GarrettB (1221) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
October 5th, 2013 - I first found Witch’s Hair on a North Park beer walk. Tucked way back into a curio store was a small set-up, pouring samplers of the Witch’s Hair for those wandering far enough off the path to earn it. My camera failed me that day, but the senses were heightened and ware. The scent is spicy, creamy and sweet, like a pumpkin ice cream, and the flavor brings much of the same. Lots of pumpkin pie spices and clove at the head push the flavor, which is dry, yet slightly sweet at the same time. And the aftertaste? I’ll quote my notes: "Clove clovey clove clove." Lots of clove, but not gross. Just strong. Great autumnal brew, and better than most heavily seasoned brews I know.
Beerdedone (2956) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber orange with a nice foamy beige head. Aroma of pumpkin pie, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Flavor of pumpkin pie spices, caramel, allspice, brown sugar and fall spices. Overall a decent pumpkin ale.
NikkTwist (2003) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Hazy orange amber pour with a large foamy off-white head. Aroma of nail polish remover. Mild spicy pumpkin squash flavors. Brown sugar. Not for me.
jandd1983 (3160) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured an orange/amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of pumpkin, brown sugar, some molasses and cinnamon. The taste was of pumpkin, brown sugar, molasses, caramel and some spices. Very nice.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can @ KBF 2014. Pours a murky dark amber color with a slightly off-white head. Smells of pumpkin pie along with a nice spicy earthy hop aroma. Taste has strong vegetal notes accompanied by yam and pumpkin, along with light spice and notes of nutmeg and allspice. The body is medium with a moderate carbonation and a pretty dry finish.
Blairgus (3328) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
24 oct 2014, bottle. Dark pink/Amber, clear, some bubbles. Nose is huge sweet alcohol and vanilla. Med/thin body and mildly fizzy. Really spiced pumpkin pie. Lots of clove, ginger, alcohol. Decent.
Leighton (13956) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Union Kitchen and Tap - Encinitas, CA. Pours orange-amber with a foamy, off-white head. Pretty hefty stuff, lots of syrupy sugars, booze, moderate spices. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Hot finish with ripe pumpkin, alcohol, cloying sugary sweetness. So so.
jonnyguns (1102) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at The Local Eatery & Water Hole, San Diego. Fuck load of pumpkin and cinnamon spice in the nose. Taste is more over powered by the cinnamon spice. Pumpkin flavours slightly muddled. Average stuff.
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slowrunner77 (7089) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
"2013 - Witch’s Hair Pumpkin Ale. Not sure that they were going for this, as there was no mention of it on the label description, but damn this thing tasted and smelled of PICKLED ginger. Very. Obviously. Pickled. Not sure how you’d get that by mistake, but it was at the foresfront. Most of us kinda dug it, as it stood out from the crowd. Decent use of spices and pumpkin/squash as well, but pickle dominated :) I’d like to have again just to compare."
DedicatedToFun (3934) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent pumpkin ale on tap at commons ale house in santa monica, overall decent pumpkin