Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale | Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttynose Pumpkin AleSmuttynose Pumpkin Ale
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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): 6.50%

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.

45 IBU

Added by purplehops on 08-28-2003

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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2.87/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into pint glass.

A: pours hazy orange color, fluffy 2 finger head, great retention, lots of lacing

S: nose is like a spice rack, heavy on cinnamon and nutmeg, the pumpkin puree is also very present. I smell everything I would expect from a pumpkin pie here, but for some reason it is just not jiving with me. Seems overly spiced.

T: well the brew is one dimensional, that one dimension is spices... notes of clove, cinnamon, and allspice. There is minimal malt depth and almost no body. This also lacks any kind of balance. It reminds me of what swallowing a teaspoon full of cinnamon would be like... kind of chalky and overly spicy

MF: light body, medium to high carbonation

O: this is probably the most disappointing Pumpkin Ale I have come across. I'm a big fan of most things pumpkin, but this attempt falls very short in my opinion.

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3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint tumbler.
A beautiful cloudy unfiltered orange-golden-amber color.
Full 2 finger head that lasted a long time and left some nice lacing.
Immediate smells of pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice and alcohol.
Not a real strong pumpkin flavor like you would get with other pumpkin brews. The aroma is a little deceiving as it is not indicative of the taste. A strong bitter alcohol aftertaste.
A stronger brew for those months when it starts to get a little cooler out and dark earlier.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.24/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle. Deep orange amber pour with a cloudy look and a thick white head. The aroma has a pumpkin spice, vegetable aroma with a light toasted malt smell. Right away there are flavors of cinnamon, allspice and clove along with some pumpkin and vegetable and malt.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 12 oz. bottle into a fluted British pint glass.

Appears chiefly orange with spots of gold where lighter. There's a nice creamy head sitting on top. It should be a nice creamer on the mouthfeel's start.

Smells of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and an earthy squashiness underneath it all. Balanced and pleasing.

Tastes surprisingly bitter and too perfumey after that.

Mouthfeel starts and ends with creaminess from the head with an effervescent middle.

While I gave it a few 4 ratings, the taste was off putting enough to reduce it a bit.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received a 12 FLUID OUNCE bottle of this in a trade w/ LarryG. Poured from the bright pumpkin labeled bottle w/ a Pumpkin on it, "Cucurbita Pepe" underneath the pumpkin (?), "ale brewed w/ pumpkin puree & spices", & the Smuttynose Seal on the neck of the bottle and cap into my 16oz Dewey's Pizza Pint Glass. Has BB DEC 2011 on the neck of the bottle.

Aroma- Has a wonderful sweet, pumpkin pie aroma with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. This sweetness may be due to the whipped cream left on top of the pie? Very nice!

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that has great retention. Has a light brown/darkest orange body color with no sign of clarity (very full bodied color). Leaves rings of lacing behind.

Flavor- And Spice it is! Starts with tons of spice and nutmeg flavors. Almost gets to the pumpkin flavor but comes a bit short. Very sweet finish and has a light amount of hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, High Carbonation, Smooth, and leaves interesting spice and cinnamon behind on the palate.

Overall Impression- A very nice spice and cinnamon combo beer but doesn't hit much of a pumpkin flavor. I do enjoy the body and mouthfeel of this one though! Could definitely enjoy this one again! One of my top 10 favorite pumpkin ales.

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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 56.1% out of 100 with 1,904 ratings
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