hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the Philadelphia location. Lightly hazy orange/amber in color. Aroma is nutmeg, pumpkin, and toasted malt. Taste is toasty malt with pumpkin, nutmeg and caramel in the back. Light to moderately hoppy for the style and pretty well attenuated. Medium bodied, finishes lightly bitter. pretty well done.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler at the Philly brewery. Pumpkin pie spices on the nose. Clear medium amber with small white head. Clean spicy mace, nutmeg, allspice and earthy hops over light caramel. Medium finishwith light residual bitterness.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish copper color small head. Aroma has pumpkin pie spice and sweetness. Flavor is nice and balanced. Drinkable, a bit vegetal, which is nice to see, I taste pumpkin in this one, not just spice, still spicy but not overpowering.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Triumph. Pours red with a beige head. Nice aroma, lots of spices...cinnamon, clove, nutmeg. Medium light mouthfeel. Very typical pumpkin beer, but clean. Not mindblowing either
TheEpeeist (3364) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Philly brewpub. Clearish orange brown with some white froth. Nose is pumpkin spice; heavy on the clove and nutmeg. Medium light with moderate carb. Taste like the nose, some lemon and spices. I didnít pick up too much pumpkin. Spices avoid the bitter aftertaste i sometimes find in brews like this.
dmac (4045) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler from Princeton shared at Moosetoberfest. Poured a slihtly muddy brownish/red with a smaller foamy light beige head. Aroma is very well done and like liquid pumpkin pie in a glass. The flavor is taken over by the spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and the pumpkin is more of a background flavor. Solid effort but once again the spices dominate and the pumpkin takes a backseat.
jtclockwork (8461) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft from backlog. Pours clearish amber with off white head. Nose and taste of pumpkin, grassy hops, cookie malt, light earth and light spices. Lighter medium body.
jdjuice (329) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - OCT 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Princeton. I thought the flavor was a little too heavy on the spices with not enough pumpkin, but I keep comparing all the Pumpkin Ales I try to Dogfish Headís Punkin Ale, so I guess itís sort of unfair. Very drinkable, added flavors arenít overpowering, just maybe not as well rounded as Iíd prefer my beer.
jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a creamy tan head with some lacing with deep red color. Aroma is nutmeg, faint pumpkin. Taste is medium malt, nutmeg, faint pumpkin. Looks full body, taste is medium/light body. Good carbonation.
Dogbrick (8149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Princeton location: Pours a clear reddish-orange color with a compact light beige head that burns off quickly. Spotty lacing. Aroma of pumpkin, malt and nutmeg. Light-bodied with mild pumpkin and cinnamon flavors, along with other spices in the background. The finish remains pumpkin-y with a short herbal aftertaste. Overall the beer is okay, albeit one-dimensional.