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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3747) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhp40219 (422) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 28, 2015
On tap at Red Yeti Brewing Co. Pours a slightly hazy copper orange with a amber hue and a one-finger white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Pumpkin, citrus (mostly orange), cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, malt, bit of wheat and bread. Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation. Definitely a pumpkin IPA, but since that sounds rather unappealing, I understand them calling this a hoppy pumpkin ale. Really good overall. An interesting and original take on an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (6535) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - World Market - 12 oz stubby bottle. Pours a slightly murky medium golden, tight snow white head, hint of lacing. Aroma has some grassy notes, a touch of mint and some pumpkin spice. Flavor has some pumpkin spice notes, some light ripening vegetable funkiness, a light trace of spearmint. Mouthfeel has a decent spritz to it. Better than expected based on my previous experience with North Peak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2015
(Draught) Pours a hazy golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin, caramel, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon. Flavor of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange, caramel, and grass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4773) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Misty golden brew with a coppery greenish tinge. Interesting squat bottle with a good label. Hoppy, spicy, lightly sweet and slightly chemical aroma. Assertive bittering, some citrus pith, lightly vegetal. Outside of that, it was just sort of like a golden IPA. Medium body, good carbonation. Longish bitter finish. World Market.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (5227) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Draft: Clear, orange-amber with a creamy, off-white head. Orange-peel, nutmeg, light pumpkin/squash aroma..... Very APA-like. A nicely different take on the pumpkin theme.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle: Hazy burnt golden body, super soapy & bubbly eggshell cap. Aroma of moderate pumpkin spice, seems nutmeg & ginger are the strongest components. A bit of citrus peel, very mild pine, & some toasted graham crackery malts. Flavor is a little watery at first. Some wet pines, bitter citrus pith, & strong white pepper earthy tones. The hops are overshadowing the pumpkin aspects on the palate. Very mild cinnamon, nutmeg up front but it quickly gets washed away. Lasting bitter finish, lots of ashy pine. Slightly resinous. Slick, watery body. Not exactly what I want in a pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (3313) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2014
It poured a clear orange color with a white head. The aroma was malty and hoppy. The taste was of malts, cinnamon, grassy hops with spicy ginger. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (7131) - Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a completely transparent light caramel gold with foamy white head. Smells of piney and citrus hops along with mild notes of pumpkin and a bittersweet mouthfeel. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Not bad, but sweeter and stickier than I prefer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bnokk (289) - Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2014
APPEARANCE - nice light orange / pumpkin color. Bright white head. NOSE - Hoppity hop hop hop for a pumpkin. FLAVOR - great pale / IPA flavor. He flavor of pumpkin shows up at the very end when the beer warms up. NOTES - My friend told me that this was brewed when The Great Pumpkin joined forces with the Easter Bunny. (But apparently that's not true.)

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