Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale | Cigar City Brewing

Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin AleGood Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale
BA SCORE
4.27/5
1,408 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#706
Reviews:
223
Ratings:
1,408
pDev:
11.01%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
582
Gots:
354
Trade:
37
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Ratings: 1,408 |  Reviews: 223
Photo of jagada
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeffdr123
3.92/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Overdone, and I kind of like that. If you're going to pour nutmeg, allspice, caramel, and raisins into a beer, you might as well go large. The taste is stronger than the nose. It's a pretty beer, too. A dark pumpkin, molasses color. Got it on tap at the Cigar City Brewery.

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TH28
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle. 8/11/16 bottle date. Appearance: Brown with a deep amber hue, clear, with a light khaki foam head. Aroma: Nice pumpkin spice heavier on the allspice, nutmeg and clove, with a light cinnamon and vanilla. Light caramel. Very nice Taste: Surprisingly sweet maltiness, a touch of bread crust, then turning to a allspice and nutmeg forward pumpkin spicing. Cinnamon is restrained. Moderate bitterness to balance the intense malt sweetness and spicing. Comes across like a pumpkin spiced piece of toast. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a low to moderate carbonation. No noticeable alcohol warmth. Finish: Toasted malt stand out, with some nutmeg and allspice. Overall: A really well done pumpkin ale that nicely balances the maltiness, spicing, and high ABV. Nice toasted and caramel malt backbone and spicing heavier on allspice and nutmeg, compared to the cinnamon bombs of some pumpkin ales. Alcohol well hidden for it’s strength.

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Photo of sicilian
4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ohiovania
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

low carb

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Photo of Grackos
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bigdog3838
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange amber, pretty close to pumpkin color, sustaining a thin tan head throughout.

Big squash on the nose, largely pumpkin but less of the pie variety and more of the actual crop, with caramel, and brown sugar.

Taste of tangy ale with pumpkin, cinnamon, caramel, fig and graham cracker sharing the stage.

Good Gourd is balanced and not overly spiced. This is a commendable pumpkin ale that is more in the beer realm than an attempt at pleasing the non-beer-drinking girlfriend that has been begrudgingly dragged along.

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Photo of JDW4195
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keg2192
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deebo
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. This is one of the spiciest pumpkin beers I've had. Tons of cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg atop a roasted pumpkin flavor. Warms once inside you like pumpkin pie.

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Photo of Marius
4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at CBC 2016. Dark caramel with a tan head. Tons of cinnamon, caramel, vanilla and toasted coconut. A damn good beer, one of the highlights of the show for me.

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Photo of CBrodbeck
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liamt07
3.16/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mateo2699
3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Darker Amber pour, ruby red highlights in the light. Thin pour, tight white bubbled head with moderate lacing.

Very subtle nose. Nothing in your face. Getting slight nutmeg and cinnamon. Some pumpkin, pie crust and graham cracker. Sweet maltiness in the back end.

Surprisingly multi dimensional flavor compared to the weakness of the nose. Some solid pumpkin flavored spices, pretty noticable nutmeg and cinnamon. Quite boozy in the middle, caramel and raisins in the back end.

Mouthfeel is very thin, not heavy carbonated and definitely not an easy drinker. The booziness carries a little.

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Photo of Spoda1983
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesLeung
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.23/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kiki3drt292
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rydev24
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GoBeerGo
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 1,408 ratings
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