jflopsu (1842) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2017 Pours an amber-brown with white head. A strong nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin aroma. The flavor is Also strong with pumpkin spice flavors and was served with a cinnamon sugar rim. A lingering sweet pumpkin spice afteraste. Solid pumpkin beer. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - APR 19, 2017
Reviewed from notes. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Treated as an imperial style of this given the ABV, I poured this into a tulip.
The appearance was a semi-muddy orange almost amber color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that fell at a nice pace. Some light lace.
The aroma had some spice up front (cinnamon and nutmeg) with a semi-soft sweet pumpkin fleshiness coming into balance.
The flavor seemed to be the same way with a light toast/slightly like smoke in the background. There’s no aftertaste but a nicely blended spice to sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Good carbonation and the ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, nicely done imperial pumpkin ale that I could come back to.
Bottle:   Deep orange hued amber, large foamy off-white head, nice lacing.   Moderately spiced on the nose, cinnamon and nutmeg.   Similar on the tongue, fairly solid, not overly done and not too soft.   What I am surprised about is how this is supposed to be 8.2% ABV.   If so, it hides it well.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Clean spicy finish.   Seems like one solid example of a Pumpkin Ale.   Not fake, not too light, not overly spiced, and with a warming finish that hides its ABV well.   Thanks Tim! dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Don’t get much in the way of "toasted" but a very tasty pumpkin beer. Nice spice balance with brown sugar and molasses over a caramel malt and pumpkin base. tekstr1der (501) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Cloudy, muddy-orange pour with very little head and no retention/lacing - looks like cider. Aroma of typical spices and some alcohol. Similar in flavoring with some malt and a little hop balance. Not bad, but not great in an overpopulated style for fall.
cheap (6132) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2015
OK, this year’s batch is here! On tap at the pub. Some pumpkin flavors in there fer sure. Alky is quite apparent. Difficult medicine as the session continues. At times, I think I’m catching a little buzz near the end. Quite strong for a punky beer but isn’t that the trend now with these kind of brews? mcox90 (2152) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 2, 2014
22 oz. bottle from The Beer Store. Bottled on 10/02/14. Pours a dark orange with a one finger off white head. Aroma is pumpkin, light spices and brown sugar. Flavor is pumpkin and or squash. Some nutmeg and cinnamon, but it’s light, as it should be. Semi sweet with hints of brown sugar. Occasional hints of the 8.2%. Medium bodied, could be fuller. I really enjoyed this. AirForceHops (7913) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle purchased at Hampton Falls Village Market. Orange colored brew with thin lasting white head. Aroma is nutmeg, Cinnamon, and toffee. johnnnniee (4440) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2013
The flavor is caramel, toasted grain, nutmeg and some cinnamon in the finish. The body is leaning on thin and watery. Flavor seems to be more spice rather then pumpkin. Could use a light hop character because I get none at all. The flavor is ok but some more body would really do this brew wonders. Still real serviceable.
Bottle from Bert’s puboflyons (3513) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy deep golden color with orange highlights and a smallish off white head that quickly falls to a cap. Smells of caramel, brown sugar, nutmeg, and pie spice. Little to no hop aroma. The flavor is heavy on the spices backed by a sugary caramel base. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Decent enough beer, not as bad as some of the other pumpkins I’ve had.
From the 650 ml. bottle dated 8-17-13. It pours a highly cloudy medium amber to brown with a lingering off-white, soft delicate head. The aroma boasts nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and even a touch of coriander. The body is creamy and smooth and a bit better than medium. The taste brings out all those previously mentioned spices along with a yam and squash character and a lingering bitterness at the end. I enjoyed this quite a lot.