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Country Pumpkin - Ithaca Beer Company

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280 Ratings
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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 15
Gots: 18 | 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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Photo of thecheapies
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pumpkin-y color. Head collapsed to a thick ring. The foam doesn't want to stick.

Cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg, almost a rye-like spice element coming from the malt. Pretty simple, but delightful nose.

A bit attenuated, but some punctual pumpkin pie spice notes and a touch of floral hops round this one out. Malty with some pumpkin meat and an earthy bitterness. Finishes with some menthol and gruff grain.

Mellow, crisp, with a natural body. The carbonation is energetic. Works for an autumn ale.

A little spice-heavy, but turns out to be an enjoyable fall seasonal. Easy to enjoy, easy to finish.

thecheapies, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of thegerm87
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

thegerm87, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of malfunxion
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

malfunxion, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of IdrinkGas
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

IdrinkGas, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.32/5  rDev -9.3%

BeerForMuscle, Today at 12:33 AM
Photo of birchstick
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an orange color with a white, creamy head. Nose is spices (clove and all spice) with cookie and pumpkin malts in the mix. Taste starts off with sweet caramel and cookie malts. These give way to cloves and an array of other pumpkin related spices. Pumpkin malt intertwined with more pumpkin spice finishes this beer off. The body matches the style well - full and smooth. Overall, this is a light, yet flavorful, pumpkin beer. Recommended!

birchstick, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of Chaney
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a sixer of this stuff in a really nice store in Monroeville, PA.

Served in a Delirium Tremens glass.

A: Poured a very dark, saturated orange, with little to no light passing through. The head was slight, whispy, and about where it should be.

S: Lots of strong pumpkin pie spices: nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice, and a bit of the gourd itself poking through. Also, there was a very organic, sour dough quality that served well in letting us know that this is indeed a beer, rather than just liquified pumpkin pie.

T: Yep, a good amount of bread yeast rides very nicely on top of the pumpkin dessert. The all spice takes center stage and I truly appreciated that this wasn't a cinnamon bomb.

M: Thick and a bit syrupy, but isn't that what pumpkin desserts are about anyway? The carbonation was about where it should be and I didn't get any booze. The lacing was moderate.

O: I think I liked this better than most on here and think that it could stack up really well with the myriad of pumpkin pie clones on the market.

Chaney, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

WDJersey, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of JohnK17
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

JohnK17, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

PittBeerGirl, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of rlee1390
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

rlee1390, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

GreesyFizeek, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of DIM
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

I just don't reach for a pumpkin beer very often. Limited options at dinner tonight and this sounded pretty good.

This was a clear coppery color and it poured with a small fizzy head.

I found toffee and caramel sweetness plus pumpkin pie spice. I never have been able to discern actual pumpin in a pumpkin beer. This wasn't bad overall, not too heavy on the spice and not overly sweet.

DIM, Friday at 01:18 AM
Photo of Davepoolesque
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Davepoolesque, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of Morey
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Morey, Yesterday at 10:56 AM
Photo of twenty5
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

twenty5, May 12, 2013
Photo of kaelingirl
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

kaelingirl, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a clear, rich looking medium amber with a razor thin blanketing of off-white head. The nose is sweet, but not cloying, and blends together aromas of nutmeg, banana, and clove. It's not over the top, but still has the spice characteristics I like in a pumpkin ale. The taste disappoints...frankly, it tastes like a watered down amber with almost none of the spice coming through...and this beer is essentially at its peak 'bottle freshness.' A thin, watery mouthfeel is not what I prefer for this style of beer, although it's refreshing to have a pumpkin beer with a semi-dry, spicy clove finish. Cold versus room temp there is no improvement.
Honestly, I will probably avoid this beer in the future, although it's hard to poo-poo a well-intentioned effort by Ithaca.

ThePorterSorter, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of markgugs
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of Chugs13
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Chugs13, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of BeerLover99
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: shiny orange/amber hue, trace head,

S: lovely all-spice, pumpkin, ginger, citrus jam

T: all-spice, pumpkin, malt, ginger, marmalade, mild grassy finish

M: med body, solid carbonation/smooth mouth

O: WOW! Very nice surprise from my wife. Enjoy Ithaca
and love trying pumpkin brews. This is one of my favorites now.
pumpkin beer fans will love it.

VERY GOOD, TRY SOME!

BeerLover99, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of hoppymcgee
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

hoppymcgee, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of KTCamm
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

KTCamm, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

JohneHoodlum, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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, Friday at 11:31 PM
Country Pumpkin from Ithaca Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.