sloth (2607) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin tan head thats short lived, minimal lace, hazy copper color. Nose is soapy, spicey and lightly malty. Medium body with little carbonation, lightly oily. Pumkinny spiceyness, lotsa clove and nutmeg with very little maltiness, some brown sugar, a bit too sweet for me. Sweet and spicey finish. Bomber procured @statelineliquors.
hopscotch (10009) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Clear dirty-orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Very nice swirling retention. Spicy, pumpkin pie aromatics mingle with toffee malt and vanilla. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Sweet, spicy flavor – nice pumpkin presence. Spicy, bittersweet finish.
unclemattie (4350) - Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. hazy reddish orange. Aroma of pumpkin spice. a good bit of sweet potatoe pie aroma as well. Flavor has an odd bitterness and a sharp peppery spice. Tastes like rye malt. Medium bodied. a bit of chocolate malt and a lot of rye spice, clove, nutmeg. Good.
Tmoney99 (11700) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Root Cellar.
Poured clear dark orange color with an average white frothy head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Solid spicy pumpkin pie aroma. Moderate body with a smooth sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium pumpkin spicy sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
Solid seasonal beer.
CJfromPhilly (139) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours from the 22oz. bomber bottle a medium amber-is color with a half finger head that quickly dissolved into a light lacing. I see almost ZERO carbonation going on, I can practically count the bubbles on one hand. The aroma is malty and slightly sweet, with hints of pumpkin pie spices and maybe just a hint of brown sugar. 1st sip brings a strong hint of pumpkin (yes, you can actually taste the pumpkin), malt, and spices. There is a strong bitterness on the finish from a combination or hops, alcohol & spice. The mouth feel is smooth and neither heavy or watery. Drinkability is pretty good...I could see myself downing a few of these on a Saturday or Sunday while watching football. Overall, a very good beer, IMHO. A nice take on a style that seems to be a love-it-or-hate-it type of beer. I, for one, love it!
argo0 (11972) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Small off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, sweet potato, allspice, clove, nutmeg. Taste is moderately sweet, clove, allspice, nutmeg, some ginger, light alcohol. Medium-full body, some creaminess.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber - Pours a nice "pumpkin" amber in color with a very small whitish head that fades to almost nothing... low carbonation. Aroma is slightly sweet and almost all pumpkin spice (clove, nutmeg, cinnamon,etc.) and nothing else. Flavor is a bit more complex. Some pumpkin, spices ( as noted) and a bit of harsh, unpleasant alcohol character. Slightly bitter and astringent at the end. Lingering bitterness with little else.
TheBeerGod (5503) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Murky orange-amber pour with a short, dense white head. Big spice nose to this - cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and some ginger. Pumpkin pie notes as well. Taste is a bit lesser on the spice, though it still is present. More clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, pumpkin, ginger, candy notes, caramel and soft bread. Body is creamy and smooth with a soft carbonation. Very slick in spots and only slightly warming. Ends with more spices notes, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, brown sugar, light caramel, ginger and candy. Very tasty! Spices are not overdone and that’s always a plus!
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours clear orange amber color with beige head. Aroma is ginger, cinnamon, and real pumpkin with a brown sugar overtone. Luscious mouthfeel. Flavors follow the nose and finishes with a hot rubbing alcohol taste. The best part to this beer right now is the aroma. I am guessing with some time the hot rubbing alcohol taste will fade. Its still a solid offering in the pumpkin ale market.
JoeMurphy (41) - Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Most "pumpkin" beers strike me as really "pie spice" beers. And this one really commits - you might as well call it a clove beer. It is balanced and not too sweet, two things I can’t say about a lot of other spice beers. But that big punch of clove in every sip gets old fast. I will say it’s an interesting beer to eat dinner with.