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North Peak Hooligan Hoppy Pumpkin Ale
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1388) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Draft. Cloudy amber orange with a nice white creamy head.. Aroma is of soft pumpkin with hops. Medium body but thick... bitter of a good IPA with a gentle spice. I found this excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (5968) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 17, 2011
On tap at JP A2. Pours a clear gold with a white head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma has a real nice pine and grapefruit note with subtle pumpkin and spice lying underneath. Flavor has much more pumpkin and spice with the hops blending into the background.

3.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerjeff (34) - Sagamore Hills, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Great pumpkin beer. Slight pumpkin taste mixed with roasted hops. Very well blended. Not much aroma but what’s there isn’t bad. Palate very clean. Very good.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Tap @ Jolly Pumpkin Ann Arbor. Clear, light burnt orange appearance with an off white head. Very toasty, chex mix like aroma. toasty, grainy, caramel malty, somewhat spicy flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (5024) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2011
On tap at Jackie-Os, the very last bit of their keg... They could only fill my pint glass halfway, so they only charged me $1. Good deal. Clear pumpkin-orange color, a nice persisting white head. Decent lace. Good, hearty pumpkin aroma with nutmeg, and discernable hops. Barely any carbonation, possibly because it was the end of the keg, but I’m fine with that... I liked the texture, it was more on the lighter side, but full-flavor. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2011
On tap at JP in Ann Arbor. Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Aromas of spices, some pumpkin, and some grass. Tastes follow. Pumpkin is there and some spices.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2011
On tap at Buffalo Wings & Rings, East Broad St in Reynoldsburg. Pours a clear orange with a medium off-white head. Spicy malty and hoppy aroma, but pretty faint. Flavor starts with malt and cinnamon, than some grassy hops creep in, followed by spicy ginger before a bitter hop finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (4527) - Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Draft @ Dutch’s. Pours a clear dark golden color with a medium sized off white head. Nose has the pumpkin and spices that are usually present in these beers. Additional notes of spicy herba hops and bready malts. The flavor opens with pumpkin and spices before being overwhelmed by herbal hops, bready malt and a strong general bitterness. When La Parcela is part of your portfolio, this is a dissapointment.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 30, 2011
On tap at the brewpub im Ann Arbor. Juicy hoppy twang in the nose, with spice glow. Flavors pit restrained spice against bristly hops. Good, but a bit awkward. Clean. A more drinkable spiced pumpkin.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Draft at Jolly Pumpkin. Pours slightly orange with a thin white head. Nice hop aroma on the nose. Not getting much pumpkin or spices on the tongue. Hoppy on the finish.


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