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:
1,369
Reviews:
212
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
11.35%
 
 
Wants:
576
Gots:
348
For Trade:
37
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Ratings: 1,369 |  Reviews: 212
Photo of cd34
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jopezu
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a clear, dark caramel with a tiny head that poofs quickly. nose; light clove, allspice, cinnamon, pie crust, & brown sugar. taste; caramel malt, toffee, nutmeg, mellow hops, cinnamon, clove, & allspice. slightly boozy on the end, and nutmeg & clove stick around fairly heavily. high carbonation & thick, velvety mouthfeel. it's always a roll of the dice for me with pumpkin beers, and i don't see how good gourd could have done it any better. some pumpkin beers end up being a slightly modified barleywine or imperial brown ale, and those that go all out "pumpkin pie" usually end up tasting artificial and nasty. good gourd manages the pumpkin pie taste like a champ! delicious.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber. One of the tastier pumpkin brews out there.

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Photo of waddellc2
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of righthereisay
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy brown/orange with minimal lacing. Smells of pumpkin spices,...and more pumpkin spices.....

Taste, buttery, pumpkin pie spices...all of them..... and some pumpkin..and more pumpkin. Nice and sweet. Almost

Feel is medium, and tarty. Nice and sweet but not too sweet, that I can tell you. That would have been a disaster.

Much better than Southern Tier....but not as good as Dogfish Punkin....the original...I was hoping it would have been but they still own the Pumpkin beer market.

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Photo of Satsuma
3.71/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11/19/2016

This may be the best pumpkin beer I've ever had. Absolutely incredible!

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Photo of bschmidt_37
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.71/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ramblinwreck101
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iridius
3.1/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.68/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of logicalparadox
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EEscobar
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vivs85
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArtZan
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Damian74
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ron_Mexico
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Slack
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 Bottle

Pale amber in color and clear. Some head in the pour which is retained on the edges. Minimal lacing.

Nose is sweet, pumpkin, minimal nutmeg, and minimal cinnamon.

Taste is caramel, pumpkin, minor cinnamon, nutmeg, booze, and maybe clove.

Mouthful is medium and syrupy. Carbonation is average. Finish dry.

With a year on this beer, it transforms into a barleywine and is very enjoyable. The balance is there, the vegetative aroma and flavor present in some pumpkin ales is not. The pie portion is absent but it's not a bad thing. Very much recommend this as much as I would Schlafly.

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Photo of drinking12many
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DubiousGopher
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 57md
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a brownish copper with something less than a finger of head. The nose has bready essence and also a hint of pumpkin and seasonal spices. The flavor has more malt than the average pumpkin beer (even for an imperial). There is also a hint of molasses and something with a slightly sweet edge. The body is hearty for the style.

This is not quite what I expected but it is certainly a well done effort.

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Photo of oldvines
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Cigar City Brewing
4.23 out of 5 based on 1,369 ratings.
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