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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 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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1462) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2455) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4623) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2013
bottle. light amber with one finger head. iím 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.

3.8
   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 whatís there isnít bad. Palate very clean. Very good.

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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlowOffTube (438) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4813) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Pint glass at The Jolly Pumpkin brewpub in Ann Arbor. This is clear and light copper with a soapy white head that leaves some lacing. The aroma is pumpkin pie. Pumpkins were added in the recipe. They are not big in the flavor, though, and are more of an undertone. The hops are citrus with pine. Instead of caramel notes I get the pumpkin pie. Bitterness is significant. The pumpkin doesnít radically change this IPA but does enhance and makes it unique and interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3154) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2454) - 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.


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