craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a cloudy light orange color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, and a slight vanilla smell. Taste is slightly sweet pumpkin and nutmeg with a little bit of a bitter finish. Not sure why such low ratings but then again Iím a sucker for a pumpkin beer.
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from craft beer outlet. Pours a nice hazy orange, with some pumpkin and spices in the nose. Taste however is a bit sweet/spicy upfront with some slight pumpkin-ness. A bit malty. This is ok, probably wonít have again.
PorterPounder (6227) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Murky, medium dark orange pour, soft off-white head rims the glass. Aroma of pumpkin spice and touch of cinnamon. Flavor has some nice pumpkin spice notes, a hint of vanilla, back end of some ripening vegetables. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Decent.
algemo45 (61) - - AUG 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks like a pumpkin beer, but looks are deceiving. Misses the mark completely on what a Pumpkin beer should. Nice color though.
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damzz (345) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color is cloudy pumpkin orange with a whote head that dissolves in to a thin ring and surface foam. Nose is distinctively spicy and pumpkin - yes, pumpkin. Spice is dominant but not overpowering. Slight sweetness upfront. Spicy aftertaste. Very good for under 6% alc. Why is it the high grav ales make the best Pumpkin Ale?
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured into glass. 1st official pumpkin beer of the year! Aroma has pretty good hints of pumpkin and spice but is more like burning incense then anything. Flavor is a tad sweet and geared more towards the malts here. All in all not too bad.
PhillyCraft (3971) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with Ann a couple years back, poured clear orange. Nutmeg, earthy pumpkin, spotty lacing. Good beer that caught me off guard.
TheCorkStops (53) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2012
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Harpoonís UFO Pumpkin is the first of the pumpkin beers to arrive this fall. I was really excited for it, because Iím a huge fan of the pumpkin beers like Pumking and Punkiní.
Pours a nice medium-amber color, with a slightly off-white foam. The foam is fairly thick at first, but fades pretty quickly, and leaves behind only a very small amount of lacing. For being part of their "UFO" series, itís pretty clear and not hazy at all really.
It smells exactly like pumpkin pie, if someone were sitting at the other end of the table eating pumpkin pie that is. You can definitely pickup hints of pumpkin and spice, but itís not overwhelming, definitely on the milder side.
It tastes, well, like someone on the other end of the table was eating pumpkin pie. Thereís definitely a touch of pumpkin, just a hint of cinnamon and spice, but thatís about it. It reminds me very much of the Pumpkinhead from Shipyard, but just slightly better.
I donít find anything wrong with this beer, except that itís not impressive really. Great pumpkin beer, if youíre not really a big fan of pumpkin beers. Or, if you are a big fan of pumpkin beers, and your favorite pumpkin beer is the Shipyard Pumpkinhead. Because letís face it, the Pumpkinhead smells like pumpkin, but doesnít really taste like much of a pumpkin beer.
Beerdedone (2964) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours copper orange with a small off-white head. Light aroma of pumpkin and nutmeg. Lightly sweet flavor of pumpkin, nutmeg,cinnamon and other spices with a clean and crisp finish.
cheap (4573) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
OK, after a positive letter from the IRS, this beer hast to taste good. Looks like any other punky beer, somethin like a heff. Smell is spicy punky sweet. Quite strong on the initial taste bud blast. Pretty good CO2, good sizzle down the hatch. Some medicinal attributes on the finish.