brokensail (9806) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Upslope. Copper in color with a white head. Fruit esters along with a ton if nutmeg, clove, and ginger. Sweet toast, candy, and sugar. Flavor is really sweet. Sugar, candy, and vegetal notes. Clove, nutmeg, and a touch of ginger. Plenty of toast.
BeerandBlues2 (8978) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
GABF 2011. Pours clear amber-brown with a medium, creamy light tan head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is pumpkin, biscuit and bread malt with spices. Flavor is malt and pumpkin dominant with spices and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth.
Ratman197 (8822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can poured a clear orange amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. . Aromas of carmel, pumpkin and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, pumpkin and light spice with a smooth lingering carmel finish.
NielsenRatings (8072) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Cooper orange appearance with a fairly small off white head. Fairly spicy, pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon flavor though those elements are a little more muted. Tastes somewhat strong. Fairly enjoyable brew.
3fourths (7762) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sugary pumpkin spice / pie and caramel malt aroma. Slick, oily, medium-full body, sweet, under-attenuated, spice and sugar-driven pumpkin strong ale. Chewy, waxy, sloppy malt that I find in Upslope stuff across the board, plus noticeable alcohol for that added punch. Grain of salt rating, I don’t like adulterated beer.
gnoff (7327) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Rackhouse Pub, Denver CO, on October 10, 2012, during the event Colorado Rare Beer Tasting
Hazy copper color, off-white head. Hoppy, spicy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, spicy scent.
jtclockwork (6876) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours reddish amber. Nose and taste of squash, light spice and malt. Light bodied.
Ernest (6010) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2012 Can.
Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark amber to medium brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, cookie), with notes of pumpkin, allspice, autumn leaves.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, fizzy carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Better than most Upslope brews at least. Aroma of sugary malts, pumpkin, and spice...pleasant with no off notes. Things fall apart in the mouth, though...it starts brutally sweet and finishes brutally bitter, which is a pretty unpleasant combination...probably a result of being under-attenuated and overspiced. Combine that with the sticky-syrupy and fizzy mouthfeel, and this is just no fun to drink.
SudsMcDuff (5642) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz CaN .. . pours a medium copper .. . good foam .. . good strong level of spices, some caramel too .. . i’m not irish, i’m not irish .. . pretty one dimensional but good for a spiced ale .. . best part: the can was enjoyable to look at..
arminjewell (5555) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is hazy orange with white head on tap at Freshcraft, aroma brought notes of some caramel, toffee, some cinnamon, clove, hints of slight pumpkin, touch of biscuit. Taste is a mix of sweet biscuit and caramel, hints of pumpkin flesh, touch of toasted pumpkin seeds, hints of cinnamon and clove, finishing fairly sweet. Not bad.