Drake (9251) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grower from the brewery, filled 10/20/10 and opened 10/21/10. Pours a clear orange color with a thin frothy offwhite head. Fair poor head retention and lacing. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove. The taste is pumpkin and spices with a toasty finish. Thin bodied. The flavor is good but rather weak.
nimbleprop (5290) - 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.
Iphonephan (3714) - 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.
Travlr (13679) - 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.
DCLawyer (1554) - 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 (4529) - 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.
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.