BuckeyeBoy (5501) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz Bottle Pours out a amber/Pumpkin orange. Very small off white head. A light pumpkin aroma. A nice spice of nutmeg. Tast good just like after a good Turkey dinner. thanks Indiana_Red.
tschlift (4) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2006 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. I think the dogfish head stands apart from the rest of the pumpkin beers as they used brown ale as their base. The aroma is a bit subdued but you get the normal nutmeg and cinnamon flavors. On the palate, it is very smooth and balanced beer. The finish is long and refreshing. This may be the best pumpkin beer of the season.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
first had this on tap at Spuyten Duyvil last November, but didnít take notes. 12 oz bottle. Pours a nice clear light amber/orange with a frothy off white head. Aroma is of nutmeg, cinnamon, sweet malts. Taste is all of the above with some pumpkin in there also, and some bitter citrus hops to balance. very nice.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle via trade (thanks Ross) Small head that quickly dissappears.Hazy amber color. Spicey, bready floral punkin (sp?) aroma with some orange notes.
Medium bodied. Very very interesting flavor. Pretty much just like it smells. Punkin, orange citrus hops and bready. Smooth finish and the alcohol comes through at the end. The hoppy punkin/orange fizzy aftertaste is nice and lingers just the right amount of time.
Not a beer i would drink more than one of (at a time), but quite refreshing and very unique. One more thing, it is BALANCED. I have tried 2 Doghead brews to date, and they were both extrmely balanced between the malts and hops. I do appreciate that fact as so few big beers attain that nice balance..
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice pumpkin aroma - more pumpkin than pumpkin spice if that makes any sense. Also very sweet. Deep orange, small orange/white head. Nice taste - brown ale maltiness with sweet pumpkin and hops. I actually found it way too sweet, as it doesnít balance well at all (a delicate act with these pumpkin beers in my experience). Sticky sweet full fizzy mouthfeel. Not bad!
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an orangey copper with a quarter-inch tan head. Smells spicy. Clove and nutmeg and light cinnamon in the nose. Sweet spice. Tart and fruity underneath, spiced baked apple aromas.
Lots of spicey flavors as mentioned in the smell. Nutmeg, clove, allspice, cinnamon. Some pumpkin flavors in there as well. Fruity malt behind all the above. Some hops in the finish, medium bodied and lightly sour. Pretty easy drinker around the holidays. I have found my new regular for my once-a-year pumkin ale fix!
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells liek punkin pie. the bottle didnít gush, but foam kept coming out of the top. I decided to not put this one in a glass as they are all dirty. Liek I indicated, it smells like pumkin pie, but that doesnít so much carry through to the taste. It is pretty full bodied. Thereísnot much ber taste to this one. Itís just filled with spice with a predominate pumkin flavour standing out. I may enjoy it more carving a pumkin at halloween, but donít find it all that exciting...
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark orange-amber. Light fizzy head. Strong pumpkin and spice aroma. The question is how much pumpkin and how much flavouring. Cool novelty beer but I cannot see anyone drinking more than one bottle. Full mouth flavour of cold pumpkin pie.
eaglefan538 (3017) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I enjoy pumpkin ales and this one was above average. The spices were much more prevelant than the pumpkin flavor, as this one tasted like a fall fest style beer with a touch of pumpkin. Nice amber color and the flavor was complemented by a slightly higher touch of alcohol. Some breadiness to it and a noticeable presence of some degree of bittering hops.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great pumpkin pie and spice aroma. Flavor was mild, pumpkin, spice, just like Thanksgiving. Very good and refreshing without being over the top.