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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
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A twist on an American Pale Ale, roasted pumpkin seed kernels are added to the final boil and “dry hopped” in the keg. The roasted earthy notes of the kernels compliment the Marris otter malt and yet act as a counterpoint to the bitterness of the hops. Marry with roasted or barbeque chicken, ribs or steak, squash, or okra.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2561) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2006
An amber appearance. A slight pumpkin aroma with some perfume, lemons, and oranges. The flavor is quite bitter with some lemons and oranges showing in the flavor. Good to keep warm while drinking this outside last night.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 8, 2006
An orange brown pour with a slightly off white head. A spicy roasted malt aroma. A flavor of the spice. A good balance between the malt and hops. It seemed pretty hoppy for the style which wasn’t a bad thing. It had a really decent hops bitter on the finish. I liked this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Cask. Dark amber body with an off-white head. A bit of spice in the aroma with a solid malt backing and support from the hops. The hops could come forward a bit in this brew, but overall the flavors are well balanced. The pumpkin seeds add a complexity, but it’s not what one would expect from the name. Interesting brew.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2006
cask. looked a lot like apple cider. the smell was a little frightening but this beer had a nice hoppy flavor that was unexpected but enjoyable. i didn’t taste the pumpkin at all which i’m not unhappy about. this was the best beer of the bend batch this evening.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Tap at the brewery. Apparently the end of a batch. The body was dark amber. The pumpkin seed dominated the aroma was some roast and nuttiness. The taste was pumpkin seeds with some light grapefruit. An interesting brew, especially surprising is now little pumpkin seed it takes to add that character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - AUG 31, 2006
Pours hazy copper. Well balanced malt flavor and nice hops. Spicy for the most part with a really easy to enjoy bitterness level. Pine is secondary. Light sweetness throughout. No noticeable “pumpkin” here, and I could not tell you exactly what flavor the pumpkin seeds add. Semi-dry body with a lingering aftertaste. Very appropriate and a good pale ale. It is very enjoyable. In my opinion this was the stand out at the Southern Brewers Fest 2006 Chattanooga.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Cask. Very hazy dark amber color with a thin off-white head. Some grapefruit hop aroma mixed with malt and mild pumpkin in the aroma. the flavor had a light maltiness with citrus grapefruit flavors that went to the finish. Light bitterness and semi-dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NachlamSie (2651) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2008
on tap. Pours a cloudy copper with a nice white head. The aroma is quite strong with definite nutmeg, subtle pumpkin, some citrusy/lemony hops. The mouth is slightly sticky with a nice clean caramel backbone. The nutmeg comes out in the finish and light lemony hops ring throughout the drink. This is surprisingly good for the style. It cuts the difference between being overly spiced or bland. And thanks to the hoppy character, this still tastes like real beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Pours an orange copper color with a white head. Aroma is caramel, nutty, toasty, roast, and some floral notes. Flavor is malty, caramel, nutty, toasty, roast, and a nice floral finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2009
On tap at the brewery 5/31/08: Pours a transparent bronze with a stringy-lacing white head. Aroma of toasty grainy pumpkin seeds and lightly sweet malts. Body starts semi-sweet toasty and grainy with some earthy bitterness. A smooth, unique and enjoyable brew.


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