tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Draft. Pours brown with an off-white head. Flavor is pumpkin pie with JP funk. Definitely one of the better pumpkin beers I’ve tried, the tart notes are interesting. Capa (3612) - DC, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Sour funk with light citrus, touch of spice, and refreshing fruit notes. Nutmeg, cinnamon, light cocoa, and tart fruits. A really nice brew. rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Gold, fluffy white head. Nose is JP funk, lemonhead candy, some light spices & cocoa. Flavor follows, with light tartness. The sample I had @ the JP Cafe in Ann Arbor seemed to have some lacto going on but I don’t get it in the bottled version. BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Bottle, Batch 610 (8/20/10). Cloudy orange with a sustaining white head and bubbly lacing. Nose is quite fragrant with pumpkin and autumn-like spices such as cinnamon, cardamon, and allspice. Flavor is a bit flat, pumpkin and spices up front that quickly fade into a dry and bitter finish. Medium body, prickly carbonation (bottle foamed over), and watery thin texture. Fairly quotidian pumpkin ale, better than most in this oft-saturated style category but well below noteworthy for repeat performances. mattdev (74) - Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Hazy amber pour with a medium porous head. Nice pumpkin, nutmeg and ginger coming through ont he nose with hints of earthyness and barnyard funk. Not too overly sweet on the nose, but very pleasant. Taste is not what I was expecting from the smell. Vinegar, lemon, lots of funk, tangelo and spice. Finishes thin, crisp and slightly astringent.
J_man (1025) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Orangy tan with an out of control pillowy white head! Definite barnyard and sour notes in the aroma. The front of the taste is an citrusy sweet/sour/bitter followed immediately by a wild yeast funkiness and then again immediately by excellent pumpkin pie spiciness. I was concerned at first by the apparent "Brett" flavor because I’m not a big fan of this, but it is perfectly balanced here with the spices, malt and everything else going on here. In fact, I wonder if this is the pumpkin coming through and not yeast as it can have this effect. This is the most interesting pumpkin beer I’ve ever had and it’s a case study in balancing complex flavors without overdoing anything or ending up with a muddled mess. BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle: Pours a dark brown color with a nice puffy white head. The nose is spicy with lots of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg with some light oak and yeast notes. The flavor is malty and spicy up front with a light pumpkin pie note then a yeasty slap of tartness in the tail along with a moderate amount of body, not bone dry. Full flavor and a clean spicy finish. I don’t know if I love the idea of a savory pumpkin beer with all that oak and tart yeast notes, but it drinks fairly easy. Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Bottle from Olive Tree. Pours a hazy orange amber with a bubbly off white head. Light oaky funk on the nose as well as light spice, cocoa dust and pumpkin / squash notes. An insanely drinkable beer. ink3dm0m (22) - Missouri, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Meh - sour, flat, and absolutely no pumpkin flavor - NOT a do over for sure! bb (9790) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Bottle. Batch 604. Amber beer with a big cream colored head. Tart and light citrus aroma with light spice. Tart, lemony flavor with spice and malt. Medium bodied. Tart and lemon lingers with spice and light malt. Spice, but not much pumpkin.