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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by AlienSwineFlu, Aug 4, 2013.
Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale
I would have to say Spring house Braaaiins and Lancaster Baked Pumpkin Ale.
ST FTW. Weyerbacher is pretty good too I think.
Had Smashed Pumpkin from ship yard for the first time yesterday and wasn't overly impressed. Decent, but had a little too much Cinnamon after taste for me.
The one thing that i feel everyone on this thread should understand is we are basing our assessments on our own tastes. These threads do not mean that you should not drink the beer you like or that there is anything "Wrong" with you for liking something that others don't. With that being said, how can anyone drink pumpkin head beer from Ship Yard????? You must have burnt your taste buds!!!! Just kidding of course.
I aged a CV Pumpkin Smash and Pumking for various intervals. Pumking had lost a little and settled a bit at 6 months but was still good at 3. CV I drank at 3, 6, and 11 months and it developed really well.
IMO Warlock blows away pumking. Pumking is a little too sweet for my liking. Warlock seems more balanced. I just think the roastiness pairs very well with the spices
My sister loved punkinhead, until I sent her ST pumking...now she can't drink the shipyard. Shipyard just has a funky taste to it, I didn't finish the one I ordered on tap while I was out East. I grew up in Maine but live in North Dakota.
Good gourd. Nothing else is in the ballpark.
Too spicy for me. Tasted like I was drinking perfume. I had it on tap at Weyerbacher.
Drinking terrapin right now not my favorite pumpkin beer but ok
Almanac Beer Co. just released a good one. Dark Pumpkin Sour
DFH Punkin is my personal favorite. ST Pumking is good but last years had a very very hardcore butter taste that wasn't very pleasant, going to give it another shot this year. Also going to try a lot more pumpkin beers as well, really want to try Weyerbacher Imperial and Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela.
I have to try this I used to love pumking and dragons milk is the shit! Mmmmmmm
Have to show some local love, I've had nothing like it
When I was first getting into beer I liked Shipyard Pumpkinhead. Later on I found it nearly undrinkable. It's hard to find a word to describe what I couldn't stand about it, 'Artificial' isn't quite right. It's just not well balanced, the pumpkin spice part of the taste overpowers the beer part of the taste.
Does any Pumpkin Beer out there have like a subtle whipped cream flavor in it too? Haha. I don't like my pumpkin pie without some whipped cream on top!
holy pooping pumpkin
Buy a bottle of Pumpking and a bottle of Creme Brulee. Mix and enjoy!
Almanac Heirloom Pumpkin barley wine!
second that notion-a perfect beer if you like the style-I do
I just tired weyerbcher's imperial pumpkin ale and I cannot fathom how this brewer flies under the radar so consistently. This beer has a good bit of pumpkin flavor and a touch of bitterness that is as much from the pumpkin itself as fromthe hops. Not too many spices and I am grateful because I do not think that beer and cinnamon go well together. This one has more nutmeg. That famous weyerbacher abv kiick at 8% and a bright bit of ginger. I will buy this one again next year.
The one with the pumpkin lake front lager my favorite. has spice and bread and brett and pie! like whip creme on crust and filling of sweet pie SO GOOD!!
You see how opinions and taste can vary. I, on the other hand found it (Weyerbachers) overly spicy and thought it tasted like I took a sip out of a cologne bottle. At the moment I am drinking a Southern Tier Pumking and I think I'm done with Pumpkin beers. I've given it my best shot and I guess Pumpkin just isn't for me. They are all too sweet and it seems Pumpkin and/or spice just just doesn't work with beer (for me). I guess the bottom line is I don't want "flavors" to my beer.
Try cellaring one for a while. I don't really like pumpkin beers fresh either. Too much spice for me. I find that after they cellar for a little while the spice drops off and I get more pumpkin.
DFH Punkin Ale
Schlafly's Pumpkin Ale
in that order, more or less.
I've tried many , not had one yet that I have enjoyed
nice list...we should get together and drink a few...
Had many pumpkins at this point this year. Off the top of my head.
I'd say the Dogfishhead is the best so far. I am actually having it for the first time right now. Wayerbacher and Two Roads tied for second place.
The Magic Hat was nice.
I had a few that I will never buy again. I have to look at my notes though.
And I have to say that I don't know what the hatred over the Shipyard 6 packs is. It was probably the most pumpkin tasting one that I have had. Wouldn't call it the best one though.
EDIT: I am continuing to sip the dogfishhead. Definitely the best one that I have had. Great taste. Great after taste. I even like the feel in my mouth granted I think alot of hte pumplkins have a nice mouthfeel. my nose is utter crap so I have no comment on smell. It takes a strong scent for me to notice it when it comes to beer.
Fav Pittsburgh locals
Pumpkin Roll, Penn Brewery
Blockhouse Pumpkin , Iron City
Nunkin,East End (no actual pumpkin)
Whole Hog is my favorite. Was Pumpking but I wasn't into it the last couple of times I tried it. Opening an Imperial Pumpkin Smash tonight, which I'm excited about. Also really want to try Good Gourd Almighty..
I am really looking forward to trying Terrapin's Pumpkin Pie Stout this year. Sounds interesting.
Thomas Creek in Greenville SC makes a great pumpkin ale (plainly called Thomas Creek Pumpkin Ale), that is nicely balanced, uses real pumpkin instead of just spices, has a nice pumpkin pie flavor and blends well with a good Imperial Milk Stout (my favorite way to balance a pumpkin). I've had 7 different pumpkin beers so far this season and honestly, I think it's the best executed. It helped me figure out exactly which style pumpkin homebrew I want to do this year!
Pumking and warlock are great. Grabbed a Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin after reading about it here and loved it. I was happily surprised by Redhook Pumpkin Porter also. I like the style in general. I'll have to snag a Schlafly when i see it, based on all the recommendations . Don't see many of the others around here.
I'm cracking a 2012 Pumpkinator on Halloween. I cannot wait. I had the 2012 last year and it held really well.
Hoppin' Frogs Double Pumpkin ale
and of course my homebrewed pumpkin ale
Shlafly Pumpkin is everything I think a pumpkin beer should be. It's very drinkable and comes in six packs to boot. Lots of other good beers, but I'll give the nod to Schlafly for my personal tastes.