jrodooo5 (1018) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Love the creamy & smooth palate feel. Very good pour w/ good head retention. Tastes pretty much like a basic IPA. Finishes fairly clean. Not bad.
merc7186 (2112) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Golden Straw/Orangish Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head Ring, Decent Lacing
S: Piney, Mildly Floral, Mildly Earthy
T: Whole Cone Pine, Mildly Floral, Mild Pumpkin
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Bitter
Overall, a nice IPA but the pumpkin flavor is barely noticeable, but still has a nice whole cone hoppiness to it.
GT2 (8440) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Tangle Town. Pours a low haze, bright golden. Higher carbonation with huge lacing. Nose is muted lemon custard, ginger, fresh lemon custard filled doughnut. Taste is soapy, biting, fresh lemon, lemon custard, lime peel, ginger. Palate is a bit vegetal in feel, stickier. Still, fairly nice albeit all over the place flavor wise.
hivemind (709) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Pony UES on Wed, 10.16.2013. Hazy piss color with white head. Smells of bright hops. Tastes like it sounds - a pumpkin IPA. Very low bitterness but retains a good hop profile to counter the pumpkin spice. I thought this was a pretty cool concept for a fall beer and enjoyed it.
LilBeerDoctor (3453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy orange with a thick white head. Aroma of grassy hops, squash, citrus. Flavor of spices up front, sweet malt, citrus, very faint pumpkin. A little weird, not sure why but this isn’t quite an IPA nor is it a pumpkin ale...not bad to drink but just a little strange.
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy yellow
Smell is mellow citrus melon.
Taste piney and hoppy, IPA before pumpkin, but you get a bit of pumpkin on the tail.
AmEricanbrew (5840) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark golden color with white head. Faint pale malt, vegetal, dry yeast aromas. Smooth medium body. Caramelized vegetal pumpkin flavors with cumin, misc. other unknown herbs and spices--good.
Brigadier (2975) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The selection of Elysian seasonals left over from a tap takeover made it hard to choose just one. I finally settled on this sessionable IPA. Based on the results I hope I get a chance to try more of them next year.
Aroma / Appearance - The cloudy peach base has a white papery head for company. Looking more like an IPA than a seasonal pumpkin beer it does not disappoint in the nose. Pumpkins flowering on the vine provide a late summery texture. Unlike many other seasonals the emphasis is less on the squash and more on the hops.
Flavor / Palate - Pumpkins, rosy floral hops, and a pleasant sweet finish highlight an all star release. The sweet finish contains traces of honey, almonds, and squash. Deceptively easy to drink this was not tough to finish in a short amount of time.