kieleszd (83) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
If you took water, yeast, wheat, a powdered coffee creamer and orange dye and let ferment for a couple months you will appear to have a pumpkin ale that lacks real pumpkin.
rollingwood (83) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow! What an intense dessert beer. Pours a light amber with a minimal, off-white head that quickly dissipates to the smallest of Belgian Lace. Mostly Graham Cracker and to a lesser extent pumpkin dominate the aroma with just a hint of malt. The flavor tastes intensely of Graham Cracker with a bitter-sweet backdrop and a hint of alcohol. While I appreciate this beer for what it is, it would quickly become cloying. But Iím absolutely amazed at how well they nailed, simultaneously, both the aroma and the taste of Graham Cracker in a beer no less. Graham King might be a better moniker.
Bookseeb (82) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance is a hazy golden orange supporting a thin head leaving nil lace. Smell of pumpkin and light spice. Taste has whats in the aroma with a good punch of the pumpkin and the sweetness of the caramel malt with good balance of the hops. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. A different enjoyable Imperial that would be good with pumpkin pie.
Eberndt (81) - - AUG 10, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hands down the best pumpkin beer Iíve ever had. It actually tastes like pumpkin and has the right level of sweetness.
Ocean82 (79) - Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bit yeasty and bready tasting. Hints of pumpkin and spice. Not as full as an Imperial should be.
metalhead0043 (78) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle for 9 bucks. Ouch! This beer flies off the shelf, so I figured I had to pick one up to see what all the hoopla was about. Pours a clear copper/gold with a small white head. Smells like pumpkin pie, some spice and some malt. Taste is a little doughy, pumpkin, some spice, cinnamon and sweet on the end. Slightly thinner body but strangely creamy as well. I like this but I think it is a bit overpriced. Doesnít quite live up to the hype for me.
votzer (77) - Hixson, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled, pumpkin pie aroma light white head not lasting, a clear golden orange color, nice pumpkin flavor with real nice spice notes as it warms.
brewcrew2002 (76) - USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma matched the taste, nice cooper color with a small head. Thanks iowaherkeye for sharing this one.
Chronoflash (76) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orange (pumpkin) body below a dense two-inch off-white head of moderate persistence. The aroma is heavy on the cinnamon and nutmeg--egg nog like--with a less prominent, but still deep, sweet aroma of pumpkin pie. The taste is quite pumpkin-like as well: A sweet and deep pumpkin flavor, mixed with cinnamon, nutmeg, and some caramel and toast maltiness. It is also slightly citrusy on the front and back, with an aggressive hoppiness throughout. Mouthfeel is medium, with strong carbonation, a carbonic bite, and spikey bitterness on the middle and finish, accompanied by the pumpkin sweetness as well. A very interesting and complex beer, with that hop addition. However, the slight citrus undertone does seem a bit off with the cinnamon and nutmeg. Great nonetheless.
Aholmb1 (76) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - SEP 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: translucent amber color, white head and when poured it stays in tact for a while, pretty dense
Aromas: gingerbread, pumpkin, spices, smells like fall, dessert
Taste: wow this beer tastes like a gingerbread cookie! It is delicious, pumpkin and spices, cinnamon
Palette: very slight bitterness at end, does not leave the tongue dry, well carbonated
Overall: this beer is an awesome fall beer, it definitely does remind me of Halloween and thanksgiving
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