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Elysian / Ninkasi Hopsquash Pumpkin IPA

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
R&D Series. This year, Elysian pumpkinheads traveled to Eugene to join the Ninkasi hopheads in brewing another batch of Hopsquash Pumpkin IPA. Brewed with 450 pounds of pumpkin, this beer features New Zealand Motueka and Sorachi Ace hops. It’s a hoppy rendition to fall’s pumpkin beer offerings, and of the thirty or so pumpkin beers brewed by Elysian, this is the brewery’s first ever Pumpkin IPA. With an elevated ABV, this beer will keep you warm throughout the season. Cheers!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (3675) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 28, 2014
On Tap at BitterCreek Alehouse, Boise Mostly clear bright orange copper with a big rocky coarse sandy colored head. Rather harsh biting chemically aroma. Clean dry sharp IBU hop flavors with just a bit of pumpkin. I like that the Pumpkin isn’t over done, but it is a pretty small player here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdrinker79 (1988) - Idaho, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Pouts hazy orange with some nice lace. Aroma is lightly hoppy and vegetal. Taste is the the same. Good not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Poured from tap to glass. Golden hue with creamy white head that lingered. Aroma is pine, citrus oil, pumpkin, straw. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry with a bitter following that extends through the finish. Overall this beer is interesting being a pumpkin IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1451) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - DEC 6, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2875) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hivemind (885) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3701) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2013
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. 7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2013
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. Medium bodied. Ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 22, 2012
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.

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