Country Pumpkin | Ithaca Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company
New York, United States
ithacabeer.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Country Pumpkin is our medium-bodied harvest ale brewed with a medley of flavorful malt, pumpkin puree, Magnum hops and a touch of seasonal spices.The masterful blend of 2-Row, Vienna, Munich, Caramunich and Honey malt with Magnum hops balances the sweet pumpkin with an aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and allspice to create a rich, malty ale for the autumn season.Delight in the deep golden-orange glow while savoring the complex, malt-forward flavors and surprisingly dry finish of our new curcubitaceous ale.

Added by sliverX on 09-13-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
400
Reviews:
80
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.02%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
53
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 400 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Appearance pours slightly hazed and unfiltered with a deep copper hue and a cream colored head flowing nice and thick, which leaves behind speckled lacing.

Aroma has straight pumpkin spice cabinet bursting out of the glass, includes nutmeg, cinnamon, very perfume like quality about it let’s see how it’s tasting.

I would suggest there’s some pumpkin flesh in this one with harsh lingering bitterness from the astringent spice additions, very unbalanced version just way too spice heavy. Leaving this one somewhere in the middle of the road compared to the rest of the pumpkin ales out there.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied astringent lingering finish spices simply coat the palate.

Overall impression of this brew is that it’s way too spiced and needs to balance out the pumpkin flesh and tone done the spice additions in favor of a combination that would be more drinkable, I will say that 6.5% abv is barely noticeable though.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Billolick
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle with best before dating on the side of the label.

Pours cloudy, dull and murky darker amber, minimal head, no film collar and next to no lace. Meh look to this one.

Semi sweet pumpkin on the nose with some soft malt notes.

Soft and smooth on the tongue, this ale, has a mellowness and approach ability that has me wanting a few more sips after the bottle is done.

More pumpkin on the palate, but it s is nicely muted and well integrated into the mellow and malty rest of this beer.

Tasty, smooth and easy drinking. Decent pumpkin forward beer. A bit out of season and no doubt a bit passed its prime at the time of its consumption (now)....

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Photo of malfunxion
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of IPAchris
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of WesWes
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dark amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a solid malt scent that boasts of pale and crystal malts. The pumpkin flavor is mild at best and yields to the pumpkin spices; cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. The taste is decent as well. It has a dry pumpkin flavor that melds well with the crystal and pale malt base. It contains some cinnamon and nutmeg, but nothing too overpowering. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking beer, but a weak seasonal from a brewery that usually produces top notch offerings.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of plaid75
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy medium copper hue with a wispy white cap. There was little retention and lacing.

The smell featured pumpkin rind and nutmeg.

The taste was vegetably with loads of pumpkin meat and a light medley of pumpkin spice. Moderate caramel malts.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style and chewy.

Overall a fully bodied vegetable driven pumpkin ale. Not overly spiced.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Country Pumpkin
Ithaca Beer Company
Style: Pumpkin Ale
ABV: 6.30 %

LOOK: Pours an orange color with a chill haze, little to no sediment. Off white head forms and leaves little to no lace. Appears like a standard pumpkin ale.

SMELL: Pumpkin spices of cinnamon, clove, and allspice are apparent right away. There is a bit of malty sweetness peeking through as well.

TASTE: Once again spices of clove, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice are upfront with some pumpkin and brown sugar notes. There is a noticeable amount of vegetable/mineral notes from the pumpkin and perhaps the hops? Not very bitter and very spicy with plenty of pumpkin.

FEEL: Medium to full bodied, smooth, and well carbonated. Drinks fairly easily.

OVERALL: A good pumpkin ale with some solid traits. The mineral notes are a bit out of place, and with some vanilla, could easily be covered up. A pumpkin ale with some strength behind it and no presence of alcohol. Would go well with a holiday meal.

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Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of spinrsx
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of corby112
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft at The Pour House in westmont, NJ.

Pours a very hazy, dark orange/copper color with burnt orange edges and a half finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind.  

Slightly vegetal pumpkin pie aroma with sweet malt, autumnal spices and floral hops.  Some caramel malt and toffee along with  pumpkin, allspice, clove and ginger.

Full bodied with a zesty spice presence that lingers over the sweet malt notes  and pumpkin purée into a slightly dry finish.  Touch of floral hops with some clove, cinnamon and allspice followed by a sweet, slightly earthy pumpkin presence.  More dessert like, however, with pumpkin pie sweetness, vanilla and nutmeg.  Well balanced with a subtle hop presence that adds another dimension.  Flavorful and very easy to drink.

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Photo of epyon396
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a lightly cloudy dim-glowing orange. Head flares up then dies off to only a light drifting patch of foam. Looks very nice.

S-Nutmeg and cinnamon with light gourdy pumpkin. Mild and easy. Spice is set to the perfect level of intensity. Pumpkin pie and the pie crust too. Not incredibly complex but it'll do.

T-Oh, the flavor is pretty delicious. Vegetal notes, almost like pumpkin vine. Real gourdy pumpkin, not artificial tasting. The cinnamon and nutmeg mix with some caramel as backing. The pumpkin really shines here. Lightly hopped grassy finish.

M-A bit sticky and slick. Mild, massaging carbonation. Body is fuller than some Pumps. Not incredibly sessionable.

O/D-One of the better Pumpkin brews I have had. The flavor is robust for the style and the interpretation of the pumpkin is quite delectable. Pretty happy with a sixer of these.

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Photo of tigg924
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours orange-brown with moderate head.Tastes like vegetal pumpkin along with earthy hops. Not hoppy, but not really sweet either. Above average, but I have had better in the style.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, best before October 2013. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear orange/amber color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like pumpkin spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger) and pumpkin. Taste is the same as the aroma, it tastes like pumpkin spices and pumpkin. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit slick and has moderate carbonation. I think it's a solid pumpkin beer, but not one of my favorites. Still, I won't have any problems finishing this sixer. $9.99 a six-pack.

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Country Pumpkin from Ithaca Beer Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 400 ratings.
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