drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce thanks to Ed. Amber. Lots of nutmeg and cinnamon. Very much a pumpkin beer. Bit of brown sugar carries taste to the end.
ben4321 (3559) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Half Time, 10/23/12
Aroma: The nose has some nutmeg, pumpkin, clove, allspice, toast, and a little bit of hop
Appearance: It pours a caramel-orange color with a small beige head and light lace
Flavor: The taste is a little bit sweet, has a medium spice component, and a light bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium, it feels a little bit tingly, and drinks pretty nicely
Nice job here by I thought that this was a really solid pumpkin/spice beer. It may not be an absolutely top of style example, but it works pretty well.
jkwood04 (3403) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in a plastic cup. Pours copper with a cream-colored head. Aroma of pumpkin, spices, a good amount of caramel malts, and some floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty good pumpkin beer.
beerbill (3267) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle at The Pour House in Mountainhome, PA. Pours a clear orange amber moderate linen white head. Pleasant aroma of pumpkin and the requisite pumpkin pie spices. The flavor is pumpkin and spice with a bit of caramel. Mild bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied. No problems.
mansquito (3106) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
New Beer Distributors, NY 355ml ($2.25): Pours a weird brownish amber with a head that fizzles away in seconds. Aroma is candied sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and some other dessert flavors. Taste is somewhat sweet, with some bubblegum, like Big Red flavours. Pretty good.
solidfunk (2999) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
My first pumpkin beer of the season so I can’t start complaining yet. And this one’s actually decent with nice integration of clove, ginger and gourd. Pours orange with a little head and lacing. Average carbonation. Finishes slightly sweet from malt and spice. Tap at brewpub.
ReggieDunlap (2924) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice orange/honey color with a medium off white head...lively. aroma has mild pumpkin pie spice...not overdone but just right. Flavor follows suit and adds light pie crust and earthy hops. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is slightly dry and spiced. Well done pumpkin beer.
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle
Never one to pass up a new seasonal I grabbed an affordable single at the local store. While it may not have the depth or punch of some other fall harvest ales the result is good enough for a brewery like Ithaca. Just what I expected this is one to try fresh.
Aroma / Appearance - Mild carbonation and head bob in the creamy mandarin orange base. Nutmeg, cool whip, spices, sweet almonds, and more create the fell of a humid late summer afternoon.
Flavor / Palate - Spices include cinnamon and nutmeg. A burst of pumpkin is heavy on the earthy squash. Fluid pie filling wraps up a solid experience. Not overly deep this is still a fine way to pass the time. If you are in Ithaca’s market grab one next year alongside some other pumpkin ales.
AirForceHops (2711) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from Julio’s Liquors. Thick cap of white head on top an amber liquid. Some lace. Nose is light notes of nutmeg and pumpkin. Flavor is orange gourd, cinnamon, nutmeg and a light touch of vanilla. Caramel malt base. Light in body. Finish is clean and has a lightly creamy texture. Easy enough to drink. Average.
tgncc (2663) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is pumpkin, squash, spices, bread dough. The appearance is fairly clear amber, white head. The flavor is like the aroma, a little more weaker and watery. Watery finish, bland, light pine hops after a second or two. Thin/medium in body. Not especially gross, but definitely not great.