matthewgerke (67) - - DEC 14, 2012
1.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Draft. Poured a hazy orange with a super thin white head. Not a good example of a pumpkin beer. The pie spices totally overwhelmed the other flavors, especially since it was a thin beer. Needed to highlight the pumpkin richness more. Cloyingly sweet.
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft sampler at the brewpub. Pours a dark copper with small offwhite head.Lots of seasonal spices with definite pumpkin presence. I am admittedly not a big fan of most pumpkin beers, and Punkinator did not stand out in any positive way for me. Taste is a bit muddled and too much spice.
solidfunk (4979) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Light spice and light fours. Pours orange with OK head and lacing. A little sweet and a little sour on finish. Tap at Crios.
GenDV138 (2868) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz cask pour at Mad Fox, freshly tapped right after I ordered it! Clear light golden brown with off-white head. Aromas of spices and pumpkin. Tastes of big pumpkins, spices, light herbs, cinnamon and nutmeg. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation. Might be the best batch they’ve brewed of this, pumpkin flavors were very nice.
BVery (7602) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewpub. Pale yellow gold pour with a very small white head. Nice aroma and taste of pumpkin and nutmeg - I’m enjoying this one.
MadRobin (2288) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 5 oz. sample at Mad Fox Brewing Company restaurant in Falls Church, VA.
Lightly hazy, nearly clear amber with off-white head and good lacing.
Aroma of pumpkin, herbal hops, caramel, bread and spice.
Taste of caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon, spice, bread, fruit, pumpkin and light hops.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Mad Fox. Pours a low haze orange. Weak head. No lace. Intense fall spice nose with clove, nutmeg, cinnamon. Taste is tangy, light, citric, spice medley. Clean, no cloying, no heaviness. Nice.
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Travlr (15092) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the source. Cloudy orange amber color, small white head. Aroma of spice and nuts. Taste is hot spice. OK.
Iphonephan (4043) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the brewery. Pours a cloudy gold with a white head. Aroma of allspice and cloves. Pumpkin pie spices dominate the flavor.
nimbleprop (5562) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured right from the fermenter on tour at the brewpub. Pours a hazy orange with some frothy white head. Big, spicy nose, nutmeg, ginger, clove, root veg. Flavor has a big zip from the ginger, almost a wasabi like zing to it, after that fades you get the sweetness, carrot, banana bread, some yeast. Medium bodied, zippy finish.