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RATINGS: 795   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale is our homage to the craft and heritage of America’s 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
festyzizzle (30) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2006
Aroma full off spice and pumpkin. Nice thick off-white head. Orange body with mild carbonation. Pretty good pumpkin flavor. Lingering spice and hop finish. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kuchen (8) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2006 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2008 I had not enjoyed the pumpkin ales that I tried before this, but something in the air prompted me to pick this one up. As soon as I opened the bottle I was intrigued. A pumpkin pie spice aroma is very prominent. I was afraid the taste would be too sweet, but it actually had the subtlety of fresh natural pumpkin. Most important, though, was the strong balance of pumpkin and hops. I couldn’t get enough of this.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Reddish orange clear body. White soapy sparse head. Decent aroma… pumpkin spice, something that seems like wet crisp hops. Taste is okay… crisp yeasty pumpkin with some faint sweet caramelly malts. Almost a bittering spicy hop presence too that dries it out a bit. At least my glass caught a fruit fly.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (3024) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2006
Aroma:Very spicy... Appearance:ligh hazy orange,small head... Flavor:watery,spicy,light fruity...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5234) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 22, 2006
From a bottle purchased in Madison, WI. The body is medium orange with a white head on top. The aroma was spicy nutmeg and pumpkin with a little bit of sweet cigar tobacco. The taste had a fairly strong nutmeg presence with only hints of pumpkin in the background. There was also a little bit of toabcco. An interesting and earthy, spicy pumpkin ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3599) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy golden brown with a thin, nearly white head that disappeared after a few sips. Pleasant aroma of pumpkin and caramel. Very little spice noted in the aroma. The irony is I found the flavor to be the exact opposite. Heavy cinnamon in the flavor and very little pumpkin. Dry, hoppy finish. A bit better than average, but still behind Weyerbacher and SPH.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Pours a hazy light amber/orange with little head. Aroma was full of pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, maybe a bit of nutmeg. Flavor was a bit weak in the pumpkin and thin in the body. I was expecting a bit more from the Smuttynose people.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11853) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2006
on tap-pours a white head with gold color. Aroma is nutmeg, allspice, pumpkin. Taste is nutmeg, allspice, pumpkin, some bitterness. Good effervescence.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slinger (91) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2006
12 oz- Pours a hazy orange-brown with a nice tan head. Not a big fan of hoppier beers, this one is not for me. A little bitter and more hop flavor than pumpkin spices.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Sweet and spicey aroma,like the little spice gumdrops, plenty of cinnimon, orange gold color, taste is malt pumkin pie spice and pumkin, there is a sharp bitterness at the end that dries it all out,not sure I like that ending


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