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North Peak Hooligan Hoppy Pumpkin Ale
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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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2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2012
My wife recently visited Jolly Pumpkin in the traverse city area and brought home a growler of this. It was sold to her under the jolly pumpkin brand name. Cracked open the growler on day 4. Appearance - hazy amber with orange hues. Little off white head. Aroma - spicy, nutmeg, maybe a hint of cinnamon. Flavor - bitter. Palate - bitter, crisp, nutmeg, cinnamon, very small hint of pumpkin, fizzy.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (4249) - Coxís 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tectactoe (2508) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (2842) - Florissant, 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5966) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bnokk (73) - 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.)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3092) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2014
11/02/2014: North Peak Hooligan Hoppy Pumpkin Ale... cloudy pale orange color with a frothy off white head. Soapy grapefruit hop aroma with a touch of canned pumpkin when the beer warms. The flavor is also quite Hoppy at first sip, but then a decent amount of noticeable roasted pumpkin and a touch of cinammon and ginger. Medium-ligjt body, smooth. Overall this is an interesting pumpkin offering. The hops and pumpkin actually work pretty well together. This is a good change up for a pumpkin beer. 12 fl oz bottle shared by Scott.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bubblehouse (541) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Was curious how a hoppy pumpkin beer woulr work and in this case it really didnít. The hops was way overpowering the pumpkin. Worth trying but probably wouldnít buy again.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobschaefer (12) - Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Itís an interesting mix of pumpkin and hop. They made a good choice in using hops that lean towards pine but itís just kind of odd.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vyvvy (4178) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Well, they canít all be winners. This one pours clear golden copper with an off-white soapy head. The aroma has spices, herbal / tropical hops, some toasty malt, caramel and light pumpkin. It has a medium / light body that is very crisp and has light sharp carbonation. The flavor begins with ultra-dry crackery malt, pumpkin vegginess, earth and dirt. The finish has harsh earthy hops, dry malt and an overall unpleasantness to it. This was not for me at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4266) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2014
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.


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