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Hooligan - North Peak Brewing Company

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Hooligan
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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 19.55%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierguy5 on 10-14-2011)
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warnerry

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

09-20-2013 21:14:48 | More by warnerry
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rheimbro

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.7%

09-19-2013 23:45:58 | More by rheimbro
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Tracker83

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.7%

09-18-2013 23:13:46 | More by Tracker83
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BHansen214

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

09-18-2013 21:42:49 | More by BHansen214
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mattsucks

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.2%

09-18-2013 01:10:20 | More by mattsucks
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marcb105

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

09-15-2013 15:27:49 | More by marcb105
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kyle86

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.2%

09-13-2013 00:01:02 | More by kyle86
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HardyA

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

09-12-2013 01:23:43 | More by HardyA
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BB1313

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev +3.4%

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a transparent golden with a slight haze; fluffy eggshell white head that slowly fades leaving great retention and nice lacing. The aromas are full of sweet grapefruit and caramel malts. There's a little bit of orange and pine needles in the nose as well. No spices are really detected in the aromas. The flavors are very bitter. Lots of pine resin and more sticky grapefruit. There's extremely subtle hints of pumpkin ale characteristics in the finish, but barely. Flavors are earthy and rustic. Very bold. Mouthfeel is nice. It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied; active carbonation. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

If you were to drink this blind, I'm sure nobody would guess this was supposed to be a pumpkin ale. This basically drinks like an IPA. Heck, it is an IPA. This really lacks pumpkin spices, but it's still enjoyable nonetheless. There is something about it that screams autumn though. It was nice to see this in bottles this year.

09-11-2013 22:46:35 | More by BB1313
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.81/5  rDev +6.4%

I noticed a hoppy trend toward pumpkin ales when I tried Autumnation from Sixpoint. This looks to be one of the influenced brewers from Michigan brewing their own interpretation. Appears a light pale copper hue with fine off white head filling my glass, speckled lacing coats the chalice. Nose is full of citric hops with hints of pumpkin spice peaking through, it's quite intense in the nares. Hoppy intense rich bitter ale with pumpkin edges, it's a hophead marriage with a gourdhead, in my opinion this is too hoppy to even clearly blend with a pumpkin ale but I'm a hophead who is going to keep drinking this beer. Really light bodied carbonation carries everything so well, bitterness rolls on with each sip. Let's get things straight this is uber hoppy and not so pumpkin ale spiced. I like it but it's assaulting my palate, hard to explain go experience this hopped up fall seasonal.

09-11-2013 20:34:45 | More by WVbeergeek
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md655321

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

09-11-2013 00:25:53 | More by md655321
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ianpstephens

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

09-10-2013 04:06:55 | More by ianpstephens
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.86/5  rDev +7.8%

Poured from a stubby, "old-school" bottle into a standard pint glass.
Chill-hazed gold in color, with a nice looking cap of off-white foam.
Aroma-Citrus hop notes
Taste-Pumpkin pie crust, subtle spices, with a nice hop profile that keeps it from being overly sweet. In fact it is more hop-forward and spicy than your traditional pumpkin ales, that can be a bit sweet. Call it a hop-head's pumpkin ale. A nice change of pace.

09-09-2013 19:23:19 | More by hosehead83
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GRPunk

Michigan

3.56/5  rDev -0.6%

Stubby bottle, love the label, poured into a Duvel tulip.

A- 1-1/2 finger, foamy, eggshell head. Slightly hazed, golden-orange body that became quite clean once the haze fell off. Medium-light carbonation. Great rings and decent retention with foamy edges and lacing through the middle.

S- Quite hoppy initially. Leafy. Some pumpkin spice. Slightest pumpkin pulp. Hops fade with warmth, bringing sweet malts, pumpkin, and spice forward.

T- Hmmm. Very APA/IPA at first with a hit of hops. Pumpkin does emerge through the middle with a sweetness and baking spices. Finish gets a little aspirin-like and spicy again.

M- Moderate body. Hopping gives a dry quality not common in most pumpkin ales I've tried. Moderate carbonation.

O- I'm that rare reviewer who enjoys a sweet, malty, spiced pumpkin beer (in moderation), so this is a bit of a change. Enough pumpkin and spice to qualify. Hops add a nice dimension. While enjoyable, in the end, I think I'd go with a more traditional pumpkin ale next time.

09-08-2013 18:55:50 | More by GRPunk
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dbc5

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

09-06-2013 03:08:00 | More by dbc5
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

08-30-2013 12:29:23 | More by tommy5
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Slay40

Michigan

2/5  rDev -44.1%

08-29-2013 00:42:06 | More by Slay40
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Supergenious

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-10-2012 13:46:40 | More by Supergenious
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 9/21/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of pineapple, orange zest, pine, biscuit, caramel, clove, pumpkin, allspice, ginger, floral, and grass. Very nice and interesting aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, caramel, toast, pumpkin, clove, allspice, floral, pepper, grass, and herbal earthiness. Fair amount of grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, caramel, toast, clove, allspice, floral, grass, light pumpkin, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor complexity; nice hop/malt/spice balance; zero cloying flavors on the finish. Not really too much pumpkin going on in the taste, but the rest of the flavors are very nice. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and very crisp as an pale ale should be. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after this finish. Overall this is a damn nice hoppy pumpkin ale. Nice flavor balance and very smooth to drink. No complaints about this one; very well done.

11-20-2012 05:26:15 | More by superspak
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-29-2012 17:27:33 | More by Zaphog
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mrebeka

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-27-2012 02:11:05 | More by mrebeka
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-24-2012 16:57:52 | More by JohnK17
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meanmutt

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

10-22-2012 13:58:35 | More by meanmutt
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Bogforce

Ohio

2.68/5  rDev -25.1%

I was really exciting to see "Hoppy Pumpkin Ale" on the bottle but I was disappointed after I finished my first bottle. It looks like a pumpkin ale should but tastes like pale ale should. Has a very very light body and medium amount of bitterness. Label is misleading pumpkin taste is to be desired.

10-18-2012 12:29:49 | More by Bogforce
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Drk93TT

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

10-10-2012 03:12:44 | More by Drk93TT
Hooligan from North Peak Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.