LegenDAIRY - Pumpkin
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
American IPA
3.82 | pDev: 8.64%
Jun 28, 2020
Oct 24, 2017
Very Good
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
At long last, I am finally getting around to an extensive brewery horizontal to clear out a massive backlog in support of The CANQuest (tm). I knew that I had a number of their beers in abeyance, but it was not until I beCAN assembling them that I realized just how extensive my inventory actually was. 7/16.

From the CAN: "Handcrafted In Enola, PA"; "PIzza. Beer. Happy."; "LegenDairy Pumpkin Milk Sugar IPA"; "Proudly Brewed In Pennsylvania".

It is listed on here as an AIPA, but the label mentions "milk sugar", which suggests an NEIPA, but that's just my opinion, man.

As such, I Crack!ed open the vent & beCAN a slow, gentle C-Line Glug just to see what would develop. I got two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with moderate retention to start. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose was quite spicy with a definite cinnamon & nutmeg presence, but I was not getting any vanilla. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but close. That is attributable to the inclusion of milk sugar, I suppose. The taste, while spicy, did not really measure up to the style. It would be better served as a Pumpkin Ale, but the brewery chose to market it as an IPA so it is on them. It tasted much like so many other Pumpkin Ales with the usual spiciness, but this had an artificiality that, as @NeroFiddled mentioned, was reminiscent of a Yankee CANdle. Hmm. Finish was dry, thanks to the inCANsion of spices. I was left feeling underwhere. Sorry, different beer of theirs. I felt underwhelmed. YMMV.
Jun 28, 2020
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Reviewed by captaincoffee from Virginia

3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours with some haze and light lacing. Nose is more clove and pumpkin spices than anything else...not really getting any IPA hops. Seems like they used a light touch and the spices used have a fresh smell. Taste isn't as good and really didn't do anything for me. Muddled fall spices, residual sweetness, not much malt flavor. Some kind of off twang. Nice smell...just didn't dig the taste.
Nov 30, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by philbe311 from Pennsylvania

Oct 21, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

Oct 12, 2018
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Reviewed by Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear golden, white head retains well as a sudsy film.

Smells of cereal, pumpkin pie, all-spice and graham crackers.

Flavor is of pumpkin, pumpkin pie, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and biscuit.

Light to medium body, tingly carbonation on the tongue.

Good sweeter pumpkin beer. Drinks really easy and goes down smooth. The spices offset the sweetness nicely. Worth trying.
Sep 29, 2018
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Reviewed by 57md from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a half finger of head. The nose has decent notes of pumpkin spice. The flavor has a slightly sweet pumpkin essence and a dry finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy.
Apr 24, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

Feb 21, 2018
Rated: 3.72 by Budlum from Maryland

Dec 30, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Dec 19, 2017
Rated: 2.9 by caahare from West Virginia

Nov 23, 2017
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Valley Road Enterprises / Pizza Boy Brewing Co. "Legendairy Pumpkin"
Sampled from what seems like a 16 fl. oz. can but which is not labeled as such. Coded "GOURDGEOUS 10/23/17 11:54:25"".
$3 at the brewery

Notes via stream of consciousness: Surprisingly golden-amber in color, I was expecting it to be darker. Hazy, even cloudy like a hefeweizen. Full frothy head of off-white. It seems to be holding well. The aroma is sweet and pumpkin pie spice-like with some nice vanilla. I wonder if there's any pumpkin in this or if it's just spices. And is that cinnamon? Or is it Ceylon mace? I guess we'll find out in the flavor... hard to tell, the cinnamon component seems to be more of an aroma than a flavor, but I do get lots of vanilla. No disrespect, but in both the aroma and the flavor this reminds me of the smell of a Yankee Candle shop. Looking back, there's nice lacing, so there's that. Very nice lacing in fact. The aroma appears to have changed a bit now that I've had a sip and I'm finding less cinnamon and more vanilla and floral character. There is some spiciness but I'm not sure if it's nutmeg of cinnamon or something else. Somehow I don't think they used real spices and this is some kind of extract but that's not listed on the can. Of course neither is the volume, so there's that. Back to the flavor it's sweetish, and nicely flavored with "pumpkin spice", and although not that bitter still balanced. It's not the best pumpkin beer I've had, but it's miles ahead of some of the worst examples, and it's certainly unique. Mouthfeel - there must be some lactose in here, which would explain the name, and that gives it a smooth, medium body with a dextrinous edge that makes it seem bigger than it is. Median to moderate fine-bubbled carbonation. Overall it's OK, it's nice, it's nothing fantastic but it makes a good pint.
Nov 21, 2017
Rated: 3.56 by jmg480 from Pennsylvania

Nov 14, 2017
Rated: 4.4 by EersandBeers from West Virginia

Nov 08, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Nov 01, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Nov 01, 2017
Rated: 4 by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania

Oct 29, 2017
Rated: 3.99 by jagada from Pennsylvania

Oct 28, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by jbaker67 from Pennsylvania

Oct 25, 2017
LegenDAIRY - Pumpkin from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
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