Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Toronado, 4th March 2011. Rich red amber. Sweet and filling, lots of pumpkin and soft toffee malt notes. Nice dry finish with a persistent flavour. Sweet nose. Good stuff.
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Urge in RB/Poway on the Tap Takeover night. They had 20 different brews from Green Flash that day. Not my fave style of beer normally because of how overpowering they typically are. Nowhere near as good as the JP Pumpkin, this one however is not overpowering and gross. Nose is lightly and subtly pumpkin and the pie spices. Taste is not too far off of the nose. Light pumpkin, light spices. Nice malty and hoppy mouth to go along with the rest. Not bad at all.
bb (7052) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber beer with a dark cream colored head. Malt and caramel aroma with toasted malt and light pumpkin. Caramel and sweet malt flavor with pumpkin. Medium bodied. Sweet caramel lingers with pumpkin and light spice. Nice pumpkin beer without overdoing all of the holiday spices.
DYCSoccer17 (3392) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
10 ounce sample on tap at the Public House in SF for SFBeerWeek. Aroma has nutmeg, pumpkin spices, and large amounts of vomit. Some herbal hints, too. Just not a very pleasant nose. Just canít shake the vomit smell. Scantly hazy amber body with a smallish, off-white head and decent lacing. Starts spicy, herbal, with hints of nutmeg and some floral notes in the middle. Is there some rye in this? Finishes dry, herbal, and pretty bitter with nice hop kick. Pretty balanced for the style. Unfortunately, the aroma hurts this otherwise solid beer.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours an amber toned body with a mostly white head and a ring of lacing. Spicy with cinnamon, incense, squash, earth and light nutmeg. A soft spiced body with a thin finish. Okay.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a golden orange color, nose was conservative with the stereotypical pumpkin beer spices, the malt profile stands out just as much. Taste is good, light and easy drinking for a pumpkin beer. A nice beer, and unique to the style. refreshing change of pace.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours red/brown in color. A little bit of spice in the nose. Medium/low pumpkin flavor. Tastes real and not fake. Spice is in the flavor but not intrusive. Mellow but flavorful. Some hops poke through in the end too.
JohnnyJ (4675) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Stone. Clear dark orange pour, white head. Lots of pumpkin in this, malt, light bread, the fire roasted actually comes through nicely, the spice is light, and not very sweet for a pumpkin beer. This is not a pumpkin pie beer, it is a roasted pumpkin beer. Different then the other sweet crowd and enjoyable.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ linkery: pours bronze, solid head. Squashish nose...full bodied with a pumpkin flesh flavors, pretty clean and enjoyable actually with crisp hopping beneath.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Hamiltonís. Pours a mostly clear orange amber with a small off white ring. Nose of lightly roasted malts, light spice. A very drinkable beer, finished my pint in a bout 10min.