Caytinator (994) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. More brown than orange, clear, and a small head with very little lacing. Very good aroma, nicely spiced. Good taste, not as much spice as some others. A little more bitter than others at the end of the palate, but the pumpkin is definitely present. I think it’s not my favorite, but that may be more of an indictment of pumpkin itself instead of this particular beer. I just realized I like "spicy" pumpkin beers more than basic ones like this. Still, pretty good.
reggiedunlop (3402) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear dark amber with a thick tan head. Aroma has mild spices and a vegetal pumpkin note. Flavor follows suit and adds a slight hint of vanilla na dsome earthy hop notes. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a dry earthy/spicy finish. Not bad but boring and one dimensional.
themaker75 (8) - - OCT 12, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours with a nice tan head and a beautiful deep brown/red color. Can't see your fingers on the other side of the glass. The pumpkin and spices are just right. Not too little not too much. Very balanced. Not cheap but worth the price. Something I would look forward to every October
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TheBeerGod (5461) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Ruby amber with a tall, frothy tan head. Aroma is pumpkin pie, roasted pumpkin, soft spice and soft caramel. Taste is pumpkin pie with spices, caramel notes, roasted pumpkin, light vanilla notes and toasted malt. Body is medium with a soft, creamy carbonation. Ends with more pumpkin pie, spices, roasted pumpkin, soft malt, toasted grains and light caramel. Nice!
elamericano (32) - Moscow, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m giving this a perfect 10 for aroma, as of this time I’ve not given such a high aroma score to any beer. Reason? It smells exactly like a fucking pumpkin pie. If you set a pint of this next to an actual pumpkin pie, your nose wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. It’s an incredibly earthly brew with a luscious taste.
Unfortunately, the taste is somewhat overbearing. It’s a good beer to try once, but not such a good one to return to—unless it’s at your yearly Hallowe’en or Thanksgiving table.
Still, I give it a decently high rating for the uniqueness of its taste. You won’t find many brews coming this close to pumpkin.
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml poured into a goblet. Really nice burned caramel color. Aroma of spice, pumpkin and caramel. Initial flavor is a tasty array of pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, allspice, &nutmeg). Pumpkin is definitely present, but not at all sickly sweet like many other Pumpkin brews. Really subtle, substantial flavor here. Nice rootbeer/ cola finish. Top notch brew in the world of Pumpkins.
drjay44 (2858) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, ivory head, over a slightly hazy, dark amber (SRM 15) body......nose is very light toffee/caramel, minimal hops, cinnamon, allspice from spices.....taste is slight sweet toffee/caramel form the malts, light hop bitterness, light squash/pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ginger, finishing dry with a light hop/spice bitterness.....mouth feel medium, carbonation adds tingle with a clean acid finish. This is a nicely balanced pumpkin Ale. All of the elements are present, but none are totally dominant. Often pumpkin Ales are too sweet, too much squash/pumpkin in tone, or so dominated by spices that it is liquid pie. This is none of those. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6
NikkTwist (1877) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Moriartys. Dark hazy brown copper. Fizzy tight cap. Lots of Pumpkin Spice. Dark wheat notes. Mostly dry, though some deep red fruit sweetness comes out halfway through. Not bad for a Pumpkin Ale, but not something I would drink throughout the year.
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark copper brown color with a small white head. Aroma is nutmeg, pumpkins, cinnamon, big time brown sugar. The taste is pure pumpkin pie. Pumpkins, spices, vanilla. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for in a pumpkin beer.
DocJitsu (1154) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy dark pumpkin flesh color with a large, bumpy off-white head. White pepper spice and pumpkin bouquet. Very soft, smooth, flat, and enveloping mouthfeel. A bit of gourd-vegetable flavor, but earthy as hell.