Flat 12 Flat Jack Pumpkin Ale
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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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When Fall rolls around, so does Jack. Provided he stays away from marauding trick-or-treaters, this bright orange gourd-like squash from the genus curcubita (Thanks Wikipedia!) finds his way into the mash of this Flat12 seasonal pale ale. A special blend of Indian(a) spices and pumpkin shine through just enough to complement this slightly sweet and malty tribute to the season of hayrides and bonfires. Flat out fantastic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Thanks, Chris! Served in a mug. Pours a clear light golden. Huge head. So much so that we thought it might have been infected, but alas, it’s just overcarbonated. Nose is a spice bomb with lots of cinnamon and backing pumpkin spice. Flavor is similar to apple jacks and way overspiced. Not a fan at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olr1984 (1111) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Great local beer. Lots of pumpkin cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste just like a pumpkin pie

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4983) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Bullet brought back by a friend. Pours clear gold with a medium white head. Huge spice aroma consisting of cinnamon, ginger and clove along with malt. Ginger and cinnamon flavor with some malt before a spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jhp40219 (316) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 27, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Let me just start by saying that this has probably my favorite beer label of all time, (cartoon zombie stabbing an evil looking pumpkin). Pours an amber orange with a HUGE white head initially. I had to pour this in 3 shifts because it kept foaming up so high. Head fades into a thin layer of bubbles fairly quickly though leaving a lot of lacing. Aroma is just as huge with a whole lot of nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, and spices. Taste is very pumpkin pie-ish! A lot of cinnamon and vanilla (a nice surprise!) up front with the nutmeg, pumpkin, malts and spices coming though afterwards. Finish is slightly dry with a very nice toasty bread flavor coming through. Excellent balance with the flavor! There is a lot of flavor here, but nothing comes through as overwhelming. Medium body, slightly thick and creamy with low carbonation and a nice, long finish. Overall this is certainly one of the better pumpkin ales I have tried this season. Would go well with pumpkin pie, but also seems to go quite well with chocolate halloween candy, as I am finding out! Well done, Flat 12! Yet another reason why Indianapolis should be considered a craft beer mecca!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (1364) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 24, 2012
12oz bottle, huge carbonation, took a long while to pour without a lot of foam. But otherwise very foamy with lots of nutmeg. You get some pumpkin in the malt base, but really this much nutmeg?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7862) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Bottle. Nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin aroma. Golden yellow with giant head. Mildly sweet nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin malt and mildly bitter herbal hops flavor. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (9401) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Lightly cloudy gold pour, white head. Pumpkin and spice up front. Flavor is pumpkin pie, crust, very light hops, spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iugrad93 (266) - Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Overall, a decent pumpkin, but not in the league of Schlafly and Shipyard Pugsley.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (3006) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle. Roasted pumpkin malt and spice aroma. Hazy gold with a huge off-white head, highly active carbonation. It took forever for the head to diminish enough that I could drink the beer. Spiced pumpkin flavor, and light bitter hops finish. Average pumpkin ale that leans a little to the hoppy side.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopslammer (30) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2012
dear lord. I had had this on tap and thought it was pretty good. Then I found it in bottle form and thought "it’s fall, I ought to get a seasonal appropriate beer" and it fell into my hand. On tap it was delicious (from a bullet over 3 weeks ago {give or take}) but I can’t remember much else. In bottles, though, i feel like it tastes better than on tap. It is a sweet beer that creates an incredible head. This, however, leads to an over approximation in the mouth. It felt like i was drinking slightly flat soda, that is to say, it was more bubbly than other beers I have had, but not enough that i thought I should see ’Shasta’ on the label. Drinking/smelling this brings me to November, with the family gathered to drink a toast to everything that is going or is hoped to go well. I sincerely smell that pie in the oven as dinner progresses. These guys make a Glazed Ham Porter as well and if I had the opportunity, I could have just drank my Thanksgiving meal away (and who doesn’t want to do that?)

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