b3shine (4209) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent orange with off-white lacing. Smells malty and spicy. Tastes the same, but not as good. Average (at best) on the palate. Meh.
DrSilverworm (4738) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 16oz can, poured into a tulip, best by 12/30/12. Wet hop ale with pumpkin sounds really interesting... And this has got to be much improved from last years version. I think this is really good! Smooth lighter carbonation, medium body. Dry texture. Clear orange color. Thicker khaki head, leaving great lace. Good aggressive hoppy aroma; orange, pine, resin, lemongrass. Only a bit of pumpkin. Seems to be much more IPA than pumpkin ale, but it?s definitely a cool mix. Good bitter and spice taste; zest. Hint of cinnamon, nutmeg. Really good, definitely fascinating. Totally new hybrid for me, and I think it?s a winner. This is the kind of creative stuff I like to see. I plan to pick up at least a couple more of these for non-critical enjoyment before the end of the season
hombrepalo (1744) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at CBF. Poured an amber-orange color with a small white head. Aroma was citrus notes, earthy hops as well. Flavor was hops, citrus, overall earthy. Pumpkin not there, but I’m glad I’m not the only one that was confused by this.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of some generous trader. Another unfortunate brew that got lost in the back of my parent’s refrigerator. Oh yeah, here goes. Cloudy, reddish orange appearance with a big, bubbly, tan head. Quite spicy, ginger, somewhat piney, toasty malty aroma. Caramel, pumpkin, ginger, richly piney hoppy, toasty malty flavor. Not bad.
chriztoffer (1) - stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My first pumkingbeer and it was great, Iam a baker and a recon the taste from making pumkingbread around helloween
omhper (18753) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy pale amber, mid sized head. Aroma of tangerine and gooseberry. Medium bodied with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Perfumy and mid sweet with minty tangerine hops and the slightest touch of ginger. Mid bitter finish.
kassner (1313) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
deep honey color with a nice head. plenty of malts, not much for hops, a medicinal note that runs through all their beers. .
MaBeer1972 (1244) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A cloudy light orange brew. Big carbonation. Lots of fine cloudy sediment swirling around. Light sweet herbal aromas. Flavor is hoppy with an herbal backbone. Very faint pumpkin flavor. Faint spices. Medium body. Grassy hop finish. Interesting, but not superior.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Rick’s in Alexandria. Served in a nonic pint. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a somewhat-hazy orange-copper color with a good off-white head and nice retention with a bit of lacing. The nose brings forward plenty of different characteristics, with some ginger and spice plus faint herbal notes. Some hops float through as well. The flavor brings some ginger and pumpkin spice plus hops. A bit of bready malt. Medium body with a faintly-spicy finish with a light dryness. Pretty good. Interesting, that’s for sure.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can 473 ml
Aroma: citrus, musk, range of hops. Some pepper, hint of ginger, some dryness in slight funk. Pleasant.
Appearance: slight haze on amber with light white top.
Palate / Taste: medium bodied. Good blend of fresh ginger, pepper, spicy hop feel and some drying alcohol. Mild diacetyl noted.