nickd717 (3483) - 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 (8029) - 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 (978) - 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.
Jow (2154) - New York, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At GABF. Pours a pretty orange with nice white head. Smells of lots o pumpkin. tastes of more pumpkin then spice but both present. Pretty carbonated and fun to drink.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle). Pours clear dark organge with white head. Aroma of pumpkin bread. Taste is sweet with some bitterness. Medium bodied with thin oily texture. Alcohol presence is noticeable in the finish. Good beer, but I wouldn’t be able to drink much of this
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - SEP 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great pumpkin smell coupled with a fairly big pie-like taste. A bit too carbonated for me to fully embrace. And i can’t help but compare Southern Tier’s pumpkin ale to anything else...so...
drowland (6037) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
9/24/10. Bomber. Hazy bright orange pour (like pumpkin liquer) with a frothy off-white head that goes fast but laces a ton. Sweet, soapy pumpkin and pie spice aroma - really reminds of a candle. Relatively light entry, but the finish going down and the breath out is extreme sweet pumpkin and nutmeg. It’s like downing the sweetest pumpkin ice cream or deep sniffing the cheapest pumpkin candle you’ve ever had. Meh.
Cybercat (3315) - Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a rich, malty aroma with a strong overtone of cinnamon and a fair amount of sweetness. It pours an average clear amber but with a thick, fluffy, off-white, fairly persistent head. Flavor has strong spicy and vegetable tones, mainly cinnamon with a not exactly subtle bite and yeasty and malty undertones. Smooth texture is fairly tingly and fizzy so the beer dances all the way from the lips to the esophagus.
bluejacket74 (1318) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle from 2010. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours an orange/amber color with about a half inch off-white head that went away quickly. Not much lacing at all. Aroma is mostly spicy, the brew smells like nutmeg, cloves, pumpkin and cinnamon. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s a little bit of booze noticable in the flavor. I think the aroma is better than the taste, as the pumpkin spice flavors aren’t quite as strong compared to the strength of the spices in the aroma. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s a bit slick with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is decent enough, it’s not hard to drink at all. Not a bad pumpkin ale, but it’s not one of my favorites, either. I’d try this again in the future.