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.
ordybill (420) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a Bomber into a pint glass. Pumpkin beer is one of my favorite styles of beer. This brew has a great pumpkin aroma and flavor. A well balanced blend of pumpkin and hops. I look forward to the autumn just for this beer.
airrick2003 (618) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: pours with a medium to large light tan head that settles pretty quickly, the beer is a very nice dark amber almost brown color
Aroma: pumpkin, butter, heavy cream,
Taste: has a nice pumpkin flavor throughout, it's not super sweet but still has sweetness to it, Graham cracker on the finish,
Palate: light to medium mouthfeel, minimal aftertaste, average carbonation
Overall: pretty pleased with this beer, the pumpkin is the dominant flavor and aroma, not so heavy or sweet where drinking this as a session beer would be a problem
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mentalmind (44) - FINLAND - FEB 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice spicy aroma. Red amber with white head. Mellow roast malty taste with nice spices to complement it.
DSG (7536) - Tel Aviv, - FEB 6, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, cardmaom and some pumpkin. Sweet flavor with caramel and winter spices. Medium-bodied.
Slipstream (2155) - USA - DEC 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the Hop. This is a pretty tasty pumpkin ale, but a little watery like other Rogue releases unfortunately. I tasted some ginger and other spices. Pretty dry.
mcox90 (1639) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle, Poured dark orange with a one finger beige head. Aroma is predictable pumpkin and nutmeg and clove. At least it doesn’t smell artificial. Pumpkin flavor with spice and vanilla notes. Medium bodied. Pretty good.
dlovell2 (1038) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2015 Pours dark copper color with off white head. Aroma is nutty malt with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Caramel malt and toasted notes with vanilla and light pumpkin. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger spociness with light hop finish.
snoworsummer (2919) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft in Savannah, GA. Pours hazy copper brown with a fizzy head. Tastes like mild pumpkin pie, roasted pumpkin vegetable, very light spice, dry bready malt. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like mild pumpkin pie, light spice, light vegetable, and light syrup.
sonnycheeba (4078) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours medium brown with creamy off-white head. Aroma is pumpkin, bready malts, cinnamon, nutmeg, light grassiness, and faint caramel. Flavor is sweet pumpkin notes, lightly toasted malt base, light hops, light spice mix, and some toffee notes. Medium body and carbonation.
boozedude (2165) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared with pals at boegemans in the stl... good pumpkin over all would do again