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Crooked Tooth Pumpkin Ale | Phillips Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
phillipsbeer.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BDTyre on 10-31-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,586
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
56
pDev:
12.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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6
Gots:
8
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 19
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color with a finger of pale white head that retains. Doesn't seem to be leaving much lacing. A bit surprised as most pumpkin ales I find are usually more on the darker color side.

Slight floral pumpkin notes back strong aroma of spices: nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger. Nice smell.

Bit of pumpkin notes flow from start to end, a bit of roasted malts taste, and some spices. Hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. Little bitterness. Slight sweet caramel-like flavor to it. Subtle flavors. Very, very nice.

Medium body, and feels right for the style. Unfortunately the carbonation was a little bit too much.

A very good pumpkin ale by Philips Brewing. A bit too much carbonation present, but had a nice mix of pumpkin and spices. Also the label on the bottle looks amazing.

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've enjoyed every Phillips beer I've ever had so I had high expectations. I got a single 650 mL bottle in northern BC.

It poured with a moderate amount of off-white head. The body is hazy and orange. The aroma is mostly of pumpkin and nutmeg with a small amount of maltiness or yeast in the background. The taste is also mostly of pumpkin and nutmeg but there is also cinnamon and hops in there. This has more pumpkin taste than I've previously had in other pumpkin ales. I find it oddly smooth and refreshing. There is a medium body and perfect carbonation.

Overall, it has the quality I have come to expect from Phillips. It is not overloaded with spices like some other pumpkin ales. It tastes like a genuine pumpkin ale.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of andrenaline
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another selection from my latest shipment from Calgary...

A - Pours a slightly hazy, golden copper colour with an orange hue, little head with no retention or lacing.

S - Comes across a tad mild. Caramel, earthy gourd notes, some sweet citrus fruit, subtle spicing with cinnamon and nutmeg.

T - Very earthy and one of the first pumpkin ales that leans more on the side of pumpkin than spices. You can literally taste pumpkin in this one, alongside some grassy hop notes and a bitter bready malt finish. The spicing is subtle with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet on the finish.

O - Probably one of the most authentic pumpkin ales I've tried to date. Quite tasty and boasts some unique flavours. If you're a fan of spices in your pumpkin ale, don't bother, but if you're into something a bit more unique you won't be disappointed.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - clear golden orange, thumb of white head retained respectably
S - clear roasted pumpkin and spice aroma, slightly musty, leafy hint
T - sweet and rich pumpkin with an interesting spice note, grainy malt, a metallic twinge, with a little strange flavour I can't pin down
M - light with decent carbonation, a little thin finishing
O - this one is heavier on the pumpkin flavour than the spices which I always appreciate, a little but of a strange musty veggie type flavour that doesn't quite fit, but still well worth a purchase in the fall

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3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle. "Remove cap before drinking" - heh, touché. Nice to see so many more seasonal ales this time of year, before the snow starts a' flyin'.

This beer pours a slightly glassy, medium yellowed copper colour, with two fat fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and certainly fizzy off-white head, which settles apace, leaving but a low ebbing ring of coral reef lace around the glass.

It smells of bready malt - very bready, actually, kind of that middle ground between raw dough and freshly baked bread - soft fleshy pumpkin, um, mass, and the usual suspect pumpkin pie spices, quite muddled and mildly rendered. The taste is more big bready caramel malt, earthy, vegetal pumpkin meat, a plain toasted graininess, more soft savoury autumnal spices (still not getting any sort of differentiation), and a drying earthy, leafy hoppiness.

The carbonation is present, and low-key in its laid-back frothiness, the body an adequate medium weight, and generally smooth, with a faint airy creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the bready malt and pumpkin additive lingering, with very little else for company.

While a decent enough pumpkin ale, overall, I suppose, the big bakery and seasonal produce aisle essences verily underwhelm in their attempt to rock the palate. A little more spice, and a little more rounded sweetness, and then I'd consider sitting out all night in a damp patch waiting for another one of these.

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3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a 650 ml brown bottle. Pours out a slightly hazed light copper hue, with a tall white spongy head that slowly settles.

Bready malt aroma, with a mild pumpkin spice character. Reminds me of baked goods.

Mild bready malt up front in the flavour, quickly joined by equally mild pumpkin spice, while a more veggie-like character from the pumpkin arises in the middle and becomes most prominent on the finish, along with some mild dry grainy malt. Pumpkin spice arise once again in the aftertaste, however the earthy, veggie notes win out the longest overall.

Medium-light mouthfeel, a bit on the thin side, moderate carbonation.

I really enjoy pumpkin ales, as well as Phillips, however this particular offering falls a bit short on what it is offering. While I'm fine with all elements being fairly mild, the malt, spice and pumpkin don't seem to be in harmony or balance, all simply present in their own right. This isn't a drain pour by any means, still a clean tasting beer with no major flaws, however around this time of year there are other more cohesive and memorable pumpkin beers available. Hell, I'll have an Amnesiac and forget about all this...

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3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a fairly clear copper. Good amount of off-white head. Decent retention.

S - Malty sweetness with a some pumpkin spice, but not overdone.

T - Well done, this one still tastes like a beer, with a pumpkin take. Nutmeg, ginger, nutty maltiness.

M - Full bodied with a good balance.

O - A fine pumpkin ale.

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Crooked Tooth Pumpkin Ale from Phillips Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 56 ratings
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