superspak (3609) - Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into signature shaker pint glass, 2012 bottling. Pours lightly hazy reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of caramel, pumpkin, pear, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, toast, brown sugar, clove, brown bread, and herbal hops. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of malt and spices. Taste of caramel, pumpkin, toast, ginger, pear, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, clove, brown bread, and herbal spiciness. Fair amount of spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, pumpkin, pear, toast, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, clove, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of flavors; with a nice malt/spiciness balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, slick, and foamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish, as expected of 5.6%. Overall this is a highly excellent pumpkin ale! Great balance and complexity of malt/spice flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable pumpkin beer offering.
falco242 (341) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber and a pumpkin aroma that isnít heavily spiced. The taste is the same - nice pumpkin flavor but not much spice, more just a malty ale. Nice overall, still like ST pumking :)
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL orange bottle pours clear copper with a tannish head of foam. The aroma is a pleasing earthy pumpkin note followed by a modest degree of cinnamon and nutmeg before the end of the draw brings on more smooth sweet pumpkin. The taste is fairly rich with earthy pumpkin followed by complimentary notes of cinnamon and nutmeg that are at a level where theyíre letting you know theyíre there but allow the pumpkin to be the main flavor player.
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit late in the season for this one but I found it while looking through the Xmas selection at the LCBO. Very hazy brown pour with a thin but noticeable head. Strong pumpkin and spice smell. Overpowers everything else. Taste is synthetic, well not beer like. It tastes like beer with crap added. Sure enough thatís what it is, and that addition is pumpkin, and man can you taste that. This is the most Pumpkin tasting Pumpkin ale Iíve had. I canít really decide if this is a good or a bad thing. It tastes odd, not the way a beer should taste. Trying to forget that itís a beer and see if I enjoy it I find I do. A lot. Not easy to drink. That spice tends to make your throat close up on a big swig, so this is a sipper. Brings to mind thoughts of pumking pie, thanksgiving, family and good times. The aftertaste is brilliant. It makes me keep wanting more, which is good since itís a big bottle. Yeah I think I dig this. Itís lacking some beer qualities I expect to find due to them being overpowered but I canít really say that itís a bad thing as the end result is rather good.
djd07 (6461) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy copper with small frothy off white head. Medium mouthfeel with a spicy malt and cinammon and nutmeg. A good spice from Rogue.
jandd1983 (3234) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a brown color with a small tan head. The aroma was of pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon. The taste was much the same, not much sweetness. It had a medium body with high carbonation. Tasty.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep amber pour with a small off white head. Deep spice nose with brown sugar and light pumpkin. Med to full body with nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and light pumpkin. Sweet finish with caramel malt tones, spices and light citrus.
WVHouseofBeer (942) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice dark orange/copper color with a small off-white head. Aromas and flavors of pumpkin (obviously), spices and caramel malt. The body is a bit thin and finishes sweet. A very good pumpkin beer, but not one of the upper echelon pumpkin beers.
Gachupines (1106) - USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with a light white head. Aroma is pumpkin spice, a little cinnamon and nutmeg. Flavor is caramel malt with some of the spice in the aroma. Finish is a little watery which takes away from the overall flavor a little. Still, nice pumpkin beer.
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2013 Wow! Fantastic for pumpkin ale. I donít know what it is but I am really fascinated with pumpkin beer. If I see one I must try it. So far my favorite in the style is the Brureyís Autumn Maple the barrel aged version. I know itís yams but same idea anyway. The spices are perfection. Aroma is rich pumpkin and spices. Alcohol is not listening. I am guessing it is because it is probably below 5%. Rogue if you are listing Please please please barrel age this beer.!!!! I have fun experimenting by blending different beers. I decided to blend this with Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela No.1 Pumpkin Ale. Now the Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela being the premiere beer in the equation I tried a number of different percentage blends and the one I liked the best was 65%/35%