nearbeer (3631) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. Clear dark copper with an annoying five inch head. Despite this, an excellent nose of spicy pumpkin, earthy molasses, and a touch of orange vanilla. Flavor is sourish orange, molasses, fresh toasted grain, pumpkin and just a touch of nutmeg. Some hints of bubblegum and wheat also appear sporadically. Medium body is smooth, soft, and well-balanced by a nice finish of woody hop and earthy spice. Nice job of letting the toasted malt and pumpkin shine, and toning down the spices.
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Minimal aroma of spice and pumpkin. The pumpkin spice note is relatively mild in the flavor. It drinks like a good ESB with a little spice and roasted pumpkin. Not quite what I was hoping for, but still a good beer.
ellolovey (447) - Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark hazy amber with a thick frothy off-white head. Nice lacing. Aroma of pumpkin spice, nutmeg, and roasted malts. Hints of pumpkin and caramel throughout. Loads of cinnamon and nutmeg. Lots of carbonation making it very easy to drink. Kind of watery. Not much to it. Subtle toasted nut flavor in the finish.
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brownish amber with a khaki head. Aroma is pumpkin pie. Flavor is toasty malts, bready pumpkin complete with spices, cinnamon and clove. Earthy baked pumpkin notes with a somewhat bitter spiced finish.
italianjohn (2289) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy deep reddish/orange amber pour, thin off white head .... aroma of vanilla, earthy pumpkins and light pumpkin spices namely cinnamon and ginger .... taste is earthy with light pumpkin spices (light clove, ginger and mostly cinnamon) with some roasted malt qualities and a nice bitter bite in the end that lingered into the finish .... not bad not great but love the earthy pumpkin flavor they have going on
DrSilverworm (6027) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml opaque orange bottle, shared. Darker sort of red / brown color. Thin khaki head, some loose lace. Impressive pumpkin aroma, here. Tastes more authentically baked pumpkin, and less of the pumpkin spice than other pumpkin (cheaper) pumpkin ales. Medium / lighter body, more dry texture. Lighter carbonation. More bitter, light savory taste. Little tangy sweetness. Respectable pumpkin ale.
ChainGangGuy (4354) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle - $8.99 at Sherlock’s in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a hazy, rich amber-hued body with a frothy, foaming, off-white head.
Smell: Smells of a moist well-spiced bread blended with oven-roasted pumpkin meats with a little bit of caramel and additional fruitiness.
Taste: Gritty, toasty baked homemade pumpkin bread with a slight, sweetish caramel edge to it. It has a nice blend of spices without this spice or that spice overshadowing the others (or the pumpkin). Standard Rogue house yeastiness. Slight bitterness aided by the spice character. Finishes out with more spice, but not too much spice, the roasty pumpkin, and some of that vanilla finally making an (albeit mild) appearance.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Has a smooth mouthfeel, but also a slight prickliness from the suds.
Overall: A half step above the average pumpkin ale, though at nearly two steps beyond the average pumpkin ale in price.
Cybercat (3227) - Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong, malty aroma has a good tone of pumpkin and more than a hint of cloves. Pours a translucent russet with a fairly thick buff head that leaves some good lacing. Malty flavor has a firm, but not overpowering, note of pumpkin plus hints of cloves and cinnamon and a touch of hops. Texture has good fizz and body. A very good beer for a Halloween party - or for Thanksgiving dinner.
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a cludy dark copper-red with a small light tan head, above average carbonation, and some lacing.
smell is of pumpkin, spice, more pumpkin, and then some pumpkin.
taste is fizzy, pumpkin, spice, and a little malt. ends a little tangy.
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This isn’t a bad beer, it just isnt a very interesting beer. The pumpkin is subtle, which is fine, but it’s mostly boring.