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The Great Pumpkin - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

532 Ratings
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Ratings: 532
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 271
Gots: 71 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheBungyo on 10-24-2006)
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Kramerbarthomer, Mar 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

DerekCarruth, Feb 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

rmedise, Feb 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

LoveStout, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

gillagorilla, Jan 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

taylor714914, Jan 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

Lehighace06, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

DrunkinYogi, Jan 17, 2014
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4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a slightly hazy orange with a finger of white head that fades into a frothy ring with a little lacing.

S: sweet, squashy pumpkin aromas dominate with pumpkin pie spices and notes of caramel apples and vanilla.

T: pumpkin pie spices, sweet breads, squashy pumpkin pie, vanilla, a slightly boozy finish.

M: medium body with lowish carbonation, this beer is nicely creamy.

O: a great pumpkin ale overall. Definitely one of the best I've had.

n2185, Jan 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Griffith, Jan 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

AshB, Dec 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Nocontrol1977, Dec 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Eighty, Dec 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

NonicPanic, Dec 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

richkrull, Nov 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Stuck2dascript, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer appears a radiant orange hue with a small head that rapidly fades to nil. The aroma offers cinnamon, pumpkin pie, brown sugar. Sweet and definitely true to style. Lots of brown sugar and cinnamon character. Thin body with low carbonation. Alcohol content well hidden. A tasty beer, though a little goes a long way. A good beer to share a few ways.

Huhzubendah, Nov 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

Bobk80, Nov 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

XmnwildX12, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

wise456, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of superspak
4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2013 bottling. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge pumpkin flesh, pumpkin seed, cinnamon, gingerbread, nutmeg, toast, caramel, brown sugar, clove, allspice, pie crust, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Absolutely insane aromas with incredible complexity and balance of pumpkin, malt, and spice notes; with great strength. Taste of big pumpkin flesh, pumpkin seed, cinnamon, gingerbread, nutmeg, clove, allspice, toast, caramel, brown sugar, pie crust, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of pumpkin, pumpkin seed, cinnamon, gingerbread, pie crust, nutmeg, clove, allspice, caramel, brown sugar, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of pumpkin, malt, and spice flavors; with big authentic pumpkin presence and fantastic malt/spice balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and lightly slick/syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely insane imperial pumpkin ale. All around amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of malt/pumpkin/spice flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A world class pumpkin ale for sure.

superspak, Nov 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

JISurfer, Nov 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

ConradKenney, Nov 15, 2013
The Great Pumpkin from Elysian Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 532 ratings.