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Cigar City Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale

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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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This high-gravity gob of gourd-y goodness incorporates pumpkin in the mashing process and then gets wicked with the spices including Ceylon cinnamon, Jamaican all spice, Zanzibar cloves and nutmeg.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1658) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Pours a nice dark amber, orangish-red color with off-white head. Pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and caramel and malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes like a nice piece of pumpkin pie.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4009) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
22 oz bottle. Deep copper with an average off-white head. Aroma is of pumpkin, citrus, florals, toffee, cinnamon, and ginger. Taste is of pumpkin, herbs, cinnamon, ginger, and toffee.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2887) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of pumpkin, cinnamon and caramel. The taste was similar to the aroma with some booziness. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (966) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2014
Poured amber with white head. Aroma of clove, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice. Taste is sweet, spicy, and smooth. I can feel some swedish apple / cinnamon-pie.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
From tap. Pours murky orange with a small to fully gone head. Aroma is vanilla and mild citric fruity. Biscuity, cinnamon and caramelish. Dry, wooden and slight spiced flavoured. Bitter and slight herbal finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5204) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Sampled at ESBLS. Reddish brown. Pumpkin pie spices with pumpkin aroma. Nice. To me the best pumpkin beers taste like pumpkin pie and this one excels. Alcohol on the exhale. Just a little hops under and they really aren’t needed. I like this.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (355) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Smell is super nice pumpkin pie. Taste is pumpkin with fall spices, but it’s not really sweet like pumpkin pie.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4231) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle. The look is clear, reddish ok colored, and a light eggshell colored head. The smell is pumpkin, spiced, nutmeg, pie, and good. The taste is pie, spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, crust, and good gourd.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3213) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2014
Draught @ All In Beer Fest 2014. Pours deep brownish golden with a small goldenish offwhite head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is vegetal and spicy with graham crackers, pumpkin gourds, pie crust, hay, allspice, cinnamon, caramel and hints of pecan nuts. Taste is sweet, vegetal and spicy with caramel, toffee, pie crust, pumpkin, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, hay, soil and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is round, tiny spicy astringent and medium bodied. Finish is sweet, slightly bitter, vegetal and spicy with caramel, pie crust, pumpkin, allspice, cinnamon, soil, hay and lemon zest. Nicely balanced. Usually not a huge fan of spicy pumpkin beers but this one is good.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
katrinaez (190) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Not bad for a spiced beer. Has the rough makings of a promising one. The flavors seem to mask that the beer itself wasn’t perfect. The levels of flavor are a bit flat.


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