RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
According to Linus there are 3 things never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin. Our Pumpkin Ale, on the other hand, has made quite a buzz from New Hampshire down to Florida. Every season has its pleasures. Harvest your own with our Pumpkin Ale and reap all that Autumn has to offer. Brewed with pumpkins from only the most sincere patches, this seasonal brew is golden orange, crisp and delicious, with an innocent hint of cinnamon and nutmeg that articulates our favorite season. Gather with friends and family and enjoy the change of seasons while savoring a pint of Pumpkin Ale. Just like the leaves, its gone after Thanksgiving.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (4051) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Clear amber pour with fading sudsy offwhite head. Nose starts very nicely with a good blend of pumpkin spices. Unfortunately the flavor just doesnt go the extra mile. Nothing wrong, just kinda normal without any wow factor. Honestly, better than I expected, but on the whole just another slightly average pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (9847) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - DEC 6, 2011
On tap at a Scottish bar in NYC close to Times SQ. Thin white head. Slightly hazy amber pour. Some spiciness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LIVEFAST (62) - Mount Misery, Valley Forge, - NOV 28, 2011
Sampler @ Capones, firkin. Orange/light brown with no real head to talk about. Nose is mostly spices(nutmeg, cinnamon) with a bit of pumpkin. Firkin tames the pumpkin in the taste, but leaves a very prominent spice character. Drinkability is good, but a bit to spicy for my liking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (5637) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
from a screw top 12 oz bottle. drank directly from the bottle so i am assuming it is the color of any other punky beer. smells a little like pumpkin, just barely, of course wit spices. yes, a little bitter and medicinal like man punky beers, probably a style that rates up there with ipa as far as i am concerned. yes a beer but polluted with pumpkin and spices, like so many other punk beers. ok for t his type but not really anything special. i wish these punk beers tasted more like pumpkin pie. you know, so many breweries feel they have to fill that profitable pumpkin niche, i just wish they would focus on making good beer, not popular beer. overall, about average for the pumpkin style, on the finish there are no real negative ale attributes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Draft @ Cervesas. Spicy orange hue, nice head. Sweet (underscore) cookie aroma, carrying over into the palate, which is also very soft. Lots of roasted caramelized pumpkin. Spice is barely there. Is overall mild, bready, and thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Palidor19 (3177) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2011
not too much, slightly malty with a slightly hint of pumpkin and some spices. the taste is thin but it has a decent standard. it has many faults.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4387) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2011
The aroma is a tiny bit metallic but it does have pumpkin and spices as well as a bit of caramel malt. The appearance is orange amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is a bit thin but OK. Overall a pretty average example of a pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10926) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Burnt orange pour. Small head. Spices, fruitcake, cookie aroma. Sweet and malty, pumpkin pie. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPolenz (1778) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2011
I poured a 12oz bottle into a Geordie Schooner glass.

Appearance: Dark copper to brown proper. Very clear with a lot of visible carbonation. Forms an average-sized soapy yellowish head which retains well but doesnt lace at all.

Smell: Very sweet smell as if it were a pumpkin soda rather than a beer. The usual pumpkin pie spices with a slightly floral note.

Taste: Blue Point Pumpkin Ale reminds me of most other pumpkin ales Ive had: basically a liquid potpourri of spices, but with additional sweetness and a crisp, thinner body. Ive only had one other beer I would describe as akin to "pumpkin soda" and while this beer isnt quite to that extreme, it definitely has similarities.

Intense sweetness at the beginning of the palate, which quickly gives way to a flood of dry spiciness. They seem to have emptied the spice rack shelf brewing this one as its got a little of everything: pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom and allspice. But unlike other pumpkin ales, the spice notes seem to have had their edges rounded out - they all blend together for one big spice sensation. Its a little dry, but flavorful and tasty enough to satisfy. The cardamom seems a little more pronounced than Id prefer, but as much as its a generic pumpkin ale, its at least a good one.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly thin and fizzy for the style. Leaves a slightly dry, sticky, HFCS-like aftertaste.

Drinkability: While not the most robust or original pumpkin beer, Blue Point Pumpkin Ale is at least one of the most drinkable offerings. The homogenized spices enable the palate to be quite smooth and friendly to the mouth. The thinner body makes it quite easy going down, and it doesnt taste or feel as heavy as its 6% ABV potency. A good beer with an autumn meal, but not quite sessionable though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
smith4498 (3582) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Pours clear amber color with off white head. Aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg. Cinnamon and nutmeg flavor with a strange aftertaste. Medium body with average carbonation. Initial taste is good but I cant get past the weird aftertaste.

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