GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 11, 2010
22oz bottle, received in trade with cking/kinger (thanks Cory) -
Drink4Satan (677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Aroma - ginger/mint aroma that dominated this beer during it’s duration. Nothing but a few whiffs of all-spice seemed to escape. Reminded me of Mint Kaopectate unfortunately.
Appearance - beautiful copper orage body with a dense, creamy dirty white head
Taste - the mint/ginger taste shows up, so does some light pumpkin flavor (all spice mostly) with light-medium malt sweetness. Alcohol seems to show up at room tem.
Palate - medium bodied, smooth with a light warm finish
Overall - not sure if I could drink this whole bottle. Half was enough and shared the other half with my brother. Hard to get past the mint.
Pours out a bright, clear copper orange colour with a minimal off-white head. I’m catching a ton of pumpkin spice and what smells like ginger and all spice. Apparently, according to the label, those spices are in the mix along with cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, but the other two stand out the most to me. The brew is very spicy, with not a ton of malt body to back it. It finishes pretty thin for an 8.4% imperial. Some bazooka bubblegum and isoamyl acetate is also there. This is a spicy brew. You could nearly choke on it if you weren’t expecting it. Hops are completely below threshold for me, with all these aromatic spices to mask whatever 7.3 BU’s could impart on a 18.4’P brew. Still, the beer is what it is and I think it achieved what it aimed to be pretty well. You gotta love autumn and be from an area where autumn actually exists to be able to appreciate this brew from an aesthetic standpoint. nickd717 (4886) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Pours from the tap a slightly hazed pumpkin orangish color with a small whitish head sitting on top. The aroma is exactly what you want from this style - big & rich pumpkin pie smell with cinnamon and nutmeg. I love this smell. The flavor is nice and balanced. A little sweet from the malt, but I can excuse that in this style. Big pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and creamy pie filling. Medium-plus bodied and fairly smooth, with a medium-low level of carbonation. Really great for the style. dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2010
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
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 (1606) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2010
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 (4235) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2010
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
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 (2748) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2010
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
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.