Darkover (1511) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2004 Dark golden color, almost no head. Cinnamon and pumpkin aroma. Pumpkin and cinamon flavor. A little over carbonated.
Rib Eye (147) - USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2006 Quite a good pumpkin ale; dry and clean with lots of nutmeg and spice on the tongue. Tastes more like cold liquid pumpkin pie than a beer, though some nice malt qualities underlie.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium thick, deep gold. Lots of spice in this punkin pie - from start to the long finish. tasty.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark gold to copper color, large bubbles around the edge. Very spicy aroma and taste (nutmeg and cinnamom maybe?) Spice sticks around through the lingering finish.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yummy nutmeg goodness! Brownish-orange color, sweet spicey aroma. What a great fall beer!
Dogbrick (7113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2002
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The strong aroma of pumpkin and ginger was really promising on this one, but the flavor really didn’t deliver. With a little more pumkpin flavor and a little less carbonation I think it would have been a "must-buy" every year around Halloween. As it stands though it was like a lot of fruit beers I have tried where the bark was better than the bite. I am going to try to hunt down a Pumpkin Stout!
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2002
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer is interesting to say the least. It is something that I have never tried or tasted before. It is like a pumpkin pie in liquid form. Maybe if they added vanilla to it, it might taste better. Just a thought though because I don’t like pumpkin pie without vanilla ice-cream.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2002
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bazarre. I laughed when I first took a whiff of this beer. Overwhelming perfume of nutmeg and cinnamon. Tastes like spicy pumpkin pie with a hint of barley malt. Mouthfeel was a bit on the spicy side as well, I don’t think a pumpkin ale can really stand alone without an excellent malty warmth to back up the strong addition of nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, etc.
foduck (328) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2002
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Relies too much on spices for flavor without much else going on. Like others said, the smell is great, but the flavor is awful. I almost couldn’t finish this. I think this would work better with a higher gravity, sweeter brew instead of a pale ale.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad....it’s one of those beers that you really need to be in the mood for though. Tasted just like pumpkin pie...tone down the spices a bit though.