WillRunForBeer (1735) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by TJ, thanks! Pours orange brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, pumpkin, cinnamon, a touch of clove. Flavor is mild caramel, vegetal, cinnamon and clove in the finish.
Chalumeaux (607) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours from the bottle dark amber with thin lace head. Aroma is very cinnamon heavy. Taste is smooth but spicy in the finish.
ElCapitan22 (299) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber honey red color. Smells a bit malty and of cloves. Tastes of clove and pumpkin. A very good seasonal beer, but nothing memorable.
TheCaptMatey (191) - Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a dark amber colour with a nice white head that dissipated slowly and left neat lacing. Sweet aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg with soft notes of pumpkin. Flavor is rich of pumpkin, spices and a bit of caramel malts. Well balance with a slight bite from the alcohol. One of the best "real" pumpkin beers out there.
Patrickctenchi (5227) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy, orange-brown, bubbly, with a small off-white head.
Very bright, cinnamon/nutmeg/pumpkin aroma.
Slightly lactic pumpkin-pie mix, nutmeg, crust flavour.
ndfreak77 (126) - USA - OCT 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a copper color. Aroma is of ginger and cinnamon. Flavor bursts with pumpkin pie flavors. This is one of my favorite styles of beer and this tops them all. Great pumpkin ale.
gripweed57 (1113) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Chestnut brown color with a foamy beige head. Big cinnamon and clove nose with a sweet toasted malt note. Tangy toasted malt flavor with lots of pumpkin pie spices. Rich and flavorful with full body. Notes of caramel and pecan. Finish is herbal hops and and cardamom.
pjames317 (93) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep mahogany/chestnut color into tulip glassware. An inviting autumnal hue and appropriate for the imperial style. This beer has gained traction in the pumpkin ale market and the attention it garners is deserved. Pleasant bouquet that expertly straddles the line between sweet pumpkin pie and seasonal spices. Pumpkin puree essence is well honed and intermixed with cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Almost has a Grand Marnier-like sugary sweet booziness in the nose as well. Dry mouthfeel with a slightly stinging spiciness complimenting the obvious sweet pumpkin notes. If there are any criticisms, maybe would benefit from less black pepper (or maybe too much cinnamon?) flavors on the spice profile. But probably in my top 3 pumpkin ales (non-stout). I do miss the old label..
Spab (2945) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours a cloudy amber brown with modest-sized cream-coloured head. Aroma is quite spicy with nutmeg the most obvious to me and cinnamon also definitely apparent, as well as caramel and pumpkin. Flavour is very spicy with lots of nutmeg and cinnamon, and a little clove, lots of caramel and a bit of pumpkin character. Plus body. Nice.
labattslover74 (72) - Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Finally after sampling pumpkin beers/ales all night I found one that compares to Shipyard Pumpkinhead. The label art made me decide to save this one for last. Pours dark Amber with a tan head. Aromas of pumpkin, spice, and malt with similar flavor. Stronger taste than most of the pumpkin brews and with a higher alcohol content it makes it worth the while. Good brew I’ll have to remember when autumn rolls around.