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baron 09-01-2011 04:55 PM

Pumpkin Ales
 
So far -- My favorite commercial pumpkin beers are Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin, Dog Fish Head Punkin Ale, and Southern Tier's PumKing.

Anyone else have some favorites?

Rick

BrewThruYou 09-01-2011 05:51 PM

Just bought a few single bottles the other night. Did not like Shipyard. Tried Fegley's Devious Imperial Pumpkin, Weyerbacher's Imperial Pumpkin, River Horse's Imperial Pumpkin, Smuttynose's, and one other. Had DFH a bunch of times.

Liked Weyerbacher's probably the best.

cimirie 09-01-2011 06:40 PM

Shipyard makes another pumpkin (pumpkinhead) that is pretty good. It's light (in body and color) and spicy. It's not to die for, but it's my standby "cheap" pumpkin ale.

Brooklyn makes one called Post Road that gets a lot of credit, but I think it's awful. Not spicy, not a great color, and hops are the most present taste. None of these, to me, are desirable in a premier pumpkin ale.

brew2enjoy 09-01-2011 06:50 PM

Love DFH Punkin! Speaking of that, it was released today.

ldgenius2000 09-01-2011 07:01 PM

Southern Tier is hands down my pick for best pumpkin.

ReverseApacheMaster 09-01-2011 08:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cimirie (Post 3221668)
Shipyard makes another pumpkin (pumpkinhead) that is pretty good. It's light (in body and color) and spicy. It's not to die for, but it's my standby "cheap" pumpkin ale.

Brooklyn makes one called Post Road that gets a lot of credit, but I think it's awful. Not spicy, not a great color, and hops are the most present taste. None of these, to me, are desirable in a premier pumpkin ale.

I've yet to have a Brooklyn beer I thought was worth drinking.

cimirie 09-01-2011 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ReverseApacheMaster

I've yet to have a Brooklyn beer I thought was worth drinking.

We are in agreement. I think them highly over rated.

8pawsbrewing 09-01-2011 11:01 PM

I'm a little crazy about pumpkin beers. I'm actually waiting on my husband to get home so we can head out to get our DFH Punkin. We also have an in with the local Southern Tier distributor, so I think we're getting a case wholesale w/ an employee discount if the PumKing. I love New Holland's Ichabod. Also, new this year from Starr Hill is a pumpkin porter called Boxcar. I love love love it. We've already killed a couple six packs of it.

g-star 09-01-2011 11:50 PM

Maybe I'm weird, but I refuse to drink pumpkin ale or oktoberfest until the weather cools off and its at least late september. Can't do it in August, too early.

KayaBrew 09-01-2011 11:53 PM

My favorite pumpkin beer is any one that's spilled all over the ground and rendered undrinkable.;)


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