Hipp-O-Lantern Imperial Pumpkin Ale
River Horse Brewing Co.

Hipp-O-Lantern Imperial Pumpkin AleHipp-O-Lantern Imperial Pumpkin Ale
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River Horse Brewing Co.
New Jersey, United States
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #116
Ranked #22,222
3.76 | pDev: 12.5%
May 07, 2022
Jul 18, 2010
Very Good
Hipp-O-Lantern Imperial Pumpkin AleHipp-O-Lantern Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Notes: A festive Ale brewed with pumpkin and molasses. A variety of hand-crushed, whole spices set up an impressive aroma and well balanced taste.
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Photo of Dodo2step
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Dodo2step from Pennsylvania

A- suspended copper and reddish highlights. 3 finger head that hangs around fairly long. coated lacing on the pint.

S- clove and toffee malts

F- clove and pumpkin spice. toffee malt does come through on back end.

M- chewy yet smooth goes down with ease.

O- a nice pumpkin but i enjoy others this i just above average for me. decent for the newbie.

May 07, 2022
3.75 by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas on Jan 20, 2022
Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by orcrist_cleaver from New York

Stormy looking amber-bronze. Large, rocky white head. Aroma isn't overbaked, and rather well rounded. Spice combo is balanced with cinnamon sticks and crystallized ginger+molasses giving a slight rum quality...still sails a pie tact with pumpkin puree and good sweetness. Feel is full, smooth with a drying spice...cinnamon and crust followed by a peppery heat. Pretty spice forward flavor, but it's a big beer with a lot of molasses/malt sugars to give that pumpkin puree some added depth.

Oct 26, 2021
Photo of Stevosps
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Stevosps from Pennsylvania

When poured from a bottle,there is a 1/4 “ lacy head. You get a spicy aroma as you see a cloudy amber appearance. There is a spice sweet flavor that gives a hint of pumpkin.
It is very smooth as it hits the pallet. A good fall beer!! At 8.1ABV it is a good start to a fall evening!!

Oct 14, 2021
Photo of maddogruss
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by maddogruss from New Jersey

Based on notes from 2011. Had this on draft.
A: pours a red amber body with small white head with good retention and lacing.
S: sweet, toffee smell with strong clove smell and cinnamon undertones
T: sweet, subtle caramel; alcohol is pretty evident; clove taste is pretty strong with some nutmeg notes as well
M: medium bodied and pretty refreshing; ok overall
D: ok mouthfeel and taste combo; alcohol is a bit overbearing; ok overall; was hoping for a more balanced beer

Nov 25, 2020
3.88 by chrishiker1409 from New York on Oct 22, 2020
4 by saymike32 from New Jersey on Sep 28, 2020
3.67 by Gmartin75 from Pennsylvania on Sep 23, 2019
3.52 by Jhfinn from New York on Jan 07, 2019
Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

Medium bodied with average amount of carbonation.
Aroma is pumpkin and squash first followed by a mild amount of spice .malt and some yeast also shows up
. The taste is again pumpkin and squash forward, it is very obvious yet not overpowering . The spice is there but more as a back up dancer, not the main star. Some malt shows up in the aftertaste.
This is a beer that doesn't rely on a spice overload to create the pie flavor. Some may not like all the pumpkin but I really enjoyed it and liked that the spice was subsued

Oct 20, 2018
4.11 by Lembeh from New York on Oct 19, 2018
3.5 by chiefz1 from New York on Oct 13, 2018
4 by MouldyCrow from Pennsylvania on Sep 24, 2018
3.65 by Csjacko from Pennsylvania on Sep 20, 2018
Photo of Vetbidder
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

Pretty nice look, opaque and amber with a staying offwhite head. Sweet scent on the nose with some pumpkin and a bit of spice. Pretty decent flavor, slightly bitter and then sweet with slight spice on the finish. A bit of alcohol perceived on this one. More medium than thin with a creamy texture. All in all pretty decent for a pumpkin ale.

Sep 15, 2018
5 by Tcl1075 from New Jersey on Apr 23, 2018
3.25 by DbbC from Illinois on Oct 27, 2017
3.75 by malprep from Pennsylvania on Oct 18, 2017
3.86 by smithj4 from New York on Oct 18, 2017
3.75 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania on Oct 16, 2017
3.61 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Oct 16, 2017
4.62 by Spindelphia from New Jersey on Oct 11, 2017
Photo of IronLover
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by IronLover from Pennsylvania

Murky, dark copper orange in color. Poured with a moderate, creamy, off-white foam with excellent retention. Medium light pumpkin, malt, and sweet dark molasses aroma with peppery spicy notes. Medium bodied with soft, medium carbonation. Creamy smooth feel through the middle with light warmth to the finish. Pumpkin malt and molasses up front followed by medium light bitterness though the middle. Peppery spicy flavors on the back end followed by growing, boozy warmth to the end. Booziness quickly tapers at the semi-dry finish followed by light pumpkin and molasses sweetness. This had nice character, pumpkin, sweet and spice and boozy warmth. A very drinkable higher abv pumpkin brew.

Sep 27, 2017
3.79 by DoubleMalt from New York on Sep 25, 2017
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3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Golden orange (is that an actual color??). Off white head disappears quickly, but leaves nice lacing.

S---The pumpkin pie spices are strong. Sweet.

T---Strong pumpkin pie spice flavors. Maybe a bit too much. Very sweet, molasses shows through.

F---A bit too syrupy for me. Minimal carbonation.

O---Maybe pumpkin beers aren't my thing. It was OK, but I usually really like River Horse products, this one wasn't that great.

Sep 17, 2017
3.74 by cyber_phoenix from Pennsylvania on Sep 14, 2017
2.95 by Zaktcc from Maryland on Sep 06, 2017
3.67 by Stinger80OH from Ohio on Dec 13, 2016
4.46 by JC333 from New York on Oct 30, 2016
3.6 by Alphakitty from New York on Oct 15, 2016
3 by mikr from New Jersey on Oct 12, 2016
Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mdfb79 from New York

Really nice; probably the best beer I've had from them so far.

Oct 11, 2016
3.5 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania on Oct 03, 2016
4.08 by Jeromedepot from New York on Oct 01, 2016
4.29 by Space_Flight_Navigator from New Jersey on Sep 30, 2016
4.34 by jtw21 from Pennsylvania on Sep 16, 2016
3 by wpreynolds from New Jersey on Jul 21, 2016
3.56 by Rich_K from New Jersey on Jul 19, 2016
3.88 by StonewallSipper from Pennsylvania on Mar 26, 2016
4.17 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey on Feb 14, 2016
Hipp-O-Lantern Imperial Pumpkin Ale from River Horse Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 484 ratings