Johnny Rails Pumpkin Ale
Erie Brewing Co.

Johnny Rails Pumpkin AleJohnny Rails Pumpkin Ale
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Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #357
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
81
Ranked #47,205
Avg:
3.48 | pDev: 13.22%
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
170
From:
Erie Brewing Co.
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  27
SCORE
81
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Johnny Rails Pumpkin AleJohnny Rails Pumpkin Ale
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Reviews by neenerzig:
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neenerzig from Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a single 12 oz bottle of this tot ry. Poured into one of my pint glasses, this beer pours a mainly clear, medium copper color with a nice white head that's about an inch thick when first poured and that settles eventually to a thick ring lining the inside of the glass along with some spotty cluster swirls and spots of surface foam along with decent lacing. Aromas of slightly toasted, bready malt with slight hints of caramel sweetness that gives way to some cinnamon and pumpkin along with a hint of nutmeg and a touch of clove. Tastes like ti smells, with slightly toasted, bready malts with a bit of caramel sweetness that's immediately followed by cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and definite pumpkin. Not really any discernible hop presence here, and that's okay. A solidly good and enjoyable flavor profile here. Has a slightly crisp, also smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a clean finish with a nice, slightly spicy and pumpkiny after taste. Not too shabby here.

Eric

Nov 05, 2019
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Brenden from Ohio

3.39/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one is, appropriately, orange, clear and bright. It's got a small, bubbly off-white head that shows above-average retention and decent spotty lace.
There's a good focus on pumpkin flesh here, countered by kitchen spices. The aroma isn't particularly sweet, and the flavor is slightly sweeter. The aroma holds well, but the flavor goes thin and flat at the end. Still, it holds fairly well and the components one should find in a pumpkin beer are here, if not simplistically.
The feel is crisp but not overly biting in a firm medium body with a pretty good smoothness to it.

Jan 30, 2015
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thomasarose from Tennessee

2.16/5  rDev -37.9%

Oct 18, 2014
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skaboom420 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Aug 13, 2013
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Roland45s from Virginia

3/5  rDev -13.8%

Oct 06, 2013
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BeerBeast from Florida

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Oct 31, 2013
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classixIII from Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sep 23, 2017
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TerrapinX from Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -21%

Oct 06, 2013
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mobrockman from Florida

3/5  rDev -13.8%

Sep 10, 2013
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bshiban from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Aug 27, 2014
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KevinGordon from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Oct 17, 2014
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JNForsyth from Pennsylvania

3.06/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dec 23, 2014
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Nunya from Ohio

3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 13, 2015
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jmann40 from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.8%

Sep 08, 2013
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PlatoSmash from Delaware

4/5  rDev +14.9%

Sep 15, 2014
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thartong from Ohio

3.04/5  rDev -12.6%

Sep 28, 2014
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j0hnc2468 from New York

3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nov 15, 2015
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dpage27 from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Oct 03, 2013
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Bill235 from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Oct 09, 2013
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Miles228 from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Feb 23, 2014
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Bartos from Florida

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Oct 28, 2014
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TTripp725 from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev +1.1%

Sep 21, 2014
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GreenEggsHam1 from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Sep 21, 2014
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NJBeer265 from New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13.8%

Dec 02, 2014
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RHWeir from Florida

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

The good part, it's not sickly sweet. The bad part, it has a weak pumpkin flavor and is a bit watery. I'm still searching for a really good pumpkin beer that is not overly sweet or artificial tasting. This is probably the best to date. It's just a bit faint, faint is a good way to phrase it. The pumpkin flavor is there but it's in the background which come to think of it is not a bad thing at all. My wife is picking up another 6 pack as I write this so, yes, we liked it.

Oct 21, 2014
Johnny Rails Pumpkin Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 170 ratings