Leaf Pile Ale | Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

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3.8/5
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107 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
New York, United States
greenportharborbrewing.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
An autumn ale which brings you a slice of pumpkin pie in a glass. Fresh whole ginger, cinnamon, all spice, and nutmeg gives this ale its distinct character. Fall in.

Added by RichThatchr on 09-19-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,907
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
107
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
37
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of anomalousclouds
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jimmyy
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TheLefty1616
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of USMC_ATLTrader
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hacefresco
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AgentMunky
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle.
4/3.5/3.25/3.75/3.5
Dark red with creamy head. It smells malty and spicy. It tastes thick and soft, with a hint of vanilla and clove, but honestly not a ton of flavor.

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Photo of Khaack
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a semi-murky to hazy burnt orange to amber color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Trickling lace ran here and there.
The aroma blended well between pumpkin flesh, ginger, allspice, cinnamon, Autumn leaves, brown sugar and a touch of earthiness.
The flavor was mildly sweet briskly touching the spices to allow a subtle crisp quaint smooth pumpkin fleshiness appear in the aftertaste with some biscuits.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt spot on. ABV felt as projected. Finish was a nice blend between spices and pumpkin flesh.
Overall, some say this style is dieing, but I say that if it perhaps gets scaled by some brewers that this one would one of the ones that would be still standing in the end. Great job, Greenport Harbor!

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Photo of alexsergio
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gajo74
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a relatively clear amber color with a significant thumb length foamy head. It retains well and leaves a frothy cap with nice lacing.
In the nose it features aromas typical of pumpkin ales; pumpkin, clove, cinnamon and allspice. Although some of this aroma disapates for a bit midway, it returns full force as the drink warms. Some biscuity malt characteristics also.
On the tongue it starts off fairly clean and with a clean finish. In this early phase it is not so complex, but rather, crisp, medium to light and easy drinking. Midway, the spices come out and provide a moderate prickle. In the final phase, particularly as it warms, there is a modest coating of sweetness from the pumpkin.
Overall, a nice easy drinking and straightforward pumpkin ale. Not the greatest, but certainly a decent example of the style.

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Photo of xungmound98
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lembeh
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite NY local fall seasonals. There is nothing complicated here just a nicely executed Pumpkin spice ale. Pours a beautiful dark Amber color. Get some pumpkin and nutmeg, vanilla on the nose. Taste follows the nose. Plus get some cinnamon and a solid kick of nutmeg. Mouthfeel is a bit thin for my liking. Solid fall seasonal that I seek out every year.

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Photo of Urs
3.41/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of John_O
4.7/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eddiefl
3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bigdog7169
4.79/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AD17
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Earlyedison
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of asuburbanman
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of theBubba
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

We'll forget about the color and how it pours since that's been well covered here, though I must say mine poured with a respectable head. (Always clean your glass with salt and avoid that detergent residue that is a big time head killer).

Nice smell of all the required pumpkin ale spices with no overkill. Smooth and easy drinking but as most reviewers mentioned...a lack of body and a watery finish. Kind of like a Saranac pumpkin in that manner.

I still prefer Roadsmary's Baby and think this one is a bit lacking somewhere.

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Photo of mackeyse
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours dark amber. Small slightly off white head that dissipates rather quickly.

A: Toffee, mild pumpkin spice and maybe cream soda? Catching some fruity smells as well.

T:/M: Tastes like it smells but maybe a bit more muted: Clove and cinnamon are predominant along with some nutmeg, and that cream soda aroma carries over to the taste. Leaf Pile's taste ends rather abruptly and fades. It’s pretty muted and watery and isn’t super-balanced. On a positive note I can’t taste any alcohol and I'm not catching any really off putting artificial notes, the cream soda taste notwithstanding. As it warms up it gets better so glad I sipped slow.

O: Needs a little more kick to the back end. Just hints at the pumpkin spices with the clove and cinnamon. It does get better as it warms though so all is not lost. The body was just a little too watery.

Not a BAD beer just needs a little kick in the ass to amp it up a bit. I don’t like “fake” tasting pumpkin beers and this one qualifies. I certainly wouldn’t turn this down if offered.

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Photo of CreightonSM
2.73/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Leaf Pile Ale from Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 107 ratings