ben4321 (3461) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Draft at The Growler, 10/26/12
Aroma: It has a clean malt nose, with some toast/cookie, spice, and fresh hops
Appearance: This one pours a caramel-orange color with a white head and sticky lace
Flavor: The taste is balanced between sweetness of the malts, the spice, and the hop bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a soft carbonation, and a fairly dry finish on the mouth
I thought this was a pretty nice beer. I enjoyed it. They did a nice here, the malty components and the wet hops worked well together.
mikem409 (1456) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours clear orange with frothy head. Aroma of hops. Taste is slight spice no pumpkin lots of grassy hop
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler togo pours a reddish amber with a thin off white head. Aromas of pine some grain malt and a bit of citrus. Flavor is bitter and grainy almost kind of sour. Body is medium and finish is bitter and grainy
jmikolich (1352) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can from Lizardville RR, IBU 78?!?? from a pumpkin beer, well I was wrong this is a wet hopped beer with some spices added and in my opinion it doesnt meld quite well.. as it warms it gets better, initially youíre drinking an IPA with some off spice in the finish, then as it warms your drinking a thin bodied pumpkin beer dominated by hops... good not great.
christian_no (2) - - OCT 22, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice aroma beautiful filtered reddish colour but the taste doesnít go the distance. Itís missing a little bit of body. You do get anice toasty taste and quite a bit of bitterness yet itís missing in all aroundness. Still a nice beer on a hot autumn day.
AirForceHops (2555) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. can. From a four pack. Nice looking orange pour with ample carbonation, producing large frothy head. Nose is fresh hops with spicy caramel malt. Smells really nice. Citrus wet hops are the main player with a weak pumpkin/ all spice. And in all honesty; the spice is a wisp. This is the most hoppy seasonal with pumpkin in mind that Iíve ever had. Donít drink this thinking youíre going to get a lot of pumpkin, because the hop is forward and dominate.
blutt59 (5997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned, orange amber in color with a strong hoppy presence, some pumpkin or vegetable but mostly good IPA profile
bluejacket74 (1177) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce can, bottom of the can says best before December 30, 2012. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours an orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is mostly citrusy (tropical fruit, grapefruit, oranges) and piney hops, along with a little bit of pumpkin and some pumpkin spices. Taste is similar to the aroma, itís a mostly hoppy bitter tasting brew, but itís also a bit salty too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís slick and creamy with good carbonation. I think itís a good overall brew. I might age a can of this for a while and see if it ends up more pumpkiny or not, but I think itís still a tasty brew now. At this point Iíd call it more of an IPA than it is a Pumpkin Ale. $8.99 a 4-pack.
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from can, clear dark orange with a 2 finger white head. The aroma is very floral with some spices in the background, i picked up cinnamon at first followed by nutmeg, mainly citrus hops on this one. Flavor up front is pretty bitter followed by some citrus fruits also some pine on the back end, the spices fall somewhere in the middle there but are ever so present. Decent spiced ipa here thats what i am going to call it, the body is medium i am getting no pumpkin in the taste but it is adding the body to the mouthfeel its definitely got a thick mouthfeel that just rolls off your tongue. For an ipa this is a good one i wouldve liked more pumpkin and spice but this is a nice change to all the other fall spiced pumpkin ales out there. I think an imperial version of this would be amazing, the hops and mild spice do blend together well here. Over all glad to have tried this.
HonkeyBra (3057) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz. can. Bright orange pour with a thick off white head. Aroma of citrus and piney hops, mild sweetness, maybe a touch of spice. Flavor is nicely hoppy, but gets a bit salty, kind of funky, and kind of fatty, like a yam. Itís medium bodied. KInd of weird. Reminds me of this chick TheDude used to date . . .