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RATINGS: 317   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Tap @ CCB. Poured a deep amber color with a medium beige head. Big squashy pumpkin notes lead in the nose followed by nutmeg, light ginger, and caramel. Medium body with ample carbonation and some stickiness. Flavor is moderately sweet, I found the spice notes dominated the brew, the pumpkin note was muted but present. Fair amount of hops bitterness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2010
snifter at brewpub. aroma is nearly smoky spice with nutmeg prevalent. lack of cinnamon as seen in every other beer of the style is a pleasant surprise. appearance is well hazed tangerine with spotty lacing and tiny film head. flavor is gritty nutmeg up front, more general spice follows. grittiness continues and booze is present.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3353) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Cigar city good gourd. Mason jar growler from hopscotch... Pours a dark reddish caramel with a thin light beige head... Aroma of pumpkin flesh, light ginger and spice... Flavors are semi-sweet with an earthy, semi-bitter pumpkin accents and more subtle spice notes. Smooth body and carbonation. Gets better as it warms, good for the style, but i found it somewhat lacking overall. 7/4/7/3/14

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmschefke (568) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Finally, a pumpkin ale that I like. About damned time on this one. Thanks to my good friend Hopscotch for this one! Pours a cloudy deep copper color with medium off-white head, lots of lacing. Aroma obvious of pumpkin, herbal hops, decent but not overdone spice, just a nice balance of nutmeg, coriander, and an herbal balance. Flavor matches well and only gets better as it warms to room temperature. This is just a great beer that doesn’t try to make pumpkin pie out of a beer. It’s a beer. Not pumpkin pie. Want me to say it again? Thanks CC!

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2523) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
At first whiff I thought "hey this is gonna make a pumpkin beer lover out of me" with its clean pulpy pumpkin nose, no pie spicing, reminding me of pumpking. But there was something else in the nose on further analysis, an herbal cherry cough drop element. And then on first sip I found to my disappointment that the cough drop part was taking the forefront over the pumpkin.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3009) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Draft @ the Treasure Coast beer fest. Pours deep orange amber color wih off white head. Aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg. Tastes like pumpkin pie; cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Medium body with average carbonation. The alcohol is well hidden for such a big beer. One of the best pumpkin beers I’ve tried.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3480) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Growler thanks to Blazer06. Pours a hazy orangish, pumpkinish color with a creamy white head and great lacing. Can I just say that Cigar City’s beers almost all give great head? It’s true. Excellent pumpkin pie aroma. Not too overspiced, and there’s noticeable pumpkin. The flavor is also a great balanced pumpkin pie. Lots of spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and maybe coriander. Medium-bodied with a very smooth mouthfeel and silky carbonation. Very good for the style. Really enjoyed this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1288) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Clear medium amber brew with nice light spice-malt-gourd aromas and flavor. Very smooth and drinkable. ABV is very well hidden. Excellent stuff. Had as part of a tasting event.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrianDorry55 (333) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Draft at CCB. Pours cloudy orange brown with a yellow head. Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and pumpkin. Flavor is pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Medium mouthfeel with good warmth. Pretty damn good. Im a big fan of pumpkin beers. Pumpking is a little better though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2010 Growler pour from CCB: Pours a cloudy amber orange with a thin off-white that diminishes quickly. Spicy aroma is sweet pumpkin pie and nutmeg. Initial flavor is sweet with hints of pumpkin, caramel, and cinnamon that finishes with a mild spiciness. Well balanced and delicious!


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