Home >

Cigar City Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale



on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (3082) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle at tasting. Light brown pour. Aroma of strong pumpkin and spices, mostly cinnamon. Taste has lots of pumpkin as well, with cinnamon, anise, caramel and mild pepper. Very nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Clarkdvm (307) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Growler from brewery. Looks like molasses. Overly sweet. Sticks to your mouth. Standard pumpkin spices but over the top. My biggest prob with this beer is price. Was on sales at $20 for 32oz. Seriously not worth half that cost

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dinkle50 (1163) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Cloudy orange, almost brown pout with a single finger head that fades quick. Aroma of all spice and a little pumpkin. Medium mouth. Taste has hints of pumpkin and an odd artificial sweetness. Some strong alcohol notes as well. Cinnamon and nutmeg are just really odd here. No lace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2349) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2015
Pours a clear caramel with a thin film on top that leaves no lacing. Nose is of nutmeg, allspice and pumpkin pie. Taste is moderately sweet and loaded with nutmeg, cinnamon and caramel. Swilly for sure but still pretty well made. Both body and carbonation were moderate and mouthfeel is sticky. Some alcohol but nothing bad. Overall it wasn’t the best choice for basking in the sun but I found it to be still pretty good. A pumpkin beer a year is more than enough, though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tom10101 (4094) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2015
How: Bottle (22 oz). Shared at Mont-Carmel tasting.

>>> A cloying nutmeg bomb with too much spices, sweetness and alcohol.

- Clear orangey amber with a medium bubbly beige head and little lacing.
- Nutmeg is really intense and overpowering everything else.
- It’s rather sweet as well which, combined with the intense spiciness, is the perfect recipee for a cloying beer.
- If it wasn’t enough already, the beer is also boozy.
- The pumpkin character isn’t super fun either, it’s borderline rotten.
- It’s not horrible for a pumpkin beer, but it’s still not something I could drink more than 2 oz. I’m sure a Bud Lime Pumpk-A-Rita would be easier to drink.

Flavors: Nutmeg (massive dose), cinnamon, caramel, pumpkin, cloves, alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
czar (5961) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
pours unclear copper-red with a small off-white cap, some retention and lacing. nutmeg and cinnamon explosion, massive masala dose, apple caramel pie, red fruitiness - rotten pumpkin meat, toffee, pepper, woodsy tannins, spirit - rum; some sweetness - demerara, peppery toffee; spices. light carbonation, medium body - oily; sweet, boozy and über-spicy nutmeg finish. blah.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JulienHuxley (4432) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle shared. Clear deep copper pour with disappearing head. Aroma is super cloying nutmeg, disgustingly spicy, caramel, bready notes. Taste is super spicy, undrinkable. Easy drainpour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
G_Ram9 (82) - - AUG 22, 2015
CCB nails it again with this one. Perfectly balanced the pumpkin with the spices for a delicious flavor and aroma. Taste is a lot like a sweet pumpkin pie at grandma's house. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RLiddell (67) - Valrico, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2015
On tap at CCB tasting room. Appearance is a clear, dark orange with a rather subdues off white head, which dissipates rapidly leaving minimal lacing. Taste is sweet pumpkin pie, nutmeg and cinnamon. This is my favorite pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyW68 (1235) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Hazy orange pour with light white head. Aroma is cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is sweet pumpkin pie and a mild sour. Very nice.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 36

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50