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Hipp-O-Lantern - River Horse Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

312 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 312
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 17
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
River Horse Brewing Co. visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NJpadreFan on 07-18-2010)
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Proteus93

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3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a four-pack of this while visiting LBI this year. The owner of the shop spoke very well of it, which was promising.

A: I found this to pour particularly dark, though I suppose there is no real 'colour rule' that a pumpkin ale needs to follow. Some will be light, some will be darker. It's a little murky, and topped with an off-white head that picks up towards the end of the pour to stick around a little while.

S + T: There's a nice 'bakery scent' from this one... a little on the 'pumpkin pie spices' side of the spectrum, but rather well balanced and quite smooth on the palate. It doesn't have the dusty, overdone ginger or allspice flavours that many can have.

M + D: It's among the first page of heavy hitters as far as alcohol goes (at time of review). The alcohol sits fairly well behind a pretty solid flavour profile, and drinks remarkably smooth. A well-done beer, and one that will certainly have me more interested in trying out other River Horse offerings in the future.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 00:06:15 | More by Proteus93
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Hipp-O-Lantern from River Horse Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.