CObiased (118) - - NOV 6, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber - pours a nice pale orange with a thin, short lived head. The aroma is pumpkin pie - more spice than gourd. A mouthful is thin and delicious....pumpkin pie spices, pumpkin, malt, pale ale and a hint of background yeast/wheat flavor. The finish is lingering, delicious and full of light spice. Yum
Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a single 22-oz bomber at City Vineyard in Billings, Montana. Pours an orange amber colored brew with a fast dissipating off-white head that leaves behind some potty lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, some pumpkin spice and orange zest. Taste is medium bodied, soft carbonation with flavors of caramel malt, pumpkin, some cinnamon, nutmeg and tropical orange zest. Finish is semi-sweet with a medium pumpkin and spice aftertaste. This is the first pumpkin ale with some orange zest flavors that worked well.
douglas88 (7349) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber drank Halloween night 2014. Nice relaxed night with the boys, candy was acquired. Iíd saved this aside. Pours a clear orange color with a small white head. A big spicy nose, some vegetable pumpkin aromas. This is a super spicy beer with huge cinnamon, nutmeg. A bit of sweet malty base. Certainly this is a solid brew. Pretty decadent.
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My first rated pumpkin beer while in Seattle even though itís the 26th and Iíve been drinking them all month. This one is pumpkin colored with an aroma of pumpkin pie like sweetness. Initial palate Is has pronounced carbonation. Cinnamon and pumpkin flavor right up front. Middle leads into slight alcohol flavor, pumpkin pie sugary sweetness with a medium full body that lasts throughout. Finish is complimentary with a slight dry lingering bitterness that offsets the sweet spiced flavors. This pumpkin brew is by far the best Iíve had yet this season. The 8.1 alc is sneakily masked as well.
conway (2061) - - OCT 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Copper with a little off white head. This alternated between being a pleasant standard pumpkin pie type offering and being bizarrely over spiced. Not entirely sure what I was tasting but some off-putting spice in great quantities would make random appearances. Not bad otherwise but I wish I knew what that was and if it was intentional or not.
MadIndian (2614) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Isaacs. Nice notes of pumpkin. The taste was real and not synthetic. A good spicey finish with a hint of vanilla and vegetable. Not bad at all.
Sarlacc83 (1416) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Orange color with a thin white head that turns into a thinner ring. Good lacing.
N: Pumpkin, cola, all-spice, graham cracker, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Biscuit. Hops lend earthiness and a hint of pine. Apple cider, and clove.
T: Bittersweet. Itís all wrapped together.
M: Prickly, medium body. Light ont he tongue because of the high carb. No alcohol presence.
O: A big taste of fall mixed in with cola. Iím not sure if itís my broken palate, but I swear both Elysian beers so far want to be soda.
spokeydonkey (41) - somerville, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pumpkin ale thatís heavy on spice and quite dry. Fairly easy to drink and hides its alcohol well. An excellent pumpkin ale, but for pumpkin ales, I prefer a more restrained, slightly sweeter beer, rather than a crisp, dry beer with lots of spices.
Notes: Amber and cloudy with thin head that fades quickly.
Aroma is dominated by pumpkin spice with cinnamon by far the dominant aroma.
Taste starts off mildly sweet with lots of spice: cinnamon, ginger, clove, with a hint of earthiness (squash?) Finishes very dry with a nice crisp bitterness and lingering spice.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. Alcohol heat pops up at the end, but is very subdued.
Overall: as mentioned above, my taste in pumpkin beers is a bit more subdued. As a big pumpkin beer, this is a nice one, but I prefer Elysians lower ABV offerings for drinkability.
jflopsu (841) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy copper. A very strong cinnamon aroma. Taste is very sweet with cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, and spices. A nice lingering sweet malt, spices and cinnamon aftertaste.
maxwelldeux (4169) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a moderate off-white head on there. Nose is pretty spicy with the traditional pumpkin spice palate, and has little actual "pumpkin" to it. Taste is a bit sweet and quite spicy, and just seems too much of what my wife loves in these beers. Not enough beer.