bluejacket74 (1621) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle, no dating on it that I could find. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear dark gold color with about a half inch off-white carbonated head that fizzled away quickly. Pretty much no lacing. The brew smells like pumpkin spices and artificial sugar. It tastes like pumpkin spices (allspice, clove, cinnamon), sugar substitute and a bit of breadiness. Mouthfeel/body is light, it’s a bit coating and watery with a good amount of carbonation. It’s not the best or most enjoyable pumpkin ale I’ve had, but with what I’ve heard about Pumpkinhead over the years I was expecting it to be worse. It’s not hard to drink at all, and I wouldn’t turn one down if someone gave me a bottle. With that being said, I’m glad I bought just a single!
trapped (1655) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 9, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours clear rich yellow with small white foamy head, pumpkin aroma, low carbonation, somewhat metallic taste with a hint of spices, abrupt finish. Pretty tasteless and watery.
jsporrer (216) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep medium orange in color with a thin white head. Very strong aroma of cinnamon and spice. The taste is a nice mixture of fall spices and pumpkin and very sweet. This is one of the first fall beers that I found that actually has some flavor. Not watery or blah. I would have rated it higher but it is a little too sweet. I don’t think I could drink a whole bottle by itself. Great for a small sample or accompanied with food. Very smooth no harshness or bitterness, just too sweeeeeeet!
SteveOrz85 (136) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Grabbed as part of a mix-a-six pack just to try it. 12 oz bottle poured into tulip glass. Two inch white head disappears quickly leaving a thin white ring. No lacing. Beer is a pale golden color. Aroma is pumpkin at first but fades to a spicy cider like aroma. Taste is sweet with a lot of spice especially cinnamon and nutmeg. Really no hints of pumpkin noticeable. Very thin texture. Light bodied beer with light carbonation. Overall this beer is near the bottom of my list of pumpkin ales. Very artificial tasting to me. Was worth a try but unlikely to purchase again.
John25 (1245) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Wheat and huge pumpkin spice. Cinnamon as well. Solid fall pumpkin brew.
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dayth (20) - - SEP 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nicely balanced pumpkin ale without an excessive use of pumpkin spices frequently found in this style of seasonal beers. Light cloves and nutmeg spices with the background roasted pumpkin merging with the light caramel malt backbone.
closey22 (1334) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy orange Amber little rimming white head; aroma is grainy windy alcohol with slight ; flava is light malty tinny slight hint of spice; feels light watery some fizz; finishes seltzery softly spicy
JeepGC4x4 (30) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Pours golden yellow with a think white head. Aroma is of pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin. Slightly carbonated. Tastes of pumpkin pie spice and a hint of pumpkin, along with malts giving off a rustic, outdoorsy taste, like that of hay. It’s light, with a decent flavor. Not a bad beer to drink for the fall. I’d buy it again.
atlrizzob (223) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not bad. Much more spice than pumpkin. Cinnamon, nutmeg, some others here and there. Orange-amber color. Not much on the aroma.
JStax (4117) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. The beer is a clear gold with a white head of foam. The aroma has mild spice and a touch of pumpkin pie. Medium sweetness. Lighter body and medium to lower carbonation.