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Spiced Pumpkin Ale | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Spiced Pumpkin AleSpiced Pumpkin Ale

Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Dogbrick on 11-03-2003

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Photo of CAP1868
3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Wasabi 88 pint glass.

A-Pours a dark copper color just like most pumpkin ales. Minimal head with spotty lacing.

S-Smells sweet, not really what I expected it to smell like, didn't really notice much pumpkin, smelled more like honey.

T-Tastes very sweet, the honey overwhelms the pumpkin and spices. I was really thinking it would be more spicy.

M-Light little to no carbonation

D-With the light carbonation it is very drinkable, but it feels more like a summer brew than a fall pumpkin ale.

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Photo of OldSchoolGamer
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another new Thirsty Dog brew. They have been adding more and more new beers to their lineup. So far, so good. Here is my review of their Pumkin Ale (5% ABV):

A: Pours an orange amber color. Head doesn't last very long. Some carbonation going on. What you would expect from a pumpkin ale.

S/T: Pretty unique and different. Actually reminds me a lot of Great Lakes Christmas Ale, but not nearly as good. Pumpkin and spices on the aroma. Taste is very ginger and cinnamon dominant (like Christmas Ale) with a touch of nutmeg. Pumpkin is there as well as a caramel maltyness. Finish is pretty flat. Not much going on after the swollow. One of the better pumpkin ales around, but nowhere near as good Southern Tier, Hoppin Frog or Weyerbachers.

M/D: Medium bodied with a very clean finish. Carbonation is a little low. Seems a little flat. Drinks rather easily. The lower ABV would make this a good session pumpkin ale.

Another okay effort from Thirsty Dog. Its got a good mix of pumpkin and spice, with the ginger dominating. Its not one I would regularly seek out, but not something I would turn down either. I usually find pumpkin beers hit or miss, but this one is somewhere in between. Its good, but not great.

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Photo of wyattshotmaker
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured into a pint glass,nice deep copper. smells like pumpkin pie,notes of nutmeg,cinnamon,pumpkin come to mind. tastes like pumpkin,nutmeg,cinnamon,maybe a bit of ginger in there.some malt sweetness in the forefront with very light bitterness in the finish.

mouthfeel is lightbodied,fairly carbonated.pretty refreshing for a pumpkin ale.ads to the drinkability.

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Photo of imaguitargod
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured to a small head that dissipated into a light ring of foam, no lacing. The color is lighter than most Pumpkin Ales, but still nicely colored (orange tinted yellow). Moderate carbonation. Nice malt sweetness combined with a Pumpkin/brown sugar taste on the front end. The spices come in on the back end with a lingering nutmeg flavor. Very nice and would love to have another.

~Jonathan Passow

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Luckily my wife got a glass of this on our most recent trip, because there is no way I would get anything else when Siberian Night is in season! Dark golden orange with a medium off-white head. Thin and quick lacing. Lots of cinnamon, pumpkin and nutmeg in the nose. Light-bodied and a little fizzy. The pumpkin flavor is not nearly as strong as the aroma would lead you to believe. It almost reminds me of a spiced Christmas-type ale with the different spices that come through in the flavor. The finish is crisp and spiced with a little hops as well. Pretty good seasonal from Thirsty Dog.

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