dmac (4849) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Canal’s Hainesport. Poured a very hazy/muddy orange/amber with a smaller bright white foamy head. Aroma starts off great with lots of spice and pumpkin, very pie like, followed by some hop cones and grainy toast. Fuller bodied with stronger carbonation and a rather quick fading taste yet some carbonation remains on the back of your tongue. Flavor isn’t as bold as the aroma with notes of dry spices, cinnamon and vanilla along with pumpkin and dry toast. Pretty good stuff.
AirForceHops (4804) - 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.
cheap (4675) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thought I had this before. On tap at the Bocktown monaca, nice place you got there monacatootha! Smells like pumpkin spice. Looks like pale lager. Thin head. Some cinnamon on the taste. Not much punky in there really. Bitter slight medicinal finish.
mansquito (4334) - 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.
kaser (4333) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange no head pour in New York. Super pumpkins dull other than that. Spices. Wouldn't have this again
zach8270 (3904) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Cloudy orange pour with a white head. Aroma is a very lightly spiced almost pumpkin bread smell. Good amount of pumpkin and not overpowered by the cinnamon. Bitter spice and pumpkin at the start. More like a pumpkin pie with a good amount of ginger and clover. Bitter and lightly sweet pumpkin finish.
beerbill (3574) - 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.
reggiedunlop (3493) - 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 (3290) - 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.
chinchill (3223) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle wth a BB Nov. 2014(?) date notch; so just purchased but perhaps a little past BB window.
Pours lightly hazy, orange-amber in color, with a decent semi-durable head that leaves some spotty lacing.
Aroma: suggest a nice mix of spices and light+medium malts.
Flavor: more spices here; a bit more than ideal in that the malts are mostly masked and the aftertaste emphasizes the spices.
Feel: medium-light body and medium carbonation.