Flat Jack Pumpkin Ale
Rad Brewing Co.

Flat Jack Pumpkin AleFlat Jack Pumpkin Ale
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Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #299
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
83
Ranked #41,667
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 15.28%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
86
From:
Rad Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  17
SCORE
83
Good
Flat Jack Pumpkin AleFlat Jack Pumpkin Ale
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 86 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by brennenw56:
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brennenw56 from Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -13.9%

Sep 23, 2014
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psmith161 from Indiana

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bluejacket74 from Ohio

3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a light golden/orange color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention is good, and there's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like pumpkin (or should I say Indian(a)) spices, pumpkin, and some sweet malt. I think the taste is just like the aroma, it's all pumpkin, pumpkin spices and sweet malt. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit slick, smooth and easy to drink. I liked this pumpkin ale, I wouldn't mind buying some more the next time I come across it. $10.99 a 6-pack.

Oct 12, 2013
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Chaney from District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Dec 26, 2013
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tykechandler from Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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kell50 from North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Oct 29, 2014
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JamesS from Indiana

3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Tomlinson Tap Room. Very light golden, much lighter than most pumpkin ales I've seen, but with some good head and good lacing. Huge pumpkin pie spice scent, with a bit of decent malt underneath. Very unbalanced taste with a ton of pumpkin spice to it, which unfortunately covered almost everything else up; hints of sweet pale malt underneath, but not much. Went down decently well, just a bit rough. I was sadly disappointed in this, as most of Flat 12 beers have been quite good.

Oct 27, 2011
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enelson from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Oct 04, 2014
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secondtooth from Indiana

3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours all suds! Gradually, as it all subsides, lace is pretty spotty and erratic. Color is cloudy light amber.

Nose is spicy, with plenty of nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon. Inviting!

When the overcarbonation settles down, the flavor is more of this spice and plenty of hoppy bitterness. The actual pumpkin is subdued and the body is light. Gets better as it warms, and more character is brought out.

Still, as it is, not among my favorite pumpkin brews.

Nov 10, 2012
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jsh420 from Illinois

2/5  rDev -44.4%

Oct 11, 2014
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imperialking from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Thorpe429 from Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Jan 17, 2013
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Gatordaddy from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Nov 22, 2012
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emyers from Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Review from notes. 12 oz. bottle poured into a New Glarus pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear pale gold color with a huge white head. Tons of carbonation. I can never seem to get a full bottle of a Flat 12 beer into a glass in a single pour. Massive carbonation. Leaves a very nice lacing down the glass.

Smell: Strong pumpkin pie spice backed up with a little bit of biscuit malt and some slight yeast esters. Yeast becomes more dominant as I continue to drink.

Taste: The pumpkin isn't nearly as dominant as I was expecting from the aroma. Very well balanced between biscuity malts and pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg. Not a spice bomb at all (which far too many pumkin beers are).

Mouthfeel: Light bodied. As I was expecting, too much carbonation makes it a little harsh on the palate, but still goes down pretty smooth.

Overall: A very well done pumpkin beer, and a nice change of pace from the spice bombs out there.

Jan 09, 2013
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denimdemon from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Oct 13, 2012
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MordorMongo from Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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lucasj82 from Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Sep 29, 2013
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Zanico from Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Oct 22, 2013
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gratefulbeerhead from Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.1%

Jan 21, 2013
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Auror from Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.7%

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Rempo from Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.1%

Oct 13, 2012
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aasher from Indiana

4.17/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a light bodied honey gold in color with a two finger, very soapy off white head. It's a little lighter in color than most pumpkins. The nose is slightly sweet with a nice balance of nutmeg and cinnamon with ground pumpkin and vanilla in the back ground. The flavors are also well balanced. You get sweet pumpkin filling and vanilla before getting a good amount of nutmeg and cinnamon. It's not overly sweet and the spicing is just right, making this one very sessionable. The lighter malt also makes this pretty lean and gives it a lighter, smoother mouthfeel. I'm a pretty big fan of this one. While not as big as Punkin of Schlafly, I would put this in the category of cant miss pumpkin beers. I'm also glad that they bottled this, making it the only bottled pumpkin beer from Indiana. Good job guys!

Oct 05, 2012
Flat Jack Pumpkin Ale from Rad Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 86 ratings