RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
A twist on an American Pale Ale, roasted pumpkin seed kernels are added to the final boil and “dry hopped” in the keg. The roasted earthy notes of the kernels compliment the Marris otter malt and yet act as a counterpoint to the bitterness of the hops. Marry with roasted or barbeque chicken, ribs or steak, squash, or okra.

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kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/04/2006
Mode: Firkin
Source: Brewery

opaque orange, thin fine beige head, lots of nice lace, lightly sweet malt aroma, rich body, dry malt flavor, lots of nice hop flavor, nice long bitterness,
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Mode: draft

the keg version has a sweeter malt flavor, nice nutty character, slight hint of astrengent bitterness

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2009
On tap at the brewery 5/31/08: Pours a transparent bronze with a stringy-lacing white head. Aroma of toasty grainy pumpkin seeds and lightly sweet malts. Body starts semi-sweet toasty and grainy with some earthy bitterness. A smooth, unique and enjoyable brew.

decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 8, 2006
An orange brown pour with a slightly off white head. A spicy roasted malt aroma. A flavor of the spice. A good balance between the malt and hops. It seemed pretty hoppy for the style which wasn’t a bad thing. It had a really decent hops bitter on the finish. I liked this beer.

heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Tap at the brewery. Apparently the end of a batch. The body was dark amber. The pumpkin seed dominated the aroma was some roast and nuttiness. The taste was pumpkin seeds with some light grapefruit. An interesting brew, especially surprising is now little pumpkin seed it takes to add that character.

unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2008
2008 Southern Brewers Fest . Cask. Amber pour. Creamy light tan head. Bitter, nutty aroma. Smells like "green", untoasted malt. Flavor of bitter hops, bold malt. Slight notes of spearmint in the distance. (Having to search for tasting notes for this beer). Kinda forgettable. Finishes with a deep tannin bitterness, too much for an American Pale Ale.

goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Cask. Very hazy dark amber color with a thin off-white head. Some grapefruit hop aroma mixed with malt and mild pumpkin in the aroma. the flavor had a light maltiness with citrus grapefruit flavors that went to the finish. Light bitterness and semi-dry finish.

SpringsLicker (3641) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Cask. Dark amber body with an off-white head. A bit of spice in the aroma with a solid malt backing and support from the hops. The hops could come forward a bit in this brew, but overall the flavors are well balanced. The pumpkin seeds add a complexity, but it’s not what one would expect from the name. Interesting brew.

NachlamSie (3485) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2008
on tap. Pours a cloudy copper with a nice white head. The aroma is quite strong with definite nutmeg, subtle pumpkin, some citrusy/lemony hops. The mouth is slightly sticky with a nice clean caramel backbone. The nutmeg comes out in the finish and light lemony hops ring throughout the drink. This is surprisingly good for the style. It cuts the difference between being overly spiced or bland. And thanks to the hoppy character, this still tastes like real beer.

Shag (3001) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2006
An amber appearance. A slight pumpkin aroma with some perfume, lemons, and oranges. The flavor is quite bitter with some lemons and oranges showing in the flavor. Good to keep warm while drinking this outside last night.

lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2009
From a batch with homegrown hops. Hazy brown-orange, whitish head. Aroma is caramel, light toasted pumpkin seeds, citrusy hops. Taste is again citrusy, spicy, light toast and caramel. I think I like these after they sit on the pumpkin seeds for a lot longer.

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