hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft... Clear, deeply orange ale with flashes of copper and a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Great retention. The aroma is an assortment of spice rack goodies - clove, cinnamon and nutmeg – blended with loads of fresh pumpkin meat, brown sugar, caramel and a lightly spicy Belgian yeast phenol. Medium to full-bodied with lazy carbonation. Big-time pumpkin pie flavor - winter spices, pumpkin meat, sweet caramel malts and graham – with an unexpected, metallic bitterness that is not invited to the party, but not so intense that it rains on the parade. Finishes bittersweet and tannic - more bitter than sweet.