Pumpkin Smash | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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115 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States
cascadebrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by anteater on 10-24-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
115
Reviews:
11
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
12.07%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
14
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 115 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of npachl
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wontonst
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snaotheus
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2016-11-14
750ml corked/caged bottle of the 2014 project.

Pours a mostly still, low carbonation dark amber, almost brown, fairly free of haze. It would look better with just a little carbonation. Smell is sweet tart, with spice -- ginger or cinnamon seem to linger in my nose after I take the glass away from my face.

Taste is interesting. Generally I like it, but I'm a little confused about it. It's sweet-tart, but that pumpkin pie space is a strange and interesting little twist to the flavor profile. I can't tell for sure if I can taste actual pumpkin, but the spices suggest it.

Mouthfeel is dry, extremely dry, and fairly thin. Overall, it's a pretty good beer, but I don't think I would pay this price to drink it again. It's not cheap.

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
2.33/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of n2185
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atone315
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draft at BittetCreek. A nice cap to the flight. Hazy, dark amber with small, creamy head. Light aroma, but gets serious after that. Taste is pure pumpkin, and light tingling sourness. Velvety smooth, creamy. Truly delicious.

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Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of A_Rad
3.57/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Cascade Brewing Barrel House, Portland, OR

A: The beer is slightly hazy orange amber in color. There is a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a collar consisting of white bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of pumpkin spices, bourbon, and brandy are present in the nose.
T: The taste is nearly a mirror image of the smell, except that the pumpkin spice flavors are stronger.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This pumpkin ale is rather complex and hides its alcohol very well.

Note: 2015 vintage

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of Dactrius
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of drone
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Massbmx
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbaker67
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dwagner003
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kplummer82
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DNICE555
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2014, 11.1%. Pours a thin rusty orange color, and smells instantly of lactic acid and pumpkin spice. Great smooth and crisp mouthfeel with acidic flavors dominating with the spices following. Very enjoyable. Another job well done by Cascade. Cheers!

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

thanks to my brother for procuring this special rarity! a real unique, intense, and delicious beer from cascade, fitting their high quality standard very well, this beer is very them. pours a murky deep rusted orange color without a lot of head, looks just short of still in my snifter, but smells insane. roasted pumpkin right away, slightly caramelized squashy earthy vegetable vibe, and of course a huge heaping dose of mature lactic acidity and oak. in the flavor, its real layered. grain is toasty and warm, notes of honey and molasses, marrying well with the spice and fruit profile in this, baked figs, clove, white pepper. the spirit barrel and the squash and the roast and the booze (which shows through only just enough, quite minimally for its strength) create a warming fall or wintery vibe, something to curl up with. thats why the acidity seems so out of place. i know this is what cascade does, but it seems almost harsh in this context, cutting through the comfort a little bit. its a major pucker bomb to finish, slow sipper with the alcohol as it warms too. overall a one of a kind beer, thats for sure, and nice around holiday time. definitely one to share though. its greatest sucess might be the choice of barrel, i love that influence. another tasty head scratcher from cascade.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aged bottle from 2014. Pours a hazy lighter brown color with off-white head. Rum, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and clove), and funky tartness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes very tart, but with some spice, and dry.

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Pumpkin Smash from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
4.06 out of 5 based on 115 ratings.
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