travita (4052) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is a decent beige colored head, clear, and light brown in color. The smell is squash, nutmeg, allspice, sweet, and cinnamon. The taste is the same as the smell.
jkwalking05 (3827) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of pumpkin, squash, cinnamon, toffee. Taste is of earth, pumpkin, leaves, allspice and cinnamon.
mdntklrmth (34) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into my Free State pint glass. Cloudy. Already has some points in my book. Who says beer has to be crystal clear? I am not that big on filtering. Pumpkin colored with thick, bubbly head that dissipated fairly quickly. Smells of maple syrup and ginger. Not a bad combo. Already I was worried that this beer would be too heavy handed with the spices. Then I remembered it was Rogue. I put a lot of trust in John Maier. Not too heavy handed on flavor. It seems to be a beer first, then pumpkin and spices second. Spices seem to come up in the aroma more than the taste. I get enough hop bitterness to balance. Medium-light on the palate also. Still not a huge fan of pumpkin beers (except once in a while) but this one was actually pretty good. In John I trust.
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle. It pours a clear medium burnt orange with a large (2-3 finger) off white fizzy head that quickly diminished until there was almost nothing left, but did have a tiny bit of spotty lacing.
The aroma was mild of a sweet bread malt and a light doughy yeast with notes of pumpkin, clove, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar.
The taste was lightly sweet and quite malty with a touch of brown sugar and nutmeg throughout. Then a slight bitterness crept in along with a bite of clove and a hint of vanilla, with the ending having a spicy cinnamon taste. The flavor was average in duration following the swallow, with a light spiciness lingering on the taste buds for a bit longer.
Mouthfeel was somewhere between light and medium in body with a watery yet slightly dry texture and a fizzy carbonation.
Overall this was a light and tasty Pumpkin Ale with a slightly sweet start, a spicy bitter middle and a nice cinnamon ending. Yep, it’s Fall alright...
Crispy34 (400) - Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottle. The aroma is a duller pumpkin smell, I assume cause they were fresh pumpkins. Nice pumpkin spice aroma. It looks really good. Dense brown with a lasting cream head with some decent lacing. The taste starts out subtly spicy and rolls into what i am picking up as fresh pumpkin. The spice carries through out. The palate is pleasing, with some spice aftertaste. Overall, a great pumpkin beer for seeming to just be a fresh pumpkin gimmick. Well done, rouge.
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dresden (890) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Really dark amber, clear i think...drank on a dark patio. Smells of pumpkin pie, quite heavy on pumpkin and not so much on the nutmeg and all spice (this is a good thing). This is actually one of the better pumpkin beers, maybe i’ll let my wife order for me more often.
sloppyface (7) - Belleville, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice dark reddish brown color. Low carbonation, and minimal head. Mild pumpkin spice aroma as you go to take a sip. Medium body and not light like a lot of pumpkin beers that only add spices. This is the real deal with pumpkins from Rogue’s farm added in. I definitely recommend if you like pumpkin beers.
Mora2000 (5789) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is full of cinnamon and a bit of nutmeg. I also get some other assorted spice notes, as well as some toffee. The flavor is more of the same. I get some pumpkin and caramel/toffee notes, as well as a good bit of spice. I get a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove notes, with a hint of allspice mixed in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
scottw86 (1114) - Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured a dark reddish color with a thin creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet with good pumpkin notes. Some spices and cream as well. Taste is less sweet than the aroma with lots of grain flavors. A good amount of pumpkin. The balance is not bad at all for a pumpkin beer and it still has good malt flavors. Overall nice.
AirForceHops (3315) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Paid $7.99 for a 750 ml bottle @ Table and Vine. Nice looking deep brown with amber highlights. The aroma is a fantastic mix of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and caramel. The pumpkin really comes through as it warms and is very obvious that it is natural gourd. Has a lively, tingle in the mouthfeel. Mild hop to help with balance. Very nice in the style. Highly drinkable.