ronaldtheriot (1708) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
R. J. Rockerís Gruntled Pumpkin Ale has a thick, foamy, crackling, cream-colored head, a hazy, bubbly, gold-orange appearance, some gray chunks roiling about, and practically no lacing left behind. The aroma is initially a rush of Fall spices, pumpkin pulp, and beer, and then that fades to mainly just a standard beer smell. The taste is the same experience, but this one seems to use black pepper, if that is possible. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and the finish is wet, refreshing, and simple. Overall, this is one of the best pumpkin ales Iíve tried, and it might appeal to me, because of the overriding beer and black pepper aspect. RJT
ttroha (489) - Americus, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with medium white head. Aroma of pumpkin, spices and hops. Tastes of pumpkin and nutmeg, with a bit of hops and mild bitterness. Medium bodied beer.
jrob21 (3335) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from ale yeah. A tad towards the pumpkin pie side instead of the cinnamon and spice side of the equation. Much prefer the sweeter pumpkin pie side of things. Nice fall day drinkin beer.
llcooldave (1188) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma of pumpkin pie right off the bat. Mellow pumpkin pie flavor. Really solid... I like this! Thanks to BZK.
Moe_moe_13 (4) - - OCT 26, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Iím not the biggest flavored beer fan but this it the best of both. A great tasting beer and a nice pumpkin flavor.. Itís pumpkin pie in a beer.
ChainGangGuy (4714) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a near clear, orange-tinged golden body with a small, short-lived, white head.
Smell: Predominately bready, just slightly toasty, with a sweet-smelling quality to it. Squashy notes, maybe a bit of additional fruitiness, and the ground spices.
Taste: Bready malts trailing a sugary sweet, with some squash notes, then spices (mostly cinnamon and nutmeg for me). Minor hop character, low bitterness. The sugariness and other flavors abruptly drop off, with the beer drying out just a bit as a last-minute zip of crispness kicks in.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. A hair over medium carbonation.
Overall: Not bad, but itís not exactly the most appealing pumpkin ale, either.
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast malt, pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinnamon with earthy hops. Flavor is malt and spices, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Cybercat (4745) - Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear honey-amber, bubbly and just a wee bit hazy, with a nice if not persistent light tan head. Malty aroma has a decided overtone of fresh pumpkin - yum! - and a hint of cinnamon. Flavor delights with pumpkin, malt, cinnamon and even caramel notes; a touch of honey sweetness rounds out the flavor. Texture is firm and smooth, not too fizzy.
drowland (7775) - Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
10/16/13. 12oz bottle. Hazy orange amber pour, tiny particulates in suspension when you look close, under a small khaki head that doesnít last or lace at all. Pumpkin spice on the aroma... of course... hints of creamed corn, bitterness, and steamed squash. Mild sweetness upfront with a distinct bitterness that punches after, green in a way, mild squashiness, corn, and more pie spice. Blech.
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on draft at Quality Bar in Champaign, IL. Amber-orange tint, quickly dissipating white foam on top. Aroma is subtle pumpkin and nutmeg spices. Crisp flavor of cinnamon, pumpkin pie filling, toast, and sweet malt. Pretty traditional and run of the mill for a pumpkin beer. Light bodied, bubbly and very drinkable despite an above average abv. Overall ok, good when your tastebuds need a break. íTis the season for a gourd-pie flavored ale.