Thursday, October 13, 2011

Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale

Continuing my week of pumpkin, I opened a bottle of Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale last night.
Nose was clove and cinnamon like usual but a hint of grapefruit hops follow. Intriguing in a pumpkin ale, very different. Flavor started with some mild grapefruit then some spice followed. The finish was slightly bitter but in a pleasant way. I wasn't expecting much from this but it was really quite good and definitely a different pumpkin than most. You don't find many where the hops are actually present so it's a nice change of pace.


  1. Wow, all pumpkin, Rich! Very seasonal.

  2. Yeah I was going to do pumpkins all week (with the exception of Monday's post I guess) but I'm going out with some friends tonight so I'm going to fail. Maybe I'll try again next week but I don't know if I have enough unique ones left.