North Peak Hooligan Hoppy Pumpkin Ale
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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With North Peakís Hooligan Hoppy Pumpkin Ale you will never have to choose between your favorite pumpkin beer and IPA again. Hooligan is brewed with real pumpkin and fresh spices to give you all the spicy pumpkin goodness you could ask for. And did we mention the hops? Hooligan is brimming with hops! It is brewed in Traverse City, MI, on Old Mission Peninsula incorporating locally grown hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2633) - Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2012
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 9/21/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of pineapple, orange zest, pine, biscuit, caramel, clove, pumpkin, allspice, ginger, floral, and grass. Very nice and interesting aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, caramel, toast, pumpkin, clove, allspice, floral, pepper, grass, and herbal earthiness. Fair amount of grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, caramel, toast, clove, allspice, floral, grass, light pumpkin, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor complexity; nice hop/malt/spice balance; zero cloying flavors on the finish. Not really too much pumpkin going on in the taste, but the rest of the flavors are very nice. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and very crisp as an pale ale should be. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after this finish. Overall this is a damn nice hoppy pumpkin ale. Nice flavor balance and very smooth to drink. No complaints about this one; very well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Pours orange brown with virtually no head. Not a lot to smell either. Taste is good...very hoppy and the pumpkin is there too. A good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1256) - Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Sampled from a Bottle, this beer had a hazy orange pour with a little yellow and red colors (very peach skin like), the pour made an initial one to two finger faint off-white head, the bubbles had a tint of orange to them, the head quickly receded to a partial cover and ring, there were some fingers and spots of lacing on the sides of the glass, the bottom of the bottle had a layer of light and dark brown sediment, it had aromas of pumpkin and vegetable, some ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon spices, grass hops, some toasted malt in the background, and little sweetness on the nose, the flavors were spices and citrus hops, some pumpkin and a little malt, the finish had hop bitterness and spice that gave a little kick, the mouth feel was less than medium with average carbonation, a straight pumpkin and spice beer with hops that were noticeable on the nose but they were more bitter than I expected on the tongue.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ICEatALAMO (941) - Troy, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle. The aroma is nice and pleasant. The taste leaves something to be desired. Kinda bland and not a much flavor as I would want. An average brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2459) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle. Thin head, orangish body. Aromas are grainy with a thin spicy edge. Flavor is much more compelling... A bit of a tartness is unexpected, but pumpkin and spice come through nicely over a leafy maltiness. This is very nice and tastes like a crisp autumn day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (3011) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a hazy orangy copper color with a fluffy white head of foam. The Aroma is dry bitterness, similar to that of a tea, with some spices. Interesting aroma. Taste is lightly spicy with with some pumpkin spice influence. Dry finish. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Severe (4) - Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2012 does not count
Dry, hoppy, and cloudy with vaguely clove aftertaste. Interesting but not quite an IPA; not quite a pumpkin ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (1515) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Totally unfiltered, cloudy, wheat color. Nice blend of pumpkin and spice flavors, with bitter hops. Only 5.5% ABV---but mucho flavor!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4842) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy ginger, lighter nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, citrus, grapefruit, and a hint of pine. It pours a cloudy dark orange with a small soapy white head that quickly fades to a thick ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of pumpkin. Thereís a pretty good citrus kick in the middle. The finish moderate grapefruit, light ginger, nutmeg, and a touch of pine. Itís light-medium bodied with somewhat soft carbonation. Overall, the pumpin/IPA combo is pretty interesting...and Iím liking it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mandalarules (104) - Akron, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Aroma of nutmeg, soft pumpkin and a hint of citrus hops. Tastes of pumpkin pie, nutmeg, cinnamon with a nice citrus hop bitterness. Medium bodied and delicious. A nice take on a pumpkin ale with some delicious hops. North peak continues to impress. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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