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Hooligan - North Peak Brewing Company

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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 19.15%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
North Peak Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bierguy5 on 10-14-2011)
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.17/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.28/5  rDev +20.6%

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1/5  rDev -71.8%

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Photo of Omnium
3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Comes out a nice golden orange with a finger of soapy white head, thick lacing.
S - Aroma is kinda odd, some citrus juice, orange peel, lemon candy, grass, sweet pumpkin and cinnamon are underneath.
T - Ok taste isnt that bad, pumpkin is mixed with the bite of the hops, which is very piney and bitter, and mid way it dominates the pumpkin and spice flavors.
M - Metallic and very bitter, medium in body.
O - Not the worst, but surely an interesting brew.

Omnium, Oct 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

IMFletcher, Oct 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Woppy5, Oct 05, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep golden color with excellent clarity. A half inch of eggshell white foam sits on top. Brussels lacing. Weak aroma of cereal grains and cinnamon. The taste showcases an odd blend of piny hops,cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. The mouth is fairly carbonated.

Franziskaner, Oct 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

atlbravsrno1, Oct 04, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -4.2%

Deciding on either the spicy ale flavor that's try to beer roots or to abandon all that in the chase for the taste of pumpkin pie dessert in a glass can keep brewers' heads reeling heading into fall. But in nearly defiant form, North Peak's pumpkin ale refuses to succumb to either. This hoppy pumpkin ale attempts both in a single session.

Its pale amber color is golden and straw with lightly diffused glow. It sprite carbonation pushes spicy aromas upward, leading with ginger and citrus. Its initial taste is dryly of caramel, chestnut, and light savory bread crust.

With the sweetness receding quickly, the hops stand out in the balance that's typical of hop-forward pale ale or IPA. Those grapefruit, orange, grass, herb and pine flavors from hops link up seamlessly with the added spice of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Its finish is crisp, clean and exuberant with bubbly carbonation. Its bitterness strengthens with pine resins and citrus pith and seems to battle the spices when the malty support drops out. Its warming and spicy character is lightly astringent with tea leaf and hop pedals.

BEERchitect, Sep 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

aasher, Sep 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Big clash between pumpkin and bitter hops. Not a fan.

barczar, Sep 27, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle dated 09/11/14

Bottle pours with nice dark golden hue and two finger, white head that shrinks but never dissipates.

Aroma is a balance of stale, spicy hops and nutmeg/clove spices. A caramel sweetness becomes more prevalent as the beer warms.

Taste generally follows the aroma, with the spices taking the lead, accompanied by some grapefruit notes on the back end.

Mouthfeel is medium with a medium-high amount of bitterness, moderate carbonation.

Overall, the beer generally follows true to its claim as a 'hoppy pumpkin ale' (although I only get the spice aspect of pumpkin). Unfortunately, fruit and spices really don't work together in my opinion, as is the case here. Add in a higher amount of bitterness, this is not a beer I would seek out again.

MIbeer27, Sep 26, 2014
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Hooligan from North Peak Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.