dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I might be biased towards pumpkin beers and Hoppin Frog, but this has to be one of the better pumpkin beers that I’ve tried this year. The pour is a dark brown with virtually no foam whatsoever. I was able to smell all the spices,pumpkin,nutmeg aromas from a few feet away. The flavors were pretty intense, but not super over powering. You could sip this beer comfortably and not get bored with it. My only negative comment about this beer is that I wish there was better carbonation.
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle.Pours a clear orange with a meduim white head.Nose is lots of cinnamon clove and nutmeg ....Taste is really smooth with all the typical pumpkin spices but finishing with a nice ginger sting!Really solid pumpkin beer and another solid offering from the Ohio boys..
italarican (1544) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at LIC Craft Beer Festival. Clear bronze pour with an off-white head. Rich nose of nutmeg, canned pumpkin, and tart cherry. Pumpkin pie and oak flavor. Spicy pumpkin finish. Tastes like a pumpkin pie that could use a bit more sugar, but not being perfectly sweet suits this beer well.
Frank (4171) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice orange color but w/ only a very small head. Heavy spice in the nose, pie spice naturally but I cannot really pick out the individual ones aside from a lot of clover or maybe allspice. Starts dry and finishes w/ a slight candy-like sweet stickiness. Mildly carbonated but in such a way that it still prickles a bit sharply on the tongue. Decent warm spice character but I find this to be neither drinkable nor the sort of thing I really want to take my time to contemplate.
zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle sampled at LIC beer fest - Lots of clove, cinnamon and orange peel and caramel. I’m a little skeptical that this actually has any pumpkin, still pretty tasty, savory pie and aroumatic.
ilovedarkbeer (2734) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear orange color with a small canvas colored head. Notes of bubble gum, butter, banana bread, coca, baking spice, sage, flowers. Moderate mouthfeel with hidden alcohol.
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice orange color with little head. The aroma is very spicy and actually quite nice. This one has a lot of spicy pumpkin pie flavor. Much more flavor than some pumpkin ales. Feels slightly thick on the palate. This is a very nice beer in this style.
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange with little head and no lacing. Aroma is pumpkin pie spices, cinnamon, nutmeg. Flavor is sweet with notes of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and some mild caramel and vegetal (not in a bad way) pumpkin notes. Finishes clean, but leaves a slight spice aftertaste.
SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. clear orange with no carbonation bubbles and small white head. typical aroma with the usual pumpkin and spice notes. body is moderately light. lots of cinnamon in this one. candy-like cinnamon (those red hard candies) flavors to the point where it’s almost spicy. a little different from the usual though which is much appreciated in this style. i could enjoy one of these every once in awhile.
b33r (875) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Translucent light gold color with zero head and no lacing. I don’t rate many appearances below 3, but this was just not impressive in any way. Light fruity aroma. It smells a little like Big League Chew, which is awesome. Flavor is good with a balanced mix of spices and pumpkin. Very good overall, but much too expensive.