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Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin AleGood Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale
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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
Ranking:
#718
Reviews:
228
Ratings:
1,421
pDev:
11.01%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
578
Gots:
357
Trade:
37
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Ratings: 1,421 |  Reviews: 228
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.9/5  rDev +14.8%

Poured into my Surly goblet....
A - Pours a hazy amber brown with a small foamy head that reduces quickly to a thin cover and ring. Looks great.
S - Not overpowering but a pleasant aroma of pumpkin and spices.
T - Medium strong pumpkin flavor with a hint of spices.
M - Medium creamy mouth feel, flavor hangs around for a good long time.
O - The key to any great beer is balance and this beer has it. The pumpkin and the splices are well matched to the beer, nothing is overpowering. Delicious, the best pumpkin beer I've tasted in 2014.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.28/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.28/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of infinitebruner
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

October 28, 2014

Nitro tap, Snifter glass

A – Dark brown, mostly opaque but some ruby highlights where light passes through. Nice clarity. Firm, thick foam head, tan-white, an inch or so tall and it goes nowhere. Impressive nitro pour.

S – Just a slight hint of fall/pie spice. More of a sweet character from the use of actual pumpkin. Minor bitter hops on the nose.

T – Very strong harvest / fall / pumpkin flavor, melded well with a sweet malt backbone and perhaps some spicy yeast notes.

M – Creamy, foamy texture, very smooth from the effect of the nitro dispense. Mild sweetness, a touch of bitterness, all in harmony.

O – Of all the harvest/pumpkin beers, this is one of the best (if not THE best) I’ve had. The creaminess from the nitro puts it over the top.

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

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4.45/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.92/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of jbwimer
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, some nuttiness. The aroma is lovely, however the flavor wasn't as well integrated as I had hoped. A little too overwhelmingly spicy, but still enjoyable.

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4.4/5  rDev +3%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 1,421 ratings
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