DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy red orange color with a little sediment in the growler, I’m thinking this one is lightly or not filtered at all. Pumpkin is certainly apparent on the nose along with nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, and clove. There is a wonderful pumpkin spice note on this beer that hints on being sweet. The flavor is quite concentrated with the palate remaining session-able. Probably one of the best pumpkin ales/best beers we have ever come across.
artmcd8 (1225) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells spicy. Tastes like a Christmas candle. Good beer but overly spiced. I think my growler was the first off a keg so a bit potent.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Mad Mex north hills. Pours orange with a thin head. Nice cinnamon and other spices on the nose. Amplified spice notes on the nose. It’s a big bold taste that more than suggest chunks of pumpkin. Finishes clean. Very nice!
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft taster from the East End tasting booth in the Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip District. Pours a clear, rich toffee color with virtually no head. The aroma really pops with pumpkin pie, nutmeg, caramel, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger. The flavor is a milder version of that. No vegetal pumpkin notes in either. A little too light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a lightly spiced mouthfeel. Should be trying this again shortly from a growler my friends bought so I’ll update if my opinion changes.
Nate (3531) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From growler. Pumpkin pie spices, with clove and cinnamon. Spicy, sweet, but not with any underlying fruity or musky-melon character. Light hop notes. Hazy copper-amber clear with thin off-white foamy-sudsy head. Some lacing. Medium watery body with medium carbonation. Starts sweet with lots of pumpkin pie spices, caramel and sweet potato pie sugary character, and a bit of Twizzler. Medium hop bitterness at the finish, with a dry nutty pumpkin pie spicy character to finish. Pretty smooth with a lasting bitter after. Nice middle of the road ’pumpkin’ beer, nice balance but not super intense.
Beerman6686 (3781) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a slightly cloudy lighter amber color with a white head. Aroma was of medium strengh pumpkin pie spices, mainly ginger, with some toast and caramel maltiness there too. Flavor was a nice blend between caramel/pale malt and pumpkin spices, they are there, but certainly not overwhelming.