Iron Hill Pumpkin Ale
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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Medium bodied copper ale malty sweet with a balancing bitterness . Spiced with traditional pumpkin pie spices instead of finishing hops. We call it pumpkin pie in a glass! OG: 1.070 Color: 18 IBU: 30

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2006
Poured a dark dark golden color with small head and good lacing. Aroma was spices and pumpkin. Flavor was a good blend of the 2 a little sweet for me but still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7854) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Medium copper pour, with aroma of strong pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice. The flavor was pumpkiny, authentic, not too sweet, with a medium palate that got a bit tart at the finish. Smooth drinking, but not terribly complex or having those intangible qualities that made me want to order another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Golden amber color with light-med head. Smooth sweet & spicy pumpkin aroma. Taste is malty, pretty nice body for a pumpkin. Sweet, sessionable, and about the best that can be expected from a pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2890) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 13, 2006
Poured with an amber color, decent head, good retention, good lacing. The aroma was spicey, pumpkins. The flavor was pretty well balanced for a pumpkin ale, nice touch of pumpkins as well as cinnamon and nutmeg, not overboard on either. Mouthfeel moderate but fairly well carbonated, keeping this a little on the dry side (nothing cloying or spicey annoying!).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jason (1681) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Draft at the North Wales brewery. Good aroma and decent appearance with thin head. Flavor is decent but not as well balanced as it should be. Too malty, not enough hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Cask at North Wales. Clear, golden-amber body with a soft, creamy head. Great blend of warm mulling spices with suggestions of all spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Unexpected, prominent bubble gum note. Comes across like pumpkin spiced bubble gum. Medium sweet and well-spiced with some moderate bitterness. Lightly starchy and smooth texture. Enjoyable as a dessert beer in small doses, but the flavor quickly becomes rather cloying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Sampled in Newark. Pours a very pretty reddish orange color with a small beige head. Aroma is subtle pumpkin, really no spices present at all. Flavor mimiced nose. Kind of a subtle pumpkin taste with a little sugar but thats it. Eh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
desurfer (1219) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2005
Growler from Wilmington. Pours a nice hued fiery orange with no head. Aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon, very sweet. Flavor is smooth with little carbonaton (damn you screw-cap growlers). There’s a nice pumpkin pie sugary character as well as lots of fall spices. Not much in the way of hops. Nice autumn beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 9, 2005
On tap at the Media location. Pours a translucent orange amber with a small off white lacing head. Aroma was on the lighter side. Picked up some pumpkin as well as various pumpkin pie spices. Taste was of the same. Pretty standard Pumpkin Ale, luckily nothing artificial going on like some of these have. Was also picking up more "standard" beer characteristics compared to others I’ve had. Might have been due to some of the hops I was picking up.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2004
On tap at the Iron HIll in Media. Poured a clear, medium amber color with an off white head. Mainly spices in the nose. Very light pumpkin comes through in the taste. Dry finish. Fizzy body.

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