brokensail (15444) - Dublin, 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.
bhensonb (13731) - 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.
jtclockwork (13487) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with off white head. Nose of pumpkin, all spice and deodorant. Taste is pumpkin, banana and light all spice. Medium body.
Tmoney99 (13155) - 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.
Ratman197 (12810) - 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.
bu11zeye (12593) - 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.
Drake (11500) - 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.
Dogbrick (11021) - 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.
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an averaged sized head. Pumpkins and spices. Nothing making this one stand out.
crossovert (10891) - Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2012
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 Had just a taste. Just basically a thin pumpkin beer. It is pretty bad and seems a bit artificial.