Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale | Cigar City Brewing

Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin AleGood Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale
BA SCORE
91.9%
Liked This Beer
4.27 w/ 1,388 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:
#698
Reviews:
217
Ratings:
1,388
Liked:
1,275
Avg:
4.27/5
pDev:
11.01%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
580
Gots:
356
Trade:
37
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,388 |  Reviews: 217
Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -6.3%
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 -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ron_Mexico
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Slack
4.27/5  rDev 0%
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 +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of 57md
3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
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 -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TomMorris
3.43/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of boogerisu
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of descobar
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boone757
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wafers
3.92/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HardyA
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a pretty dark russet brown, with no head or lacing. Looks fairly lightly carbonated.

This smells pretty great- caramel, toffee, pumpkin pie puree, pie crust, nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. All the spices are there, but not overwhelming.

This almost tastes like a lighter barleywine with pumpkin, which is nice. The base beer is actually good, here- with nice caramel, toffee, and a breadiness that reminds me of flaky pie crust. That's cool. The spices described on the label are all there, and described in the paragraph above, so I won't repeat myself. The cinnamon and nutmeg are probably the strongest. There's actually real pumpkin flavor too, which is appreciated- definitely get a feeling of real pumpkin pie here.

This is medium bodied, with a lower level of carbonation, and no sign of booze.

One of the best pumpkin ales on the market, for sure. It's pretty decadent and tasty.

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Photo of bb-magic
4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 91.9% out of 100 with 1,388 ratings
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