1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best by 01/07. The beer pours to a lightly glowing copper body with a creamy white head. Nice lacing, even in a shaker. The aroma is nicely full of pumpkin flesh and light spices with cinnamon and nutmeg. The flavor is very malty. Like roasted pumpkin flesh with allspice. Extremely spiced. Malty palate.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Orange, with off white head. Allspice and nutmeg aroma. Malty up front, pumpkin and hops become evident later. Dry finish.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a white head, and lively carbonation. Very assertive aroma of pumpkin spices..nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavor is pretty much the same, but there is a british pale ale maltiness hiding behind those spices. Spicy hop finish, with some grassiness and cinnamon bite. Pretty darn solid. I enjoyed this more than the DFH Punkin. Yet another good beer from Smuttynose.
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Immy for this 12 oz beauty. What a huge foamy white head atop this orange-amber brew. Finally, a Pumpkin ale that actually smells like pumpkin and spice with notes of grass. Very malty, pumpkin spice flavor. Medium bodied. Mostly smooth but a little rough on the edges. Probably my favorite in this category.
after4ever (6941) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz,; thanks, BeachBum25! This is definitely one of the better pumpkin ales I’ve tried. Pours a big bright amber/orange with frothy, moussy/bubbly white head that runs away as soon as your back is turned. Nice pumpkin/coriander nose; very pie-like. Crisp attack and nice crisp hop finish; they really tried to make a classic APA out of this with some extra holiday cargo, rather than just doctoring up an overly malty autumn beer and calling it a pumpkin ale. I would actually drink this beer any month of the year pretty happily. Nice!
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Sleepy Bear tasting 09/30/06 - Aroma is nutmeg, cinnamon and other pumpkin pie spices. Pours light orange with a medium head and good lacing. Flavor is a artifical tasting match to aroma with some malt in the aftertaste. Palate is sticky. What can I say, it’s a pumpkin beer.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy Amber color with off white head. Pumpkin and spice with a Hoppy and bitter taste
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Orange amber with an almost yellowy head that lasts for the duration. Spicy nose, nutmeg, allspice, plus a decent malt backbone. Some pumpkin is there, but in the background. Awesome white lace rings. Flavor is malty, but the spiciness really steals the show. Pumpkin flavors are there as an afterthought. Hops finally assert themselves in the bitter, spicy finish. Good - one of the few pumpkins I can drink more than one of.
thornecb (5020) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2006 Pours a hazy amber into a shaker. Fluffy white micro head has amazing retention. Pumpkin detergent aromas. Astringent upfront with a bitter lasting primarily citrus/clove, secondarily pumpkin finish.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured orange with good lace. Smells like nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cinnamon and pumpkin dominate the taste along with a strong hop presense. Bitter palate with a strong aftertaste. Aftertaste is spicy cinnamon and hops.