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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Pumpkin Ale featuring cinnamon and habanero chili peppers for just the right amount of heat.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (3159) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2017 Like many pumpkin beers with real pumpkin, not just pumpkin spice, it has a similar darkish pumpkin ale color, and a fizzy, swiftly disappearing head. Warm pumpkin pie smell domination by smooth cinnamon nose. The taste starts out more like a pumpkin pastry square. But then the chili pepper kicks in, and delivers a nice spicy kick. You usually find this kind of oddball ingredient mix in a brewpub. Hope it stays around for a few years.


3.4
rader58 (931) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 9, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours clear orange in color. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, pepper. Flavor of citrus, pumpkin, fruit juice sweetness. Finish has a hot pepper burn to the throat. Awesome addition to the finish.

3.7
wlajwl (7121) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2017
Aroma is cinnamon, pumpkin and creeping spices/chilies. The flavor is big cinnamon, malts, citrus and a creeping and increasingly spicy/chilies finish.

3.6
Chudwick (3393) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2017
I had two of these and just now getting around to rating it. decent heat, but the amount of heat you'd expect to buy at Kroger: nothing excessive. cinnamon and peppers work well together. strong. glad I bought the six-pack.

3.8
RSRIZZO (2032) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2017
12oz bottle poured into a Shaker at 40°. Color is a bright pale gold with medium carbonation and a small white head. Aroma is pumpkin spice with a faint sour note in the back. It has a lighter medium body with a crisp mouthfeel. Flavor is spicy, with nutmeg and cinnamon then finishing with with a chili pepper spicy bite. Aftertaste is almost clean giving a refreshing feel but then the spicy heat comes into the back. Overall it's an interesting and complex take on a pumpkin.

2.2
LetsGoState (912) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2017
Aroma is part pumpkin, part spice. Taste is pumpkin/spice upfront, but punches hard with habanero. Overall the peppers ruin it for me.

3.6
shrubber85 (11666) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2017
Bottle. Cinnamon sugar, light pepper, biscuit malt, and light hay aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Moderately sweet cinnamon, pumpkin bread malt, and mildly bitter hay flavor. Mild to moderate habanero pepper flavor/burn in the finish. Good body. Pretty good - spice not overdone.

4
beer_rookie (683) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 3, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2017 Pours a clear golden color. One finger head. Okay retention, good lacing.

Aroma is pumpkin spice, primarily cinnamon. It smells like a pumpkin pie in the oven.

Taste is pumpkin pie. It does. It also has a bit of heat, not hot. Pie crust, and cinnamon. Peppers are hot on my lips, but not so much on the palate.

Mouthfeel is medium light body. Bit of lingering heat. Touch creamy.

Overall, this is really good. Not very complex. Well done. One of the better pumpkin beers. It's inspiring enough that maybe I will put a little cayenne pepper in my Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. I'd buy it again. I'd recommend it. It's good.

Update, had another one three weeks after the first. A fresher one. Had a little more heat. Same rating.

3.1
mike67 (1274) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of caramel malt, cinnamon and pumpkin. Body is medium and crisp. Caramel malt, pumpkin, spices, pepper fill the mouth. Finish is long and hot. Good brew but I don’t eat hot pepper.

3.3
Ron (4215) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2017
Bottle. Had to have a pumpkin on Halloween night. Pours light brown with no head. Leaves no lacing in the glass. Big pumpkin on the nose. Interesting blend of pumpkin spice and pepper heat on the tongue. Builds heat as it goes.

1.5
rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2017
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Medium sweet base with pumpkin and caramel, some mild cinnamon. Habanero heat. WTF? I've definitely had worse beers, but I can't think of another I disliked more than this. What kind of monster would mix these flavors?


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