anders37 (19478) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Stoney’s Bar and Grill, Denver, CO. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy pumpkin aroma. Fruity malty spicy weak grainy pumpkin flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy pumpkin finish.
Travlr (16394) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Hazy amber color, medium white head. Aroma is heavy spice. Taste is tart spice. Odd.
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 12oz. It’s a hazy, golden-orange beer with a dense, finger-thick off-white to light beige head leaving curtains. It’s slightly berry-sour on the nose, with a spiced touch and something citrusy. Some caramel maltyness too. It’s very soft on the palate, a bit too carbonated actually, and if it weren’t for the light tartness, it would’ve been way too much. It’s medium to thin bodied. Spices, some bitterness, a touch of caramel and citrus peel in the flavor, finishing lightly sourish and with a nice combo of caramel, spices and citrus. Quite interesting this one, adding the cranberry juice and using less spices than everyone else seems like a good idea to me. 130829
brokensail (13603) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ New Belgium. Orange pour with a white head. Spice aromas of clove, nutmeg, and all spice. Light cinnamon, sweet malt, and some light tartness. Flavor is sweet bread and toast. Pumpkin spice flavors, and a hint of lemon peel on the finish.
bhensonb (12576) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours translucent copper with a creamy beige head. Spice aroma. Med body, or nearly. Flavor is mostly pie spice with some apparent cranberry tartness. Not a lot tho. My tastebuds haven’t left the dock. Decent, at least average, spiced ale.
Tmoney99 (12035) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured clear orange color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid pumpkin, fruit and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft seasonal beer.
Ratman197 (11356) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of clove, allspice, cinnamon, carmel and light pumpkin. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of carmel, clove, allspice, lemongrass and a hint of cranberry with a smooth lingering spiced finish.
Drake (10689) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Listening to Pumped Up Kicks while rating this. Not my favorite song, but it is catchy, and given the name of this beer I thought it necessary. Bottle from a Kroger. Pours a clear amber color with a large large foamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of earth, cranberry, pumpkin, mild burnt sugar, spice. The taste is earth, pumpkin, mild spice, herbal notes, tart berries and some hops in the finish. Medium bodied. Solid.
daknole (10319) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light amber pour with a big whitish head. Flavors of pumpkin pie spice, tartness from the cranberry, yeasty and tropical fruitiness on the finish. Interesting but not my favorite pumpkin beer.
adnielsen (10137) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 Bottle @ home picked up at RJ’s Fort Collins. From what I’ve gathered this is a lighter version of their Kick release last year. It is also their new fall seasonal. Pours a clear copper appearance with a nice cream colored head. Lightly tangy fruity, mild apple, fairly spicy cinnamon/nutmeg/vanilla, a bit toasted malty aroma. Mild caramel/pumpkin, toasted malty, vanilla, cran-apple, cinnamon, moderately dry flavor. Just a bit of tartness on the back end. The spices and tartness are held remarkably in check which is one of the main reasons that I somewhat enjoy this. The cranberry addition is a bit strange but it doesn’t really bother me. Not as tart as Kick and easily more sessionable. Pretty easy to drink and probably chuggable.