strongpieman (1643) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
superspak (4237) - Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Pailhead (6249) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
rumproasts (4698) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
beerjeff (34) - Sagamore Hills, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Severe (4) - Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dry, hoppy, and cloudy with vaguely clove aftertaste. Interesting but not quite an IPA; not quite a pumpkin ale.
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BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
drfabulous (5882) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at The Beer Trappe. Nice hoppy nose matched by an orange pour and just a bit of pumpkin in taste. Thatís just fine. THis beer is well balanced between IPA/pumpkin.
jgb9348 (5437) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp copper and orange coloured body with a rich, thick, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of very bright squash, nutmeg, allspice, powdered ginger, malt and a good light dose of hops - very nice nose. Medium-bodied; Assertive nutty and malty flavour up front with a lot of squash and even more bitterness from the malt and perhaps some from hops. Aftertaste shows a lot of the spices with the allspice and nutmeg by far the strongest, with a little canella and coriander seed right behind and a touch of sweetness on the finish from caramelised sugars. Overall, a nice beer for the style with a lot of flavour, a nice complex profile and the best bottle in the business. I sampled this stubby twelve ounce bottle purchased from Sicilianoís in Grand Rapids, Michigan on 11-September-2015 for US$1,89 sampled at home in Washington on 30-November-2015.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.