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Pumpkin Roll Ale - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 18.56%
Wants: 7
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 07-26-2013)
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Reviews by DrDemento456:
Photo of DrDemento456
3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Really excited to try this one.

A - Pour is a bit darker amber than a bright orange hue one would expect with the style. Head is a nice creamy 1/2 inch.
S - Smells of pure vanilla I have only smelled only a few equal to the amount of pure sweet vanilla. Real let down as I get very little pumpkin spice just a smidgen of nutmeg and cinnamon. Little vegital smell is always nice.
T - Well to be honest its the weirdest pumpkin ale I ever drank most of the time I get sweet vanilla like malt, butternut squash and very little spicing (BOO!) but I kept swearing I was tasting a watermelon jolly rancher. I am reminded of the taste of "hell of high watermelon" beer but much more pronounced and not as vegital. Too weird.
M - Light to medium, somewhat creamy. Lager like.

Overall it has its perks not being too hop forward which is great for the style but the watermelon candy taste really put me off into wanting a second. Also not enough spice to really make it a true "pumpkin roll" Everyone else I got to try it liked it so I guess it is drinkable...

More User Reviews:
Photo of wattoclone
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Pours a medium cloudy brown with a lasting head. Aroma is sweet cream and vanilla.

Taste is sweet cream, vanilla and pumpkin spice with notes of brown sugar and lightly roasted malt. A bitter finish likely from the spices. The description on the label is fairly accurate.

“This fragrant ale evokes the rich, deep flavors of a spiced pumpkin cake rolled around a sweet creamy filling.”

Not my favorite pumpkin, but it is clearly unique from the vast array of pumpkins out there which is a good thing.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of philbe311
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%

Slightly more than two fingers worth of crisp slightly off-white colored froth... Excellent retention, especially for the style... The color is a unique mix of copper and dark amber... There is a light ot moderate bit of carbonation which starts very sluggish towards the bottom of the glass and reaches warp speed before reaching the top... Solid aroma... Subtle autumnal spices... Caramel... Graham cracker crust... Fresh pumpkin pulp... The key features from the aroma are present but muddled... There is a slight charred character on the palate which seems to be out of place... Very pleasant... Medium bodied... Fairly dense... Brisk carbonation... A solid Pumpkin Ale, in a facets expect taste where where this one falls a bit short... Overall decent, but nothing spectacular...

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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5/5  rDev +38.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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3.7/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of GregJ
1.9/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Pours with a big foamy head. Vanilla and sweet artificial pumpkin scent, butterscotch. First taste is over carbonated and dominated by face clinching astringency, like seltzer water with a chemical twist. Dry and artificial tasting apple on the palate. More flavors emerge (bubble gum?) as the carbonation subsides but it is not much of an improvement. Comments from the crowd: big league chew, "it’s like a scented candle, smells great but tastes awful", repellent.....

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Pumpkin Roll Ale from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.