cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011; bottle; hazy orange with white head; aroma-vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spices, sweet; taste-medium sweetness, lightly bitter, warming alcohol feel, average carbonation. Very pleasant
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.
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 (312) - 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.
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.
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.
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice orange hue, with a bit of carbonation. The aroma is amzing! If you like pumkin pie this is one of the best beer aromas you will probably smell in quite a while, otherwise you may dislike it. The taste is much the same, though there is also a few notes of ripe fruit like figs and possibly plums. The overall taste is that of spices and cinnamon, but it also very well balanced with a nice taste of pumpkin permeating. An excellent and balanced beer for the fall season.