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:
399
Reviews:
79
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.02%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
53
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 399 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of Ogdon
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lambdon
3.37/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bob_Sacamano854
2.98/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of mackeyse
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
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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Photo of Beerma
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Kinda a weird after taste! But good you get used to it! LOL

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Photo of EdwardK77
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bdaggett
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of plowe70
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ultimate
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.24/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of claspada
3.22/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of antman27
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a goblet, color is copper, head is off white, presenting about 1/2 inch thick then dissipating to a ring and fine bubbles; some lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is somewhat average for a pumpkin ale of this strength and style; muted spices and light pumpkin flesh are noted, malt is neutral and not distracting.

Taste is very pleasant, simple flavors but great balance; malt is light toast, biscuit, hints of caramel and pumpkin flesh; spices are well balanced and not overpowering, presenting as light cinnamon, all spice, nutmeg, ginger.

Mouthfeel is very pleasant, no off putting flavors or spice levels. Appropriate carbonation level and hop dryness.

Overall, a very good pumpkin ale, well balanced in the spices with some pumpkin and malt presence.

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Photo of JPowell712
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kkazemi
2.91/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of asuburbanman
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LeftHanded666
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keith27614
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.34/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, earth, and pumpkin pie spice aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, earth, and slight pumpkin pie spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but I am getting more earth and toast versus the expected pumpkin pie spices.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of beerloserLI
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours on the darker side with a rather rustic amber color and a nose of pumpkin pie.

Smooth and clean on the start with a big rush of pumpkin flavor. A stark pumpkin taste dominates with tones of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Mouth feel is solid with a kind of brown sugary quality. A bit on the sweeter side for the style.

Overall, a pretty solid example of the style. I really liked the genuine pumpkin taste and found the spices to not be overpowering.

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Photo of jmg480
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Country Pumpkin from Ithaca Beer Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 399 ratings.
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