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Howling Pumpkin Ale - Wild Wolf Brewing Company

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Howling Pumpkin AleHowling Pumpkin Ale

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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wild Wolf Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: dbrauneis on 08-22-2013)
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obywan59

Virginia

3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle from Kroger #401 in Roanoke.

Deep orange against my white computer screen, but light amber against my wall. A 1 1/2 finger light tan head that leaves a smattering of lacing, a thin film on the surface and a bubbly ring around the glass. Very tiny bubbles of carbonation are evident.

Pumpkin pie spice and roasted pumpkin in the aroma as one would hope.

Starts caramel sweet, but then a more tart aspect takes over. Pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice rise in the back. Finishes with sweet/bitter molasses. A bit of coffee in the aftertaste to accompany the pie.

The feel lies rather thick on the tongue. Call it medium full in body. Slightly sticky. Light peppery carbonation. A significant warming in the throat.

Best pumpkin ale I've sampled yet. It actually smells and tastes like pumpkin pie instead of barely hinting at it. More like the way I've always imagined a pumpkin ale should be.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 02:51:40 | More by obywan59
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a bright auburn color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is spicy, some pumpkin. Taste is spices, namely nutmeg, some malts and pumpkin, flavorful and easy drinking for the abv. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 03:35:24 | More by tone77
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Drknight

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-04-2014 13:39:05 | More by Drknight
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark copper color, nearly amber, with minimal head. Aroma of pumpkin and a bit of spice. Caramel and fresh pumpkin. In the taste, caramel, brown sugar, molasses and some pumpkin. Cinnamon, sugar, pretty agreeable flavor. Little leafy hop and faint bitterness riding with cardamom, clove and cinnamon. Nice sugary flavors. Medium bodied, smooth and well carbonated. Overall this is pretty decent pumpkin.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 03:37:22 | More by Stinkypuss
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Rmbr2

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-21-2014 15:44:04 | More by Rmbr2
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-26-2013 04:35:02 | More by ygtbsm94
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dmk91

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

11-07-2013 19:29:40 | More by dmk91
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Pencible

Virginia

4/5  rDev +13%

10-20-2013 01:26:19 | More by Pencible
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hornsup

Virginia

4/5  rDev +13%

10-19-2013 03:54:42 | More by hornsup
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redfox405

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

09-17-2013 04:01:37 | More by redfox405
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MorganH

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

09-01-2013 02:08:32 | More by MorganH
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ZachKelly

Virginia

3/5  rDev -15.3%

09-01-2013 01:24:21 | More by ZachKelly
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Wild Wolf Brewing Company in Nellysford, VA

A: Pours a clear copperish amber in color with light amounts of visible carbonation and some orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy tan head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of thin film surrounded by a very thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon and nutmeg stand out). Light amounts of caramel sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a light amount of sweetness to the caramel malts which is followed by light to moderate flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades pretty quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Overall this is a pretty enjoyable pumpkin ale due to the fact that it is not overly sweet and has a good pumpkin flavor without tasting like a liquid pumpkin pie. Fairly easy to drink and the alcohol is well hidden. Definitely worth a try and I would grab one again if I was in the area during the time the fall seasonals are available.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2013 15:34:09 | More by dbrauneis
Howling Pumpkin Ale from Wild Wolf Brewing Company
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