radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pumpkin in January? Sure why not! Poured a very vibrant orange color with a small, creamy head. Aroma was light gourd, with plenty of pumpkin spices thrown in there. Sweet, light pumpkin pie character. Very drinkable, got a second one
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, 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.