PorterPounder (6197) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Supermarket - Lake Ella - 12 oz bottle. Medium copper pour, sparkling, off-white bubbly head that leaves a brief trace of lace. Aroma is spicy-sweet with with some light potpourri accents. Flavor sweet, just enough spiciness, some nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, a bit of molasses. Not as overbearing as some pumpkin ales. Mouthfeel is thick enough.
robgibbens (421) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2011
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A promising pour of amber liquid with a tidy head that leaves some decent lacing. The aroma is lightly spiced. The taste is mild and slightly sweet. Itís not a malty sweet though. It seems like the malt is complemented by the spices. Itís not too pronounced. This beer finishes clean and refreshing.
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Expected amber-orange from bottle into regular pint glass. Ok head that settles to a thin cap. Aroma is weird blend of spices, hops, and rubber. Flavor starts out like that old-candy note you get in lagers that have gone bad (not skunkiness). Spice is there, but hard to get past the bad-lager quality. Pumpkin pie in the finish, which is nice.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5513) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a medium caramel color with a huge foamy orange-cream head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was dryish and dusty with fairly strong cinnamon and nutmeg. The flavor was dryish and bitter with a strong cinnamon and nutmeg presence but little else of note. Medium length dry and spicy finish. Medium body. Ok.
Capa (2307) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper with a white head. Vegetal pumpking and light malt in the aroma. Medium body. Flavor is similar to aroma. The vegetal bit throws me off. Easy going but kinda boring.
jtclockwork (10783) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with white head. Nose/taste of pumpkin, all spice and nutmeg. Taste is slightly metallic with a dry pumpkin spice finish. Lightish body.
r464 (2038) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not too bad of a pumpkin ale. Flavors of spice and pumpkin are there, but not overwhelming or artificial. A slightly malty flavor beneath.
BeerViking (3158) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of pumpkin pie on the nose, plus a hint of nutmeg. More on the palate, but now balanced with malt and peppery hop. Dry bitter finish with pumpkin returning. A lot better than I expected - very nice for a veg/herb beer.
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I donít know why the ratings have been so low. I thought this was one of the best pumpkin ales Iíve had. The aroma, taste and palate all substantial and well crafted. This was not a simple, gratuitously sweet pumpkin flavored ale. The nose is rich with spices and, most impressive, the palate is rich and bold.
freekyp (1634) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2011
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lightly spiced with an aroma of sugary malt, Blue Pointís seasonal pours a clear light brown with a small bubbly white head. Medium bodied with an active carbonation, it ends with a slightly metallic overtone and dry cinnamon spice. Decent but not a top tier pumpkin entry.