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

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Hipp-O-Lantern Imperial Pumpkin AleHipp-O-Lantern Imperial Pumpkin Ale

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a slightly murky burnt orange hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured pumpkin flesh and burnt caramel.

The taste was bursting with fresh pumpkin flesh - rindy and chewy. There was a very slight spice and nicely dry finish.

The mouthfeel was chewy for the style.

Overall one of the most pumpkinesque experiences out there. Fresh and vegetal.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A brownish, murky brew, with lots of haze and a modest of-white head, the beer is interesting, but not beautiful. The smell is spicy...but not over-done pie spice. Instead, it is a bit peppery...the vegetable pumpkin scent comes out a little, but never fully developers. It hides its alcohol well. Mild warming, but it stayed hidden at the start. Semi sweet, the beer relies on spice and a lightly roasted flavor. The body is full, and spice really comes out in the finish. I really enjoyed it more and more as I worked through the bottle.

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Hipp-O-Lantern Imperial Pumpkin Ale from River Horse Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 469 ratings
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