hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft... Clear amber ale with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Great retention. Smells like pumpkin pie spices – plain and simple. Medium to full-bodied and oily with stinging carbonation. The flavor provides a nice balance of sweet, gooey malts and juicy, fresh, savory hops. Finishes crisp and very clean with a kiss of mild, lingering bitterness.
Beerdedone (2870) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours orange with a thin white head. Aroma of faint pumpkin & light spices. Thin flavor of dry grains, nutmeg, cinnamon, light pumpkin and cloves.
jcwattsrugger (11337) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle–offwhite-amber. A-med malt, earthy spices. T-allspice, med malt, 2nd earthy hops.
17thfloor (2435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful color, clear garnet. Quite a fan of the spice aroma on this one, allspice, spicy cinnamon, light nutmeg. Flavor follows with some toasted bread, nice sweetness without being cloying, finish is slightly short and lacking. Overall an enjoyable beer with few flaws that I would certainly drink again. Didn’t know it was 7%... nice! Some light tea like bitterness.
Jow (2474) - New York, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Stagshead. I was unable to find any info on this brew but waitress said it’s a play on the Pumple Drumkin but withoutbthe pumpkin. So it’s a spiced amber ale I supposed. Pours brownish with no really head. Tastes of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, earth, leather, wood, and licorice. Not overwhelming flavors though and is missing depth. A touch watery with light alcohol finish.
Earlier Rating: 10/30/2012 Total Score: 3.5
Tap at Alewife. Pours orange with beige head. Nose of typical pumpkin spicing. This is moderatly spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. You also get pumpkin/squash flavors, mlat, earth, light caramel, and woody. Decent pumpkin for the style
unclemattie (4330) - Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Copper / light brown color. Aroma of sweet, toasted malts. Flavor of bitter squash rind, some spices, barley malt, toasted grain, herbal hop. Very refreshing pumpkin beer, not over spiced at all.(3729)
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber orange. Not much of an arroma...just bready. Taste has no pumpkin i cant find it getting maybe a bit of clove seems real mild as it is this is a avg to below avg amber ale i dont know why this is a pumpkin beer
hopdog (9537) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Poured an orange/amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of pumpkins and spices. Tastes of the same. More pumpkins in the aromas with more spices in the tastes.
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a reddish copper color, with a small head. Medium bitterness, with copious spice notes. Not the best pumpkin ale I’ve had, but not the worst, either.
bubbleflubber (1915) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an orange-amber into the glass, with a full soapy cap that retains well, leaving window-wash lacing. The nose is vegetal, of pumpkin meat and pie spices. Flavors contain pumpkin, some light citrus, lots of pie spices and vegetal notes. The finish is of pie spices and continued vegetal earthiness. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied, with subtle carbonation and a semi-active palate. Decent pumpkin offering.