bigtourist (31) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Good aroma, but overly hoppy. Nice color, bitter finish, not one of my favorite pumpkins
closey22 (570) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber w/ thin white head; very floral hoppy aroma; flava is of tea, hay, hops; feels medium and foamy; finishes coppery dry; not much of a ’autumn-style’ beer, but delish nonetheless.
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Was not expecting something so hoppy, thought the pumpkin would soften things up. Not so, I would say the pumpkin is undetectable on the nose and taste. Otherwise it’s a great burst of grapefruit. The palate is a bit watery up front but with a solid moderate bitter finish
McGarnigle (519) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I don’t taste much pumpkin, which is a good thing. I’m not much into pumpkin beers and don’t think they’d hop up well. So this is mostly a slightly sweet IPA, with grapefruit rind hop flavor and maybe a hint of spice. Long hop afterglow.
Nephilium (1214) - Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This isn’t your regular pumpkin beer, this is an IPA with a hint of pumpkin. You can tell from the aroma, that this is a big hop bomb... if you strain, you may detect a touch of pumpkin and spice. Pours a clear amber, with a thin white head. There’s a big hop presence here, with the pumpkin a side note in the finish. If you don’t like the standard pumpkin beers, and like IPA’s, I’d recommend this one.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can shared by a friend. Pours a clear orange/amber color with a medium tan head. Malty nose with spicy and grassy hop notes. Malty and vegetal flavor with earthy and spicy hops through to the finish.
MIBRomeo (2444) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
My first thought was this has a lager like grain quality in the aroma, poured an off orange to brown w/ some light cloudyness and a nice off white head w/ thick sticky lacing. The follow up aroma was an almost bitter musty piney aroma a light sweet quality that made me think earthy, I guess it could be the pumpkin, but w/ out the knowledge of it I wouldn’t have said that. Palate is highly carbonated of average body with a lingering stickiness. The flavor is a bit disappointing and not quite right. The long lingering piney bitterness is slightly unpleasant in the aftertaste not much more than that wet musty piney hop flavor dominating something that I really can’t say much about. I wouldn’t drink this again.
wlajwl (3322) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is pine/citrus, spices and yeast. The flavor is citrus, tropical fruit, grapefruit, mild hop resin, fruit and a lingering spices in the finish.
algemo45 (60) - - NOV 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not what I expected for a pumpkin/autumn seasonal brew. Great amber color with a nice head. Strong hoppy aroma and flavor to follow. More IPA than anything. Could not taste pumpkin, or anything that resembled it.
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jkwalking05 (3050) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color with a thick creamy beige head. Aroma is of pine, resin, light must, leaves, light squash. Taste is of herbal hops, resin, with pumpkin, dirt and pine in the finish.