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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Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Pours clearish copper with white head, lots of lace. Aroma of spice, roast pumpkin seeds, citrus hops. Taste is pretty interesting, with the pumpkin seeds strangely complimenting the citrus hop flavors. Spice is relatively subdued, with light sweet backbone. Finish is nutty and bitter. Overall, an interesting take on APA. A beer I would try again.

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.

nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2009

Source:22 oz bottle from Greenlife in Chattanooga.
Appearance:Clear amber pour with a thin white head.
Aroma:Sweet malt and grass with a faint hint of pumpkin seeds.
Flavor:Sweet malt with a mild bitter finish. Not bad, but not very exciting.
Palate:Medium body with solid carbonation.
Overall:Better than the Juniper Pale, but still just ok.

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.

unclemattie (4357) - 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.

heemer77 (5360) - 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.

shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Pours an orange copper color with a white head. Aroma is caramel, nutty, toasty, roast, and some floral notes. Flavor is malty, caramel, nutty, toasty, roast, and a nice floral finish.

NachlamSie (3536) - 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.

kp (10881) - 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

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.

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