stumpyiliz (212) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy pour with good frothy head. Aromas of pumpkin pie spice nutmeg and ginger. Palate is medium bodied, with no tannic flavors from the pumpkin which is good. Most pumpkin beers are over spices and slightly acidic because of this. This one however breaks the mold and stands out above most of them
zoucrew102 (347) - - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Very spicy aroma with nutmeg, clove, ginger and allspice as well as cinnamon and pumpkin notes. Pours hazy orange with a thin white head that dissipates quickly an no lacing. Good pumpkin flavor to start with all of the above spices, most notably clove and allspice. Finishes with the spices dominating with a bit of pumpkin.
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notalush (4583) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Freshcraft - 4 bucks for a full pint during happy hour - yea, I’ll take that - one heavily spiced pumpkin ale - one of those pumpkin ales where youask, "is there really any pumpkin in this?" - very heavy on the cinnamon and nutmeg in the aroma and flavor - the former adds an intense spiciness, particularly in the finish - oily mouthfeel, medium to high sweetness - if you love autumn spices, you’ll love this - just tastes like pumpkin pie mix to me - couldn’t finish the pint.
Philnorliquor1 (2) - - OCT 15, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Greet pumpkin. It has just right amount of spices. Aroma, that aroma is unforgettable
XmnwildX12 (2077) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Argonauts, Big pumpkin spice and cinnamon aroma taste, nice spice taste, good finish.
jeremyjojola (18) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great looking pour from bottle into glass. Nice thick head. Pumpkin color and strong pumpkin odor. Heavy, heavy pumpkin notes with spicy hints and some nutmeg.
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brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Aaron’s basement. Amber pour with a white head. Pumpkin spice on the nose, sweet caramel, and toasted malt. Some fruity sweetness and vanilla, as well. Flavor is sweet toast, caramel, and vanilla. Cinnamon, all spice, and clove. A touch of ginger as well.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at RJ’s Fort Collins. Pours a dark orange appearance with a light brown head. Quite spicy, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, caramel, toasted pumpkin aroma. Somewhat sweet pumpkin, toffee, vanilla, nutmeg, light apple, allspice flavor. Typical overspiced pumpkin beer but pretty good. Kind of a cool beer.
drjay44 (2445) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a thin, poorly retained ivory head, over a clear dark amber (SRM 15) body.....nose is light cereal from the malts, hops hidden, heavy cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ginger from the added spices.....taste is sweet caramel from malts, heavy cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg from the spices, pumpkin, finishing slightly bitter, but still sweet.....mouth feel medium, very, very sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low, lightly acid finish. This is a very sweet, very spice dominated beer. The pumpkin is somewhat hidden, but then it often is in pies. This would go well with vanilla ice cream. BJCP 8/3/12/4/7
Beaver (1200) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours copper amber with a smallish white head that quickly goes to a thin film that laces the glass.
The aroma is lots of pumpkin pie spices - lots of cinnamon, ginger, allspice and clove.
The flavor is sweet malts and pumpkin with a lot of spice in the finish - lots of cinnamon with some ginger and allspice and some floral notes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall, a solid pumpkin beer. It a little heavy on the spice, especially cinnamon, but I dig it.