Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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1,895 Ratings
Smuttynose Pumpkin AleSmuttynose Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
smuttynose.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,895
Reviews:
851
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
14.75%
 
 
Wants:
99
Gots:
217
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of UnderPressure
2.98/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bright orange, slightly hazy beer with a fizzy one-finger head. Some lacing.

Spices and sweetness in the aroma. I'm picking up some kind of minty or herbal spice I wasn't expecting in a pumpkin ale.

Heavy spice in the flavor. Too much, in my opinion. This is the spiciest pumpkin ale I've had. It's like I'm drinking a spice cabinet. But it does get more tolerable as you drink.

A nice light to medium bodied viscosity with pleasant carbonation with an average length spicy bitter finish.

Smuttynose beers are usually spot-on. But, the spice really ruined an otherwise great beer. Way too overwhelming.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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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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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of ummswimmin
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured this from a bottle into a stemmed ale glass. Initially I had about three fingers of head; that died down to a finger of foam. That finger held up for some decent retention.

Off the top you get the stock pumpkin ale smells of: nutmeg, clove, and pumpkin (duh). The flavoring is almost like pumpkin pie. There is even some crust smell. It is reminiscent of the Southern Tier version. The difference is that this one is sweeter and has less of the crust presence.

This is a pretty good pumpkin. Much props go out to the folks at Smuttynose.

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of SLeffler27
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange with a light sea foam head and no reportable lace. Carbonation within the oversized wine glass can be seen through a pale orange glow when put to the light.

Light pumpkin pie spices.

Light flavors tend more toward the bitter side than most pumpkin beers. The finish is long, with a light bitterness and much more pumpkin flavor than on entry, though still mild overall.

A medium body with soft carbonation and no alcohol.

This one is definitely suited to the rustic nature of autumn.

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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 1,895 ratings.
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