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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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4.27/5
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1,421 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:
#720
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
Photo of GlassFreeek
4.78/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Served from a 750ml bottle into a Wide tulip....

A: Darker than your normal pumpkin ale, except maybe something like DFH Punkin'. This has more of a light brown/amber murky look to it. Imperial looking, no doubt. I'm diggin it, sums up fall in a glass. Not much head to stick around.

S: WOW! This is not your ordinary Pumpkin Ale by any means... Huge sweet notes, desert beer qualities. Vanilla, pumpkin, apple pie, molasses, sweet dark figs, candied yams, brown sugar - fall beer heaven? More of an Autumn and fall smell than a strait up pumpkin spice, absolutely obsessed with this smell!

T: Just like the nose, the sweetness follows through with the best spice profile I can think of, almost too rich but just right! Drinks really smooth, not boozy like I heard last years version might have been. No off putting flavors what so ever, very easy and smooth drinking. This is an easy bottle to take down yourself. Imagine an organic pumpkin pie flavored apple sauce, that is what this reminds me of.

MF: Amazingly smooth and easy drinking, not bubbly or over carbonated. This is what I've been looking for in a fall beer.

O: I'd be surprised if you did a blind taste test of this and didn't pick out each flavor I listed. They are all there and so prominent, yet in perfect harmony. CCB went over the top with this beer, my new favorite fall release. Thankfully I have friends willing to send me bottles of this :D

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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2/5  rDev -53.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of vfgccp
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Great looking pumpkin ale. Maple amber body. Yellowed-paper head has ok retention and nice lace.

S - Whoa. Outstanding nose. Fresh banana nut bread and carrot cake. Banana, walnuts, molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar canned pumpkin, allspice, raisins.

T - Awesome flavor profile. This beer definitely lives up to the hype. Canned pumpkin, nutmeg, brown sugar, butterscotch, allspice, maple syrup, sweet molasses, cinnamon, graham cracker, vanilla. The only things missing are leaf piles and sweaters.

M - Thick, rich, smooth, and full bodied.

O - If you distilled fall, had your grandmother bake it into a pie, and then brewed a beer with it, this would be that beer.

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