Brain_Parasite (70) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orange amber with minimal head. Not a strong aroma, some brown sugar notes. Flavor is very fall/winter-like: cinnamon, cloves, some pumpkin and a sugary sweetness. One of the best pumpkin beers I’ve had, definitely worth having around in the fall.
itsamber (11) - - AUG 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid. Spicy Banana-y aroma fills the air as soon as it’s poured. Strong spicy bubblegum aroma. Very flavorful with a smooth finish, carbonation adds a little prickleyness though. Flavor - get a lot of bubblegum, cinnamon, thanksgiving spices, pretty hearty as a whole. Yummy!!
hopwine (287) - Bend, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, mild herbaceous bitterness, flashes of mild citrus, chalky brown sugar. Little overcarbed for my taste.
Darkmagus82 (872) - - AUG 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 9-10-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours an orange-amber color with a thick two finger off-white head. The head has very good retention, eventually fading to give a light level of lacing.
Smell – The smell is a nice blend of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar/molasses. Like a sweet piece of cold pumpkin pie.
Taste – The taste starts out of pumpkin and some cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg spice. As the flavor moves on, it sweetens some, with flavors of a caramel and a brown sugar taste coming to the tongue. These sweeter flavors when mixed with the pumpkin and spice create a very pleasant taste on the tongue. More toward the end of the taste, the spice and sweet intensify and combined with a light hop taste, to leave a tasty pumpkin pie flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – Medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation. Both were good for the pumpkin, sweet and spicy flavors. A little more creaminess may have given it an enhancement; giving it more of the silky pumpkin pie feel, but regardless, the mouthfeel was good overall.
Overall – Good and tasty pumpkin brew. I wish it was available for more than just one season.
generallee08 (637) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It had a honey amber color with very good clarity. The head that was produced was light tan in color, average in size and slowly settled down to a thin covering. Lacing was spotty and it quickly slid down the glass. The aroma was full of spicy clove, cinnamon and nutmeg. It has decent pumpkin flavor up front with a good solid malty body. Hints of sweet brown sugar, pumpkin pie spices and vanilla notes mix in well and add a good, well balanced complexity. It finishes on the sweet side and slowly with mild spicy hops and mild warmth from its 7%abv. The palate has a slick, smooth texture with medium to full body and lively carbonation.
hockeybeerguy (1853) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into pint glasses and mugs for as many times as I’ve had this.
The appearance was a nice hazy dark brown color with some light orange tinges along the sides. There was a nice white to off white one finger foamy head that dissipates within about a minute and left some nice lacing.
The smell had an abundance of pumpkin spices and letting some light ginger, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg and adding in the qualities of a roasty nutty Brown Ale.
The taste was mainly sweet and roasty adding a fairly decent nutty quality in it as well.
On the palate, it sat about a medium in body and a slight sessionable quality about it. The carbonation seems fairly subdued but still okay for the style.
Overall, I say this is one of the best Pumpkin Ales on the market these days.
thrashers2x (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rich on the spices. Slight caramel and bread flavor. Pumpkin is present but not overpowering.
jsnicholas (109) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12oz): I usually don’t like pumpkin ale, but enjoyed this very much, enough to buy 2 more 6 packs. The pumpkin is there but not over powering
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the finer pumpkin ales on the market. I’ve found this to pour a reddish brown color, with spices on the nose. Cinnamon, ginger, brown sugar, and nutmeg are all present on the palate, with allspice lingering on the finish.
bartlebier (1631) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(US 2012 backlogged in abstinentia) Draught@Kickshaw, Astoria/Queens. Quite thin-bodied despite heavy reliance on roasted caramel, boiled candy sugar (reminiscent of Gulden Draak), bringing in milk chocolate notes, upstaging the undercurrent of cinnemon-spiced vegetable broth underneath. Surprised to find some hop bitterness on top of all that. A drinkable, straight example of the redoubtable seasonal pumpkin style.
Robywonkenobi (2) - Monroe, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not what I expected from Dogfish, usually their offerings are great but the punkin was a letdown.