skoisirius (1904) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2012 Always an avid Dogfish Head fan, I was excited to try out their twist on the pumpkin ale. After pouring into glass, the aroma mainly consisted of sweetness, with a tiny spice hint to it. Once touching the palate, the spiciness kicked in a bit more, with more of a crisp, light taste to the pumpkin side of things. A decent pumpkin ale, but I enjoy other Dogfish works much more.
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a unique beer and one of the best, if not the best, spiced beers I’ve had. The aroma is spicy and sweet. The pumpkin is noticeable. It pours orange with a decent but not lingering creamy head. Flavorwise, I experience a definite pumpkin with lots of spices. You notice a bitterness that comes from the spices sure, but definitely the pumpkin as well, maybe the skin. I’m almost reminded of the same bitterness that comes from an orange rind or something - but savory, not citrusy or sweet. Body is medium to full and finish is smooth. All in all, I was impressed and I thought the spices were well-blended. I would only want this beer if I was expecting something mighty in flavor and lots of spice. I wouldn’t want this as a crisp, light beer. Good work dogfish!
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a very unique aroma but the punpkin was very faint. Can smell the nutmeg and cloves and a strong malt nose. Dark ruby gold color thiswas a easy drinking beer with a lot of complex flavors. Not easy to get them all. A good beer for watching the Oscars
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer offers an aroma infused with nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon. It is a dark cloudy rose colored solution that produces only minor quantities of head and lacing. This carbonated beer offers a taste nutmeg and pumpkin to the taste buds. All that is left in its wake is a mild spice taste.
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear amber body with tiny little white ring, tart & floral spice nose, bitter and tangy, very complex attack on the tongue, spices in the background, fresh and leafy, earthy veggies, fruity pear and citrus notes, dry finish that hints at roast and leaves a banana taste for minutes after a swig,
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 11, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I get the feeling I’m missing something here, but I just wasn’t into it. LOTS of flavor, including spice, pumpkin pie, and possible some citrus? Not my favorite style anyway. If you like veggie beers I bet its great, but not for me.
Sammy (10789) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
small lacey head, orangey. Spicey cinammon, spicey,allspice, nutmeg, some maltness spice chest, chia tea with some hop bitterness. Drying, very vegatable taste. No expiry date. Gourdy taste.
WhiteAlePower (92) - Long Island, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Depending on your tastes, this might not be for you. Dogfish head is known for taking that extra step toward flavour, they do not skimp here at all! This brew has ALMOST too much flavour, but it is quite good. I’m always excited to try something new from them. Nice dark colour, and decent head. Excellent aroma, I’d go so far as to say it’s mouth-watering! Na Zdrowie!
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think I actually prefer Smutty’s Pumpkin beer. This is a bit TOO spiced. It’s got all the requisite flavor, and a nice sweet backbone, but it’s not my style. Might be yours, though.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich amber. Aroma is a nice slice o’ Mom’s pumpkin pie. Mmmmm... Nice head with clinging lace. Oh wow. This is a DAMN good beer. Like a slice of pumpkin pie, it has all the necessary ingredients: nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnamon. Oh yeah, this is GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD. And take it from someone who doesn’t like this brewer: Try it. It is THE BEST pumpkin ale I’ve ever had.