hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz can. Poured an amber color with an averaged sized head. Pumpkins and spices. Sweet with some caramel in the tastes.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4831) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from a 16 oz can this beer poured a hazy bright apricot color with a huge creamy-fluffy orange-white head that lingered and left minimal lacing. The aroma was sweet honey, cinnamon and clove. The flavor was a bit dry with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, a touch of pepper and was sadly a bit thin and watery. Medium length vague and muddled spice finish. Light and watery body. Disappointing.
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can: † Dirty straw, soft orange hue, thin frothy white head, spotty lacing. † Apple cinnamon spiced nose, slight clove. † Nutmeg and cinnamon with soft clove on the tongue. † A little bit of brown sugar and allspice as well. † Body and mouthfeel are moderate. † Very spicy finish, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, with a touch of clove. † This one might be a little overdone in terms of spices. † The border between artificial and real is a thin one, and this one is bordering on artificial.
italianjohn (2288) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale copper pour with a thin off white head ..... aroma is earthy and of caramel malts, light vanilla and hardly any spice kind of metallic .... taste is very earthy with vanilla, light cinnamon and spice, slight brown sugar and caramel malts ..... mildly carbonated with a dry spicy earthy finish and a light bitter bite ..... simple and boring, but I like the earthy flavor
Leafs93 (1649) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours Amber with an off white head. Aroma is earthy, pumpkin, cinnamon and caramel. Taste is mild sweet with mild bitters, mostly sweet. Very middle of the road in both taste and aroma. Medium bodied, decent carbonation. Old Forge can do better.
callmemickey (2557) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange body, medium to thin head, spotty lacing. Pumpkin, all spices, clove, doughy malt. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, lingering finish.
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a clear orange body with a small fizzy off-white head that fade to a wispy covering. The nose is heavy on the cinnamon and nutmeg with a little vanilla and brown sugar sweetness. Not a whole lot of pumpkin meat in the nose, big thereís some. The flavor is quite sweet, the brown sugar and vanilla dominate with lighter accents from the spice and pumpkin. The pumpkin lingers the longest on the finish. Medium bodied with a bit of clinginess and fizzy carbonation. Not bad. Probably wouldnít want more than one of these, but this one is easy enough to finish.
Earlier Rating: 10/26/2010 Total Score: 3.7
On tap, at brewpub. Pours a hazy orangish body with a one finger fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is quite interesting. Thereís not an overload of spices like many pumpkin ales, itís a combination of vanilla, marshmallow, pumpkin meat, and maybe nutmeg? Very different. The flavor is similar, no real cinnamon or much nutmeg, maybe a little allspice, but more than anything it tastes like vanilla, marshmallow, and caramelized pumpkin meat. Itís slightly sweet up front but well attenuated overall. Finishes with a nice real pumpkin/butternut squash like note. Medium bodied with moderate fizzy carbonation. A really nice effort, and I like that it doesnít fit the mold of the typical Pumpkin Ale.
Earlier Rating: 10/29/2009 Total Score: 3.5
Draft pint, at brewpub. Pours a bright orangish copper body with a one finger creamy white head that had decent retention, some light lacing. The nose is not overdone on the spices, which is great, but there was not quite as much pumpkin meat as I would like. There are so very few pumpkin beers that pull that off (first release of Selins Grove Pumpkin being the best). Some cinnamon, light nutmeg, and a hint of vanilla. The flavor is similar, well restrained cinnamon and nutmeg with some caramelized pumpkin meat towards the back end. A little sweet but not overly so. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with light fizzy carbonation and a heaviness on the finish. Overall, a pretty nice offering for the first batch, toss in some more pumpkin next time and this could be great.
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pounder can from Whole Foods PM. Copper pour, with pumpkin and spice nose, more caramel malt in the flavor, some hops, not overly sweet with some of that squashy flavor and a good balance.
DiarmaidBHK (3375) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from House of a 1000 Beers. Pours orange with very little khaki head that disappears quickly. Lots of pumpkin spices on the nose. Itís just at the edge of being overpowering. Mouthfeelís kind of thin. Definitely spices on the tongue with a hint of pumpkin. Finish is a little watery. Itís flavorful but I donít think Iíd want another one.
Earlier Rating: 11/6/2011 Total Score: 3.3
draft at brewpub. Pours orange with a half an inch of white foam. Thereís a fairly sizable pumpkin presence on the nose. Itís also their on the tongue although it fades a bit as you drink. Clean finisher. Solid effort.
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bronze/brassy body, foamy head. Mild, natural pumpkin nose. The body is also deliciously characterized by a natural pumpkin flavor with muted, but perceptible, spicing, most prominently of which is powdered ginger bread. Sessionable and enjoyable throughout.