Johnny Rails Pumpkin Ale | Erie Brewing Co.

Johnny Rails Pumpkin AleJohnny Rails Pumpkin Ale
BA SCORE
3.44/5
156 Ratings
Johnny Rails Pumpkin AleJohnny Rails Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Erie Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
eriebrewingco.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Morey on 08-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,775
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
156
pDev:
13.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
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Photo of classixIII
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.
Color is copper, with thin white head and no lacing. Main aroma from spices: cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Taste is dominated by the spices, minimal malt background. Thin body. Okay to have once, but there are better pumpkin ales available.

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Photo of Navyman
3.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cinnamon, Pumpkin flavor one of the better pumpkins. I live a 1/4 mile from the new facility nice place.

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Photo of Dmoot
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ob512316
4.23/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, poured into glass.
Look: Dark amber, with no head.
Smell: cinnamon, pumpkin, bread.
Taste: Cinnamon and pumpkin, with malt at the end.
Feel: easy to drink considering the abv.
Overall: one of the best pumpkin beers I have ever had. It is not too overpowering like some of the other contemporaries. It still has a beer taste. I will buy again, and recommend.

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Satorn
3.64/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikr
2/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of tone77
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a copper/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is an excellent pumpkin pie aroma. Taste has much more spices than the smell, lots of nutmeg, some cinnamon and ginger, pumpkin is in the background. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality beer.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Copper colored and the head completely disappeared after about 10 seconds. It's carbonated as i see minuscule bubbles erupting from within. The aroma is of pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice. The spicing is a bit overwhelming with this one. Pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, and perhaps clove are all in the mix. The mouth is a bit watery and otherwise hard to discern due to aggressive spicing.

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tfsimpkins
3.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Treyliff
3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a can glass

A- pours a clear Amber color wit ha small fizzy white head that disappears, leaving nothing behind

S- cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, pumpkin pie crust & some vanilla

T- vegetal flavor up front with notes of cinnamon and allspice. Some stewed apples, cola-like finish

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a biting finish

O- drinks more like a pumpkin soda, could use a bit more malt sweetness

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Photo of DavoleBomb
2.49/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Bottle into a snifter.

2.5 A: Mildly hazed medium orange color with a brown tint. Less than one finger of frothy beige head that falls almost immediately and leaves no lacing.

2.75 S: Very mild aroma. Pumpkin with cinnamon and ginger but not enough of any of them. Otherwise, not much going on. The malts are very mild and offer just a hint of caramel.

2.5 T: For as mediocre as the nose is, the taste is mediocre-er. Faint pumpkin and spice and otherwise watery and uninteresting.

2.25 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Watery without creaminess.

2.25 D: Pretty shitty.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
2.92/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Undated bottle at 42 degrees into shaker
Aroma weak – pumpkin and ginger
Head large (7.5 cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, diminishing to a two mm ring and layer
Lacing - none
Body light orange, hazy
Flavor odd – no pumpkin; melange of spices, all underwhelming and confused; no malt, no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, fizzy

Appearance 3, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 2.5, Palate 3, Overall 3. Worst pumpkin ale to date.

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Photo of imperialking
3.29/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nunya
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rickklein9
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of StonewallSipper
3.27/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jp32
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours pumpkin orange in color with a crisp white head.

Aroma is of nutmeg, cloves, and sugar.

Flavor is intense of nutmeg with undertones of cloves, pie crust, and earl grey tea.

Nicely carbonated. The beer could stand to be heavier.

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Photo of Gaddabble
3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kegatron
3.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigRizz62
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bb-magic
3.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Johnny Rails Pumpkin Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 156 ratings
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