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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
The secret is in the 2.5 pounds of spice per barrel for this fall brew. We add the pumpkin during the mash at precisely the right time to create just the perfect balance of malt, hops, pumpkin and spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 30, 2011
651mL. Pours a clear orange with a giant, off-white, yellowish head. Excellent retention. Nose is decent pumpkin pie with odd maltiness. Citrus overtones. Taste is cinnamon, and spices with not quite the body that you are expecting. Thinner, astringent, dry cinnamon powder. Tastes like decent beer with a spoonful of cinnamon. One dimensional. Too gimmicky. Need to get a good base beer down first before adding a crapload of cinnamon. Thinner than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2012 22oz bottle. Mildly hazy orange color, active-looking carbonation. Thin, nice off-white head, leaving a nice row of lacing. Great pumpkin nose, sweet, but not too much. You can actually taste the alcohol in this one, which isnít awful... it actually kind of works. Good, crisp carbonation, easy to drink. 6 / 4 / 7 / 4 / 14

Re-rate, 9/12/12: Thin off-white head. Clear darker orange color. Some lace. Almost a balance of pumpkin and spice. Smooth lighter carbonation. Dry texture. Spicy taste, light bitter. Light spicy bite. Cinnamon, nutmeg. Solid double pumpkin. Kegs Iím seeing this year are labeled as 9%, but bottles are still 8%, which is odd... 6 / 4 / 6 / 4 / 13

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2012
2012-05-04. Bright orange body, small beige head. 3+ sweetish aroma, light alcohol, muted pumpkin. Flavour is quite pumpkiny, sweet, light alcohol on the tongue is warming in the throat. Not super complex but enjoyable. Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate. Enjoyable. Bottle shared by Blankboy.

"I donít like OTHER peopleís asparagus pee, letís be clear."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2009
Cask at Blind Tiger. Amber pour with no head. The nose is fairly spicy. A bit of light herbal character. There is a bit of herbal hoppiness initially with a soft fruity character as well. A touch of ginger and allspice with some clove and cinnamon. A very nice spicy note with a soft herbal pumpkiny character with the light hoppy spiciness on the back. Very lovely pint.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
deyholla (8884) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Bottle shared with others. Poured a clear deep orange with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of strong intense spice that overwhelmed any other note trying to come through. Flavor was similar with over powering cinnamon and other spices dominating the whole beer and note allowing the pumpkin to come through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bomber from Caponeís. Pours copper with nose of pumpkin spice, puree, cinnamon. Tastes of smooth pumpkin, spices, malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Justin. Pours a just clear orange, with a slight touch of haze under a medium sized beige head. Spice, a bit of pumpkin and vanilla. Medium bodied and smooth. Spicy light bitter finish. Pretty good, but the bourbon version was much nicer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7911) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle via a trade from Cletus (I think). Pours with a white head and a hazy orange body. Aroma of pumpkin pie, spice, nutmeg and bready notes. Taste is a bit of a let down. Sweet over all with light spice and a large vegital note. Light bubbles and a dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7864) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
"this one was intriguing...an imperial pumpkin. maybe it would have the body and backbone sorely lacking from too many of the pumpkin ales out there. it smelled similar, but stronger, the abv making itís presence known. the flavor also had a creamy aspect to it...like pumpkin pie a la mode...i imagine similar to Pumking based on itís rep. It was quite good, and lingered, with a big body and creamy feel to back it up. good stuff."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
[4415-20120504] 1pt6floz bottle. Thanksgiving spices and fruity pumpkin pie aroma. Slightly hazy, orange body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head and lots of tiny floaties. Boozy pie crust flavour has a ton of pungent spices and pumpkin rind. Medium body has quite a kick. Really interesting big and bold. (7/4/6/3/14) 3.4
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(c/o blankboy, w/ him, garthicus, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)

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