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Hipp-O-Lantern - River Horse Brewing Co.

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very good

334 Ratings
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Ratings: 334
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 18
Gots: 22 | 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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Poured cold into the pint glass this seasonal shows a nice autumnal rusty caramel brown with a respectable white sheet of foam on top and solid streaks of lacing. The aroma offers a yeasty allspice and nutmeg medley with hints of orange and clove. Nice. The flavor comes on pretty strong with grassy grain pumpkin and more allspice. Unfortunately my one gripe with this beer is that alcohol is more evident in the flavor than I'd like. I appreciate that it's an imperial (a misnomer outside the Russian stout family) and many of my favorite brews are high alcohol, but alcohol in itself should not be a "flavor". It doesn't ruin this beer for me but it does make this a bit disappointing. Like the aroma I pick up some clove and citrus notes, as well as brown bread malt and caramel. The body is medium at best and with a peppery carbonation there's a slightly creamy but tingly feel. Good for a bit of fall pleasure but short of expectations.

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Poured into a sam adams glass, developed a nice cream colored head with nice retention and lacing. Appaerance was a very hazy amber to orange color. Aroma had strong notes of spice and in particular, nutmeg. Tasted of spice and hop, nice floral, nutmeg and clove notes. Nice full and creamy mouthfeel with a spicy and lingering aftertaste.

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A-Pours lightly hazy. The color is dark orange. My pour creates a well-built, tan head of tight, smooth bubbles. Laces well too.

S-A pleasant albeit powerful medley of Autumn spice, concentrated malt and pureed pumpkin. A bit of booze.

T-Flavor is also pretty tasty. It comes of strong and hot with gourdy, squashy pumpkin. Heavy malted sweetness manages to pair well with the pumpkin flavors (sometimes I find the sweetness and pumpkin flavors clash). Fall spice combination in full effect. It all works pretty well to make a solid, imperial pumpkin beer.

M-Full bodied and a bit sticky. Alcohol warms the cheeks a bit. A definite sipper.

O/D-One of the better pumpkin brews I tried this season. I wouldn't be shocked if I revisited a 4-pack of this next Fall.

VelvetExtract, Nov 02, 2013
Hipp-O-Lantern from River Horse Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 334 ratings.