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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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With North Peak’s 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Interesting and enjoyable. You have to be a fan of hops to like this one. Pours a cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma of cinnamon nutmeg and spicy hops. Taste is mostly pine and honey but middle and end of spices and slight pumpkin, wish I wish it was more. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3758) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2013
bottle. light amber with one finger head. i’m not a fan of pumpkin beers, but i do love hops. in this case, the hops clearly win. bright hops, somewhat like a hoppy pale ale complemented by mild pumpkin and spice. i wish all pumpkin beers were this good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle:   Orangish caramel, hazy, thin sudsy white head, spotty lacing.   Fragrant orangish hop aroma, a little candyish, soft spices.   Seems like a very spicy and floral Pale Ale.   Soft hop up front, followed by a citrusy like spiced background, orange and cinnamon together.   Not bad, but a little odd.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Lingering spices, a little artificial at times tho.   Not an IPA, not a Pumpkin, but more like a spiced up Pale Ale that closely resembles a shandy or something.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3224) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1308) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ICEatALAMO (1095) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2536) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (3548) - 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.

3.8
   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


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