Style: Pumpkin Ale

ABV: 7.7 IBU: 25.0

79/100
Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 16
Mouthfeel: 3

Upslope Brewing Company Pumpkin Ale

What the brewers say

“Adding organic Baby Bear pumpkins to malt and hops makes this truly a local farm-to-brewhouse collaboration. A custom blend of six spices rounds out the flavors in this beer.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Strong malt sweetness blends with traditional pumpkin-spice blend and a nice earthy hops character. When you really dig in, slight aroma of toasted pumpkin. Slight alcohol on the nose.”

Flavor: “Smooth caramel malt sweetness up front with a lot of pumpkin-pie spice, mostly cinnamon and nutmeg and a touch of clove. A bit more balanced than most pumpkin beers, with a touch of lingering bitterness (perhaps from spices) in the slightly warm finish. Spice flavors tend to compete rather than complement each other.”

Overall: “Enjoyable pumpkin flavors. The spice character is a little more dominant with the sweetness coming through in the end with slight warmth. A fairly large pumpkin beer with all of the right components, but the blend of those components is slightly disjointed and keeps them from working together in perfect harmony.”

What our editors thought

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