mdntklrmth (34) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into my Free State pint glass. Cloudy. Already has some points in my book. Who says beer has to be crystal clear? I am not that big on filtering. Pumpkin colored with thick, bubbly head that dissipated fairly quickly. Smells of maple syrup and ginger. Not a bad combo. Already I was worried that this beer would be too heavy handed with the spices. Then I remembered it was Rogue. I put a lot of trust in John Maier. Not too heavy handed on flavor. It seems to be a beer first, then pumpkin and spices second. Spices seem to come up in the aroma more than the taste. I get enough hop bitterness to balance. Medium-light on the palate also. Still not a huge fan of pumpkin beers (except once in a while) but this one was actually pretty good. In John I trust.
Travlr (17717) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Deep dark amber color, tan head. Aroma of gourd > spice. Taste has pumpkin, Graham cracker. Nice.
Lagerboy (1663) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Clear deeper orange copper, tan foam settles quickly and mostly fades. Spiced roasted pumpkin aroma. Taste is toasty pumpkin, semi-sweet caramel malt, baking spices. Average carbonation, light-medium bodied, lightly hopped. Better than most. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)
bigtaster (847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bomber pint. Spices caramel yeast. Sweet, medium carbonation. Okay. Typical pumpkin beer.
OmegaX (1353) - Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is light roasted notes, earthy pumpkin, lightly spiced. I think the best thing about this beer is that you can actually taste the pumpkin in it. Not the spices or added "pumpkin" flavors, but real, roasted pumpkin that has a roasted, earthy flavor. Not too sweet and spiced just right. Good stuff.
Shippy (29) - - OCT 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bomber. Pours an orangey, maple brown with a thin beige head. Spices are strong on the aroma, cinnamon and nutmeg present, along with pumpkin to a lesser extent. Taste touches on the same notes as the aroma with some sweetness (but not too much) and a touch of vanilla, which is a nice finish. The feel is medium/light and the carbonation is airy in a somewhat unpleasant way. Overall this is a very well balanced pumpkin and a good dessert beer.
mike5326 (1328) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, medium frothy white head with nice lacing. Medium body with a light pumpkin taste. Although my taste buds are fucked because I just ate a teaspoon of marmite. So now every beer taste like salty bull balls.
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haddon90 (1575) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Rogue Ale House in PDX. Pours a clear, orangy color with a thin head. Malty aroma with a hint of pumpkin spice. Sweet taste. Pumpkin and nutmeg notes. Not terrible. I’m still a fan of Pumking. But still, a decent pumpkin beer.
pinkzambia (1763) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Twisted Timber: Semi-clear gold color with a sweet malty aroma accompanied by earthy spices. Sweet and herb flavors with a smooth finish.
crossovert (10050) - Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml orange-painted bottle. This is a much fresher and better pumkin beer form rogue, nothing stands out but it is decent.
lbianchi66 (171) - FRANCE - OCT 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Robe orangée, légèrement opaque. Peu de mousse. Nez malté, citrouille et noix de muscade. Idem en bouche. Légère aigreur.
Longue en bouche.
Une très bonne pumpkin ale.