VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At the Windsor brewery. Interesting mix of the UFO hefe with the addition of pumpkin... really just OK... like some of the other UFO varieties much better.
Brandon1989 (404) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a murky orange color with a thick fluffy white head that stays around awhile before dissipating. the aroma is bland but you do pick up some spices and pumpkin, maybe even clove? the taste is exactly as if eating pumpkin pie. unlike most pumpkin beers i have tried, its very sweet with no bitterness. you could put some whip cream on this and never know your drinking a beer.
suprchunk (2509) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange colored pour. Small white head that does not stick around for long. Some lacing. Big ginger aroma with other pumpkin pie spices and a slight pumpkin meat note. Taste is a numbing ginger with pumpkin pie spice. A bit more cinnamon than necessary. Not bad.
rollinsr (413) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JAN 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy burnt orange with very little head. Aroma is estery spices offering up the the typical pumpkin brew fare. Flavor is mostly reminiscent of gingerbread. The spices are what make this beer but the lack of any discernible malt backbone keep it from being anything truly remarkable.
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange color poured from a tap with thin head. Nutmeg and pumpkin spice taste. Great pumpkin beer about to go out of stock.
tnkw01 (1283) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Orange color. Not much head. Aroma and taste
is strong cinnamon with light pumpkin pie.
bellco33 (448) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle into pint glass: Pours orange-red with a thin tan head. Aroma of nutmeg, pumpkin, and sweetness from the malt. Taste more pumpkin forward than most mass-market pumpkin beers, without being disgustingly over-spiced. Hints of bubblegum and a slight hop note. Not bad, and I typically don’t care for pumpkin beer.
dfinney23 (2096) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Better than average pumpkin brew with a nice balance of pumpkin, spice, wheat and malt flavors.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Liquid pumpkin bread under a white head tinged with just a hint of pumpkin. Swirls bready along the edges.
Soft pumpkin and gingerbread, pumpkin cookies and gingerbread cookies. Golden brown pie crust along the edges with cinnamon and nutmeg on top.
Super soft just the nose implied with pumpkin and ginger infused whole wheat breads in the middle. Fresh cinnamon and nutmeg on top. Chewy. Brightness along the sides brings to mind the sun shining through trees with leaves all the colors of Fall. As the beer warms up, the flavors start to grow muddy and the body starts to grow thin.
The UFO Pumpkin from Harpoon Brewery started off with a lot of promise, but about halfway through she lost her vivacity. As mentioned above the flavors grew muddy and developed an off-flavor while the body grew unnaturally thin. A weird development that was not enjoyable.
GMCC2181 (1548) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via StateLine.. Good nose of pumpkin seeds and flesh. Orange in color, not much head. Good pumpkin taste, lot of pumpkin flesh, seeds, malty, spices, brown sugar sweetness. Well balanced, easy to drink but full bodied. Overall: I will give this pumpkin brew two thumbs up!