Deryk (5) - Elgin, Alabama, USA - DEC 15, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pumpkin pie in a beer...this was a surprising rich flavor but yet still had all the characteristics of a quality dark beer.
Ed5388 (520) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a light brown color with a small fluffy off white head. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, and a little bit of caramel. Taste is pumpkin, cinnamon, a tiny bit of hop bitterness, followed by a mellow caramel aftertaste.
Mittenator (453) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (from backlog). Pours golden with an orangish hue. Slight pumpkin and spice aroma. Bland and spicy flavors if that makes sense. The background spices were distracting on the palate.
Alextricity (177) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Itís hard for me to rate this one. Difficult for me to give it an accurate review for whatever reason... I can easily understand the 78/90 discrepancy on this site between us and the "Bros".
Appearance: Really looks nice. A mildly hazy orange color. The headís creamy, but doesnít last long. Regardless, the lacing is fantastic on this beer.
Smell: Just what youíd expect from a quality pumpkin ale. The pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Some malts as well, but the pumpkin pie aroma is most dominant.
Taste/feel: This is where it gets difficult to me. Itís not exploding with flavor, but itís extremely drinkable in every way. Thereís essentially no bitterness. The pumpkin and spice is there, but not overwhelmingly. The feel puts all of this together. Velvety smooth with a pretty low carbonation. Itís as if I want more flavor, but at the same time, I donít. Tough call.
A fantastic pumpkin ale right here. Ichabod gets it right. If you want a sessionable pumpkin beer, youíve got it.
Lemke10 (540) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, medium brown color with a very slight head. Scent is quite weak with mostly sweet malts and a slight pumpkin spice hint. Taste is rather weak in pumpkin flavors. Iím mostly getting malts and some spices for the taste. The texture is rather smooth and full however, making for great drinking. I think in a blind taste test I would actually thing this was an Oktoberfest beer and not a pumpkin ale. Kind of disappointing as I was expecting more.
Slipstream (1775) - USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice floral and malt aroma, with hints of cinnamon and other spices. The label refers to the wonderful Legend of Sleepy Hollow, which is as enjoyable to read or listen to as it was 200 years ago. This is surprisingly dry for a pumpkin ale, not as rich as some, but that helps make it interesting. There are subtle notes of pumpkin and nutmeg. A nice one.
AndyW68 (393) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gold brown beer with short head. Musty cinnamon snd nutmeg aroma. Obvious pumpkin with noticable bitterness on the tongue. Not bad, not great.
closey22 (246) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent beer, light aroma and palate, Flava is balanced tween cinnamon and hops, finishes long and dry hoppy
Beerman6686 (3125) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a dark amber color with a beige head. Aroma was of metal, cinnamon, light pumpkin and caramel malt. Flavor was lightly toasted, pumpkin spices and light pumpkin flesh and a bit of an off astringency. Ok.
chanokokoro (138) - Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a Southern Tier Pumking goblet.
Pours clear amber topped with a cream-colored fluffy white head. Significant splotchy lacing along the sides of the glass. Very pleasant aroma of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, accents of caramel and of course, pumpkin. Opens with the aforementioned spice and pumpkin accents, slightly bready with toasted grain. Malty with light toffee midpalate, finishes lightly spicy, sweet but semi-dry. One of the better pumpkin ales available in the Midwest and very much a beer. Not overly spiced and sweet and there is enough here to please both those who usually are fans of pumpkin ales and those who are not.