hopscotch (8395) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle... Clear, burnt orange ale with a large, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. Spicy nose with notes of nutmeg, butter, cinnamon, brown sugar and pumpkin with a hint of latex. Perfectly balanced, spicy flavor. Thin, though. Light-bodied and bone dry with soft carbonation.
Cobra (1100) - In a van, down by the river, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad for a local beer. 12 oz. brown longneck bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a deep orangeish / amber color, with no head whatsoever.
Not even a ring of bubbles around the rim. Aromas are very subtle, almost nonexistent. Flavors are of earthy hops with a spicy notes to it. Not your everyday pumpkin beer by any means.
A little hot on the cinnamon side, a tad too much allspice as well. Other than that, itís a decent local beer.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Standard pumpkin ale here. Aroma is not as strong as other pumpkin ales. Flavor is that of pure pumpkin pie. Spicy finish.
TomDecapolis (4340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a translucent medium orange. Aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon overall a nice pumpkin pie aroma. Flavor is pumpkin, some vanilla and other seasonal spices. A nice pumpkin ale for sure.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Tom Decapolis for this...
Appears a light amber with a small white cap that fizzles away.
Smell is nice and warming. Cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg, spice.
Taste is of spicey pumpkin pie.
Mouthfeel is slightly bitter with a spiciness coming through.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis (and also brought over by PWalk), thanks! Poured a medium and see through clear orange color with a smaller sized white head. Smells like pumpkin pie - pumpikn and spices. I liked this aroma as there it wasnít artificial like some pumpkin beers Iíve had. Tastes of vanilla, lighter pumpkin and lighter spices. Thinner body.
DocLock (7225) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, this one surprised me. Bottle from Union Jackís, Boyertown. Pours orangish with a medium white head. Big pumpkin and pumpkin pie spicy aroma. Tastes pumpkiny, with an authentic pumpkin flavor, and a rich palate. I swore I smelled and tasted whipped cream in this. The best pumpkin beer I have yet quaffed, and a great beer in any genre.
raymow (767) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the better pumpkin beers that Iíve had thus far (and my first this season). It has a great reddish-orange appearance and a nice pumpkin spiced aroma and flavor. I also like the fact that the flavor is not over the top pumpkin - itís just right. On the down side, I did notice that both the aroma and flavor lose a bit of their umph toward the end of the glass.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A pumpkin beer that is heavy on the cinnamon. I donít really taste any pumpkin in the beer, but this example is sweet and a good example of a style that I just donít care for.
lamas (1284) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Ahhhh...the first of MANY pumpkin beers I will drink this season. A rich orange pour with a thin light-tan head. The aroma features cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie filling and sweet malts. Medium-bodied and smooth. Malty/pumpkin pulpy taste with a bunch of spices that tingle on the tongue. A sugar cookie aftertaste.