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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale is our homage to the craft and heritage of Americaís brewers. Recipes calling for the use of pumpkins in beer date back to early colonial times, when brewers sought to extend their supply of costly imported malt with locally grown ingredients, such as squash and "pompions." In that spirit, we brew our ale with the addition of pumpkin to the mash, along with traditional spices to create a delicious American original.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3640) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle from grocery store in New York City September 2013. Aroma is spice, spice and cinnamon. Sunset orange in colour with peppery spice in the flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (1407) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Aroma: nutmeg, spiced pumpkin. Appearance: hazy gold, small, frothy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: dominated by spices, bitters intensify. Overall: nice Pumpkin Ale. Pint at the Blind Tiger, Manhattan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (2963) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2014
I am not sure if Iíve had such a ginger focused pumpkin ale before. I am a sucker for ginger so Iím into it. This is a cloudy light orange color w/ a small and fine bubbled head w/ a tight pattern of lace. Nose is dominated by ginger w/ some shades of other pie spice plus a lavender note that seems to come from the hops. This little bit of fruity/floral hop character and a bit of bitterness really separates this from most of itís ilk. It compliments rather than competes w/ the spice and makes for a crisp, drinkable spiced beer. This a medium bodied beer w/ relatively vigorous carbonation. It drinks a bit bigger than it is, feels more like an IPA strength beer but is really enjoyable regardless. I could see myself buying this stuff year round.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mlane76 (54) - Albany, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle from warehouse package....the hoppiness takes away from the pumpkin flavor, but overall, a smooth & pretty good brew

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DearBeer2013 (67) - - OCT 9, 2014
Subtle pumpkin taste. Too hoppy for me. The hops drown out the pumpkin taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SPDickerman (985) - Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Pours clear light orange with a large off-white head. Smells of cinnamon, hints of nutmeg and allspice, a touch of pumpkin. Taste is spicy with a pumpkin flavor. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and average mouth-carbonation, Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale finishes with a lingering spice kick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
joejames (157) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours hazy amber orange. Aroma of clove, cinnamon and nutmeg. Tastes almost metallic, with strange sour notes. Light bodied, low carbonation, astringent mouth feel. Finishes spicy sweet with notes of nutmeg, light malt, clove and allspice. Would not drink another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (396) - - OCT 7, 2014
If there were no regular beer left in the world, and I had to drink a pumpkin beer, this one would do. Subtlety is key here. Just a hint of pumpkin and warm, fall spices but still tastes like beer. Pours a great fall copper color with a decent white head. On the malty side and nice fruit notes as well. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Pretty well done for a pumpkin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
"cloudy amber/orange, creamy everlasting white head. a well balanced, smooth offering. not at all like all spice atop a straw colored beer. very pleasing aroma and flavor for pumpkin fans. one of the best iíve had. 2010 not up to par. slight downgrade. 2013-the last two years even more subpar. what was once one of the better oneís out there is a bit weak and overcarbonated. what gives?"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ilovedarkbeer (2315) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Pours a clear orange color with a small lacy white head. Notes of earth, metal, faint spice, and caramel. Thin mouthfeel.

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