jcwattsrugger (10938) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz can-pours a light tan head with gold/orange color. Aroma is citrus-orange, some light malt. Taste is spice/herbal/some citrus hops, some light malt.
Sammy (8033) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from NY state. Hoppy aroma, light orange coloured body with 3/8" of retained head. Firt I taste the hops, and then the spice in the finish led by ginger and pumpkin. Hoppy pumpkin beer, in a word. Decent drinkability, but not something I will seek out again. Average mouthfeel, above average carbonation.
nimbleprop (4163) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can pours a hazy, burnt Texas orange with a frothy, lacing white head. Aroma is nice, mixes earthy hops and fall vegetables, pine, a little wet soil, dried leaves, maybe just a touch of spice. Flavor has some nice noble hop bitterness, lemons, a little soap, some sweetness, carrots, roasted squash, very light brown sugar. Medium bodied with a rounded bitter finish. A nice take on the fall beer style. Definitely not a wet hopped IPA but it’s also not a standard Spice/Herb/Veg either.
SrSilligoose (3091) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
can. notes of nutty, doughy , toasted caramel. earthy grains. cereal. good.
sailracer (373) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Had a nice hoppy smell. Flavor had some nice hops and a bit of spice. Let a little bit of a bitter aftertaste.
LilBeerDoctor (3302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a hazy deep orange with a thin white head. Aroma of sweaty, grassy hops and corn. Actually it smells pretty similar to Bengali. Flavor is similar plus just a hint of spices. I don’t really get any pumpkin. And again, overall, very similar to their regular IPA. Pretty tasty, just doesn’t live up to its description.
mcox90 (1433) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. can. A "pounder" we called it back in the day. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a beautiful slightly hazy red/orange color with a thick one finger off white head. Sticky rings of lace are left as the head leaves us. Nice hop forward aroma with a semi sweet maltiness. Smells like a well made IPA to me. Maybe a hint of spice. As to flavor, this brew is full of floral hop taste that gets richer with every sip. There are some bits of spice and just a hint of pumpkin. The palate is full bodied & bitter. I thought this brew was terrific & will seek out more.
jgb9348 (4440) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy bronze and copper coloured body with a thick, dense, but rather soapy off-white head that leaves a horribly ugly lace. Aroma of tons of fresh hops, a touch of light malt, caramel, toffee and some light alcohol - but the hops really come out in the smell! Medium-bodied; Assertive hoppiness at first with a good dose of malt and some clean, soapy type tastes with a little alcohol and a bit of toffee. Aftertaste is mostly a dry hop note with some oak and a little floral flavours, but the soapy almost pervasive cleanser type taste gets pretty bad actually. Overall, pretty well done, but not great, and the soapy, astringent flavour gets in the way of a great beer. I sampled this sixteen ounce can purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 09-October-2011 for US$2.49 sampled at home in Washington on 23-October-2011.
Capa (1942) - Manama, BAHRAIN - OCT 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Powerful citrus hops with round fruits, light floral, And a bit of sweet malts. Fresh citrus hop flavor, fruits, light malts. Medium bodied. Interesting. Mostly sweet and fruity hops. Good but not what was expected.
cheap (3751) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From the other beers I’ve had from this company, I was expecting something big and bold. However, even with its near 7%, there was very little rudenss. On tap at the Bocktown Monaca. Smell is just barely hoppy floral. The initial taste does have some of that octoberfest feel in it. However, it also has some kind of odd unidentifyable backbone in there, maybe leather maybe something else. . I guess this is what makes it a sixpoint. Finish is not bad, somewhat medium bitter ending.