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RATINGS: 795   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
badwhale (419) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle to bourban glass. Pours a cloudy orange with a frothy white head. I mean, it’s a pumpkin ale, so the pumpkin spice is dominant. I really am not a fan of SHV beers. This one is novel. Not over the top.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
pours a clear golden amber. Aromas of all spice, nutmeg, a touch of pumpkin. Nice spicy taste with pumpkin notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markducommun (887) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
Golden orange, ample tan head, very frothy. Spice, nutmeg, brown sugar. Malty, sweet, decent amount of bitterness. Slightly oily, medium body, chewy. Slight carbonation. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21589) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2016
bottle at home ... copper .. thin white lacing ... soft zezty peppery fruit... dry fruit .. big pumpkin nose ... soft toffee fruit . juicy pumpkin ... sweet malts .. soft fruit ... pumpkin

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Quick3Beers (947) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Pours a hazy dark amber from a bottle. Immediately cloying "pumpkin spice" smell, not sure where the pumpkin flavor is, I’m not getting it. For shame New England based Smuttynose. Tastes like a spiced rum drink. Blech. Should be noted, this was stuck in a surprise sample 12 pack from the local bottle store, a little disappointed because it’s past the drink by date, they’re totally just offloading their shelf turds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (2464) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle. Aroma has malts and pumpkin notes. Malty and hoppy taste, pumpkin notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2015
[7937-20151115] Tap. Mild fruity grains aroma. Hazy, orange amber body with a foamy off-white head. Bitter fruit grains and lightly soured gourd flavour. Medium body. Interesting. (8/3/7/3/14) 3.5
(@ Logan Airport, Boston, MA)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (2245) - New York, TURKEY - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle. Hazy dark orange with small off-white foamy head, cinnamon- pumpkin aroma, high carbonation, faint pumpkin and spice flavor, slightly metallic sweetish taste, medium finish with pumpkin aftertaste. Not bad but not special either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (3323) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2015
Flaska från SB. Bärnstensfärgad med en lite orangeare ton, klar, lågt skum. Lätt kryddig doft med främst kanel och muskot, lite aningen tvålig pumpa. Lite tvålig parfymerad smak, kryddor, pumpkin paj. Funkar väl men som oftast med pumpaöl är idén bättre än smaken.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle from Denman’s Wine and Spirits, Vancouver
Cloudy light amber color. Soapy and spicy, mildly sweet, quite bitter.
The beer we don’t need.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (14401) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2015
12 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out light pumpkin spices -- very simple and uninteresting. Flavour is simplistic, with spicy autumn notes (cinnamon and nutmeg) and not much else. What the hell are they going for? Pointless beer.

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