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Country Pumpkin - Ithaca Beer Company

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320 Ratings
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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 17
Gots: 29 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -11%

ROGUE16, Oct 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

smutty33, Oct 10, 2012
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2dogbrew, Sep 27, 2014
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wembly13, Sep 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Not very appealing in my opinion.
Very bland to look at: no head or carbs. It's just sitting there.
Smell is light cinnamon and taste is more or less
Taste is washed out and boring.
Needs a bit of work.

micromaniac129, Sep 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

JKV96, Nov 12, 2013
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seplo, Oct 29, 2012
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pwoody11, Nov 03, 2012
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TonyTalon, Oct 14, 2013
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randylangford, Apr 24, 2013
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3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked this up in Totowa, not expecting much from a style that rarely impresses me. Sure enough, that turned out to be the case with this. While this was not a bad beer, no flavor in particular stood out too much and there wasn't anything memorable about this. This wasn't too spicy or full of the namesake flavor but at the same time, there was just enough here to make this enjoyable and easy to quaff down.

This had a slightly dark pumpkin hue to it with a bit of head and hardly any lacing. The carbonation wasn't there either but that was more than made up for by the alcohol, which was a bit too strong for my taste. I thought this would have some spice but aside from a bit of cinnamon, there was just pumpkin here. No clove, nutmeg, or vanilla and had the body been a bit more full, that would have been alright. There was just something missing from this and this came too close to being a "no-frills" beer.

That allowed the alcohol to stand out more than it should have. This felt like it was around 8-9% but this was not made to be an Imperial-style beer. Those who like Pumpkin Ales will not be disappointed here but so many others available on the shelf, this should probably be passed over unless there aren't any other options to choose from.

JerzDevl2000, Oct 11, 2012
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3.32/5  rDev -9%

BeerForMuscle, Sep 23, 2014
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3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Country Pumpkin
Ithaca Beer Company
Style: Pumpkin Ale
ABV: 6.30 %

LOOK: Pours an orange color with a chill haze, little to no sediment. Off white head forms and leaves little to no lace. Appears like a standard pumpkin ale.

SMELL: Pumpkin spices of cinnamon, clove, and allspice are apparent right away. There is a bit of malty sweetness peeking through as well.

TASTE: Once again spices of clove, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice are upfront with some pumpkin and brown sugar notes. There is a noticeable amount of vegetable/mineral notes from the pumpkin and perhaps the hops? Not very bitter and very spicy with plenty of pumpkin.

FEEL: Medium to full bodied, smooth, and well carbonated. Drinks fairly easily.

OVERALL: A good pumpkin ale with some solid traits. The mineral notes are a bit out of place, and with some vanilla, could easily be covered up. A pumpkin ale with some strength behind it and no presence of alcohol. Would go well with a holiday meal.

Stinkypuss, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of dogfishandi
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

dogfishandi, Dec 04, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -6.8%

efaden, Oct 01, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -6.8%

MikeAsRx, Sep 08, 2014
Country Pumpkin from Ithaca Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.