Brewed this one up (10/6) and just opened a bottle today. OG was 1.056 and FG was 1.004. I basically followed the same receipt, but only went with 1 tablespoon of spice instead of 1.5. I baked the pumpkin for about 65 minutes since I'm at a higher elevation. I also used a pound of rice hulls just to be on the safe side. My mash temp was a few degrees low, but the final product turned out great.
I haven't had many pumpkin beers, but I figured I'd make a batch for a fall party. Since brewing this beer I've only tried an oak aged pumpkin ale as well as a sour pumpkin, so I still don't really have any basis for comparison. But I have to say that just two weeks after bottling, it tastes pretty awesome. Great spice smell and flavor. I've avoided pumpkin beers in the past because I assumed they were going to be too sweet or overly spiced, but after this one I think this one will be on my fall rotation. Can't wait to serve this one up to my guests!