AirForceHops (3522) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle purchased at Julioís Liquors. Very dark amber with full lasting white head. Aroma is the standard nuance of nutmeg, caramel, nutmeg and earthy malts. Maybe a tone of English malts.
I would call this more a fall brew rather then a pumpkin brew, not much in the flavor of real pumpkin. All along the spice and dirty/ earthy malt tones. Most of the flavor is nutmeg and cinnamon. Nothing makes me want to purchase this again. I donít see anything that makes it sand above any other in the style.
thegreenrooster (3304) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a dark cola brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a nice spice with nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavor is more of a toffee malt with some earth and the spice is minor and kinda gets in the way of the heavy malt used. Kinda like a spiced brown ale. Itís ok if you donít really like a heavily spice beer but still want something for fall this would be for you.
jackfrost9p (308) - California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really liked this pumpkin ale and probably my favorite of the ones I have had.
ChainGangGuy (4422) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 ounce pint - $6.50 at Taco Mac in Crabapple, Georgia.
Appearance: Displays an obscured, medium brown body with a slim, scant, ivory-hued head leaving a light lace.
Smell: Slightly vegetal pumpkin tone, some ineffusive malt notes of cold toast and ashen roast with a dusting of earthy spices.
Taste: Sugar-encrusted pumpkin stands atop toasty, lightly roasty malts and a liberal dosage of Autumntime spices, chiefly cinnamon and nutmeg. The initial pumpkin flavor quickly dissipates and vanishes from the taste. Minimally herbal hops with a light bitterness. Dry, spicy, thinning finish with the sustained toasty, roasty malts.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Far less than exemplary, barely average really, with little to support a return visitation. Nowadays, there are innumerable better pumpkin beers.
McGarnigle (565) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. This isnít as rich as Pumpking or DFHís takes, but it isnít the standard flavorless effort. A lot of spices here. Seems like more cinnamon than most others. Of course you canít taste actual pumpkin. Not as decadent as Pumpking. Not sweet (a good thing). Would have liked a little more heft, but itís not supposed to be imperial.
TXBadger (1552) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a darker amber color almost copperish with off-white head. Pumpkin pie spicing is most prevalent on the nose, a little caramel malt as well; follows onto the palate. Finishes with just a bit more sweetness than I would like in this style.
PorterPounder (5707) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Betton - 12 oz can. Deep, dark copper pour, nice long lasting off-white head. Aroma has a nice dose of pumpkin pie spice and nutmeg. Flavor is very pleasant and not over-spiced or candy-like. Nice nutmeg notes, a touch of cinnamon, some brown sugar notes. Mouthfeel has a decent thickness to it. One of the better pumpkin ales of the season thus far.
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Wegmans in Potomac Town Center, VA, where it was served an entirely too cold temperature that was appropriate for a macro, but not a craft beer. I had to let it warm before drinking.
Nearly opaque, dark brown with a huge khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of nutmeg, molasses, pie spices, a modicum of pumpkin fruit and a hint of cocoa.
Taste of chocolate malt, nutmeg, orange, pie spices, brown sugar and toasted malt. The taste is a bit thin compared the aroma. Although it was quite good, it left me wanting a richer flavor.
Medium/light body and medium carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TheCaptMatey (111) - Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a dark brown colour with a thick medium head that had retention. My a very noticeable aroma. Initial tastes of pumpkin and spice with a malty finish. Expected a bit better from Anderson Valley.
iggynelix (74) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Red Robin. Light pumpkin aromas way over this dark amber ale. Notes of molasses hover over prominent bit not over the top spices of cinnamon, clove, and allspice. Not hoppy, which is pleasant for this style. Iíll be looking for a case for the game.