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. Iím always excited to try something new from them. Nice dark colour, and decent head. Excellent aroma, Iíd go so far as to say itís 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 Smuttyís Pumpkin beer. This is a bit TOO spiced. Itís got all the requisite flavor, and a nice sweet backbone, but itís 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 oí Momís 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 doesnít like this brewer: Try it. It is THE BEST pumpkin ale Iíve ever had.
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 28, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a very delicious, and flavorful beer, that starts with a traditional brown ale recipe. It is then brewed with real pumpkin meat, and spiced with brown sugar, allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Coming in at 7% abv, this beer is a slice of liquid pumpkin pie, with a nice little kick to boot. Being based on a traditional brown ale, this beer has enough malt heft to stand up to the squashy pumpkin flavor, and the pumpkin pie spice.
Pumkin Ale pours to a beautiful, bright, deep orange color with a nice white head that fades, and a moderate to soft amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is wonderful. Aromas of a freshly baked pumpkin pie, flood the nose. Lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice aromas, linger and invite you to take a sip. When you do, the palate is full and inviting, with lots of "meaty" pumpkin flavors, paired with some good, hearty, sweet, and nutty malt, and spicy pumpkin pie spice flavors. Punkin Ale finishes with more of those pumpkin, malty, and spice flavors up front, then ends with lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice flavors, and a touch of alcohol heat, making this such a wonderful beer to drink.
This is without question one of the most impressive pumpkin ales I have ever had the pleasure to enjoy. This is a style near and dear to me, and one I really seek out during the Fall season. What I really enjoy is you can really taste pumpkin flavor in this beer, and not just pumpkin pie spice flavors which is far too common in most examples of this beer style. The use of real pumpkin meat in this beer, really makes a difference. It retails for $8.99 a 4 pack in the markets DFH beers are sold, and I can tell you, is worth every penny. A natural with a big slab of pumpkin pie and vanilla ice cream, or to enjoy as a sipping beer after a hearty meal.
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is the best Pumpkin Ale Iíve ever tasted. This ale pours a nice amber color. As I lifted the glass to my nose I smelled some great spicey, nutty, pumpkin essence. The first sip just accentuates all the previous aromas I talked about. Honey, pumpkin, floral, spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, brownsugar). It is very drinkable and smooth a def must try.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Very enjoyable pumpkin ale. Poured a nice amber color. Could taste the spices and some pumpkin flavor, unlike others that i have had where the pumpking flavor overruns the beer. Over all good beer "
ceejmeister (7) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A balanced approach with the spices and pumpkin. Could have a little more pumpkin kick to it. Overall a good medium bodied pumpkin ale.
2Row (11) - USA - JAN 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well balanced and sweet. A tasty novelty that holds its own. Pretty, moderately complex, and substantial enough to hold its own.
lonelybeergeek (36) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ok, so this might be a bit biased because I love pumpkin ales and I also love Dogfish head ales, but this beer rocks. Pumpkin and spice in the nose, and a great pumpkin flavor. Seriously, make more of this.
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - JAN 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
rusty brownish color, smells like allspice and nutmeg and slightly yeasty. as you would expect, tastes of pumpkin pie, with nutmeg, allspice, clove, etc. it manages to balance these flavors with traditional beer essance. unlike shipyard pumpkinhead wich tastes like crappy pumpkin pie with watery beer mixed in with it.