sic1314 (2007) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured clear light amber, no head. Aroma of huge coriander, meaty pumpkin. Medium body, flavour is sweet, meaty pumpkin. Sweet, spicy finish.
kermis (3730) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Local Option, Chicago. Pours hazy amber with an off white head. Aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, vegetal, caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
jmgreenuk (2682) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Local Option, Chicago. Poured a cloudy amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is big pumpkin! The flavour is neutral veggie with a pumpkin veggie watery palate. I’m running out of things to say about this but maybe Hoppin Frog need to stop brewing pumpkin ales but I’m biased as I don’t care much for pumpkins.
Fritz123 (566) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I am not a pumpkin fan so I try to rate based on style of beer. Bottle share. Small snifter. Poured an orange copper with a thin white head. Really smelled like a pumpkin pie with nutmeg, all spice, and even dough. The taste was similar. It was a little thinner than I thought it would be. Light body. Tasted like it smelled. A little boozy tasting. Finishes with the all spice really coming through.
kchampagne (38) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured this one from a bomber. Appearance is a cloudy copper with a bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma isn’t as strong as many other pumpkin beers, but that’s not necessarily a bad characteristic. Flavor is lighter than I anticipated given its name; however, it is well balanced with notes of cinnamon and allspice. This is a quality beer and is very drinkable.
TrappistenOli (302) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange, ohne schaumkrone, aroma leicht nach kürbis und spürbar fasslagerung, süsslich und leicht nach kürbis im geschmack, abgang feinherb, nachklang leicht alkoholisch, feinperlende rezenz
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Scubatrip (592) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle, pours a semi hazy orange with a thin white head. Fragrant aroma with notes of cinnamon, pumpkin pie, floral hops. Thick with flavors of a pumpkin pie with whip cream. Poor rating here, no doubt. But a very good pumpkin beer.
merc7186 (1498) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer pours with a clear orange, straw color, had almost no head or lacing at all. The beer scent has a heavy nutmeg and pumpkin spice scent, but not much of actual pumpkin at the spices over power the smell. The taste is average as you tastes the spices first, then fades into a pumpkin flavor that is okay. The mouthfeel is average as the beer was poorly carbonated but the mouth leaves you interestingly dry and spicey. Overall, an average pumpkin ale that was over spiced in my opinion and not enough pumpkin flavor.
msante79 (2187) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
As far as pumpkin beers go this was pretty solid effort. Nice big body with all of the usual pumpkin flavors. If yiur looking for a good pumpkin beer this would be a nice choice.
superspak (1928) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2013 vintage bottling. Pours lightly cloudy bright orange amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big pumpkin, toast, brown sugar, caramel, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, bread, and herbal earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, pumpkin, and spice notes; with good strength. Taste of pumpkin, brown sugar, caramel, toast, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, bread, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, caramel, toast, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of pumpkin, malt, and spice notes; with a good malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good imperial pumpkin ale. All around well balance pumpkin, malt, and spice flavors; and very smooth the sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.