Pumpkin Ale - Horseheads Brewing Inc.

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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 57
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Horseheads Brewing Inc. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Tempting tastes play seek and hide,
off the trail that's true and tried.
Aromas dance as spirits guide,
down the path the pumpkins ride.

(Beer added by: israel on 09-17-2008)
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5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hands down best pumpkin ale out there! I've tried a lot and my friends have tried a lot of pumpkin ales. we all agree this is the best around. If you haven't had it yet, you better get it before its off tap. There is no way you will disappointed. Great smell great taste and great holiday beer.

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4.77/5  rDev +12.5%

Top 3 pumpkin beer(non stout/porter) beer I've had behind whole hog and ahead of cigar city's Good Gourd.

Smell was amazing but what set horseheads apart was its drinkability. 7% and couldnt tell. Goes doqn smooth like drinking water.

Highly recommended to any pumpkin fan. Will not disapoint.

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4.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Over the years I have tasted well over 40 varieties of Pumpkin beer. Each season I go out and stock up on my favorites and new Pumpkin beer. When visiting Horseheads I had the opportunity to try their Pumpkin Ale from tap. The first thing you notice is the nice amber color and the smell of pumpkin. When tasting you are hit up front with spice notes but the finish is that of pumpkin. It does not contain the aftertaste of spices that many do. The pumpkin flavor is just enough so that it is not overpowering and you can enjoy multiple bottles.

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4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Pure golden, crystal clear color with just a touch of amber hues making it a rich golden color instead of pale. Mildly aggressive just off center pour leads to a fizzy 2 finger head that dissipates in less than 15 seconds. Some lacing...not much.

S: Runs the gamut of pumpkin pie from the pumpin spices to the graham cracker crust and even the sweetness comes through here as well. Full nose but not overpowering. Might just be the best smelling pumpkin beer I've had.

T: Perfectly balanced between sweet and spiced. Spice shines through intermittently with the sweetness and I don't know how but the graham cracker notes even make their way in here as well. There is certainly no sign of the 6.6% ABV in the taste.

M: Crisp yet smooth finish. Perfect amount of bite at the end. Absolutely perfect amount of carbonation lifts the flavors off of your tongue and slams them back down again.

O: What an excellent beer. I think this is the best pumpkin ale I've ever had. This is *the* quintessential fall beer and I couldn't be prouder of this little brewery in Horseheads. Bravo!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Rochester, NY. Poured into my Southern Tier Pumking glass (ooh, scandal!)

Pours a golden orange, very hazy, carbonation swirls around the glass. 2 inch head.

Smells like pumpkin pie spices, vanilla, and toasty malts.

Tastes very sweet- but not quite as sweet as Pumking. Lots of vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamom, slight oak, gingerbread possibly. Not much actual pumpkin flavor, but the spicing is spot on.

Light to medium bodied with rich carbonation. Goes down creamy and smooth. Awesome beer, and the best from this talented brewery in New York.

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Pumpkin Ale from Horseheads Brewing Inc.
93 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.