AndyW68 (392) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nope. Regular pumpkin, coriander and nutmeg. Just not a great balance and kind of watery
5000 (4970) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Amberish, a bit dirty, fine sediment floats about, thin sudsy white head, little lacing.   Nose of cinnamon and apple, some clove as well.   Spicy on the tongue, cinnamon, nutmeg, the aformentioned clove (a bit stronger here), with a touch of ginger (just a touch).   Body and mouthfeel are moderate... could stand to be a touch chewier tho.   Finishes very spicy, they linger long past the finish.   Mild to moderate sweetness, provides the right balance.   Nice example of a pumpkin ale, and what I look forward to during the Autumn months.
ozark123 (8) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2012 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid, balanced spiced ale. This is more about the spices (dominant) then the pumpkin (secondary) flavors. Smooth, easy drinking, Glad to see this being brewed back in NC by people who really love making beer.
emacgee (3433) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean copper gold pour with one finger of off white head. Spicy nose with a nice biscuity/toasted grain character. Grainy and lightly herbal in the flavor with some spice coming through for sure.
rdixon77 (233) - Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Maybe a bad pour/batch. But not a superstrong pumpkin ale. The elements were there, but just was not balanced well. Too much cinnamon too, and flat taste. I’ll pass over for better pumpkin options.
TURDFERGUSON (3565) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep cloudy layered orange yellow red brown with a thin spitty fizzy white head. Nose is light skunk water, heavy spice, no pumpkin. Flavor is more o the same-lots of cinnamon and nutmeg. No gracias.
TheBeerGod (4632) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange-amber with a short, foamy white head. Aroma is soft cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and light pumpkin pie. Taste is strong clove, cinnamon notes, ginger and nutmeg with hints of pumpkin pie. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more clove, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and light pumpkin pie.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: September 02, 2012
Source: Foothills, Winston-Salem
Appearance: clear copper, fine beige head
Aroma: big pumpkin spice aroma, lots of cinnamon and nutmeg but not too much of either
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, plenty of cinnamon but tempered by the sweetness, hint of pumpkin, other spices round it out
Overall: a lot bigger and more assertive on the spices than the original, now it just needs more pumpkin
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the brewpub for $3 pints, and started out with this one. My first (and probably only) Pumpkin Ale of the season. Came out a deep dark orange, with a nice frothy cap. The nose is sweet with pumkin spice, nutmeg, cinnamon - not surprising. Slick feel. Sweet pumpkin, that isn’t as artificial-tasting as I remember. The pumpkin is also a little more subtle, but in its place there is an overwhelming spice profile, that isn’t all that refreshing. All-in-all though, it’s not a bad autumn drink, but I couldn’t see myself having any more than 1 of these at a time, or even more than 1 in a season for that matter.
Drake (6488) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized fizzy tan head. Average head retention. Aroma of vibrant spices including ginger, some citrus, pumpkin and a mild glue note. The taste is earth, pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, doughy malts and a tart finish. Medium bodied. Nice beer.