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Howe Sound Pumpkineater Imperial Pumpkin Ale

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Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Squamish, Canada

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A high gravity pumpkin ale brewed with barley, fresh roasted pumpkin, hops, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise, water and yeast, it is one of the local seasonal favorites. This beer is produced in very limited quantities each fall as part of the John Mitchell series
16.7 Plato


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
Hazy orangey colour. Lots of pumpkin in the aroma and a little bit of nutmeg...pretty appetizing. Sweet, lots of pumpkin, with a hint of cinnamon, a fairly strong, sweet, malt character and some gingerbready character. Almost a bit chocolatey character, Good balance.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (580) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
Aroma: Spicey aroma with some rich maltiness. Some hopiness lightly present Taste : sweet and spicey flavors thst give way to a bitter finish Appearance :Clear dark amber body with well retained creamy head

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (484) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
Huge 1 litre bottle from the LCBO. Pours a dark colour with thin off-white head. Aroma is pumpkin, spices. Taste is same. Pretty good pumpkin ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cirrhosis (1192) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
SighÖÖ.. yet another short distracted review due to being at a party. I normally really dislike this style of brew, the pumpkin beers do nothing for me but this one I can drink. Dark copper body with a ok crown, gets extra points for the flip top lid. Body is light and easy to drink. Spices are kept under control so it not like drinking a candle shop. A lot lighter then I was expecting given the higher ABV. Maybe thatís why this is working for me the higher ABV. No fake over the top flavours hereÖÖÖÖ. Thatís a good thing. Just a light pumpkin and spice build onto a solid easy drinking beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
writerljberg (627) - Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Huge bottle from Brian. Thanks! A: Brackish read with an off-white head. N: Pumpkin, cinnamon, all-spice and some hops. Not an overly strong flavor, not particularly holiday. T: Lightly sweet with some spice. Again. light on flavor. M: Medium body - a touch watered down. O: Not much to say about this one. Itís an average beer; not good, not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5787) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Giant freaking bottle thanks to neepsntatties . Pours a clear dark copper/orange hue with a medium white head. A big nose of spicy pumpkin. The flavor is more authentic natural pumpkin, light heat, big spices, quite nice. A damn nice pumpkin beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1599) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
A nice fall beer. Aromas of cinnamon, apple, and pumpkin. Roasty and toasty flavors. Sweet and spicy flavors Too. A very nice fall ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2072) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
On tap at Barley Brothers, Winnipeg. An excellent pumpkin beer. Sweet, spicy, without being overpowering. Pumking this ainít, but itís still a very good choice this time of year.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SteveLikesBeer (50) - - OCT 31, 2013
It pours with a thin head atop a dark amber body. The bouquet is fruity but not overpowering, with traces of lemon, pumpkin and spice. Itís brewed with barley, fresh roasted pumpkin, hops, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise, water and yeast, but the taste isnít quite as complex as all of those ingredients would suggest. The pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg flavours are strongest, but donít dominate to the detriment of balance, which this has a lot of. It has a smooth yet crisp finish. This is an eight-per cent alcohol strong ale that doesnít taste that strong. I like that and I like this beer overall. It comes in a one-litre bottle with a fliptop cap so you donít have to drink it all at once, but I couldnít resist finishing it. The Squamish, B.C. brewery makes this in very limited quantities as part of its John Mitchell Series, so snap it up while you can. Happy Halloween.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (490) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
Big, 1L flip top bottle.Pours a clear dark caramel colour with a one finger, off-white head that thins to a film quickly. Slight lacing. Aroma has notes of pumpkin, alcohol, dark fruits, and spices.Taste is balanced and pleasant with a warm, spiced, pumpkin aftertaste.Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Fairly clean in the mouth with a smooth finish.Overall one of my favorite pumpkin beers. Very nice for sipping away at after a fine dinner. Smooth and balanced. Great flavour and texture.


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