RobertDale (1905) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours orange gold with a decent white head. Aroma of pine, malt, and caramel. Taste is malt, pine, citrus, and caramel. Not too exciting.
wlajwl (2907) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is sweetish malts and a hint of hops. The flavor is light citrus, bready malts, a strong hint of berries and a mildly bitter finish.
jcnielsen (842) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a orange color with white head. Malty, caramel aroma. Hoppy, bread flavor.
Ben51781 (7) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2012 does not count
1.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Very disappointing beer. Was looking for a hoppy, Oktoberfest style beer but this was plain, boring, and just meh. Have been unimpressed so far with MKE Brew Co.
Frank (2188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am not sure why this is called Hoptoberfest. It is not especially hoppy and seems to be pretty much a down-the-middle American festbier. Regardless, it is quite good w/ loads of fresh, rich malt flavor. It is sweet but only very slightly sticky and quite drinkable w/ perky carbonation and a good deal of herbal bitterness in the finish. I might call this a heller bock rather than an Oktoberfest but, regardless, it is done much better than most doestic takes on heavier German styles.
dlbeer (383) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slight hop aroma. Lacing head. A little floral hop taste but not enough. The hops and the oktober fest style almost combine for a nutty finish. Not bad but wanted more "Hop" in the hoptoberfest. Still one of my favorite breweries.
HopAutonomous (12) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Milwaukee Ale House. I liked the mellow earthy malt flavors but thought they kind of overpowered the hops. Not what I expected but good nonetheless. Maybe call it maltoberfest?
demmbonz (302) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brownish orange with white head. Hop flavor has mellowed after 6 months in the bottle and actually made it better. Who wants a hoppy OKT?
Ughsmash (6670) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured a nice shade of medium orange with a tall, well-retained whitish head.. looked very good in the glass. The aroma picked up leafy and citrus hoppage over soft bready notes and a pinch of honey.. came across as more of a heller bock, but I enjoyed it. The flavor found more honey than anything else at the core, with prickly carbonation, citrus, and grassy bitterness around.. somewhat sharp, with some tackiness on the finish. Light-medium bodied and sharp as mentioned on the palate.. just didn’t flow great.
1FastSTi (3151) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours to an amber body with a white head. The aroma is lightly hoppy with generic pine and light malt. The flavor is lightly hoppy with sweet pine and pale malt. Average palate. Decent beer.