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Smashed Pumpkin is a big-bodied beer with a light coppery orange color and pleasing aroma of pumpkin and nutmeg. The OG and final Alc./Vol. provide the structure and body. Pale Ale, Wheat and Light Munich Malts combine with the natural tannin in pumpkin and the delicate spiciness of Willamette and Hallertau Hops to balance the sweetness of the fruit. To fully enjoy all the flavors, this ale is best drunk at 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Smashed Pumpkin pairs well with sharp cheeses, nuts, lamb, hearty stews and desserts like flan or pumpkin pie. Chefs find this an excellent beer to cook with in dishes such as braised short ribs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2933) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear copper orange with a small white head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of pumpkin. Flavor was sweet with caramel, cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, nutmeg and faint pumpkin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2010
My buddy Heather picked up this ’lil gem for me. Thanks. I tasted this the night I put down our second cat. We’ll miss you Cami. Unfortunately I’m not a fan of this brew. It wasn’t a bad beer, and I could see how you could cook with it, but I just didn’t enjoy it. The pumpkin and spice overpowered everything else. And since I didn’t love the spice of it, there was nothing else for me to get out of it. I’m not saying it isn’t a good beer, just that I didn’t take to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6136) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Liquors - Betton - 22 oz bomber. Pours a dark orange, slightly murky, with a tight white head. Sweet aroma with some pumpkin spice hints, and a hint of cotton candy. Flavor is rich and spicy with nice toffee hints, some caramel, pumpkin pie spices. Nice subtle bitterness permeates in the background. Clean, velvety smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Tasted from a 22 oz bottle purchased in Fort Collins, Colorado. Pours a golden burnt orange appearance with a light head. Spiced aroma. Big spiced and pumpkin flavored beer. Pretty high alcohol but you really can’t taste it. Pretty interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Bomber. Pours clear, dark orangey copper, with a small beige head. Aromas of buttery graham cracker, berry, mild gourd/pumpkin, vanilla, a little oak, and a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. Flavor is cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar sweetness with some graham cracker, fading to floral hops and a little sour alcohol and spices. Medium to high carbonation, warming, and a dry finish. This was decent, but it’s not as good as it could be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
944play (371) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 2, 2010
22oz at Toad in the Hole. Clear amber with low ecru head. Intense cookie spice and vegetal canned pumpkin aroma, which is better than that sounds; it’s possibly a Pavlovian nostalgia at work. Rather harsh alcohol up front that melds into some pepper and clove bite with a modicum of maple sugar. I disagree with the label’s declaration of this being a big-bodied beer; it’s clearly a massive beer, but not thick or sticky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SirLimpsalot (2595) - SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2010
Djup orangefärg – mycket tunt skum Doften överraskar mig lite och består av tydliga inslag av pepparkakor (!!) och kanske en aning jordgubb. Smaken är också mycket speciell. Det är lite svårt att säga vad den smakar, men förmodligen är det pumpa (fast jag har aldrig smakat pumpa, så hur skulle jag kunde säga att det smakar pumpa? Får prova äta pumpa någon gång så jag vet om det är pumpa jag smakar i denna pumpa-ölen). Till dess säger vi så här att den är lite söt, “

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (785) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 1, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2011 *** Halloween 2010*** This is a big pumpkin beer! Pours a beautiful golden copper color with a thin white head. The pumpkin pie spices float out of this as well as a sweet alcohol flavor, both of which let you know what’s coming. A big sweetness hits first followed by well balanced spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, and then a real pumpkin flavor. This is accompanied by caramel and butterscotch, and then a good bitterness to tie all of it together. Leaves with fullness and more pumpkin. Definitely one of the best and biggest pumpkin ales out there. ***Halloween 2011*** Enjoying some Smashed Pumpkin again as I hand out candy and scare the kiddies! Just as I remembered it, possibly with even more vegetal pumpkin flavor. Delicious!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2010
31-10-10 Dans un grand lager glass: Rousse pâle-orangée, très effervescente, limpide. Petite mousse blanche. Bulles remontent rapidement et gracieusement a la surface. Très faible arômes de citoruilles fraîches, de pâte a tarte et de muscade. Pâteuse, avec des saveurs de citrouilles, maltée, tout en fraîcheur. En saveur, petite touche de muscade et encore plus petite de cannelle. Légèrement sucrée, elle a une bonne amertume en bouche et encore plus grande en finale. Asser astringente au palais. Finale trop amer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidrobot (103) - Port Charlotte, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Amber orange-ish with minimal head with no scent of pumpkin. Taste a bit of pumpkin, but not as much as I expected. I would suggest the other Ship Yard Pumpkin 6 pack over this bomber. This isnt even in the same ball park, with a outrageous price.

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