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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
According to Linus there are 3 things never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin. Our Pumpkin Ale, on the other hand, has made quite a buzz from New Hampshire down to Florida. Every season has its pleasures. Harvest your own with our Pumpkin Ale and reap all that Autumn has to offer. Brewed with pumpkins from only the most sincere patches, this seasonal brew is golden orange, crisp and delicious, with an innocent hint of cinnamon and nutmeg that articulates our favorite season. Gather with friends and family and enjoy the change of seasons while savoring a pint of Pumpkin Ale. Just like the leaves, itís gone after Thanksgiving.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Pours copper with a tan head. Smells of upfront spice, some molasses. Tastes spicy and caramelly with some spice presence and a full bodied finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6400) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle:   Clear amber, a little fiery, a little copper, large pillowy white head, nice lacing.   Huge cinnamon and nutmeg aroma.   Yeah, this one is really spicy on the nose.   Strong assertive nutmeg and cinnamon on the tongue.   Glad its spicy, flavorful, but seems a little one side with only those two spices.   Decent malt base, body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Its as if it should be an Imperial Pumpkin Ale but it is missing the alcohol.   It somewhat comes across as a strong spiced candle in its aroma.   Needs more pumpkin, but certainly has flavor.   Thanks to Brooha for the bottles!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Blue point pumpkin ale is a crystal clear, coppery amber ale with a soft, yellowish off-white foam on top. The head has outstanding retention and it leaves thick lacing. It smells spicy with aromas of mostly nutmeg with some pumpkin and hay in there. Itís medium-light bodied; pretty soft and smooth. The finish is a little chalky. Itís a mellow flavor overall. The pumpkin is evident at the start of the taste, then the spice rolls in, followed by the hops. The bitterness is grassy and lasts through the finish. I like that the hops are more assertive than most pumpkin ales. This is really tasty and would be a great session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JJAlexander (46) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2010
caramel, toast, clove, ginger, brown, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
PilsnerPeter (3030) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Bottle: Pours a deep orane copper with and off white ring. One dimensional toasted malt and clove aroma. Thin, over carbonated seltzer like body. Vacant flavor. A touch of watery restrained toasted malt note. The spice is hardly present. All it offers is an astringent pencil shaving finish. Eh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niko100 (2326) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Rich amber/cider color; Medium body; Aroma of malt, light pumpkin, & spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, pumpkin, nutmeg, some caramel, and spice; Overall, a bit thin - decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Clear orange. Smells like dirty feet, slight cola, pumpkin. Tastes like candy, pumpkin (Is there such thing as pumpkin candy? i mean besides those lame Reeses pumpkins?), bits or caramel, some wood. Hotter, some woodsy alcohol with the caramel and vanilla.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
McGarnigle (587) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2010
There arenít many pumpkin beers that do it for me, and this isnít one of them. Lager-ish mouthfeel, on the light side with plenty of fizz. Looks good, although it doesnít hold a head. Lots of spice, mostly nutmeg I think. Too much. Finishes dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (4920) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Pours orange-tinged amber into a shaker. Off-white head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Nutmeg and pumpkin aromas. Dry with upfront sweet and sour pumpkin and a lasting cinnamon and all spice finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5835) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
(12oz bottle thanks to zdk9) clear light brown with light tan bubbles and ok lacing. Nose of brown sugar, light funk, paper, and spices. Taste of brown sugar, pumpkin, good sweet balance, caramel, a bit under-carbonated and an oily body. Not a great pumpkin beer.

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