Doodler (317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh bomber split with the buds at Crooked Stave. Pours a golden orange color with a light yellow head. Good lacing. Pumpkin pie nose. Somewhat spicy, with cinnamon & nutmeg flavors, but with the pumpkin coming through on the finish. Has a nice depth. Warms on the finish. A tasty treat and must try...
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2012 Remarkable smelling beer - graham cracker crusted pumpkin pie. The taste is much more "ale" like than the nose - caramel malt, biscuit, cereal. Couldn’t drink a lot of this at one time, but really incredible and original.
Larry_Duffman (314) - - OCT 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had it on tap. It pours a cloudy orange color with some head and lacing. The aroma is pumpkin with less spice than your average pumpkin beer. You still have a little cinnamon and nutmeg. There’s also a slight tartness to the aroma and taste. The taste mirrors the aroma. It’s smooth. As it warms, the alcohol becomes more pronounced. This is very good.
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a clear yellow orange with a small white head. Aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, bread, and vanilla (smells amazing!). Taste is pumpkin, bread, and I know it sounds odd but... those little peanut butter candies with the orange and black wrappers? like those and a little bit nutty. Has a bit of bitterness to it that lingers a while.
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber with minimal white head. Powerful aroma of baked/toasted pumpkin with hints of nutmeg and other spices. Big flavor of pumpkin and spice but it’s off balance. The alcohol is a little too high. Didn’t live up to its aroma.
rman18 (312) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer, Nice, light pumpkin flavor but strong flavor of caramel malt and nuts. Great color and aroma. Perhaps the best pumpkin ale that I have tried. The 2011 bottles say 8.1% ABV
mnoud (311) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012.09.03 - on tap at Roasthouse Pub. Pours mostly medium amber, slightly to the brown side. Not much head, dissipates quickly. Aroma is pretty much what you expect, pumpkin pie. Taste is about what you expect as well. Just a bit of tart pumpkin quickly replaced by the spices. Spices coating the tongue on the back end. Good stuff.
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2011 Beautiful amber orange color, no head. This smells exactly like pumpkin pie, it has all the aspects of one in there. Suprisingly carbonated at first taste, well balanced beer. There is an almost buttery taste, but not much pumpkin pie. Goes down with not much aftertaste. Very good.
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ok I am all over the board on this. Plus it is quite possible that I have been wrong all along with my dislike of the punkin beer. This is loaded with punkin taste. Loaded. Its a sweetness that has very little of the spice that Dogfish is overwhelmed with. This is a total oppisite in the same style. Very interesting and I must admit, much more drinkable.
vandc01 (309) - North Branch, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bomber dated 8/14/14 - about 5 weeks old.
Aroma - definite pumpkin spice to it. Can almost spell a pie crust in there too.
Appearance - poured quickly and the head dissipated about as fast as I’ve ever seen.
Taste - Definite pumpkin taste - with a very sweet, almost booze taste at the end.
Palate - Very sweet after taste. Good beer - not sure how many of these I could drink in a row though.
Overall - a solid pumpkin beer.