shadey (1959) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle courtesy of a friend in Seattle. Slightly cloudy melon orange. Thin head of big and tiny white bubbles that mix in a creamy layer. Bright ginger aroma with hints of raw pumpkin. Flavors of strong ginger spiciness that has the same effect as crisp hops (which are also present) - cleaning the palate. Light sweetness in the finish. Really interesting and tasty. This beer wows me because it is very different and also of very high quality. I’m also excited any time I find a beer with this much flavor and sub 5% alcohol. Very impressive product.
UDBeernut (1956) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours slightly darker than straw yellow, white head with good retention. ginger bomb up in here, no pumpkin, but what evs. this is a train wreck.
Alphadelic (1837) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Real hazy. Harsh, dry, fibrous and woody nose. Some sweet, bright tingles, super hot and fresh ginger flavour. This COULD be the best HOTDog ever. Medicinal. Oops. I forgot that this was a pumpkin beer. Ginger pilsner maybe...
poisoneddwarf (1837) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated two nights ago as part of our annual pumpkin beer night. Bomber. Pours cloudy yellow-orange with a collapsing white head. My first impression after smelling this thing was that I was smelling a Corona and lime. Then I came to my senses and realized it was the ginger. Taste is very ginger-forward (the most ginger I’ve ever had in a beer I think). Starts out sweet and spicy from the ginger before turning extremely bitter mid-palate. Mouthfeel is creamy. Very interesting and I’m glad I tried it, but it’s a try it once and never have again type of beer.
brenn79 (1638) - Idaho, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours light hazy golden with a small ring of foam. The aroma is ginger, not getting much pumpkin, maybe a little. The taste is ginger again, there is a sweetness to it, kind of vegetal, but not all that pumpkin, imparts a dryness after the swallow. Overall have had better, was hoping for more pumpkin and less ginger, but I did still like it.
jcos (1605) - Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2012 Location/Date:Bottle split with Ben on November 11, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow with light head.
Aroma:Aroma of a lot of ginger, light citrus.
Taste:Light pumpkin, lots of ginger. Different but tasty.
Palate:Medium light body, slightly slick.
Summary: interesting beer. Really a lot of ginger, might be good with sushi.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. A solid pilsner with a strong emphasis on the pumpkin. Enough said.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
THOUGHTS: Holy Cow! That was a ton of ginger. Both in flavor and aroma. Maybe not the best pumpkin beer around, and maybe not even a good pumpkin beer, but it was a wonderful beer if you love ginger. It was a little too much ginger for me, but only by a little. The spicy hops blended wonderfully with the ginger.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy, light, dirty, yellow that wound up looking like it had a lightly green tint. It also had a large, ever-so-slightly, off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma was fresh and clean and contained ginger, and mostly ginger — almost perfume like, but slightly soapy, too. The initial flavor was slightly sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet and moderately bitter with an average duration. There was a little pale malt, mostly ginger, some spicy hops that blended right into the ginger, and slightly sour pumpkin when warmer. The light body was somewhat dry and hot on the tongue with sort of soft but tingly carbonation and a dry and sort of metallic finish with heat from the spices.
pdx77 (1465) - Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Green Dragon. More ginger than any beer I’ve had...including ginger beers. Spicy and yummy.
mikedR (1450) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like ginger. But this beer is unbalanced, far too heavily weighted in ginger. There's some pumpkin trying to come through, but it keeps getting squashed by the ginger. C+
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