Cottonwood Pumpkin Spiced Ale | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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Cottonwood Pumpkin Spiced AleCottonwood Pumpkin Spiced Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
North Carolina, United States
foothillsbrewing.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This crisp, dry ale uses organic cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger brewed with real pumpkin and a blend of North American and British malts to give Mom’s pumpkin pie some serious competition. A fall favorite skillfully brewed by Foothills.

Added by tdm168 on 01-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
179
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
14.96%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 179 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MichaelProcton
3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Amber/copper-colored, with a head that actually reminded me a little of orange soda. It was orange-y, light and airy, and very quickly disappeared. That last part is a little surprising given there's a decent amount of active carbonation. Very apparent pumpkin spice-y aroma, like a pie out of the oven. That doesn't carry over very strongly into the flavor. Very lager-y, with unimpressive malts dominating the profile. The mouthfeel is pretty nice, with that carbonation lending a sharpness. Overall, this beer is a bit of a letdown to me: it's a fine beer, but I feel like it underdelivered on what I wanted from a pumpkin.

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Photo of baklo
3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThreeJs
4.4/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tillmac62
3.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden with a bit of amber. Normal head volume and lacing, outstanding retention.

Rich outstanding nose of pumpkin, spices (nutmeg, clove, ginger) and light biscuit malt.

Light body with a texture slightly smoother than water. Superb carbonation with a nice effervescent middle and a prickly burst in the finish.

The flavor profile is very good, but is a bit light on intensity and is very well balanced. Spices appear in a blended fashion and never really separate. The middle hints at bitterness and provides a balancing biscuit. The finish is a slow light spicy fade.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of willardt09
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 88caprice
3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a glass.

Look: Orange, honey-like color. One finger head.
Smell: Lots of cinnamon and clove up front. A little bit sweet smelling.
Taste: Cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg right away. Very little pumpkin, if any. I'm not getting much backbone from the malts or flavor depth. Once the pie spices fade, there is a leathery bitterness than hangs around.
Mouthfeel: Active carbonation on the tongue. Lighter than I expected from an autumn pumpkin ale. Thin?
Overall: This one is all about the spice. It's ok, but there are better.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AngusOg
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sonofliberty2
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrMindbender
3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NCJEFF77
4.31/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bmjivi221
4.21/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VeganUndead
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DuffDaddy
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of Swirley0813
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jessealmlie
2.84/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of skaboom420
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of andy1701
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Frankenstein897
3/5  rDev -16.9%

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Cottonwood Pumpkin Spiced Ale from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
3.61 out of 5 based on 179 ratings.
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