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 itís 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 doesnít 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. itís 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. Itís complex and drinks like nectar. Highly recommended.
skoisirius (1908) - 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 Iíve 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. Iím 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 wouldnít 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 Iím missing something here, but I just wasnít 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 (11242) - 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.