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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2/5  rDev -46.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.96/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of DocBrewroo
3.11/5  rDev -16.8%
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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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.23/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Maple Shade location)

It looks like a pumpkin ale - the right amber (orange-y) color.

Perhaps smells hoppy. Not so much pumpkin pie spices coming through - a little bit of allspice or cinnamon maybe. But there's something peculiar and, dare I say, unique about what I'm getting here. (At least it's not a straight-up nutmeg bomb)

I take a sip - oh, yes, what is that? It's vaguely nutty, mildly plant-like. Leafy? Vine-y? Wait... "Here, taste this," I say to a friend. "What is that?!" A couple more sips, and it occurs to me what it is...

Have you ever smelled the stem of a pumpkin? It has a dried-out, earthy, dead-leafy, and arguably mushroomy thing going on. Pretty unique for what it is, but fairly indicative of a gourd. I ask this because it occurred to me that this beer totally tastes like a pumpkin stem. Dead on.

Interesting? Sure. Could I drink a bunch of these? Hell, no. Not nearly enough balance or presence of malt, nor is it pleasingly "spicy", as in pie-esque. Believe me, I have a soft spot for examples of this style coming across more "pumpkin" than "pumpkin pie", but this one wasn't quite doing it for me.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

(Draft at Maple Shade location) Not overly sweet or overly spiced. Enjoyable, but not one that stands out among all of the pumpkin beers out there during this season.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of tone77
3.32/5  rDev -11.2%
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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3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy amber with a very thin, white head that left no lacing.

S: Some malt and pumpkin and spice, but overall, very mild.

T: Similar to the nose. Light sweetness and not much bitterness. Some malt flavor in the finish. Mild pumpkin and spice flavor.

M: Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. Thin and watery.

O: I was a bit disappointed in this pumpkin ale. I've definitely had better, and I was expecting more from Iron Hill.

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