This is the 15th pumpkin ale that I’ve had this year. I still have a few more to sample before the snow starts coming down. I didn’t even know that Ithaca had a pumpkin beer until the other half and I picked up a bottle from Half Time Beverage. Let’s see how this one went.
Style: Pumpkin Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Country Pumpkin is our medium-bodied harvest ale brewed with a medley of flavorful malt, pumpkin puree, Magnum hops and a touch of seasonal spices. The masterful blend of 2-Row, Vienna, Munich, Caramunich and Honey malt with Magnum hops balances the sweet pumpkin with an aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and allspice to create a rich, malty ale for the autumn season.Delight in the deep golden-orange glow while savoring the complex, malt-forward flavors and surprisingly dry finish of our new curcubitaceous ale.”
Random: I think this could be the most pumpkin beers I’ve ever reviewed in one year.
This brew poured with a one finger, slightly off white head that dissipated slowly. It left some lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy, bright orange with light carbonation visible. The nose had nutty malts along with pumpkin, ginger and cinnamon. The taste starts with this weird metallic twang that was completely off-putting. It transitioned into light pumpkin and ginger with very little cinnamon. There was some caramel sweetness as well. The body was thin and watery with high carbonation. It had a long, sweet finish with caramel and ginger. This beer was on the more expensive side at $2.29 a bottle and definitely not worth it. There are so many better options out there.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0