KajII (781) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle. It pours a clear medium burnt orange with a large (2-3 finger) off white fizzy head that quickly diminished until there was almost nothing left, but did have a tiny bit of spotty lacing.
The aroma was mild of a sweet bread malt and a light doughy yeast with notes of pumpkin, clove, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar.
The taste was lightly sweet and quite malty with a touch of brown sugar and nutmeg throughout. Then a slight bitterness crept in along with a bite of clove and a hint of vanilla, with the ending having a spicy cinnamon taste. The flavor was average in duration following the swallow, with a light spiciness lingering on the taste buds for a bit longer.
Mouthfeel was somewhere between light and medium in body with a watery yet slightly dry texture and a fizzy carbonation.
Overall this was a light and tasty Pumpkin Ale with a slightly sweet start, a spicy bitter middle and a nice cinnamon ending. Yep, it’s Fall alright...
cards04 (1707) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really nice pumpkin ale. Great buttery pumpkin aromas with vanilla notes. Flavors are sweet pumpkin with a nice balanced bitterness. Maybe a touch of cinnamon. But this is all about the pumpkin. Nice.
zach8270 (3423) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 750 ml) Orange pour with an off-white head. Mild pumpkin pie spice aroma with a nice earthy note under it. Flavor isn’t overpowering with spice thankfully. Light spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, etc. with a good natural pumpkin flavor.
Rob101 (14) - - JUN 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I loved this beer I just thought it was great. I do have to say that rogue is hot or miss honestly I’ve had beers from them that I thought just sucked but this actually surprised me. Not a huge pumpkin taste but really delicious.
GreatDane1632 (327) - Louisiana, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated from notes taken 5 Nov 2013 -- Rather than the typical Pumpkin Pie Flavors, this is straight pumpkin flavored, a little herbal. I appreciate the difference.
tmoreau (2366) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bomber poured to snifters, showing a cloudy, copper color, was a presentable layer of off white, head foam, and spotty lacing. The aroma was a huge nose of fresh pie spice, with some pumpkin and toasted scent noticeable upon follow up. Light to medium bodied, the intensity fell off a bit in the taste, but still retained some of it’s light toastiness, low bitterness, complementary malt, and nice, fall sessionability.
JHeath99 (900) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours a transparent amber with thin beige head. Taste of pumpkin and nutmeg with a bit of spiciness. Aroma of pumpkin and spices.
chinchill (1774) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz orange bottle served in a small tulip.
Hazy brown with a pretty good head
A substantial amount of pumpkin pie spicing in both the aroma and the taste, but enough dark malts to show through. Has a fairlly good balance but a little too spicy. Eventually a good squash taste joins the cinnamon and nutmeg..
mkel07 (3302) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle from Queens Plaza Beer & Wine. Deep copper colour with great spice and cinnamon flavour. Another winner from Rogue.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from a 22 oz bottle this beer poured an orange-caramel color with a small foamy tan head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweet and spicy cinnamon, nutmeg and yeast. The aroma was tangy and sweet honey, caramel and nutmeg. Medium length finish. Medium body. Ok.
giancarloh (50) - - APR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great, In my personal opinion for a pumpkin ale this is the best an the market enjoyed every taste of it. Congrats to every brewer involved on this.