ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a murky orange color. The head is a healthy off-white shade about one fingers high, with a gentle rockiness to the texture. Head retention is pretty good, and nice lacing is left behind on the glass.
S: WOAH thatís heavily spiced. Compared to my benchmark for the style (Schlafly Pumpkin Ale, FYI), the spicing profile is a little more shameless, drowning out some of the pumpkin qualities - if only slightly. Brown sugar is also quite prevalent. It also seems like a few hop notes try to poke through, as well.
T: Yes, this is spicy. Not just with the strong spice notes to start, but with some back-end hoppiness, as well, and even a touch of spicy alcohol after warming up some. The hops not only provide bitterness, but also a touch of herbal flavor. Some brown sugar characteristics come in the aftertaste. The only real problem with it is that the spicy flavors overwhelm the pumpkin ones. Decent complexity makes this one rock-solid, though.
M: Rather heavy...rather dry...and also rather bitter. Aside from a slight linger on the back of the palate, this isnít all that sweet. A touch of spicy alcohol is felt when it warms up. All together, the end result is a surprisingly drinkable brew.
O: After their shockingly decent pale ale, I figured this one would be good, too. And it is. Despite some of my niggles, this is a tasty, well-nuanced pumpkin ale. I canít wait to see what Full Tilt does in the future.
Travlr (13458) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear amber color, cream colored head. Aroma of cinnamon toast. Taste has vanilla, mixed pumpkin spice. OK.
kramer (5108) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange body with a one finger frothy off-white head. Some nice lacing. The nose is a bit heavy handed on the nutmeg and ginger for my tastes, it obscures the pumpkin pretty much. A sweet caramel malt base. If the aroma was heavy handed, then the flavor is even more so. The ginger especially jumps out at me, and I donít really see that as a flavor that I associate all that much with pumpkin beer, or even pumpkin pie for that matter. Very spicy and hot from the ginger and cinnamon, though the heavy sweet malt base does do a bit to temper it. Lingering spic finish. Medium bodied and a bit clingy with firm fizzy carbonation. Donít real dig the spice bill on this one.
radagast83 (5087) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark orange color with a small foamy white head. Aroma was serious pumpkin pie notes, brown sugar. Alcohol is noticeable. Flavor was notes of pumpkin gourd, pumpkin pie spices. A touch boozy on the finish.
robgibbens (417) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice orange amber color with a bubbly head that leaves some lacing. The aroma is really like a deeply roasted squash or pumpkin with cinnamon and brown sugar in the background. The taste is well balanced with cinnamon and ginger being the dominant flavors. Nice but slightly rough finish. Overall a pretty good pumping beer that utilizes real pumkins!
nimbleprop (5212) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours a hazy burnt orange with a ring of lightly soapy, white head. Nose has a fair amount of fall spices, ginger, all spice, cinnamon, brown sugar, some crackery notes, malt, bread crust, some root veg, a little ginger beer. Flavor has a big punchy ginger notes, some peppercorn too, all spice, some hop notes I didnít quite expect, orange and soap, the malt backbone isnít as heavy as I thought. A bit boozy though. Hot, peppery finish. Could probably go a few months in the bottle to mellow.
GenDV138 (1835) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Hazy golden orange with two fingers of off-white head. Nice webby lacing. Aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon, herbs and spices, brown sugar and vanilla. Tastes of pumpkin, lots of spices, some cinnamon, vegetal notes, bitter notes, some booze. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation. Smells better than it tastes.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Somewhat of an orange cinnamon stick sorta of spiciness.   Its a little like orange zinger.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Hides the 9% well.   Has a little potpourri in there too.   Could use a little more sweetness on the finsh.   Otherwise its decent.   Pumpkin like spices could be brighter too.   Potpourri finish.
bigguns22 (710) - Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No one of the better beers of this style but not bad. A cloudy dark amber color with a small off white head. Aroma is mostly spices but pleasant. To much bitterness and spices are heavy. Needs more pumpkin and vanilla to balance it and lighten the alcohol notes but still pretty good beer.
Beerdedone (2743) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with a average beige head. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon and spices. Flavor of toasted malts, pumpkin spices, cinnamon and some brown sugar.
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at World of Beer Baltimore. Pours lightly hazy amber with a medium, creamy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast malt, dates, earthy hops, cinnamon and vanilla. Flavor is malt forward, pumpkin, cinnamon and vanilla, dates and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.