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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
When Fall rolls around, so does Jack. Provided he stays away from marauding trick-or-treaters, this bright orange gourd-like squash from the genus curcubita (Thanks Wikipedia!) finds his way into the mash of this Flat12 seasonal pale ale. A special blend of Indian(a) spices and pumpkin shine through just enough to complement this slightly sweet and malty tribute to the season of hayrides and bonfires. Flat out fantastic.

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3.3
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Draft on tap at the brewery (Indianapolis, IN). Pours a nice golden amber hue, subtle haze, decent carbonation with a brighter whitish head atop. Filmy layer dies to a decent ringer, mellow lacing and some gentle dulled golden amber glow. Aromas show pumpkin, canned and fresh, a gentle carmelized sugar feel meeting firm nutmeg and ginger. Some mellow cinnamon, gentle sweetness. Not necessarily richer pumpkin pie sweet, but it has some life. Firmer pumpkin and spice elements. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied showing some carmelized malt, firmer clove and pie spice elements. Bigger ginger and nutmeg, touches of bread, firm pumpkin. Not necessarily toasty, caramel, or sweet. Lacking that inviting creaminess. More approachable girth, but a big spice element dominates. Middle is spicy, clove and cinnamon come on strong. Cinnamon takes the reigns, a bit bready with some pumpkin, nutmeg and spice. Backend is dry, spicy, with some gentle pumkin, tapering out spice. I found this one a bit different. Not sweet and a bit clunky, but firmly spiced, cinnamon and pie spices really dig in up front and into the middle. Solid. Different.

3.5
wlajwl (7117) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Aroma is pumpkin, spices and cinnamon. The flavor is spices, cinnamon, pumpkins, citrus, very mild vegetables and a tart/tangy/bitter finish.

3.2
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle:   Lighter colored.   Spicy and tart, a little bubbley, like champagne.   Cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice from start to finish.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   A little airy at times but not too bad.   Has a touch of apple cider like sweetness, or fruitiness perhaps.   Interesting beer to say the least, and a bit different from the traditional examples.


3.2
Patrickctenchi (6750) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle:
Pours clear, orange/brass/gold with a minimal soapy head.
Nose is pumpkin, nutmeg.
Taste is slightly metallic, pumpkin filling.
Herbal hop bittering, pumpkin rind.
Very natural.

1.8
Suttree (6520) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Exactly everything i hate in a pumpkin beer. Sweet, heavy, and overly spiced. Barely drinkable. Smells OK, I guess.

3
thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 28, 2014
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of almost all foam bright white colored bubbles that were and left behind a very softly carbonated transparent yellow orange colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was malty and pumpkin. The mild citrus mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish herbal aftertaste. The ok flavor contained notes of pumpkin mild hops fruity and malt. An OK brew just nothing special.

3.6
nearbeer (5636) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Couple of pints on tap. Clear orange with a film of bubbles. Aroma of squash, caramel and some earthy spices. Tastes of the same with some resin, light pepper and wheat toast. Light-medium body is balanced and has smooth, medium carbonation. Like the subtlety of the spices that lets the pumpkin come through.

3
hotstuff (5270) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Rated on 10-28-2014 (Bottle) This beer pours a huge foamy head that mostly diminishes, hazy golden body, fast rising, very little carbonation, and a good amount of lacing adorns my glass. The aroma is pumpkin, sweet and malt. The flavor is lightly bitter, sweet, pumpkin, and spice. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. This beer has a good dose of pumpkin. A bit too much for my liking and I like pumpkin. It also has a light lingering pumpkin aftertaste.

2.6
Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Thanks, Chris! Served in a mug. Pours a clear light golden. Huge head. So much so that we thought it might have been infected, but alas, it’s just overcarbonated. Nose is a spice bomb with lots of cinnamon and backing pumpkin spice. Flavor is similar to apple jacks and way overspiced. Not a fan at all.

3.3
edgallow (4555) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Draft pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, spice, pumpkin and grass. Taste is pumpkin, spice and malts.


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