Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper amber with thick cream-tinged head. Aroma is a strong mixture of yeast and malt with undertones of sugar and spice. Flavor is malts, pumpkin pie-undertones of cinnamon, some vanilla and clovey/nutmegish at the end. Body is light/creamy with medium carbonation. Normally, I do not truly enjoy pumpkin ales solely because they are so syrupy but this has an excellent balance of pumpkin, carbonation and sweetness.
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. Pours a light orange with small off white head. Aroma is full of nutmeg,cinnamon and spice. maybe a little clove. Flavor is pumpkin and spice. Medium mouthfeel and a nice warming going down.
WisconsinBeer (712) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks to Daknole for the hookup! Pours a clear orange color with minimal head. Flavor is sweet syrupy malts with a heavy dose of pumpkin infusion. Nice German hop towards the end, finishes on a sweet note of pumpkin pie. Alcohol presence lingers in the background. This is a pretty solid pumpkin beer, not bad at all.
Jblauvs (1350) - Chester, Vermont, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light orange copper pour Aroma is a solid ale with some caramel malt and overtones of squash, pumpkin seed, nutmeg, cinnamon. Flavor is boozey ginger, twice baked squash, cinnamon, nutmeg, very spicey. Pretty good Pumpkin ale, pleasant Shipyard.
Brigadier (3125) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle
I picked this up on a whim. It wasn’t bad at all although I can think of other seasonal beers I would rather have instead. This may be one of the better Shipyard beers; I have little desire to actively seek out others to confirm this theory.
Aroma / Appearance - The reddish orange swirling liquid glowed in the sunlight. A sweet combination of ginger, squash, and cinnamon makes this smell like a pumpkin pie left on the window sill to cool. For 9% it does not smell very boozy.
Flavor / Palate - Nutmeg, buttered squash with a hint of spice, and orange dipped chocolate enriches the palate. A cinnamon finish warms the throat which is the point where the booziness becomes apparent. All told this was decent but I have had better pumpkin ales.
jsquire (3578) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange amber out of the bomber with very little head. Big spicey nose with a little alcohol heat. Lots of nutmeg and all spice with some berry fruitiness as it warmed. Bready malts that reminded me of pie crust. Full flavored pumpkin beer.
BrianDorry55 (333) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Knightly Spirits. Pours a nice copper orange with a medium offwhite head. Aroma is nutmeg, pumpkin, and other spices. Flavor is pumkin and nutmeg...a bit metallic which is typical with some pumpkin beers ive had. Mouthfeel is medium and warms the palate. Overall...im a pumpkin fanatic so I loved it...almost as good as DFH.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2009 22oz. Bottle: Aroma of spices, nutmeg, allspice, and slight pumpkin. Aroma is over-spiced. Poured orange/amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is light to medium bitter. Tastes of spices, nutmeg, slight cinnamon, slight grains, and slight pumpkin. Medium body. Slightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Spice, nutmeg, slight pumpkin, and hint of caramel finish. Lots of spice; not so much pumpkin. 9%ABV is totally hidden.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pretty well done i thought as i’ve been on a pumpkin binge since my latest visit to selins grove. Pours an orange body with an off white head. Nice cinnamon notes and a vanilla pie like sweetness, i guess a bit sweet but the 9% is rewarding. Sure its not southern tier, but i still enjoyed it quite a bit a nice session pumpkin.
JaBier (5066) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Pours a clear amber with a thin off-white head. Actual pumpkin aroma to go along with the spice, sugar and a bit of tartness. Flavor isn’t short on spice, but it’s not really your typical pumpkin pie spice. In fact, it’s bugging me trying to figure out what it is. Resisting the urge to read other ratings. Anywho, little bit of alcohol on the finish with some pumpkin vegetal quality.