Hair6a11 (1475) - Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; pour is murky dark golden with an average beige head in this glass. Very light spotty lacing is present in this glass. finally; a pumpkin beer that isnít ridiculously spiced with clove. Cinnamon and nutmeg on the nose, from what I can tell. A little cracker crust as well. The flavor profile has a noticeable hop note, which was a little surprising. Prototypical cigar city malt profile in my mind. I was honestly expecting a lot more out of of this one. More pumpkin please, because im getting more base beer than anything.
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2012 The body on this brew was appealing; a nice and bright orange body with a little bit of haziness and a nice thick head. The scent was the best Iíve encountered in a pumpkin beer - lots of ginger, cinnamon, some pumpkin and even hints of nutmeg. Tasted like a pumpkin pie with an interesting twist of hops and seasonal spices. Finished nice and mellow leaving the taste buds ready for another several glasses.
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice copper pour with a good head. Sweet smell of all the standard pumpkin spices but not overpowering. Full bodied with a balanced taste. Didnít strike me of a pumpkin pie but you definitely pick up on some all spice, clove & nutmeg. Thanks burg326!
biggsbowler (596) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Vine & Barley. Umm Pumpkin!!! This is why I love the fall and Cigar City. Its good to drink a beer, where I taste pumpkin and not a lot of spices. Now there are some spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla), but just enough to enhance the flavor of the pumpkin. There is nothing artificial about this beer. I can and will drink a lot of this beer. Great job, Joey and Wayne.
DialSquare (4237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from CC brought up by wilkes and lynn. Iím not the biggest pumpkin brew fan, but doesnít seem to stop me from trying them all... Bread and pumpkin pie aroma. Taste is the expected spices (highlighted by cinnamon,clove and nutmeg) with vanilla, cereal and an earthy bitterness. Everything seems pretty well balanced and covers the alcohol well enough. Again - not my favorite style - but as good a pumpkin as Iíve had.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL. The pour is a hazy, full red with a healthy, larger yellow head. Mostly rocky with heavy, sticky lace. Looking good. Nose is rich but not just with pumpkin pie spices. Way more vanilla and whipped cream character. As it warms, subtle complexities come through like pie crust, toasted pumpkin seeds, sweet pumpkin flesh, poundcake, creamy pumpkin pie, vanilla custard. Smells like autumn without the prosaic spice medley of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg thank god. Taste- really not as heavy as you would think. A well attenuated palate allows you to demolish this beer in record time barely getting to experience the baked dessert, toasted pumpkin seeds, and pie crust. Mild spice and vanilla ice cream is there. Pretty awesome beer and what a joy to have in juxtaposition with the typical pumpkin beer onslaught of the fall.
SanfordBrewer (1478) - Sanford, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
dark earthy pumpkin, lots of cinnamon and allspice, and subtle clove. malts are rich and sweet. too much spice for me, but the character hits me more like ginger bread than pumpkin pie.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle poured into Cigar City snifter. Clean orange brown color with a little bit of head and lacing. Aroma has sweet hints of pumpkin, spice, and herb. Flavor has a nice balance between the pumpkin and cinnamon/nutmeg sweetness. Been looking forward to trying this for sometime and it didnít disappoint.
Guest82012 (3) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I had heard good things about this one, and I was not disappointed! Best Pumpkin beer I have had. Good flavor, yet well balanced. Very smooth.
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Blind Tiger for Mikeís 50th birthday extravaganza. Pours a hazed orange rouge with a thin white head. Loads of pie spice, toast and pumpkin. Smooth and toasty, malt and more pie spice. Warm malt, long spice and pie. Tasty and warm, a light chocolate note comes through on the finish.