Iron Hill Pumpkin Ale | Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Iron Hill Pumpkin AleIron Hill Pumpkin Ale

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Thorpe429 on 11-04-2010

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Photo of Drhall36
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Phoenixville location

Appearance: minimal head, orange in color, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, and clove

Taste: toasted malt starts with the spices creeping in during the middle and an alcohol finish. Spices are cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, and clove

Mouthfeel: sweet a with a noticeable alcoholic backbone, moderate carbonation, medium-heavy bodied,

Drinkability: This is arguably the most back ended non-hoppy beer I have ever had. The spices are very present but they take until the finish to kick into overdrive. A different beer that I think two is the max in a sitting for me.

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Photo of briandaube
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Kegatron
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaBeerLover
4/5  rDev +10.2%

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

11/29...Good pumpkin ale on its way out as the season closes. Medium dark copper colored with some white foam. Clean taste, pumpkin, and applicable spices. Good body, not overly sweet. Tasty.

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Photo of tone77
3.32/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A thanks goes out to the founding father of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a copper/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is dominated by spices. Taste is also full of spice, lots of cinnamon, some nutmeg, subtle pumpkin in the background. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but there are many better pumpkin beers out there.

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Photo of akorsak
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Lancaster, in a tumbler. Shared with ksak.

A: The ale is an auburn color, amber with a warm glow. The thin head, white as snow, comes along for a precarious ride. Too afraid to lace.

S: The nose is spicy, allspice and cinnamon bringing sweet powdery notes. A fuller malt base nicely supports the aromas without becoming to sweet.

T: You know, beers like this make me want to change my ardent opinion on pumpkin ales. Spicy and sweet, it delivers plenty of warming, wintery spices in each sip. Cinnamon and allspice come to mind, the latter providing plenty of nutmeg flavors. The caramel base, bready, does yeoman's work supporting the spices. Rich and starchy, I think that I really like this one.

M: Spices are rich, the nutmegy allspice delivering most of the punch. Big and chewy, I was very impressed.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of DocBrewroo
3.11/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Had a recent pint at the Iron Hill Lancaster location. It has a rich brown color with lasting tan head and good lacing. Not much pumpkin, which is to be expected, with a moderate amount of spice on the nose. Mouthfeel is a medium bodied with the light spiciness and minimal sweetness… the way I prefer a pumpkin brew. It’s a decent go, but have had better this year.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Bill69
2/5  rDev -44.9%

Photo of JDAGZ84
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to mday for sending this out.

Pours a moderate orange color with a little bit of a brownish tint in there. White head and a bit of lacing. The nose is fairly faint with a bit of pumpkin and residual sweetness. The taste is light pumpkin pie with some brown sugar and only a bit of spicing. Good medium body with ample carbonation. Drinks well and is a nice offering.

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Photo of cdtoffers
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of woodychandler
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I always find it amusing when my (usually) local, in-person trader, tone77, beats me to the punch. It is indicative of a) the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody & b) the beer backlog in general. He turned into a snowbird in 2014-'15 & did the same thing in 2015-'16 so I am hoping to get caught up before his return.

From the CAN: "Pumpkin Ale: Medium-bodied copper ale, malty sweet with a balancing bitterness. Spiced with traditional pumpkin pie spices and vanilla instead of finishing hops. OG: 1.055; Color: 18; IBU: 30; Alc. 5.5% by Vol."

Before you begin to fret that an approved pic is not in place, rest assured that I have a very photogenic CAN standing by to be recorded for posterity. In the meantime, enough! We drink!

The Crack! offered some resistance and when it let go, it did so with some foaming through the vent that required an immediate Glug. I wound up with three-plus fingers of dense, rocky, tawny head with great retention as the result of my quick-thinking & action! I may be awarded the Medal of Gluggery as a result. Color was Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity. Please note that I record SRM while their measurement appears to be degrees Lovibond. Nose was different than many Pumpkin Ales in that it held a perfuminess in terms of its spice. I was reminded of Speed Stick Spice Deodorant (now disCANtinued), which really smelled good on me. It smells pretty good on this beer, also. I CAN appreciate something that is not just the same-old, same-old run-of-the-mill. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but on the approach. The taste was definitely of vanilla! I might not have guessed it on the nose, but on the tongue & in the mouth, there was no question! The finish allowed the spices to begin to come through, rendering it fairly dry. I would not characterize it as "semi-dry" as it was definitely dry, but not as dry as many spiced beers that I have reviewed. It CAN be a very fine line to have to walk/tread, but if the beer is saturated, or worse, oversaturated with spices, it is not at all to my taste. This was decent. Viva The CANQuest (tm)!

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of GreatPumpkin
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Rojada1988
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of N8dogg44
3.36/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ksimon
3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

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Iron Hill Pumpkin Ale from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
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