TheBeerGod (5989) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Murky orange-amber with a medium, frothy beige head. Strong spice and floral hop notes come through in the aroma at the beginning. Some pumpkin, sweet malt and candyish notes in the background. Taste is mostly spice and pumpkin with candied fruit, caramel, floral hops, and soft alcohol. Body is medium with a strong, dense carbonation. Ends with more spices, pumpkin, big caramel notes, toasted malt, candied fruit and floral hops.
TJay7481 (80) - Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoy pumpkin beers so I may be a bit biased. This is one of the better pumpkin beers I have had. I nice full flavor with just enough of an alcohol burn to make you feel a little warm. Strong spicy taste with a pumpkin sweetness at the end.
Reynolds314 (3302) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good imperial pumpkin ale. The aroma is off to me, almost chemically and a bit unpleasant. The taste is quite good though with heavy clove and light pumpkin flavor. A dry slightly hoppy finish makes this one a nice drink.
cavery (48) - Palm Desert, California, USA - SEP 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had @ woodshop in the botlte share early on, notes from cell phone:
Pumpkin pastry crust with spice dominated pumpkin coming through, feel is medium-light with favoritism towards the lighter side. The combo of the mouth and pumpkin flavor comes off a bit convoluted. I find myself confused by this beer, as it’s like a store-bought pre-made pumpkin pie beer. Lots of the cliche spice that sees a heavy hand in this brew. The pumpkin itself lacks authenticity, and I feel like this was brewed with pumpkin out of a can. I like pumpkin beers, but this was a mediocre miss for me. Smell was pumpkin spice with some dusty older nutmeg.
LinusStick (3223) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent pumpkin beer. Aroma was OK. Slightly boozy with nutmeg and cinnamon. Pour was a nice enough dark gold with no bubbles and a needle thin ring for a head. Taste was nice. The pumpkin spices were very subdued in the front and seemed forced. They weren’t full, they were thin. The nutmeg/cinnamon was there along with a somewhat hot booziness. An almost sour aftertaste was weird. Could almost pick up some pie crust flavors as it warmed, but all in all the beer was too thin and one dimensional. Give me a Pumking
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bomber. Copper orangish color. Nice spice aroma. Taste is nice. Nutmeg and pie crust comes through nice.
RedSox2004 (1635) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - AUG 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber orange with a frothy white head and nice lace. Pumpkin pie and its appropriate spices dominate, but plenty of toasted malt and toffee to offset them. Medium body, moderate carbonation, and the pumpkin spices linger. Don’t trust me, I dislike pumpkin.
jmohno (1507) - Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2012 I already want another bottle.This is a great pumpkin,maybe its the abv that helps some of the other lower abv pumpkin beers were not real good. This one is just a good solid beer and i was surprised that it had so much going for it. good body malt sweetness with an obvious hop bitterness along with the taste of fresh english yeast or malt, with malt sweetness with the presence of pumpkin with a very mild spice. This beer is very smooth soft and pretty delicious.The spice seems to play with the alcohol in this giving you hints of each. Pretty much a party of flavors in your mouth.The creamy tasty,not heavily spiced like others that taste like cola.The yeast might be what makes this one a winner here.
2012 notes:more orange(mild citrus/tart)tones as well as cinnamon
thegreenrooster (3970) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a bright orange with a small white head. Aroma is pumpkin and other spices. Flavor is a decent pumpkin a little lingering spice and a nice hop backbone. The hops really stand out in a beer going the spice route. This is probably a beer for those that aren’t sure about pumpkin beers. Everything is here in the way of spice and pumpkin but not over done.
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice orange gold. Smells sweet and yeasty. Tastes like pumpkin puree but not as sweet as it smells. A slightly bitter finish. Overall a well balanced tasty brew. Southern Tier Pumpkin still rules for pumpkin beers