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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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HIPP-O-LANTERN Imperial Pumpkin Ale brewed with pumpkin puree and spices.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2663) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange/amber with a short off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices. Flavor was pumpkin pie, nutmeg, cinnamon, a bit of caramel and a touch of spice with a clean and dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2010
on tap @Doughertys-pours a light tan head and hazy amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt. Taste is sweet medium malt, spice-cinnamon, vanilla, some pumpkin?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2010
tastes like someone cracked open a can of ready made pumpkin pie. not bad, but i think i had one too many pumpkin beers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (3558) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 20, 2010
12oz bottle thanks to afrantzell. Pours a clear orangish-copper color with a white head that leaves a film on the beer. Big pumpkin and spice aroma, with caramel and brown sugar. The flavor is decent if a little unbalanced. Big brown sugar, intense spices, and a little pumpkin flavor. Not very smooth. Medium body and carbonation. Not one of the better pumpkin ales Iíve had - a little above average for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3109) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2010
pours an opaque amber color reminiscent of a weizenbock with a medium sized lt. tan head. aroma definitely has allspice, cinnamon, and pumpkin...hint of dough or crust to it. flavor is similar but has more spice than pumpkin to it...still reminded a bit of a weizenbock in the flavor too (yeast maybe?) mouthfeel is medium...lively with a lingering spicy finish...clove and spicy hops. not bad at all but a bit too spicy for my taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2010
20101019 12oz bottle from State Line. Murky light brown with thin but lasting khaki head of loose foam. Aroma is full of the typical pumpkin pie spice, fairly one-dimensionally so, but pleasant enough. Itís curious that for the last couple years I was mostly turned off by the spicy pumpkin beers, but this year Iíve had a craving for them. Unfortunately, many pumpkin pie style beers turn out to be sweeter than Iíd like, especially in the higher ABVs -- this one is an exception. The flavor actually reminds me of the old apples and cinnamon oatmeal I used to eat growing up, and maybe I am finding that comforting. The beer seems to have some nice interplay of spice from a number of factors: the yeast, the high ABV, and the adjunct spice itself. One 12 oz bottle is definitely enough to get me by until next year, but this one was a pleasant surprise. Lingering heavy dose of perfumey nutmeg and some potent alcohol flavors with temp, neither of which are that awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Slightly hazy amber with a small white head... Lots of pumpkin pie aromas, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger.. Flavor follows suit, lots of complexity, alcohol is not really present... good flavors, medium to medium full bodied, loads of flavor, awesome for the price...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (2804) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Dark amber color with no head. Aroma of spice mostly with hint of caramel and pumpkin. Lots of spice flavor with some caramel sweetness and a hint f pumpkin. Creamy mouth feel. Decent for the style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Aroma of alcohol, spices, maybe some pumpkin. Too strong, overload on spices (allspice?), not really too much pumpkin. Not a River Horse fan, still.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4015) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 10/8/10

Aroma: The nose has some of that typical pumpkin beer spice to it, caramel, and a little booze
Appearance: It pours a mostly clear burnt orange-brown color with a white head and some lace
Flavor: The taste also is rather spicy with a mild sweetness and pretty much no bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a tingly mouthfeel, and a decent amount of heat
Overall Impression: Nice, a new Imperial Pumpkin from my new neck of the woods! Iím a sucker for this style, so I was excited to see this one show up, and it must be relatively new based on having only 25 ratings from the last few months. Anyway, I like it. A solid Imperial Pumpkin. Not one of the best ones Iíve ever had, but an enjoyable beer.


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