Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from craft beer outlet. Pours dark. Tastes of some spices, as well as malt and sweetness/molasses. Ok, but not a great pumpkin ale.
hopdog (8450) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Capone’s. Deeper amber pour with a small sized off white head. Pumpkin and spices. Balance of spices and pumpkin (but personally like the balance to tip to pumpkin).
DocLock (7428) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid deep brown with ruby edges and a 1-finger off-white head. Nose is pumpkin puree, pie crust, brown sugary malt, acidic hops. Tastes tart, with notes of pumpkin, hops, malt, some funky acidic notes, and a dry astringent finish. Not a great pumpkin ale.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
10/17/11. 12pz bottle. Brown pour, clear red under the light, with a small tan head that fades fast and laces a teensy bit. A relatively light spice aroma, yet heavy on the nutmeg. Sweet, malty aroma with a decent sweet gourd presence and lingering dry pumpkin pie spices, notably nutmeg again. A little laid back and easy drinking.
dredmond (172) - Long Island, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
cloudy appearance, strong aroma, hint of bitterness, right amount of pumpkin flavor
Chalsk (1005) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep amber brown color with a sopay white head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit, roast, and pumpkin spice. Light sweet caramel flavor with some subtle spice with some nice roast. Pretty solid. Tommyknocker puts out a quality product.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at GABF. Pours an orangey amber with offwhite head. Nose is spicy and clean. Some faint cooked sugar and caramel as well. On tasting, the spices lend a dryness. clove and nutmeg, cinnamon. Pretty clean overall and decent, but not really a standout type of beer. Solid.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, best by Dec 2011. Poured brown with a fizzy tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, molasses, and light spice. The flavor found molasses, milk chocolate, and a pumpkin background. Medium body and a malt and light pumpkin aftertaste.
artmcd8 (1219) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the darker pumpkin beers I have had. Smells of malt and spices. Taste has a hint of pumpkin but more spice and molasses. Ok.
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark reddish with white head from bottle, aroma has nice notes of clean pumpkin, bread, toffee, molasses, cinnamon, and cardamom in there as well. Balanced aroma, no negative qualities there. Taste however is not so lucky, some slight notes of pumpkin but moves into some weird sweetness, touch of toffee with a very watery finish, slight hints of spice throughout.