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Hipp-O-Lantern - River Horse Brewing Co.

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very good

384 Ratings
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Ratings: 384
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.7%
Wants: 17
Gots: 38 | 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:
Beer added by: NJpadreFan on 07-18-2010

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle.

Cloudy, copper-amber body. Half inch of sturdy, dense, light khaki head. Nice lacing. Lots of pumpkin pie spices on the nose. Clove, vanilla, nutmeg, and allspice. Toasted graham cracker crust malt and bubblegum also in there.

Herbal, spicy (hop?) flavors up front. Spices make their presence known and stay for a bit. Cookie and graham cracker malt sweetness fills up the palate. Clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon feature prominently in the finish. Slight spicy bitterness lingers, along with a hearty dose of pulpy, pie-y malt. Medium-full body, with a creamy feel. Not bad, but there are better imperial pumpkin ales.

Photo of MDDMD
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-dark amber color with an off-white head and some lacing

S-nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, bread

T-malt, pumpkin, spices, brown sugar

F-medium body with moderate carbonation

O-a decent and drinkable pumpkin ale, but not as well-balanced as some others

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I love this beer. It doesn't have n overwhelming pumpkin pie taste to it at all, like most tendto have. I got a case of short fills, brought them home, encouraged my parents to drink them sooner rather to later. Took 2 four packs out of the case for a party. Left the state for 5 days and came home to only 2 bottles left. It's just that good!

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3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from Trader’s Joe. Pours hazy brown with a short lived off-white head and lively carbonation. Nose reminds me of Belgian sour red, also some spices, caramel malt, hints of cacao. Body is full and tangy. Taste is some pumpkin, spices, herbal hops, brown sugar, and caramel. Finish is long and very spicy. Nice brew.

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4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Wy!

Pumpkin, chocolate, caramel, honey, minimal spices in the aroma. Taste follows suit, bringing everything above together harmoniously. Opened over a dozen pumpkin beers tonight and this was towards the top.

Have yet to be disappointed with a River Horse beer.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Proteus93
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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3.27/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: cloudy rust body, very little head,
no lacing

S: clove, all spice, mild pumpkin

T: all spice, malt, pumpkin, boozy finish

M: med/light body, smooth mouth

O: Love pumpkin beers, not huge fan of this brewery,
but want to support local breweries. Not enough
pumpkin for me and tad too boozy.


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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Hipp-O-Lantern from River Horse Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.