1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Stingy Jack Pumpkin Lager - Blue Hills Brewery

Not Rated.
Stingy Jack Pumpkin LagerStingy Jack Pumpkin Lager

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

14 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Hills Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: morebeergood on 08-11-2012)
View: Beers (13) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TheManiacalOne
TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 9/5/2012 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark amber color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, pumpkin, spices and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong spice flavor up front followed by sweet flavors of pumpkin and caramel. Then a hearty malt character comes in along with a mild hops presence creating a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent pumpkin beer but there are others that I would pick first.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2012 02:10:49 | More by TheManiacalOne
Photo of smcolw
smcolw

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Frothy head which leaves some chunky, but spotty, lace. Mild chill haze. Golden amber color.

Plenty of pumpkin with cinnamon and nutmeg, much like a muffin.

Slightly sweet, certainly not as sugary as some pumpkin offerings. Solid malt base, but this is really a typical, and therefore unremarkable, pumpkin beer. Decent body and carbonation (lightly spritzy).

Overall, there's nothing wrong with this beer, but it is run-of-the-mill to me.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 23:55:20 | More by smcolw
Photo of Davepoolesque
Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

09-18-2012 18:10:39 | More by Davepoolesque
Photo of Kmlund
Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

10-03-2013 18:23:52 | More by Kmlund
Photo of morebeergood
morebeergood

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This year, Blue Hills released its pumpkin lager in bombers. It had previously been a growler-only release. Poured into an Irish style pint glass. Dark orange-red colored body. Minimal head and lacing. Smell had a nice aroma of pumpkin pie spices. Taste was very good. Had all the flavors you want in the style - cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, etc but it wasn't over the top. You know you are drinking a pumpkin beer, but it's not too sugary or spiced-up. A nice balance of pumpkin pie flavor with malt and hops. It's on the thin side, but for a lager, that's fine. This beer goes down quite easily. This beer is not trying to overdo things; it's just trying to be a flavorful fall beer. I found this lager to be another enjoyable seasonal from Blue Hills Brewery.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 05:01:51 | More by morebeergood
Photo of MoreThanWine
MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a half inch off-white head of medium life. The body held to the light is a deep clear golden yellow with most of the effervescence exhausted into the head. It smells mildly of spiced pumpkin pie. The taste is more lager than spice and pumpkin, which is a good thing, but you still taste the latter plus there's light malt and caramel. Medium long finish. Enjoyed it. I don't care for pumpkin beers that taste so strong it's like drinking a scented candle and this example is more restrained and balanced.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 08:51:14 | More by MoreThanWine
Photo of bluerabbit
bluerabbit

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

11-30-2013 01:17:24 | More by bluerabbit
Photo of gcamparone
gcamparone

Rhode Island

2.98/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 oz Bomber into a Sam Adams pint glass

A- cloudy gold . Tiny chunks of pumpkin? I've never seen this before. No lacing

S- sour, yeast, slight pumpkin pie

T- decent at most. Pumpkin, lemon, corn aftertaste. Tastes somewhat cheap

M- thin.

I still have the corn flavor in my mouth . Overall not worth trying. Just spend a few extra bucks and buy a better pumpkin beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 04:47:20 | More by gcamparone
Photo of Jmbbabson
Jmbbabson

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-01-2014 15:45:43 | More by Jmbbabson
Photo of Daktyls
Daktyls

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a 22oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Pours a hazy golden amber color with a half finger ivory head that dissipates to a fine lacing. There is some sediment visible when held up to the light, which I am hoping a little bits of pumpkin.

S: A slightly sour smelling aroma with hints of pumpkin, some nutmeg and other fall spices.

T: Very light on flavor. There are some notes of pumpkin, light spices, a dry aftertaste is present that almost makes it seem a little plain.

M: Again, it's a drier beer that's light on the tongue with not a whole lot going on. A mild amount of carbonation for a light bodied beer.

O: Overall, a solid fall offering for those who may not want a huge amount of flavor, enjoyable, but certainly not one of the better fall beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 16:59:30 | More by Daktyls
Photo of Mikeynas
Mikeynas

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-20-2012 23:45:24 | More by Mikeynas
Photo of SouljaSaia17
SouljaSaia17

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got a 220z bottle of the from the Blue Hills Brewery for $3.00 and was very pleased with the tour experience overall.

A: This beer pours a copper/amber color with a decent 1/2 inch off white head, which is has a real thick and creamy texture.

S: Smell consists of Pumpkin, spice and nutmeg. Very pleasant aroma which is very consistent with that pumpkin pie term that gets thrown around.

T: Flavor come off sweet with that blend of Pumpkin and all spice. Also get a hint of nutmeg and some roasted malts, maybe a little cinnamon in the aftertaste.

M: Smooth and creamy, has that pumpkin pie texture. Medium bodied with considerable carbonation.

O: A very good Pumpkin beer that tastes like it has been brewed with actual pumpkins rather than imitation flavors. Never had a bad beer from this brewery, a must try!

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 02:23:28 | More by SouljaSaia17
Photo of GoBIG
GoBIG

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +34.8%

08-13-2012 00:44:28 | More by GoBIG
Photo of camobear18
camobear18


4.6/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm a Southerner who loves pumpkin and this is one of the top 3 Pumpkin beers I have tried. With a good Irish story behind it, this BHB brew is outstanding. The beer I had before this one was of strong coffee, but I had no problem noticing the taste of this brew. If you are in Boston, you must pick up a pint of this beer. No questions asked, this will make you remember Halloween as happier than when you were as a child.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 06:14:30 | More by camobear18
Stingy Jack Pumpkin Lager from Blue Hills Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.