donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I generally don’t like pumpkin ales, but if anybody could pull it off DH could. I really like this beer. Nice sweet rice flavors of pumpkin spices mixed with a great full flavored beer. Need I say more.
blankboy (7110) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Ross. Pours a slightly hazy amber-orange with a small diminishing white head. One sniff of the aroma and I think of Xmas. Pumpkin with brown sugar and lots of spices: nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice -- they’re all there. Flavour follows the aroma, pumpkin and spices, and adds lots of malt and finishes a little boozy. I found the spicyness in the nose and taste mellowed out gradually as I drank it, I would have preferred it stay really spicy. Medium bodied. I liked it, it’s a good Pumpkin beer, but I was expecting better.
after4ever (7400) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-ounce bottle. Pours medium brown with a short-lived thin whitish head. Basic sweet caramel maltiness on the nose, with a hint of dryish pumpkin around the edges--maybe more mental suggestion than anything. Medium body, light carbonation. The attack is basically the same ordinary caramel, but the finish is sweet and spicy, with cloves, pumpkin, and just a whiff of hop for balance. Interesting, even sessionable beer but still really a novelty style for most occasions.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent, a little weak in the maltiness, but is not over the top with the spiciness like so many of these in this category. Very mellow, with obvious flavors of pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon, perhaps a little cardammon. Caramelized brown sugar sweetness, nice for a pint.
Beerdedone (3188) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus.I enjoyed this. My first dogfish head beer. beautiful aroma, average pour, great smooth flavor, good body. great brew.
GiBrew (171) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 13, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Orange in colour with a very thin head. Cinnamon and nutmeg aroma with notes of alcohol. Flavours are mostly cinnamon and ginger, light bodied with a very dry finish and a very odd yeast after-taste. Just not my stuff....
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Pours a hazy amber with a decent off white head, which produces good lacing. Has a delightful aroma of pumpkin, brown sugar, all spice, cinnamon, and a touch of nutmeg. Has an aroma of a ginger snap cookie. Just smelling this one gives me incredable amount of excitement. The carbination is soft. Has a light body. A soft duration, and weak finish. All the aromas come out beautifully in the flavor of this beer. Its a wonderful beer. Gives me visions of good halloween deserts. I’m slowly becoming a big fan of pumpkin ales.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle generously shared by MDS! This stuff looks rough. A hazy orange pour with no head, just a very thin halo of creamy being froth. But the aroma is good stuff. Pumplin and spicy bread dominates. Theres some brown sugar too, and some nutmeg, but it’s mostly pumpkin, and it smells good. Taste is pumpkin pie too, pretty spicy, and very soft. Very creamy and drinkable. Just wish the taste kept up with the aroma. Thanks Mike for sharing a good beer from DFH!
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. the body pours a reddish-orange with a small white ring of head...it doesn’t really look all that great. interesting aroma of pumpkin bread and cinnamon. flavour is predominately bready with some plump pumpkin flavours and spicy alcohol nearing the soft clean finish. it’s not entirely complex though it is quite interesting and you have to give Dogfish credit for concoting these things. Bought at Bello Vino in March 2006.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2006
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2007 The 2007 version has a bigger aroma with abundant punkin pie spice. I bumped up the rating almost a whole point.------- version rate 4.0) Pours a Brandy color with a shallow froth. Aroma is faint with lillte spice. Medium nectar with ample residual effers. Where this brew lacks in the nose, it makes up for in the flavor. A defined spicey character that is so refined that you have to think about it for a minute. Pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon, squash, and fruitcake. It’s complex and drinks like nectar. Highly recommended.