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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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HIPP-O-LANTERN Imperial Pumpkin Ale brewed with pumpkin puree and spices.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (4831) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Fresh bottle. Room filled with mouldering earth and heavy pumpkin pie spices, and there’s some meaty character there, but I wouldn’t identify it as pumpkin. Pour a murky, opaque dark brown with a tan head. Taste mildly sweet with a cute caress in the feel, strong but brief blast of carbonation with heavy spice rush that lasts through into the long after, but underneath lurks a vibrant amber-brown ale hybrid, medium body with simple malt. Bright and refreshing and hides alcohol as well as Steel Reserve (that’s a compliment!), making this a great campfire/date choice for the early fall months in the Delaware Valley.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
BillsmafiaCO (13) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Very nice, one of the better pumpkin beers I have had, even with the high HBV, no one ingredient too overpowering like other pumpkin beers

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
punkin73 (2) - - AUG 20, 2013 does not count
One of my favorite pumpkin beers of the season. .tastes of pumpkin pie with pleasant pumpkin spice aroma..

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (8322) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Paramus. Pours a hazy orange-brown color with dark fine floating particles. Thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Heavy pumpkin spice aroma with faint pumpkin and caramel malts. The taste is heavy spice, phenols, pumpkin. Medium bodied. 200th S/H/V rating.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (2043) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy deep orange color with a thin tan head. Aroma of light pumpkin spices with a grainy background. The taste is also of light pumpkin spices and grainy malt, with a mildly spicy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2960) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle thanks to Ramy4G. Thanks a ton! Pours a murky dark copper color with a beige head of thin foam. The aroma is spicy and doughy, like a pie crust. Pumpkin pie comes to mind, but more the crust than anything. I do pick up on a whipped cream aspect of the beer that really interests me. Taste is heavily spiced with lots of clove and cardamom with just a touch of vanilla bean and pie crust coming through in the finish. Alcohol warmth sneaks into the picture deep into the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpkin (28) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2012
12 oz bottle, pours orange reddish and hazy, nice white head that stays white around outside of glass, nice spice pumpkin and alcohol smell, taste is of vanilla nutmeg pumpkin and alcohol, slightly creamy with medium carbonation, taste lingers in a good way, nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
2nd January 2011
Cloudy dark red - amber beer. Small off white head. Light dry palate, smooth. Sweet pumpkin. Mild spice. Trace of vanilla oak and mild bourbon. Very dry finish. Nicely joined up. A cut above most pumpkin beers but too dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (860) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 Re rate: whever I had this last time did not clean lines or glass; appearance same ; aroma milder and spicynutmegy; amber with long lasting off white head; aroma of soap and flavor of scented candles; what the ....... We’re they trying to do???? Laundry????????? It’s still beer and better than any mass produce domestic, but.....

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dbingham (69) - - NOV 4, 2012
Pours a cloudy dark orange with a two finger head. Pumpkin & pumpkin pie spice in the aroma, with a boozy sweetness. fairly dry with a good amount of hop bitterness on top of the pumpkin and alcohol flavor. Less sweet than other imperial pumpkin ales I have had. A bit of a watery finish - surprising for an 8% beer.


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