The Gourd Standard
Flying Dog Brewery

The Gourd StandardThe Gourd Standard
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Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #223
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
84
Ranked #35,019
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 11.86%
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
200
From:
Flying Dog Brewery
 
Maryland, United States
Avail:
Fall
Wants
  4
Gots
  54
SCORE
84
Good
The Gourd StandardThe Gourd Standard
Notes: The Gourd Standard and it is a Pumpkin IPA…yes and IPA brewed with pumpkin puree and spices.
Reviews: 59 | Ratings: 200 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by MrWonka:
Photo of MrWonka
4.31/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very biased in this review bcuz I am all about pumpkin beers. That being said, I should know my fair share on opinion for this beer right? Yes, I should. Let me begin and pretty much finish with saying this beer is brand new by Flying Dog this yr and the best (and most interesting) part about the beer is that it's not just a pumpkin ale... No no no its a pumpkin ale mixed with IPA. Pretty sure it's the first of its kind folks so enjoy. Has the great, usual pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon flavor and then ends with a nice bitter, dry-hop finish. Really is interesting and great at 6.7% bcuz u can/could/should crush them at a party. Enjoy my friends.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Cook82
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A lot more pumpkin spice on the nose and palate vs any kind of hoppiness. Unnecessary bitterness on the finish. Not bad just was expecting a lil more hops not much of a hybrid.

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Photo of hophugger
3.24/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Your typical seasonal pumpkin ale. Color is a deep pumpkin with minimal head and spotty lacing. Aroma is of pumpkin pie spice and taste is decent and definitely NOT too overpowering with the dry spice. Nice that the hops are a player in this one, a good seasonal

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Photo of OnTheBusWithGus
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emeyer
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trickynicky
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sephyrott
4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kkazemi
3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lettsgo3
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Inglum515
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timmmmaaayyy
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JPowell712
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jordanian2
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MShloss
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Colin32
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of melza
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jack_Frost79
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sabayer89
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of jmartinger
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KrissyKat6
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Python6586
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Griffin2
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L - Pours a dark Amber color with a large white head.
S - Smells like pumpkin pie.
T - Very nice ale with pumpkin spices on the finish.
F- Nice mouthfeel with medium carbonation.
O - very enjoyable pumkin beer that wasn't overpowering with pumpkin spices.

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Photo of Yancey82
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sisterofba
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The Gourd Standard from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 200 ratings