Thirsty Dog Pumpkin Ale
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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Brewed with summer’s harvest of pumpkin, squash, honey, ginger, and love of great beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2009
12oz bottle served in a shaker. Poured an attractive, clear honey/amber hue with a thin head of off-white foam that quickly settled. Minimal oily lace. The aroma consisted of caramelized sugar, toasted pumpkin, nutmeg, and also some cinnamon. The flavor was somewhat vegetal with toasted pumpkin, honey, and a weird blend of pie spices. Strong nutmeg and brown sugar. Medium-bodied. Lightly carbonated. Not really a fan of this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Clear light amber with no real head. Aroma is pleasant typical nutmeg and pumpkin pie spices. But the flavor is stale cardboard and a metallic copper twinge. Not really digging this one. But not horrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 15, 2009
12 oz bottle from citywide. pours a dirty orange with a big white head. leaves spotty lace on the glass. ARoma of caramel, mushed vergtables, candied sugar, nutmeg, spices, earth. Flavor is spicy rum cake, bread, pumpkin pie. Good beer. Hit the spot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Muddy orange pour with soft carbonation. Vegetal aroma combined with light spice. Thin mouth-feel. Pumpkin, toffee and light nutmeg. I liked the fact that this was not overly spiced, still a style that just wont grow on me...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange pumpkin color with a medium off white head. Aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, ginger and nuts. Taste of watery pumpkin, nutmeg, ginger and nuts. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2009
orange wtih nice white head, very nice ginger and nutmeg to the nose. some bitterness present followed by even a little spice bitterness before a lot of pumpkin pie spices to the flavor and even some floral hop notes. some fruity esters to the palate before a dry, but full finish. a great pumpkin ale, well balanced, not overbearing. one of the best i’ve head

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2008
On tap at the Beer Engine. Pours orange pumpkin color with off white head. Has spicy aroma with mostly cinnamon dominating. Has a medium body. Flavor is pumpkin and cinnamon and maybe some nutmeg. Too much spices in this one. Still a decent brew though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thedm (5800) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2005
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of of unnoted size quickly diminishing off-white colored bubbles that left behind an unnoted lacing. The body contained no carbonation, was transparent and light brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of nutmeg and pumpkin . Its mouth feel is flat with a spicy biting smooth aftertaste. Its flavor contained pumpkin nutmeg and malt notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2005
(Dayton) Crystal clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, nutmeg. Taste is medium sweet, nutmeg, light pumpkin pie. Very watery light body. Looking at many of the other ratings, and given that it was several months past Thanksgiving, I wonder if I might have gotten an old keg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Rated at TDBC. My least favorite during this rating session. White head, fine-small sized bubbles, sparse lacing, transparent, and a red brown hue. A lot of pumpkiin in the aroma, sweet, nutmeg, and spicyness. Sweet, smooth, pumpkin, malt, dry flavor. The pumpkin taste was a little too much. Overly done IMO. Smooth and dry palate. Light-medium body.

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