Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin AleGood Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Legend has it that when a pumpkin comes into the world it is possessed by either a good or an evil spirit. Ours got all the good baby! Bursting with real pumpkin flavor and yummy pumpkin spices including Ceylon cinnamon, Jamaican all-spice, Zanzibar cloves and nutmeg, Good Gourd is a celebration of Fall and that spookiest of holidays, Halloween. Pair Good Gourd with pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie and costume parties.

35 IBU

Added by tpd975 on 01-03-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,371
Reviews:
213
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
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580
Gots:
349
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37
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3/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -28.9%

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3/5  rDev -28.9%

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3/5  rDev -28.9%

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3/5  rDev -28.9%

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3/5  rDev -28.9%

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3/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of THECPJ
3.03/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: copper orange with a 1 finger off white head

smell: nutmeg, cinnamon,

taste: pumpkin spices, sweet, malts

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, thin to medium body

overall: rather disappointing the beer needed some more body in my opinion. glad I got to try it just doesn't stand up to the better pumpkin beers.

cheers,
The CPJ

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Photo of twitchasaurus
3.04/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not a huge fan of the style, but better than many pumpkin seasonals I've had.

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Photo of Heady_Eddy
3.05/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of iridius
3.1/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chinchill
3.15/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an orange-amber with a off-white head that has decent retention.

Aroma: Pumpkin nose with malt taking a background role. Hints of spicing; certainly not overdone.

Promising aroma is not followed by good taste. There is a nice bit of pumpkin/squash flavor, but it is surrounded by a rather unpleasant earthy gourd flavor.

Medium body with moderate carbonation

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3.16/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.18/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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3.22/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.23/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Cigar City Brewing
4.22 out of 5 based on 1,371 ratings.
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