hivemind (666) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tulip @ RnH with Andy and Tara. Sweet-looking dark apple pour (deep ruby body, bright red hue). Nose is of vapory red fruits, but could be stronger. Palate is fruity - tart cherries, apple, pear, and some faint nuts (peanut?). A tiny bit of spice, but Iíd say this is more of a fruit beer, and an awesome one at that. No booze to note. Light, watery mouthfeel, but still full of flavor. Not very sour, just sweet.
Streets (25) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at rattle n hum. Pours dark. Wonderful dark roasted malt taste with hints of cinnamon. Some pumpkin spices also creep into the taste.
algemo45 (48) - - NOV 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2012 Digging the deep amber color of this brew. Pumpkin comes through more than the spices with a very mild flavor all around. Great beer, but falls just short of spectacular. Let it warm up just a bit to really shine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bonbright7 (179) - Bellport, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The brewery poured this for me while I was picking up a 1/2 barrel of the Black Duck Porter. I shared the growler with friends at Bellport Beer and a few customers too. I liked the strong pumpkin-spice taste that was creamy like Cappuccino and the first aromas were very inviting. I couldnít tell what the abv was, but the medium to light bodied ale was very easy to drink. Having tasted a few other pumpkin ales this week, I was impressed with the quality of this one. It has more of the nutmeg and cinnamon spices to it than most other Pumpkin ales.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler fill from Big Z in Huntington. Pours a deep reddish-amber with a small but lingering white head. Aroma is heavy on cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, though pumpkin and malt are also detectable. Taste is a sublime graham cracker/cinnamon characteristic up front, with caramel, allspice, nutmeg, and finally an ever-so-slight pumpkin aftertaste. Beer is smooth, alcohol barely detectable. Itís not the best pumpkin Iíve ever had, but itís one of the best. A damn good offering and one that leaves me very excited for this new addition to Long Islandís brewing scene.
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Aroma big on the pumpkin and the spices with caramel malt there as well. Flavor again a nice display of the pumpkin flavor, better than most pumpkin ales to me, along with solid pie-spicing, though falls short on the pie-crust aspect. Still, a somewhat different (as different as it can be) and tasty take on the pumpkin.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Pours an amber body with a scant off white head. Pumpkin pie, light spices. Incense, cinnamon, nutmeg, and light vanilla like notes. Thin and rich. Nicely done guys.
JoeMcPhee (7671) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Against the Grain. Hazy amber pour. Tight white head. The nose is lovely. Softly spicy but with a bit more malt backbone than is typical of the style. Sweet fruit bread/cake with lots of cardamom and allspice character. The sweetness really helps accentuate the warmer spicy notes. Lightly chewy with a bit of rye spiciness as well. Soft and sweet. Quite a lovely pumpkin ale - the spice really pops as it starts to warm up. Tasty stuff.
LilBeerDoctor (2823) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours dark orange with a creamy white head. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, and gingerbread. On my first sip, my immediate impression was that this was an awesome pumpkin beer--lots of gingersnap, graham cracker, and pumpkin spices. But as the beer warmed and I continued to drink, it got sweeter and stickier with more emphasis on the allspice/pumpkin spices and less emphasis on the graham cracker. So overall, I am not sure what to think of this beer but I suppose that it is one of the better pumpkin ales out there and I would like to try this again and see if my impressions change.
zdk (1758) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
growler at Joes goodbye tasting - caramel malts, light bready and subdued spices. dry grassy and some pepper, light carbonation. not bad, good balance.