Beer: Country Pumpkin
Brewery: Ithaca Beer Company
Style: Pumpkin Ale
Serving Style: Bottle
Drinking Establishment: Chez Wood
Primary Consumer: Kerensa
Sight: It looks like a freshly picked pumpkin. It’s a bit hazy and bright orange with no head.
Smell: It falls into the pumpkin pie category with insanely vibrant cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet pumpkin, and clove aromas. Malts are there but take a backseat to the holiday baked goods smell.
Flavor: Sadly, it’s not as delicious as it smells. The flavors are slightly muddled–where are the initial spice aromas? However, there is a nice fleshly pumpkin taste that is infused in the mellow malts.
Feel: Thin-medium body with prickly carbonation. It leaves a slightly oily feeling in the mouth.
Concluding Remark: Overall, Ithaca Beer Company’s Country Pumpkin is light, refreshing, with a nice hint of pumpkin and pie (rather than a pumpkin pie in the face). I wouldn’t call it memorable, just as you wouldn’t the store bought pumpkin pie your lazy friend brought to a holiday party. However, just like that pie, you’ll drink this without hesitation, but will go looking for something to blow your mind once you’re finished with it. And on that note…