Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Pumpkin AleSmuttynose Pumpkin Ale

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.84%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale is our homage to the craft and heritage of America’s brewers. Recipes calling for the use of pumpkins in beer date back to early colonial times, when brewers sought to extend their supply of costly imported malt with locally grown ingredients, such as squash and “pompions.”

In that spirit, we brew our ale with the addition of pumpkin to the mash, along with traditional spices to create a delicious American original.

35 IBU

Added by purplehops on 08-28-2003

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Amber-gold, slightly cloudy, looks nice, like fall leaves. Light head, that might've been from the growler I poured from.
S: Spices. I get nutmeg and brown sugar, maybe a bit of allspice. Some malt sweetness too. Fairly nice.
T: Taste has quite bit of malt sweetness, some hop bitterness, but a little flat overall. The spiciness in the aroma did not carry through to the flavor. Pretty drinkable though.
M: The mouthfeel real nice on this one, a lot of body, not very high on carbonation.
O: I wish the spiciness came through more on flavor. Otherwise a pretty good beer.

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3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a clear amber with moderate off-white head.
S: It smelled like copper and waxy hops, with a little pie crust and pumpkin spice and citrus zest.
T: It tasted like copper and waxy hops, with a little pumpkin spice and citrus zest and pie crust. It had a clean and bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was more of a mediocre pale ale than a pumpkin ale, with not very strong spicing. The scent and taste were ok but not great. The body was very average. It was easy enough to drink, but was ultimately a really poor example of the style. Not recommended.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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2.77/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, hazy, orange-brown coloring that pours with a half-inch of biege, foamy, light head that disappears before I make it back to my seat from the kitchen. Light, enticing aromas of pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinnamon, with an overall roasted quality. The beer has a light, slick cling on the glass that slides down with the level of the brew while you drink. Flavors are a bit more on the roasted side initially, with some tangy and sweet character blended through the pumpkin profiles. The spicing is much lighter than the aromas would lead you to believe would be present. The beer's body is much lighter than most other brews in this style. A slight hopping seems out of place at the end of the palate, causing a sharp drying and crisping feel at the end of the brew.

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 1,898 ratings.
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