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Hop Squash Pumpkin IPA - Elysian Brewing Company

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Hop Squash Pumpkin IPA
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BA SCORE
86
very good

19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Rifugium on 10-09-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Hopmodium, Nov 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

NickThePyro, Nov 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

PatGreer, Nov 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

foxyaardvark27, Oct 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Davepoolesque, Oct 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Kmlund, Oct 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

bernat1971, Oct 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

johnnyboy76, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

DMB, Oct 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Sokool, Sep 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

iKrystin, Jan 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

AngusOg, Nov 09, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -7%

I had this on-tap at Max's during Baltimore beer week. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy reddish amber color with a layer of off white head that leaves some mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: Buttery and slightly sweet with some hops. The hops remind me of citrus peel.

Taste: Bitter hops right off the bat with a buttery note behind the hops (maybe they used the seeds?). I do get some pumpkin here, but the hops dominate through the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with lots of tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: The bitterness crushes the other flavors, but it is an IPA after all. I thought this was a very interesting beer and am glad I got to try it.

oline73, Nov 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

hannaho, Nov 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

duceswild, Oct 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

jaasen64, Oct 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

leedorham, Oct 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

strongaf, Oct 14, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

First had: tapped from a giant hollowed-out pumpkin at City Tap House, Philly, PA

This was listed as a collaboration between Elysian and Ninkasi. Sorachi Ace and Motueka hops. I do believe this is the only pumpkin IPA I've ever seen or had, and boy, was it well done.

Cloudy amber-orange pour into a tulip glass, with a small cap of dense white head that retained well and left a bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma was basically dominated by fresh hops, juicy, lemony, hints of pumpkin. Taste essentially delivered what was promised. This was not a typical pumpkin beer loaded with spice, it was more an IPA with pumpkin as an afterthought. Even being served from a hollowed-out pumpkin, the pumpkin taste was well-moderated. Fresh citrusy hops, biscuity malts, and vegetal pumpkin flesh greet the palate in a well-balanced blend. Crisp mouthfeel, medium body, and quite drinkable. They pretty much nailed this one.

Rifugium, Oct 09, 2012
Hop Squash Pumpkin IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.