DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2014
On tap at Dutch’s... First pour from the keg. Completely cloudy kind of light brown color (which I’m sure will clear out in subsequent pours). Thin off-white head, leaving great thicker lace. Up front in the nose, great pumpkin, pumpkin spice, and a bit of citrusy hop aroma. In the flavor, a pretty impressive malt balance... Good chocolate, mild caramel, and a bit of that honey malt in there. Medium plus body.. Very smooth and easy-drinking. Crisp lighter carbonation, light chewiness to the body, more dry finish. Kind of a spicier taste towards the finish, mild to moderate bitterness, moderate sweet taste. Pretty solid, enjoyable pumpkin ale. Up front, I was loving this. It was my first pumpkin beer of the year, so my palate was ready. Maybe I needed a beer too, at the moment. Halfway through the spice started to show up a lot more and grind on the overall package a bit, and I slowed down. Still a very a solid, enjoyable pumpkin beer. zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz) Cloudy orange pour with a white head. Aroma is a very lightly spiced almost pumpkin bread smell. Good amount of pumpkin and not overpowered by the cinnamon. Bitter spice and pumpkin at the start. More like a pumpkin pie with a good amount of ginger and clover. Bitter and lightly sweet pumpkin finish. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - AUG 15, 2014
Transfer from BA reveiw on 11-26-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a burnt orange color with a tiny white head that fades almost instantly leaving no lacing.
Smell – The smell is a mix of roasted malt, pumpkin and some sweet brown sugar and caramel. There are some very light nutmeg and clove aromas as well. Overall sweet and roasty.
Taste – The taste starts out of sweet caramel and a bready taste. Quickly a sweet brown sugar laden pumpkin flavor mixed with a lighter spice of nutmeg and allspice come to the tongue. These flavors linger throughout the taste till the end where the roasted pumpkin and malt flavors increase. In the end a sweet-lightly roasted pumpkin flavor is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is a little above average in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather low. While a bit more carbonation would have been good for the sweeter nature of the beer, the creamy body (accentuated by the lower carbonation) was very good for the pumpkin flavors.
Overall – Not a bad pumpkin brew. It is on the sweeter side without too much spice. Worth a try if you have a chance.
OmgIPA (18) - - AUG 12, 2014
Appearance: light golden
Aroma: spices and pumpkin, not over the top
Taste: gingerbready with some spices in the back.
Mouthfeel: moderately carbonated
Overall: nice taste with not much aroma and a little too much spice
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Tap. Pours a clear orangish gold body with a small fizzy white head. Big spice and pumpkin nose with lots of cinnamon and nutmeg, some decent pumpkin meat. The flavor is pretty well balanced, not over spiced, not overly sweet. Nice meaty flavor up front, finishes a bit heavy on the cinnamon though perhaps. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and almost creamy with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty nice Pumpkin Ale, they didn’t overdo it on the spice.
conway (2210) - - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle. Clear gold with a thin off white head. Aroma and taste are both straight pumpkin pie. Taste does add a little bready malt which reinforces the "pie" aspect. Medium mouthfeel and carb with a short finish. I doubt I'll ever really love a pumpkin beer but this is certainly in the upper echelon. Brigadier (3665) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
12 ounce bottle
beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Never one to pass up a new seasonal I grabbed an affordable single at the local store. While it may not have the depth or punch of some other fall harvest ales the result is good enough for a brewery like Ithaca. Just what I expected this is one to try fresh.
Aroma / Appearance - Mild carbonation and head bob in the creamy mandarin orange base. Nutmeg, cool whip, spices, sweet almonds, and more create the fell of a humid late summer afternoon.
Flavor / Palate - Spices include cinnamon and nutmeg. A burst of pumpkin is heavy on the earthy squash. Fluid pie filling wraps up a solid experience. Not overly deep this is still a fine way to pass the time. If you are in Ithaca’s market grab one next year alongside some other pumpkin ales.
12 oz. bottle at The Pour House in Mountainhome, PA. Pours a clear orange amber moderate linen white head. Pleasant aroma of pumpkin and the requisite pumpkin pie spices. The flavor is pumpkin and spice with a bit of caramel. Mild bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied. No problems. merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
A: Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Pumpkin, Mild Allspice
T: Pumpkin, Mild Allspice
M: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mild Spicy
Overall, a pretty nice drinkable yet mild pumpkin ale. msalsbury (32) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Pours a slightly clouded reddish brown. Aroma is spicy and malty with a definite ginger note to it. The flavor has a prominent ginger note to it, with the pumpkin "funkiness" right behind that. Other spices are present but take a definite back seat. There is a kind of molasses or brown sugar sourness to the flavor, too. The finish is dry and mildly bitter. It’s a better-than-average pumpkin ale but not my favorite. I tend to prefer those which are more sweet than dry, more spicy than not, and minimally bitter. Still, it’s a solid pumpkin beer and one I’m happy to drink.