kchampagne (67) - 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 (320) - 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 (596) - 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 (1737) - 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 (2209) - 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 (2203) - 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.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bright orange/red with almost no head and lots of carbonation. Weirdly looks like a few sours I’ve had before.
Very heavy the nutmeg in the aroma. Smells strongly of pumpkin pie, but the ratio is a bit off. Nutmeg and then cinnamon overpower the other spices a bit.
Tastes is heavy with spices up throughout. Not a lot of depth. For a pumpkin ale, I can’t taste any pumpkin at all.
Mouthfeel is very watery and high carbonation.
I like pumpkin beers and I like Hoppin’ Frog brews usually, but this one didn’t do it for me at all. Way overpowering in the spice department while being watery and one dimensional. Pass.
Scipio (650) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. Aroma is big on cinnamon and nutmeg. Pumpkin is apparent, but serves mostly as an undertone. I find clove, vanilla, and light caramel as well. The taste loses much of the spicy impressions, although they are still present. Instead, I find more pumpkin, caramel, butterscotch, hints of licorice and bubblegum. There is a fair amount of sweetness that goes with this one. It has a medium body, more of a thick texture, with some soft sudsy carbonation. This has much of what you’re looking for in a pumpkin beer. However, like many of these you really don’t want to drink more than one. Its just to much in my opinion.
Westmeister (1524) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. I admit that early in fall I am a sucker for a pumpkin brew. This one is in the upper echelon of those brews. Big pie spice aroma. The body is not cloying and it has a slight bitterness that lends nicely to the sweet malts, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg spices. A bit of alcohol heat in the finish. Dig it.
tcane7 (1576) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clean orange with an amber hue and bubbly beige head that quickly recedes. Nose of cinnamon, graham cracker, vanilla, nutmeg, ginger, clove, caramel. Medium body, slightly oily mouthfeel. Mostly pumpkin spice comes through on the taste, some caramel. Smooth, very little bitterness.