RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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With North Peak’s Hooligan Hoppy Pumpkin Ale you will never have to choose between your favorite pumpkin beer and IPA again. Hooligan is brewed with real pumpkin and fresh spices to give you all the spicy pumpkin goodness you could ask for. And did we mention the hops? Hooligan is brimming with hops! It is brewed in Traverse City, MI, on Old Mission Peninsula incorporating locally grown hops.

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3.1
bobschaefer (13) - Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2014
It’s an interesting mix of pumpkin and hop. They made a good choice in using hops that lean towards pine but it’s just kind of odd.

3
vyvvy (6524) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Well, they can’t all be winners. This one pours clear golden copper with an off-white soapy head. The aroma has spices, herbal / tropical hops, some toasty malt, caramel and light pumpkin. It has a medium / light body that is very crisp and has light sharp carbonation. The flavor begins with ultra-dry crackery malt, pumpkin vegginess, earth and dirt. The finish has harsh earthy hops, dry malt and an overall unpleasantness to it. This was not for me at all.

3.7
drfabulous (8104) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Draught at The Beer Trappe. Nice hoppy nose matched by an orange pour and just a bit of pumpkin in taste. That’s just fine. THis beer is well balanced between IPA/pumpkin.

3.6
TheBear11D (365) - Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2014
The Hooligan pours yellowish brass color with a thick off white head that lasts and leaves nice lacing. The aroma is fairly faint, but I can pick up hints of pumpkin spice and floral notes. The flavor is a bit of pumpkin spice up front, however, not as much as you would expect from a pumpkin beer. The floral hops dominate the flavor after a second and hoppy bitterness rides well into the aftertaste. Overall this is a decent beer.

3
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
A hoppy pumpkin ale that is neither hoppy or very pumpkiny. Murky apricot with a fluffy slowly fading tan vertex. Aroma is biscuitty with toasted malt and mild pumpkin spices. Taste is faint and mild with light floral hops and faint bitterness.

3.6
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy light amber color with a small foamy head that quickly fades to ring. Aroma is nice mix of pine/grass hops with pumpkin pie spices. Taste is slightly sweet with a strong bitterness. Lots of pine, fruity, and grassy hops. Finishes with some light cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. As it warmed I started getting more citrus fruit too. Medium body. Pretty solid beer. It’s a pumpkin spiced IPA really so if you like of those styles then you’ll probably enjoy this.

3.5
BillKismet (4076) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Nice tan body, hopped cream head. The nose emanates appealing fruit-tinged hops, but is bereft of any pumpkin essence. Similarly, the body is characterized by fruit-tinged hoppyness with some moderate co-humulone heavyness as well as bursts of over-ripe fruit. Not the slightest remnant of pumpkin is perceptible in this beer. However, as a musky, summer-time IPA, this works well.

3.1
Holtguy (178) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Poured orange. Aroma of hops. I smelled real hard but couldn’t quite detect any pumpkin or those pumpkin-friendly spices. Taste was of a pretty well hopped IPA, but again I couldn’t detect any pumpkin. I don’t like pumpkin beers, so I suppose that’s okay.

3.4
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Obtained in a locals for locals trade. Poured from a funny lil bottle into a blecher glass. Opaque orange in color with a slight white head. Smell is pumpkin and squash with slight fruity hops... Interesting. Taste is again with the pumpkin... Malt sweetness and a little bitterness from the hops. Not bad, but don’t really care for pumpkin beers.

3.7
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Interesting and enjoyable. You have to be a fan of hops to like this one. Pours a cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma of cinnamon nutmeg and spicy hops. Taste is mostly pine and honey but middle and end of spices and slight pumpkin, wish I wish it was more. Good stuff.


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