RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (6008) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2012
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 9/21/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of pineapple, orange zest, pine, biscuit, caramel, clove, pumpkin, allspice, ginger, floral, and grass. Very nice and interesting aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, caramel, toast, pumpkin, clove, allspice, floral, pepper, grass, and herbal earthiness. Fair amount of grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, caramel, toast, clove, allspice, floral, grass, light pumpkin, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor complexity; nice hop/malt/spice balance; zero cloying flavors on the finish. Not really too much pumpkin going on in the taste, but the rest of the flavors are very nice. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and very crisp as an pale ale should be. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after this finish. Overall this is a damn nice hoppy pumpkin ale. Nice flavor balance and very smooth to drink. No complaints about this one; very well done.


3.5
crossovert (13908) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2017
Draft. Golden pour. This is exactly what you would expect. A pumpkin spice ipa...

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kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2016
All herbal ...com. Tastes like some kind of funky tea. I couldnt even tell it was beer. I like North Peak before, but sometimes you just gotta stay more focused. Damn!

3.6
degbert (1776) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours a medium gold with orange highlights and a creamy, mixed-grained, white head. Nose is grapefruit, spruce, honey, lavender, and gardenia. On the tongue, it’s an interesting mix of the intense spicy citrus of an IPA and a smooth sweetness from pumpkin; it works, because the pumpkin’s round fruity sugars and the spice enhances rather than fights with the honeyed malt. Mouthfeel is quite smooth and substantial for a beer this hoppy. Finish goes very dry and citric. A very good mixture of two styles that could have gone very badly.

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veggieBen (11) - Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Heavy spice smell with light hops after taste, typical pumpkin ale color but no head, good spice flavor with hops finish, weird linger both a low IBU IPA and a pumpkin ale after taste. Overall enjoyable on a evening relaxing

3.4
cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2016
Bottle in hotel room Orlando 2016... Dark amber... Massive Light tan head... Massive pumpkin.. Soft toffee malts nose... Soft sweet toffee malts... Light spice... Light pumpkin finish

2.7
Stylurus (57) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Aroma of pumpkin spices. Orange-amber in color with a thin head. Slightly sweet, pumpkin flavor with hop bitterness and aftertaste. (It should be noted that strong hop flavor is not my preference) This may be a good after dinner substitute for dessert.

3.4
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle. Poured a clear orange-amber color with an off white head. Aroma of spicy pumpkin notes, with some earthy notes. It actually worked better than I thought. Somesoice, well mostly spice, with some sweetness and earthy/spice hopping. Not bad

3.1
rondphoto (4494) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 29, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear medium amber color, white head cover, thin streaks of lace. Aroma of malt and raw pumpkin. Taste is malt and semi-sweet pumpkin that turns spicy sweet on a fizzy swallow. The pumpkin provides plenty of bitter to finish. It’s okay, not great.

3.7
jgb9348 (6478) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Crisp copper and orange coloured body with a rich, thick, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of very bright squash, nutmeg, allspice, powdered ginger, malt and a good light dose of hops - very nice nose. Medium-bodied; Assertive nutty and malty flavour up front with a lot of squash and even more bitterness from the malt and perhaps some from hops. Aftertaste shows a lot of the spices with the allspice and nutmeg by far the strongest, with a little canella and coriander seed right behind and a touch of sweetness on the finish from caramelised sugars. Overall, a nice beer for the style with a lot of flavour, a nice complex profile and the best bottle in the business. I sampled this stubby twelve ounce bottle purchased from Siciliano’s in Grand Rapids, Michigan on 11-September-2015 for US$1,89 sampled at home in Washington on 30-November-2015.

3.6
jhp40219 (449) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 28, 2015
On tap at Red Yeti Brewing Co. Pours a slightly hazy copper orange with a amber hue and a one-finger white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Pumpkin, citrus (mostly orange), cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, malt, bit of wheat and bread. Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation. Definitely a pumpkin IPA, but since that sounds rather unappealing, I understand them calling this a hoppy pumpkin ale. Really good overall. An interesting and original take on an IPA.


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