djaquay (136) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark orange pour under a medium tan head, smooth sweet palate, nice balance of spice and pumpkin. Delightful warmth to finish shows the alcohol in there, but it supports the flavor w/o distracting. Very good overall.
merc7186 (2568) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Sweet Pumpkins, Nutmeg, Mildly Boozy
Appearance: Amber/Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Sweet Potatoes, Nutmeg, Mild Cinnamon
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Boozy
callmemickey (3625) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden-amber colored body, not much in the way of a head or lacing. Pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice. Straight forward pumpkin beer. Medium bodied, light sweetness, a bit of booze, gentle carbonation, spice is a bit grating towards the end.
blipp (6957) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Medium sweetness, pumpkin spices, and a hint of booze. Nothing special, but enjoyable nonetheless.
MattShizzle (562) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - from sampler pack. Amber-copper color, cloudy. Smells of a combination of pumpkin pie and alcohol. That’s pretty much how it tastes, too. Pretty good.
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with a light tan head. Very strong aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Very pumpkin like I guess. Potpourri like. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet and spicy like. A little boozy. I’m not the biggest pumpkin fan as I prefer to eat it than drink it but this tastes like pumpin pie...with booze.
samsmith33 (575) - - OCT 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2015 Aroma Is light apple,cinnamon. Cloudy Orange color. Taste is pumpkin, sweet potato, apple, Light carbonation. A good pumpkin ale.
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Double Blind Evaluation of 8 2013 Pumpkin Beers: 1-Weyerbacher Imperial Pumkin Ale; 2-Dogfishead Punkin Ale; 3-Fegleys Devious Imperial Pumpkin; 4-Southern Tier Pumking; 5-Terrapin Pumpkinfest; 6-Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale; 7-Shipyard Pumpkin Ale; 8-Big Muddy Brewing Pumpkin
2014 Pumpkin Double Blind Tasting:
1-Sam Adams Fat Jack.
5-Southern Tier Pumking.
10-UFO Pumpkin (harpoon).
11-Sam Adams Pumpkin.
12-Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin.
BillKismet (3502) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber flame body, low carbonation and a wee ring of head. Hearty pumpkin spice nose that is heavy on the cinnamon and with distinct ginger trails across natural pumpkin flavor that mostly cloaking the alcohol. Luscious pumpkin flesh flavor with mulled pumpkin spices, cinnamon being the most prominent. This is a powerful brew, yet the spice and pumpkin keep the heaviness at bay. This one floats into dangerously drinkable territory.
jsquire (3738) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper color with a disappearing off white head. Alcohol and spice nose. Lots of brown sugar and honey sweetness with some coarse bread, pie crust and pie spices. More alcohol than spice, but still a fun, boozy seasonal.
Travlr (15867) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear deep ruby amber color, bright white head, a beautiful beer. Aroma of gourd! more than spice, for a change. Taste is smooth and lightly spiced. Good stuff.