La Parcela

750 mL bottle, Batch 610 bottled 8-13-10. Label says 5.9%, not 6.0% ABV. Jolly Pumpkin is a frustrating brewery to me – more of that later. The pour produces a burnt orange hue with a small head that produces some nice, white lace. Looks good. The nose and...

Heavy Seas-The Greater Pumpkin

I’ve been generally disappointed with the Heavy Seas, higher ABV (Mutiny) series. 22 oz bottle from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. The usual Mutiny series presentation. There is a turbid orange pour which disappoints. I really want a good clarity on any Pumpkin...

Frog’s Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale

$9.99 from Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA. 22 oz bottle, the usual Hoppin’ Frog presentation. Pour has an attractive, deep orange color with good clarity, but a smallish and poorly retained head. Nice combination of spices in the nose and the taste....

Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley’s Signature Series)

22 oz bottle, classy presentation with high quality on the paper label that wraps around virtually the whole bottle. Gold foil on the neck. Pumpkin Ales are not my favorite, so I feel a little wary, but this turned out to be a magnificent beer. Pour gives me exactly...

Heavy Seas – The Great Pumpkin

22 oz bomber from Green’s, Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA. Pumpkin beers are a strange beast as far as I am concerned, and this is no exception. Essentially pumpkin products are virtually unknown in England, and when one considers that amount of pumpkin related stuff...