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RATINGS: 134   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wvunuck (2) - - SEP 2, 2012 does not count
Nice spicy aroma and pours very dark with nice head. Taste is pretty spicy and not a huge amount of pumpkin but you still get some at the back end ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1019) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Poured from bottle. Aroma of pumpkin, spice and faint soap. Nice lookin solid walnut with lasting tan head. I taste pumpkin in equal parts with spices (nutmeg and cinnamon) and malt. Brown sugar flavor is in there but this is not as sweet as I thought it would be. I just barely notice alcohol in the aftertaste. Slightly thin feel for an imperial. Good stuff

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
odinstyr (562) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Pours an orange-brown with slight haziness and a minimal off-white head. Smells of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, bread, nuts. Taste is malt heavy, mildly sweet, a bit more bitter. Slight hint of pumpkin pie but more beer-y than most imperial pumpkins. Small presence of alcohol taste and burn, odd for its 8.1%.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3390) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle with PAt, pours a brown amber color with medium sized tan head, not a whole lot of lacing. Aromas of pumpkin puree, cinnamon, vanilla, and brown sugar.Taste is a creamy vanilla pumpkin pie, lots of nice spicing as well. I would put this in my top 10 of pumpkin brews.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2012
aroam, fruity, malty, some spice, squash like esters, color, bottle, taste sutle spice, nutmeg, mild perfect blend, allowed the suashyness of the pumpkin to excel!, migled with the malt, overall, great pumpkin ale, perfect balance!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Atom (1403) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2011
12oz bottle courtesy of beerbill, pours a murky orage/brown with a small khaki head. Aroma of spices, caramel, toffee, malt, and nuts. Taste of caramel, toffee, spices present but not overwhelming and actually add a nice overall bitterness, slight roastiness with pumpkin and alcohol on the finish. Not bad for a style I’m usually not fond of.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Nice pumpin beer for the season that had very high alcohol which is probably why i enjoyed it more than most.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2011
This bottle is listed as 8.1% abv. Pours a dark brown color, somewhat murky, with a thin frothy off-white head. The aroma is full of cinnamon spice, nutmeg, ginger, and pumpkin pie filling. As far as pumpkin beers go, this is pretty solid. There’s not really any of that pie crust flavor sometimes found in these pumpkin beers but rather this leans heavily on the spices. A sweet brown sugar note mixes in with the aforementioned spices, a stale cardboard flavor, and of course, pumpkin filling. There’s a lot of spice to this but also quite a bit of sweet flavors that end up offsetting each other. Good thing. Bottom line is I enjoyed this more than I thought I would so kudos for that.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Poured a very cloudy, almost flat brown. Palate was not flat, however. The nose was full of spices. The flavor was solid and certainly not too sweet. This was a medium bodied ale that did not disappoint. Definitely one of the better pumpkin ales I’ve had this season.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkurzynski (1558) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle thanks to watson1977. Very hazy brown/orange. Very nice aroma of mild pumpkin, allspice, and bready notes - not overpowering, not underwhelming. Good flavor with initial light pumpkin followed by allspice, pepper, toast, and a hint of roasted malt. Lingering pepper/pepperment/cinnamon, toasted malt, and a slightly odd plastic flavor. Nothing crazy, but solid and well put together.


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