Spiced Pumpkin Ale | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Spiced Pumpkin AleSpiced Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
thirstydog.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Dogbrick on 11-03-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
106
Reviews:
54
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
11.78%
 
 
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12
Gots:
10
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Ratings: 106 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of bdiiorio
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeftHanded666
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of logicalparadox
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear dark reddish amber with a soft off white head that dies to a thick collar and thin film leaving a little clingy soft lace.

Smell is freshly roasted and caramelized pumpkin--that full on Fall squash, without much spice at all. Like mashing up freshly cooled, roasted pumpkin for a pie before adding the spices. There may be a hair of brown sugar, and some gooey pie crust attributed to the malt.

Taste is just an overload of really nice, rounded pumpkin, first and foremost. This is the most pumpkin forward, pumpkin FIRST pumpkin ale I've ever had. Spices are minimal, again, I'm tasting very similar notes found in the aroma, such as brown sugar and pie crusty malt.

Feel is tingly and tangy--this is a light, crisp body that is very drinkable for a pumpkin ale, and finishes semi dry.

For those that hate the spice bombs of the holiday creep beers, this is for you.

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Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SalamanderPusi
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Glanzman
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle served in a pint glass.

Pours a clear, medium amber color with a 1 finger head. Minimal lacing.

Smells biscuity and slightly spicy,

The taste is a little too harsh for me with the spices (cinnamon, allspice, etc)

Slight pumpkin taste.

Not worthy spending for the whole 4-pack IMO.

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Photo of Gregf51
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrDominator
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of italianstallion
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Woppy5
4.28/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Phigg1102
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of brianmandell
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of BarryT
5/5  rDev +37%

Photo of Salud24
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of chrisemmons123
4.56/5  rDev +24.9%

Photo of Simko1209
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Ohiovania
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of WesMantooth
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of thegodfather1076
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Very nice label in the traditional TDBC K-9 themed fashion with some eye-catching graphics. Label gives IBU info, ABV info, serving temperature recommendation, a small description and back story on the beer, web info, and a bit of brewery info.

Appearance: An aggressive pour from its 12oz brown bottle into a 20oz imperial pint led to a 3½ finger off white head of a medium tightly packed density atop a crystal clear light copper beer. Head retention was excellent at 5min 44sec before fading to a thick ring and thick frothy coating with excellent lacing.

Smell/Aroma: Smells of faint pumpkin, coriander, a bit of nutmeg and clove, some bready maltiness, and a slight bit of hop bitterness.

Flavor/Taste: Tastes of fresh pumpkin and a bit of earthyness with a coriander bite on the front end. Mid point is dominated by pumpkin with a nice honey sweetness along with some nutmeg and clove. Back end has a toasty bready maltiness along with pumpkin and a bit of bittering hops. Aftertaste is of bready pumpkin.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied with a smooth slick mouthfeel and crisp carbonation. Very very drinkable.

Overall/Comments: A very tasty easy drinking pumpkin ale that is very sessionable with its low ABV. This was more malty than other pumpkin ales that I have tried. Classified as a Pumpkin Ale at 5% ABV. Consumed 11/9/2013.

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Photo of hollywood_15063
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of xabyss
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've been on a quest since time immemorial (i.e. like, the last eight months or so) to find the perfect pumpkin ale. You know, THAT pumpkin ale, the one that really does taste like pumpkin pie and doesn't just try to taste like pumpkin pie. I'm convinced it exists in some obscure corner of the world. So, will this be the one pumpkin ale to rule them all? (Spoiler alert: it is not.) Thirsy Dog's stab at the style pours the typical pumpkin orange, placid and hazy with some fluffy white head. The aroma is more pumpkin-forward than other pumpkin ales I've sniffed. It's more a fleshy pumpkin rind that more fully captures the essence of the fruit. The more pumpkin and less spices approach carries over to the palate as well, though there are some strong cinnamon and ginger notes up front. It's a bit thin and grainy mid-sip with a fantastic finish of pumpkin pie crust, ginger and bread. Very smooth on the tongue. I like the pumpkin prominence, but the mild spices and grainy mellowness leaves me wanting more. The search continues...

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Photo of chinchill
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 12 oz bottle with a label that says "PUMPKIN ALE - ale brewed with pumpkin, honey & spices". Not emphasizing the spices anymore? In any case, the spicing level on this is excellent. Even though the aroma suggests a higher level of spicing, tasting reveals a balanced blend of caramelized pumpkin, malts and spices, with a hint of hops. Very mildly sweet.

O: Excellent for style

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Spiced Pumpkin Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 106 ratings.
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