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RATINGS: 808   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.

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3.8
emobassfoo (178) - Webster, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Rated while drinking: Light gold body with a white creamy head. Smells very similar to the Post Road Pumpkin I just had: spices and pumpkins! The aroma smells a bit more pulled together though. It’s like one solidified smell. Flavor is a lot different than Post Road. A lightning bolt of spices at the beginning, rapidly dissolves to pure pumpkin, which leads to the aftertaste of just nutmeg. I’m savoring the pumpkin taste though. Palate is crisp and fresh; slides down the throat with a hint of dryness after the swallow. Well done pumpkin ale by Smuttynose. Definitely makes me want the leaves to change color, the temperature to drop and more seasonal beers to come out.

2.8
RCL (2032) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Not much pumpkin flavor to it. Quite spicy, the cinnamon and nutmeg come through quite clearly and overpower most of what pumpkin flavor there is.

3.2
ABUSEDGOAT (2901) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2007
What better than a pumpkin ale in July? Hazy orange with a moderate head, solid lacing and retention. Aroma is usual spices and pumpkin notes. Medium to light body with a watery texture. A solid example, but not memorable.

3.2
mds (2256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2007
Bottle. Bright orange body with a lacy white head. The aroma is fragrant - spicy pumpkin seed and ginger most notably. Similar flavour consisting of sweet pumpkin and possibly some coriander. Pretty good though it seemed a bit weak and underwhelming at times.

2.7
jredmond (8839) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2009 12 oz. Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a whitish-yellow head. Aroma is of faint pumpkins and something else sweet. Taste is very strange until I realize the "drink by date" is two months ago. damn. must try this one again. SECOND TRY. +0.3

3.4
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 9, 2007
first time i had this it mustve been too fresh because it was too hoppy and not enough spices were present. after letting another one sit for a while the spices came out nicely a the hops faded. however, i would still say it was a bit heavy on the potent spices...ie clove and nutmeg and not enough cinnamon or actual pumpkin flavor. still decent, but ive had better.

4.1
ericyyz (18) - three bridges, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2007
My favorite pumpkin ale. I feel that some pumpkin ales are over-spiced, but this one is perfectly balanced in my opinion. A nice amount of real pumpkin flavor with just enough cinnamon and nutmeg bite.

3.4
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2010 Bottle. Poured a copper color, medium white head. Aroma reminiscent of pumpkin carving, with added nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavor is spicy pumpkin, smooth and yet spicy from start to finish. Nice contribution, though not my favorite pumpkin ale. Re-rated 8.18.10. Bottle. Pours clear and orange with a medium beige head. Aromas of buttery graham cracker, ginger snaps, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Flavor is spicy nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, cookies, and a spicy, slightly alcoholic finish. Refreshing and smooth. Nice. 8/3/7/3//14

3.7
Drink4Satan (677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2007
First off, I’m a sucker for spicy fall beers, especially pumpkin ales. I like nutmeg in my beer too. Cinnimon never hurts either, along with allspice, and all those other spices that end up in beers like these. That beeing said, this pumpkin ale is the bomb. Awesome fall sessioner.

3
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2007
slightly hazey pale with a large white head. The aroma is heavy pie spices with some pumpkin and caramel. The flavor is nutmeg, cinnamon and some caramel, heavy spice. Medium body with a heavy spicey bitterness.


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