like spice film on the tonuge. The mouth feel is really good and overall a good balanced pumpkin beer.

11-30-2012 20:14:19 | More by chefhatt
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.89/5  rDev +6.3%

A-Clear orange, one finger head that doesn't last long and not much carbonation.

S-Spices, cinnamon, pumpkin. What you'd imagine a pumpkin beer would smell like.

T-Very much like the nose, Spice heavy, very sweet. Tad earthy as well.

M-Lighter, not much carbonation, watery.

O-A good pumpkin ale, not the best in the world, but solid.

09-29-2013 01:02:08 | More by rlee1390
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

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
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +6%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours medium light amber with light white foam. Some lacing. Nose is more nutmeg than anything. Some cinamon. Maybe a hint of pumpkin. Taste - mostly malt with a light spiced pumpkin throughout. Mild bitter close. Overall an upper middle pumpkin beer. Good.

12-08-2012 15:12:25 | More by KTCamm
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metter98

New York

3.88/5  rDev +6%

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber orange in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a half finger off white head that died down a bit but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of pumpkins in the nose along with some notes of pumpkin spices.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a little bit of sweetness.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has excellent drinkability and foes down very easily; I would have no problem downing a few of these beers in one sitting. It also has a good balance between flavors of pumpkins and spices as well as sweetness.

09-29-2012 01:49:28 | More by metter98
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.88/5  rDev +6%

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - slightly hazed orange/copper color with a off-white head that left some thin lacing.

S - light earthy pumpkin with subtle spices.

T - plenty of pumpkin pie flavor with mild bittering on the finish.

F - medium bodied easy to drink.

O - good example of the style.

11-19-2012 01:03:17 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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Danno48

West Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +6%

Another pumpkin ale and another issue when rating them. Is it different and is it tasty? Well this one is tasty but not different. Good use of spice and just the right amount of sweetness. Great hop usage that really accentuates the spices. The real winning feature is the smell. Sweet and delicious pumpkin pie. Not very different but it stands out because it's well done.

09-02-2013 00:02:11 | More by Danno48
Country Pumpkin from Ithaca Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.