bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a hazy orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and allspice. Flavor of pumpkin, caramel, clove, and cinnamon.
bhensonb (10213) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy orange/amber with a creamy near-beige head. Moderate pie spice aroma. Mostly nutmeg. Med minus body. It’s pie spice and detectable wheat. Maybe a bit too much clove. Certainly one of the better Shock Top ales.
Tmoney99 (9984) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured hazy orange copper color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid doughy pumpkin pie aroma. Medium body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced bourbon sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Standout seasonal beer.
brokensail (9852) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours a clear amber color with a short lived off-white head.
S: Not too shabby of an aroma. Lots and lots of spices, mostly cinnamon and all spice with a bit of nutmeg and clove. A slightly sweet malt note, maybe even a touch of vanilla. Surprising...
T: A definite vegetable/squash type flavor to it. A decent spiciness of cinnamon and all spice. There is a little bit of banana to it, interestingly. Maybe a touch watery, really my main knock on it.
M: Light in body with medium carbonation.
O: As much as I’d like to say otherwise, this was pretty decent.
Ratman197 (8865) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear orange ambr with a lasting amber head. Aromasof carmel, cinnamon, allspice and light clove. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, cinnamon and allspice with a crisp lingering spiced finish.
daknole (8333) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Burnt orange pour, big creamy head. Aroma has pumpkin, grain, spices. Flavor is wheat, spice, caramel. Ok.
NielsenRatings (8113) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ home. Hazy, reddish orange appearance with a small tan head. Nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, moderately spicy, slightly toasty, wheat malty nose. Wheat malty flavor with a ton of spices- cinnamon and nutmeg, especially. Bleh.
Drake (7847) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from a Kroger. Pours a very hazy orange color with a large frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of pumpkin and pumpkin spices. The taste is pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and very faint citrus and wheat. Thin-medium bodied. Pretty generic but not bad.
DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle from Capone’s. Copper pour with 1-finger off-white head. Decent look. Nose is authentic pumpkin aroma, pumpkin puree, spice, some caramel, cinnamon. Tastes medium in palate, somewhat sweet, with a half decent pumpkin flavor, but a bit underwhelming in the complexity and body heft arenas. Refreshing, but not a world class pumpkin ale.
Dogbrick (7123) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange-amber pour with a medium creamy white head that diminishes quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet pumpkin spice and a bit of malt. Light body with flavors of pumpkin and grainy malt. The finish is short and sweet with a pumpkin aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.