kp (10886) - 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, Iím 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 Iíve ever had. If you like pumpkin pie, you are set.
Bartzilla (533) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 4, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wow. Great label, rubbish ale. I am convinced no body will make a good pumpkin ale. Theyíre all gross, this being no exception. And, quite frankly, if I want pumpkin pie, Iíll order pumpkin pie. Not pumpkin pie flavored beer that tastes nothing like pumpkin pie and everything like ass.
I do like the label though. Itís got that going for it. Not trying to slam the brewer, but rather the style. They should all give it up.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 2, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
And..............this went right down the drain.
Sorry, im not into these pumpkin beers. They all have that same taste, which come to think of it, really is so much pumpkin as it is clove and nutmeg. Anyway, this was about as good as I expected it would be.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle via oldgrowth (thanks!). Semi clear amber with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma is what else-pumkin..also a bit of cinnamon and vanilla, and i would swear there is custard in their but of course i am imagining things, lol...It tastes just like it smells with soem allspice flavor and a nice malt backbone. Not a fan of pumpkin beers but this is pretty good.
Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the bottle, pours a clear, deep ruby red without a lot of head. Smells like pumpkin pie. Vanilla, alspice, and even the cool wip. Tastes like pumpkin pie, but not fresh baked pumpkin pie. Definitely been in the fridge for a day or two. Sweet, some cinnamon and sweet malts in there, as well as the vanilla, alspice, and cool wip. Not bad, not my favorite pumpkin ale.
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Thaichile. Pours crystal clear copper with a pertty thin white head. The aroma features cinnamon, all spice, sugars, even some cracker/crush type aroma. Spice flavor. Sweet flavor with a bitter finish. Medium body. Not bad for pumpkin.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to OldGrowth: Pours a transparent copper bronze with a thin, but frothy and spotty-lacing white head. Has a sugary sweet caramel pumpkin nose and some pleasant cinnamon spice. Body starts with a mild malty sweetness, some toasted grains, and an earthy spice presence before a slightly more bitter dry finish. A pretty decent pumpkin brew.
zathrus13 (1716) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange, with an off white head. Aroma is all spices. Flavor is also mostly spices. Palate is nice, a little creamy.
Thanks to OldGrowth for this bottle.