SmorgasBorg9 (2) - - AUG 28, 2011 does not count
You might get mad at my perfect score but when it was available 5 gallons went down very smoothly.not to mention a little too quickly. Did not feel I was eating pie just drinking a great anytime beer. I will be ready with my keg in hand as soon as it returns! todubld (1) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012 does not count
This beer is excellent. I am usually not a fan of too many pumpkin beers but whatever this Santee brewery did really created something special.
I bought a bottle on a whim and have ben back to the liquor store 4 times since and cleaned them out of this one. Grab a bottle and enjoy! padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Taster and then a growler fill purchased. I think this might be the best crafted beer they have done. I am a big fan of pumpkin desserts. So it is really easy for me to detect allspice, clove, cinnamon, some sweet roasted pumpkin and maybe a little pepper. A good pumpkin ale! I also tasted the IPA again and something has changed since the first time I had it. More hops? I liked it. bhensonb (15747) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Bomber from Beverages4Less in Santee, CA. Pours hazy dark amber with no head. Aroma of pumpkin pie spice, and just maybe a bit of cooked squash. Full bodied - like a barley wine. The flavor is really spice, with a touch of chocolate? The spice is pervasive, seems to be pie plus something else. It’s arguably sweet in the finish, but the spice certainly fends that off. SDalkoholic (2424) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 12, 2012
On tap @ Telegraph Canyon Club: poured a dark glowing orange hue with a thin formation of foam head. The aroma smells similar to that of pumpkin pie that has a heavy base of pumpkin puree and an assortment of spices. The drink is well balanced and carries a strong backbone of malts while dashes of spice come up throughout the drink but aren’t overbearing. I really enjoy how smooth the palate is and how refined the drink goes down the hatch for being a pumpkin beer recipe. This pumpkin beer is one of the better ones on the market and delivers some serious alcohol to the bloodstream. I already know this is for sure going to give me a hangover tomorrow.
AmEricanbrew (6954) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 4, 2011
9.5% abv. SD Strong Ale Fest 2010. Orange amber color/ off white head. Nice pumpkin, brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon, fall spice aromas. smooth medium body. Good vegetal raw pumpkin meat, brown sugar sweet flavors with earthy molasses, caramel, mild fall spices. StefanSD (2468) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2013 Re-rated 12-08-2013, previous rating deleted as this ale has completely changed. 650 ml bottle from Sprouts. Pours a cloudy orange-brown color with a small off-white head that soon recedes to a splotchy film. The aroma is quite strong with pumpkin pie spices of nutmeg, clove, allspice and a bit of cinnamon. The taste, like the nose, is over-the-top pumpkin pie spices with nutmeg and allspice in the forefront. Amber malts, and a touch of cocoa, richly fill in the back and sides. The palate was full and a bit oily and the carbonation was lively. Finishes long with lingering cloves. Overall: Since inception this brewski has really intensified--its an altogether different beer.