pictoman (1261) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
Poured from 650mL bottle. Cloudy copper brown with beige head. Pumpkin and nutmeg with citrus hops. Interesting, but flavours don’t meld that well. vadie (1257) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2015
Orange brumeux avec un petit col tan. L’arôme a plein de la citrouille et un peu du pin. En bouche c’est d’abord de la citrouille puis plein d’houblon. Désolé, c’est comme manger une citrouille aigre. Ce n’est pas mon goût. sulawang (1217) - - OCT 2, 2015
Visual: Pours cloudy copper brown with a smallish head, ringed and thin layer of retention, suspended micro sediment, only a few bubbles here and there.
Nose: brown sugar malts, hints of honey. (lvl-4)-pungency
Attack: malty bittersweet hopped crisp bite
Mid-palate: light tingly throughout, (lvl-3)-sweetness, (MAIN) caramel malts, wormwood, grapefruit, pumpkin depth, cinnamon
Finish: lingering biting bitter hops, pumpkiny depth, more cinnamon, malt finish.
Summary: A pretty interesting spin on a pumpkin ale and IPA. Good depth and flavour; still and IPA at heart, but with an augmented layer of complexity. The spices really come out at 18°C. RCx240 (203) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 29, 2015
Pours slightly hazy amber, with a frothy beige head. Aroma of resin, molasses, caramel, and a hint of pumpkin. Taste is malt forward, with underlying pumpkin notes and an astringent bitterness. Full body, thick and slick texture, soft carbonation, finishes lingering bitterness and pumpkin notes. Interesting twist as far as pumpkin beers go. Boutip (6664) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle: Poured a clear amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of bitter hops with some caramel malt with some very distant notes of pumpkin pie. Taste is also dominated by bitter hops notes with some light sweet caramel malt notes. Body is lighter than expected with good carbonation. Spice notes are too subtle to really register and hops profile isn’t that interesting.
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2014
Bomber from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass. Oakes (19550) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
App.: Deep clear amber with a full orange-light tan head.
Aroma: Grapefruit and resinous hops mixed with moderate warm spices, ginger and clove predominate, deep caramel/toffee malts, a slightly brighter citrus note, a little alcohol, interesting, IPA comes out ahead.
Palate: Medium+ body, restrained carbonation, slightly slick/syrupy.
Flav.: Quite malty, moderately spicy, less hop character than the nose (still a bit), ginger and clove are the main spice flavours, grapefruit hides behind that, not much resinous character, the scales tip towards Pumpkin Ale, unfortunately (for me); dry with fairly good bitterness and a richly malty finish that balances IPA and spiced beer.
An interesting take on a style I don’t like. Thanks, Tree.
Bottle from Central City. Hazy amber. Aroma is balanced - pumpkin, earthy hops, light biscuity malts. Light bitterness, light pumpkin, nice biscuity character. mcberko (20268) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
On tap at Tap & Barrel Coal Harbour, pours a clear golden orange with a small beige head. Aroma brings out loads of pumpkin pie and pumpkin spices, with a hoppy undertone. Flavour is much the same, but with a syrupy artificial quality to it. Not terrible but certainly not very sophisticated. Weird beer. Randy4Beer (515) - - OCT 31, 2014
This is is a very interesting marriage of Classic IPA with pumpkin ales. It is an opaque orange brown, bordering on the reddish end of the spectrum, and has a considerable off-white head that leaves wonderful layers of lacing in its wash. The aromas are of pumpkin and heavy spice, but with the hoppiness of a traditional IPA. The palate is fairly full bodied. The tastes echo the aromas. It is very much like a traditional IPA that has had its normal citrus undertones replaced with pumpkin, while retaining all of the other characteristics such as the hop bitterness. I give this one major kudos for uniqueness, as they didn’t go the normal pumpkin ale route and actually produced something unique and delicious. HippyHop (728) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
This is kind of a mixed bag, for me. On the one hand, I love IPAs, on the other I’ve never been a fan of pumpkin beer. This stuff somehow manages to be both and neither. In fairness it’s exactly as advertised, but the mix of citrusy hops and pumpkin spices don’t really do it for me.