dogfish120love (920) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark orange close to copper with no lacing. Pungent cascade hops and pumpkin spices dominate an otherwise typical pumpkin session ale. Hints of grass and pine with a faint notes of caramel and vanilla.
luvmyhops (26) - Amity Harbor, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First, I am not a big pumpkin beer fan but I really like this beer because it is made with real pumpkins that are baked, it doesn’t taste like a pumpkin pie because of spices, it tastes like a baked pumpkin. If you like the pumpkin pie spiced beers then try this one with a sugar rim.
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours copper with an off white head. Pumpkiny spicy aroma with clove. the flavor is lightly sweet, with pumpkiny spice, caramel malt, and cloves. Not bad.
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap - nose is pretty nice: pungent cloves and nutmeg, some flaky pie crust notes. Caramel apple spice and tannic pumpkin notes, full bodied and soft mouthfeel with a cinnamon spice finish with a touch of vegetal character in the finish. Not bad.
jredmond (5250) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at rattle with Linh and Co. Pours an Aubergine body with light lacing. Aroma is spice and cinnamon. Mouthfeel is slightly nasty and dry. Ehhhh not a great pkin.
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really wanted to like this more, but unfortunately it is just in the realm of a regular pumpkin beer. The style very rarely hits exactly, usually falling more to the "spice" side or the "pumpkin" side (the latter of which usually tasted mildly rotten). This comes close, but misses the mark a bit by starting off pumpkin but finishing spicy.
tgncc (2749) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice aroma of pumpkin, spices like cinnamon, and a bready aroma. The appearance is a translucent amber, off-white head. The flavor is brown sugar, pumpkin, spices. The body is medium, maybe a tad thin. The finish is cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spices. Decent. While I am getting weary of pumpkin ales, this one really isn’t bad.
beerbill (3331) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler filled at Shoreline Beverage. Pours a clear orange-gold with a moderate off-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left light lace. Pleasant aroma of pumpkin and malt with some light cinnamon and clove in the nose as well. The flavor is more of a well-blended combination of the pumpkin and the spices along with some malt. Mild-moderate bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied. This is one of the better pumpkin ales that I have come across the Fall.