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Country Pumpkin | Ithaca Beer Company

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3.64/5
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400 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#34,667
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
400
pDev:
10.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
54
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 400 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a ruddy burnt orange color with a thin layer of white foamy head. Stringy lace. The aroma starts off with sweet pumpkin flesh rolling into some light allspice, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Subtle vanilla with a light pie crust hits appropriately. The flavor brings all of those previously mentioned aromas together sweetly and with a nice subtle spice to balance. Combined sweet to spice aftertaste with a crisp finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Nicely carbonated, this one allows the spice to balance decently. Overall, nice pumpkin ale that seems to be a nice go-to for the season. I would have again.

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Photo of Slack
3.26/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Medium to deep amber in color with a small amount of head and minimal lacing.

Pumpkin spices along with sweet malt on the nose but all toned down.

Malt, cinnamon, vanilla, and a hop note on the tongue.

Mouthful is a bit thin but a bit crisp with lower than average carbonation. Finish is a bit dry with lingering spices.

This is a simple pumpkin beer. Nothing special.

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Photo of Rocketbird
5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Really good, pretty much a perfect pumpkin ale. Not too much spice, a good balance of pumpkin and beer. It almost has a bit of a sour element to it, but not noticeable. Extremely balanced.

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Photo of AD17
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of northos
4.41/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Icemann383
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griggsy
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of twillingthenoz
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DASA10
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Solid rendition of the style. Medium-bodied with a flavorful clove finish. Recommended.

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Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CNoj012
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours an orange amber color with a small white head that disappears rapidly and leaves no lacing. The smell is very subtle. Hints of pumpkin, bready malt and spices. Taste is very similar. There is very little pumpkin flavor to speak of, really there is very little flavor to this beer at all. Reminds me of a less flavorful Yuengling with the smallest hint of pumpkin. Feel is light with little carbonation. Overall pass. I will not be drinking this beer again.

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Photo of csustar001
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of malprep
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bonis
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wattersmike90
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jdwpgh
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Anaxagoris
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of homerman9
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Justindemino
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OGShotzy
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ogdon
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lambdon
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bob_Sacamano854
2.98/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of mackeyse
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: While the bottle sounded super carbonated when I cracked it, and I poured this pretty hard, the head dies super fast. Amber/orange in color. Good looking beer. No lacing to speak of.

A: Mild pumpkin spice aroma. Faint —just hints at pumpkin spice.

T/F: Nutmeg, allspice, maybe maple. Still trying to get my pumpkin spices in order when I taste these things but a very light taste of pumpkin. Taste is almost effervescent. You can feel the fizz but the body really lightens up. Spicy, and has a pilsner like feel to it.

O: The pumpkin tastes so-so faint in this. On the plus side that means nothing artificial smelling or tasting. It’s a well-done beer as far as crafting it goes. Almost too clean if that’s possible. “The “touch” of seasonal spices is ever so slight. I probably wouldn’t go for this again, and I don’t know if I’d recommend it for pumpkin beer connoisseurs or newbies. Smuttynoses Pumpkin Ale probably takes the cake for a “light” pumpkin beer that still tastes like pumpkin and there are a ton stronger/imperial ones out there I like better than this. Maybe there is an appeal here for someone who wants a Pumpkin Pilsner?

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Country Pumpkin from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 400 ratings
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