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

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3.76/5
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475 Ratings
Hipp-O-Lantern Imperial Pumpkin AleHipp-O-Lantern Imperial Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
River Horse Brewing Co.
New Jersey, United States
riverhorse.com

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
A festive Ale brewed with pumpkin and molasses. A variety of hand-crushed, whole spices set up an impressive aroma and well balanced taste.

Added by NJpadreFan on 07-18-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,281
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
475
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
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23
Gots:
87
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Ratings: 475 |  Reviews: 132
Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of Lembeh
4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chiefz1
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MouldyCrow
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Csjacko
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vetbidder
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Tcl1075
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DbbC
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of malprep
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt3
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spindelphia
4.62/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IronLover
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of DoubleMalt
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rudiecantfail
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaktcc
2.95/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JC333
4.46/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alphakitty
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikr
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Hipp-O-Lantern Imperial Pumpkin Ale from River Horse Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 475 ratings