Tmoney99 (13070) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at The HopCat.
Poured clear dark orange rust color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid spicy pumpkin pie aroma. Moderate body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium pumpkin spicy sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
Solid seasonal beer.
daknole (10800) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich amber pour. Lots of cloves in the aroma. Flavor has light spice and pumpkin pie. Ok.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2010 (Rating #5400) Growler… October ’09 O-Town Throwdown… Cloudy, dirty orange ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The aroma is a touch earthy, but mainly offers pumpkin and spice. Medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. The well-balanced flavor is lightly spicy. Crisp, mostly clean finish. Thanks to GoT and northernbrews for sharing the growler!
deyholla (9731) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Ashley’s Shorts event. Poured a near clear amber orange with a near white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of spice with cinnamon and clove sticking out and a light backing pumpkin note. Flavor was heavily spiced as well with a good amount of cinnamon coming through. Lying underneath was sweet grain and a bit of pumpkin. Definitely a bit over spiced in my opinion.
sebletitje (8789) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
October ’09 O-Town Throwdown
courtesy of godofthudner
pours amber, thin off-white head.
Aroma and flavor, pumpkin was light in the nose, hints of grain and malt, light bready palate with some spices that were more hidden. Hints of caramel and a rather weak pumpkin finish.
JaBier (6496) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of Rogueone. Pours a deep amber/light brown with no head. Aroma of strong clove with a fairly strong cinnamon and nutmeg presence. I want my pumpkin beers to be heavily spiced, and the aroma of this one does not disappoint. Flavor is strong clove and nutmeg up front, finished with cinnamon and just enough hop to add some balance. Solid pumpkin brew.
Pailhead (6276) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: The aroma consists of heavy gingerbread, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, and pumpkin. It’s a transparent amber with a small khaki head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel, brown sugar, and light pumpkin. The finish has heavy ginger and light nutmeg. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a little too heavy on the ginger.
HonkeyBra (3986) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the HopCat. You shouldn’t really put the word "funk" in a beer unless its some sort of wild/sour anymore. But, regardless, it sat there kind of orangish with an off white head. Nice, spicy aroma. Flavor is more bitter than expected. The spice is there, though. It’s actually quite nicely bitter: theres none of that weird fake sweetness the style usually commands. It’s like sitting next to someone on an airplane you didn’t like when you were a kid, but after talking you realized he wasn’t all that horrible.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Hopcat. Hazy amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma is very spicy with cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg and other assorted stuff I’d find in pumpkin pie. Taste is spicy with nutmeg, clove, cinnamon and pumpkin. Stronger clove on the obviously spicy finish. Not bad.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler, courtesy GoT & Northernbrews. Pours a hazy, brownish-red amber hue. A small, frothy, ivory colored head leaves spotty, scattered lacing on the glass. The aroma shows a brown sugar and caramel malt base, with hints of graham
cracker and mildly spicy ginger. There’s not much pumpkin on the nose, but there is some. Flavors are similar, but seem kind of dull and undefined and muddled. The brown sugar malts seem to dull any underlying pumpkin flavors, and the graham and ginger just seem to run together. Light in body, it drinks easy but lacks in heft. I like that it’s not overly spiced, but it is otherwise pretty underwhelming.