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Pumpkin Roll Ale - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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Pumpkin Roll AlePumpkin Roll Ale

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BA SCORE
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16 Reviews
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Reviews: 16
Hads: 98
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 20.29%
Wants: 6
Gots: 24 | 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:
Beer added by: Knapp85 on 07-26-2013

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Reviews: 16 | Hads: 98
Reviews by DrDemento456:
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3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
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... (1,053 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Knapp85
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured out as a nice deep orange color with a white foam on top that held a pretty good retention, The lacing was pretty good also. The smell of the beer is loaded with sweet malts and spicy pumpkin notes. The taste was a bit on the sweet side, the spice balances the beer out a little bit but I think the use of a little more hops would do the beer some justice. The mouthfeel of the this was creamy, very smooth nicely carbonated. The use of non fermentable sugars in this gives the beer is a really good body while keep it drinkable as well. Overall this is a pretty solid Pumpkin Ale, Not bad for the first of the season for me, worth trying! (646 characters)

Photo of wattoclone
4/5  rDev +14.3%

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. (508 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.59/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of kwgduke
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of philbe311
3.54/5  rDev +1.1%

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... (804 characters)

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of jjd315
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of dogma33
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of ElHefe2000
1.75/5  rDev -50%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Having heard good things about this from a few friends, I bought a six pack. Not much of a head at all, even with an aggressive pour. Smells like vanilla/cinnamon. Tastes more like vanilla than anything else. Where's the pumpkin in this again? Very dissapointed. (262 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Infantryman556
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of rypkr
4.09/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of bigfnjoe
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of Python6586
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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Pumpkin Roll Ale from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.