bubbleflubber (1638) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at the High Country Beer Fest, it pours a deep amber, with a retentive 3-finger head, saturating the glass with lace. The nose has some sweet malt and light pumpkin. Flavors of pumpkin, pale malts, and pie spices. The spices continue to make for a drier finish. The mouthfeel is smooth with a creamy texture. Nice overall pumpkin brew.
chandler0201 (634) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange with a slight white head. Great flavors of spice and pumpkin and smells just like a pumpkin pie. My favorite of this variety.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from Durham World Beer Fest. Orange pour with average off-white head. My impression was "just like every other pumpkin beer." Really not bad, but thoroughly average, and this is a style I don’t love.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper pour. Typical pumpkin spice flavor. Dry finish with a lingering spicy after taste.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of walleye. Oct ’06. Transparent copper, decent head. Nice clove and pumpkin balance throughout the aroma and flavor. More spice in the flavor, maybe nutmeg? Spice dries out the finish. Tasty for a pumpkin brew.
TURDFERGUSON (3749) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at WBF in Durham, NC. Pours deep orange with a thick tan head. Nose is full with nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie filling. Flavor is full, without being over the top. Spices and pumpkin go hand in hand as kp says. Dry finish. Pretty darn good.
emacgee (3746) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
WBF. Pours a hazy orange with a medium head. The nose is spicy, sweet, nutmeg, cinnamon. Nice spicy flavor smooth pumpkin and cinnamon. Nice pumpkin ale.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2011
Name: Pumpkinhead Ale
Date: September 23, 2006
Source: Brewfest, Asheville
Appearance: crystal clear amber, thin fine white head, lots of lace
Aroma: big sweet pumpkin pie aroma with lots of cinamon
Flavor: nice pumpkin flavor that is balanced by the spices rather than hidden by them
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Date: September 17, 2011
Source: Brewfest, Brewgrass
Appearance: hazy orange, wispy beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet pumpkin aroma, lots of pumpkin spices, cinnamon and nutmeg
Flavor: sweet pumpkin flavor, nice balancing spicyness, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
lewis13 (49) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to thaichile...pours brownish-orange with average head that quickly disappears, aroma is of cinnamon & clove...taste is fairly malty with the pumpkin pie seasonings. Dry finish, I’m actually a fan of pumpkin beers and enjoyed this more than the average pumpkin brew!
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber brown with virtually no head. Aroma of spiced pumpkin; allspice, cinnamon, cloves. Flavor of...spiced pumpkin, as above. Finishes with...spiced pumpkin. Both is not too bad at all, decent thickness (2% milk). This is probably the pumpkinest pumpkin ale I’ve ever had. If you like pumpkin pie, you are set.