KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz Can. The pour was a clear reddish orange with a head that was on the light side of average (1-2 finger), with an off white fizzy head that diminished totally after a few minutes and had poor lacing.
The aroma was of a light bread malt and a doughy yeast with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and clove.
The taste was a light malty sweet with a touch of pumpkin and nutmeg early on, becoming lightly bitter with a hint of cinnamon and a slightly spicy note of clove at the finish. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow, being mostly of a light sweet spiciness that faded away rather slowly.
Mouthfeel was light in body with a watery texture and a mild carbonation.
Overall this was a decent tasting Pumpkin Ale and did possess a good drinkability, but as this style goes it was nothing overly special...
dfinney23 (2170) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lost rating from last fall. Pours burnt orange with a barely there head. Has the expected pumpkin and pie spices but also a touch of darker, roastier flavors, which is nice.
wchesser (1397) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Bit old at this point (4 months?), but drank ok, probably muted the spices some which suits me fine. Copper colored. Nose of pumpkin spices, light caramel malts. Roasted pumpkin flesh, even handed pumpkin spice. Ok, better than I expected from Upslope. Not my thing but fine for what it is.
dnstone (2352) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazed copper with a soft white head. Light bready, squashy aroma. A balanced pumpkin ale, not too spiced. Overall decent although probably better when fresher.
BOLTZ7555 (2939) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy chestnut pour with copper highlights and a small eggshell head. Subtle cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, and toasted wholegrain. Not terribly aggressive but enjoyable. A nice change of pace but wouldn’t probably buy another.
Ibrew2or3 (7365) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
$5.49 single 16oz can, from Total Wine, pours with a clear copper to amber body that supports a thin white head. The aroma offers up sweet sugary smelling malts, a sort of ripe apricot fruity ester thing and then a bit of pumpkin and light cinnamon on the back end. The taste starts with a very nice pumpkin kick flowing quickly into a bit of cinnamon and then more pumpkin. Pretty nice. It stays modest with pumpkin and pretty smooth with sugary malt sweetened cinnamon. At this price point I don’t plan to get anymore though.
ajnepple (3129) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz single can from Biggie Wine & Liquor. Hazy brown appearance with a light tan head and light lacing. Mild aroma of fresh pumpkins, light cinnamon, light nutmeg and maybe some allspice with notes of caramel and toffee in the background. Similar flavor, moderately spiced with a mild malty sweetness. Medium to full body with a smooth, creamy feel. I like that they didn’t go crazy with the spices, but it’s almost a little bland. Still slightly better than a lot of pumpkin beers out there and it’s pretty easy to drink at 7.7%. Not worth the pricetag either.
mikedR (1532) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid all around pumpkin ale. Good pumpkin flavors. Could use a bit more kick perhaps, but no complaints.
daknole (10163) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orangish pour, white head. Sweet caramel with pumpkin and spice. Not half bad!
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This was drinkable but barely. Unpleasant taste, harshness and just not enjoyable. Chemical flavor or booze or something. Left it for dead.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yam color. Lasting white head. Aroma a little nuttu and toffee. Breaks in fall just proper. Good pumpkin taste. Smooth. Light body.