jgb9348 (4750) - 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 (2030) - 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 (4080) - Beaver Valley, 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.
tgncc (2823) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is full of earthy, musty hops, sweet caramel. The appearance is a hazy yellow/orange, white head. The flavor is musty, sweatsock, earth, metal, light caramel sweetness. The finish is resin hops, musty, earthy hops. Medium in body. WAY too hoppy to be a pumpkin ale, in fact, no pumpkin was noticeble. This beer SCREAMS wet hopping. But it was fairly enjoyable nonetheless.
pineypower (2516) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can thanks to Dmac. Pours a moderate amber with a small white head. Aroma is odd, almost skunky, but I know this is fresh Saaz hops anyone? Grass, light biscuit and some bready notes. Taste is grassy light fruity hops, old vegetables, light grain. No idea where the Citra is in here... Just didn’t work.
BREWMUSKCLES (2239) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
HARDLY A pumpkin brew this beer has a caustic and ivy hop bitterness that is woeful to quit. hop profile and long lingering finish it has almost no sweetness and flavorful with a miniscule amount of spice and pumpkin. it redefines autumn brews and i am a convert. ivy and wood. demonstrative do not pass pass this by as another post road, you will regret it!
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can. I had high hopes for this one. Pours a nice off copper/orange color, nice head and lacing. Aromas aren’t too distinctive, but some floral and bittering hops detected. Nicely balanced and flavorful, ABV is well balanced, not too bitter or malty. This is quite unique, not a marzen or pumpkin, but a great alternate for the season.
BroSpud (1698) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16oz can. Medium amber pour with an off white head. Very tasty this one with a nice hoppiness to it. Yes please, I’ll have another.
thornecb (4422) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy orange-amber into an English pint. Off-white micro head with good retention recedes leaving sheet lacing. Mild sour citrus, pumpkin and resin aromas. Medium bodied with sweet and sour pumpkin upfront turning to earthy, sour resin in the lasting finish.
halfonit (1164) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very slightly dark golden/amber color. Aroma is of leaves, hops, jerkey, slight pumpkin, and burnt rubber. Flavor is a little metallic with some malts present, barley, tree bark, slight booziness, and spices. Leaves a hoppy grass finish. Not too bad, but not too good.