damzz (179) - 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 (2348) - , 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 (1959) - 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 (2338) - 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 (3368) - Cheap Lager in Western, 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.
Steeeve (326) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cloudy, rustic looking medium gold pour with a thin layer of foam on top. Aroma has some sweet notes of cinnamon, brown sugar, and nutmeg, with slight bitter balance of pumpkin. Taste is vegetal, with an odd bitter finish for the pumpkin ale style. None of the sweetness or spices from the aroma really come through in the taste. Leaves a lasting grassy bitterness on the tongue. Quite odd, and fairly unpleasant. Makes me wish I had a time machine so I could go back and kick myself in the nuts instead of buying all these awful New England pumpkin ales.
FROTHINGSLOSH (3947) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy caramel-brown color with a small soapy orange-white head that left some lacing. The aroma was sour and tangy with moderate nutmeg and cinnamon. The flavor was very bitter and tart with a cider vinegar presence and some nutmeg and cinnamon followed by more vinegar. Long and bitter finish. Medium body. Not good.
Dfonorow (710) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is hazy orange/brown with a thin white head. Aroma is light with some apple pie and nutmeg spices. Flavor is spicy with some slight pumpkin pie in the finish but pretty thin/mellow throughout. Good carbonation and crisp finish. Light bodied.
Duhast500 (364) - Exile In Medford, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the tap into a pint glass.
The color is a light yellowish/amber with a finger of foamy white head and some slight lacing left on the glass.
The smell is spicy with some pumpkin in the nose but does not stay around very long.
The taste is sweet with some spicy tones mixed with some malty flavor that holding the body together. Some nice pumpkin flavor is throughout this beer but does fade a little too fast.
The feel of this beer is light and crisp with a refreshing feel to it. It goes down rather easy and males for a good fall beer .