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RATINGS: 715   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


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2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jgauquie (33) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Great aroma. Not much pumpkin or spice. Dry mouthfeel. Hard to find the pumpkin, but did seem pretty bitter. O.k.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chribban (176) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2014
Clear amber liquid with a white head thatís one finger high.

Nose: Nutmeg, spice, pumpkin, nuts, cinnamon and ginger.
Taste: Pumpkin pie and spice. Malt and a bit of salt.
Mouth: Medium body with little carbonation. A little bitterness at the end.

Not bad but then not that great either. Itís ok but not more...

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shapiro85 (9) - New York, USA - OCT 19, 2014 does not count
Great example of a pumpkin beer. I really enjoyed this one and will buy again. Captured fall and pumpkin without it fasting artificial.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drpimento (2267) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Any interesting idea ops with pumpkin and spices. Appearances is not bad, head lasts for a little bit, clear amber color and some lace. Aroma is very mild a little spice and pumpkin. Flavor is just weird with spiced pumpkin and hop. Body is okay. Failed concept beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3554) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
So do Julie thinks its boring C. C. C. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (1354) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (2929) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mlane76 (35) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DearBeer2013 (59) - - OCT 9, 2014
Subtle pumpkin taste. Too hoppy for me. The hops drown out the pumpkin taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SPDickerman (975) - 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.


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