Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Colour: Ruby orange, or dark pumpkin as it were. Nose: spoiled corn, soy sauce, fresh heavily ryed bread. Taste: Pumpkin marinated in chardonnay, butterscotch middle, vanilla and young cheese finish.
BobbyAnalog (327) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
There is a splash of noncommittal spiciness, bobbing up and down, creating a sort of reasonable, albeit unimpressive, body. Is this beer as fancy as its font indented bottle? Not a chance. If the weakness of the beer’s flavor confuses you for artisan subtlety, you are confused, dear friend. Sure, it is a 9%, but that doesn’t make me want to drink it anymore. A little daft and neutered, this ale is approachable but not advisable.
Svesse (6163) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Copper/amber colour with brief, frothy, beige head. Fruity, spicy nose with dried fruit, caramel, pumpkin and spicy hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. Fruity, spicy taste with notes of caramel, dried fruit, pumpkin, cinnamon and some sweet alcohol coming through. Some bitterness in the finish and hints of tannine showing after a while. More than medium body, fairly sweet. Pumpkin beers aren’t really my kind of thing, but the fairly solid malt structure and alcohol backs it up to make it quite enjoyable. Like the name though ... "Disarm me with your smile...", I wonder where I put that CD...
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I find this a most interesting pumpkin beer because pumpkin seems to be such a minor note in it. This is a light orange beer with very thin head and much bubbling rising from the bottom. The aroma is a bit of pumpkin and nutmeg but i also get a wheat malt and spicy hop smell that mixes well with nutmeg. The taste is subtle with a touch of nutmeg again and a light rich malt factor. almost a mix of pumpkin beer and octoberfest. really enjoyed and does not give any indication of its high ABV.
Ratman197 (9876) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of nutmeg, bubblegum, cinnamon and light pumpkin. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, carmel and light pumpkin with a smooth lingering spiced finish.
Nejhleader (1242) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty disappointing. Has a faint smell of nutmeg/pumpkin. Taste is pretty similar. A faint pumpkin taste with a hint of spice and some mild hops. Okay body, nothing special at all.
nickd717 (3509) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tickin’ beers, tickin’ beers. I love it. Had this one on draft. Pours a hazy bright orangish-amber color with a small white head sitting on top. The aroma is big on spice - cinnamon and nutmeg - with maybe a small hint of actual pumpkin, as well as some honey. The flavor has a sweet honeyish malt base and your typical pumpkin ale cinnamon and nutmeg spiciness, not overdone like it can be with some beers. Pumpkin flavor is subtle but definitely there. Medium-bodied and fairly smooth on the palate, with a good carbonation level. This is a pretty nice pumpkin ale overall, and one of the better beers I’ve had from Shipyard, who usually produces products on the crappier side from my experience.
3fourths (8055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. early pour is clear and bright deep rust colored orange. nose is medium to heavy spice cabinet, medium natural gord and squash, mild soap and artificial pumpkin flavoring with a dirty and pungent yeast note (mold, concrete, spoiled milk?). heavy syrupiness, excessively chewy, benefits from being fresh but for the most part the pumpkin flavoring seems disjointed (the high levels of unfermented malt give it an artificial/candied quality). twangy finish brings up more of the moldy/dirty yeast... not a complete wreck but for me it’s unpalatable.
Barreras (988) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 4, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep orange with a rich pumpkin smell. Initial taste of strong pumpkin which was a little rough to start, but after awhile the taste grew on me. A nice aftertaste, I don’t know if the 9% ABV was the reason for me liking this beer the more I drank it. Overall, a good use of pumpkin with beer.
votzer (77) - Hixson, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
white dininishing head, clear copper color, pumpkin and spice aromas, nice smooth mouth feel, very well balanced, rich pumpkin flavor with a mild alcohol warmth on the finish.