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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Photo of wattoclone
4/5  rDev +7.5%

The 2014 batch is better than the last years version. Lots of pumpkin and subtle spice, malty sweet and smooth drinking.

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Photo of asabreed
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler with the first taste poured into a traditional pint glass. Sampled earlier at the Ithaca Ale House also.

Appearance: A nice copper and slightly hazy orange color to the body of the brew, with a decent off-white head that does fade a bit quickly, probably due to the transport and the wash-out of the growler before the fill. Hopefully the haze is due to some of the pumpkin and spices -- I'm glad to see that it's not too clear.

Smell: A nice balance of malt and hops initially, with the spices coming through as it warms, especially the cinnamon and nutmeg. And there's some nice pepper and vanilla going on too. A good balance of aromas all around.

Taste: A little hoppier than I'd originally anticipated, with a nice sense of sweetness from the malt, balanced by the nice combination of spices, especially the cinnamon and nutmeg, and you do taste some of that pumpkin puree and it doesn't seem at all fake. Nice lingering slightly hoppy finish with spices that go on for a while.

Mouthfeel: Nicely medium-bodied with carbonation that could be maybe a little more charged, but it works well, and is more than adequate and keeps the flavors in check.

Drinkabiltiy. Not so surprisingly, a very good one from Ithaca. I hope this becomes a fall staple. Not very expensive, and a lot of flavor that could easily turn into a session brew. Seems like this is going fast -- not sure how much they made, but get it while you can.

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Photo of mitch3114
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Poured from bottle into pint glass

A- Nice, golden hue, seems to glow. Illuminated. Small off-white head with a yellowy tint

S- Pumpkin spices, pumpkin flesh on the nose

T- Slight clean hop taste, melds well with the crisp clean pumpkin and spice taste. Very well balanced, great tasting pumpkin ale. Sweet, but not over the top.

M- Crisp, clean, enjoyable with a slight carbonation prick. Very drinkable. One of few pumpkin beers that I could sit down and spend an evening drinking

O- Great tasting well balanced bold flavors. A nice, drinkable beer that represents the style well.

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Photo of birchstick
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an orange color with a white, creamy head. Nose is spices (clove and all spice) with cookie and pumpkin malts in the mix. Taste starts off with sweet caramel and cookie malts. These give way to cloves and an array of other pumpkin related spices. Pumpkin malt intertwined with more pumpkin spice finishes this beer off. The body matches the style well - full and smooth. Overall, this is a light, yet flavorful, pumpkin beer. Recommended!

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Photo of Chaney
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a sixer of this stuff in a really nice store in Monroeville, PA.

Served in a Delirium Tremens glass.

A: Poured a very dark, saturated orange, with little to no light passing through. The head was slight, whispy, and about where it should be.

S: Lots of strong pumpkin pie spices: nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice, and a bit of the gourd itself poking through. Also, there was a very organic, sour dough quality that served well in letting us know that this is indeed a beer, rather than just liquified pumpkin pie.

T: Yep, a good amount of bread yeast rides very nicely on top of the pumpkin dessert. The all spice takes center stage and I truly appreciated that this wasn't a cinnamon bomb.

M: Thick and a bit syrupy, but isn't that what pumpkin desserts are about anyway? The carbonation was about where it should be and I didn't get any booze. The lacing was moderate.

O: I think I liked this better than most on here and think that it could stack up really well with the myriad of pumpkin pie clones on the market.

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