strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Draft. Cloudy amber orange with a nice white creamy head.. Aroma is of soft pumpkin with hops. Medium body but thick... bitter of a good IPA with a gentle spice. I found this excellent. superspak (6212) - 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. 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 Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy ginger, lighter nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, citrus, grapefruit, and a hint of pine. It pours a cloudy dark orange with a small soapy white head that quickly fades to a thick ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of pumpkin. There’s a pretty good citrus kick in the middle. The finish moderate grapefruit, light ginger, nutmeg, and a touch of pine. It’s light-medium bodied with somewhat soft carbonation. Overall, the pumpin/IPA combo is pretty interesting...and I’m liking it. rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2013
bottle. light amber with one finger head. i’m not a fan of pumpkin beers, but i do love hops. in this case, the hops clearly win. bright hops, somewhat like a hoppy pale ale complemented by mild pumpkin and spice. i wish all pumpkin beers were this good.
beerjeff (34) - Sagamore Hills, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Great pumpkin beer. Slight pumpkin taste mixed with roasted hops. Very well blended. Not much aroma but what’s there isn’t bad. Palate very clean. Very good. Severe (4) - Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2012 does not count
Dry, hoppy, and cloudy with vaguely clove aftertaste. Interesting but not quite an IPA; not quite a pumpkin ale.
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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.