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Re: Pumpkin Ale

Post by hugodrax » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:40 pm

Jester wrote:
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You kids crack me up. Whatsamatta wit' beer-flavored beer? Get a Strohs. Have a Hamms. A Chicago-Old Style. A Yeungling. A Shiner Bock. Any one of a million regional beers used to exist and y'all want vermouth-finished barrel aged saisons.

Wankers.

I said it.

Wankers.

Ps. I really like Rivertown Hala Kahiki on a hot day.
I was wondering when you were going to give your valued opinion.
I don't need to take any crud from a man named after a packet of rolling papers. :lol:
Pumpkin spice flavored rolling papers! That's how the bearded stoner hipsters in the trendy city do it.
You know, they probably do now. When I used to roll Drum, I liked licorice papers.

Anyhoo. I'm going to go have a pumpkin beer and shout at the kids.
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Re: Pumpkin Ale

Post by sweetandsour » Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:44 pm

Ok, I'll try a pumpkin ale this fall, for the first time if I can find one. So far I haven't seen any in our store, though.
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Re: Pumpkin Ale

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:21 pm

Shlafly is probably the best one that’s widely distributed


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Re: Pumpkin Ale

Post by tuttle » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:08 am

I tried some Dogfish Head Punkin Ale over the weekend. Very good.

If Schlafly is pumpkin pie, DH Punkin Ale is a nice thick slice of pumpkin bread. Hoo-boy it's pricey though!
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Re: Pumpkin Ale

Post by Jester » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:22 am

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I tried some Dogfish Head Punkin Ale over the weekend. Very good.

If Schlafly is pumpkin pie, DH Punkin Ale is a nice thick slice of pumpkin bread. Hoo-boy it's pricey though!
I have not yet had a pumpkin ale this year. This description takes the cake bread. DFH for the win.

Pumpkin Bread > Pumpkin Pie (this opinion needs a poll)
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Re: Pumpkin Ale

Post by tuttle » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:25 am

Jester wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:22 am
tuttle wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:08 am
I tried some Dogfish Head Punkin Ale over the weekend. Very good.

If Schlafly is pumpkin pie, DH Punkin Ale is a nice thick slice of pumpkin bread. Hoo-boy it's pricey though!
I have not yet had a pumpkin ale this year. This description takes the cake bread. DFH for the win.

Pumpkin Bread > Pumpkin Pie (this opinion needs a poll)
There's one in the fridge with your name on it.

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Re: Pumpkin Ale

Post by SlowToke » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:04 pm

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Pumpkin and beer don't belong in the same sentence or even the same conversation as far as I'm concerned. I feel the same about any fruit and beer.

Chocolate stout on the other hand.....
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Re: Pumpkin Ale

Post by tuttle » Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:10 am

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Pumpkin ale seems like it hit the shelves a bit early this year. I think I saw 'em as early as the first week of August.
It wasn't a fluke. They hit the shelves early this year too.

Early August we had a preview of fall weather and I got the urge and grabbed me some pumpkin ale. I was also gifted a bottle, so I've had two thus far.

Both offerings from Southern Tier.

I tried Pumking and Warlock. Pumking is touted as an Imperial Pumpkin Ale (with the tag, Pumpking Pie in a Glass), Warlock is an Imperial Pumpkin Stout.

I'm here to tell you. I was not impressed. Pretty disappointed. I've tried to find some good in them, but I think I hate both of them. Pumpkin pie in a glass, this ain't.

Oddly enough, the Ale and the Stout (to my palate) tasted exactly the same! They both have an overwhelming...I can't quite pin it...I want to say it's a pecan flavor, or maybe burnt peanut brittle. But really, Jester said it reminded him of a Peanut Butter Porter we've tried and I have to agree, and I can't quite kick that description. I hated the Peanut Butter Porter.

I didn't pick up pumpkin at all. Nor the spices.

What makes it worse is the price. A pretty penny for four of them. Something I don't mind doing every now and then for something special or for a killer beer.

Probably my due punishment for partaking at such an early date. :lol:
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Re: Pumpkin Ale

Post by sweetandsour » Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:05 pm

Still never had a pumpkin ale, but I swear one day I'll try one. Or, maybe not.
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Re: Pumpkin Ale

Post by Jester » Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:11 pm

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Still never had a pumpkin ale, but I swear one day I'll try one. Or, maybe not.
I admire your commitment.
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Re: Pumpkin Ale

Post by hugodrax » Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:30 pm

Jester wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:11 pm
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Still never had a pumpkin ale, but I swear one day I'll try one. Or, maybe not.
I admire your commitment.
Don't forget to admire his wisdom, too.
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Re: Pumpkin Ale

Post by DepartedLight » Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:14 pm

I had a vision of coco smoking a cob with a forever stem while riding an Autumnal splotched Unicorn that was pooping candy corns unto a frosty iced mug of pumpkin ale.

No. I'm taking the meds. Honest.
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Re: Pumpkin Ale

Post by hugodrax » Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:21 pm

DepartedLight wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:14 pm
I had a vision of coco smoking a cob with a forever stem while riding an Autumnal splotched Unicorn that was pooping candy corns unto a frosty iced mug of pumpkin ale.

No. I'm taking the meds. Honest.
As prescribed? :lol:
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Re: Pumpkin Ale

Post by DepartedLight » Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:22 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:21 pm
DepartedLight wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:14 pm
I had a vision of coco smoking a cob with a forever stem while riding an Autumnal splotched Unicorn that was pooping candy corns unto a frosty iced mug of pumpkin ale.

No. I'm taking the meds. Honest.
As prescribed? :lol:
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Re: Pumpkin Ale

Post by JimVH » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:00 pm

I get depressed in the fall. I’m pretty sure this thread has something to do with it.
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Re: Pumpkin Ale

Post by tuttle » Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:04 am

JimVH wrote:
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I get depressed in the fall. I’m pretty sure this thread has something to do with it.
The real downer is the candy corn thread (and the black olives thread).
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Re: Pumpkin Ale

Post by Jester » Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:32 am

tuttle wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:04 am
JimVH wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:00 pm
I get depressed in the fall. I’m pretty sure this thread has something to do with it.
The real downer is the candy corn thread (and the black olives thread).
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Re: Pumpkin Ale

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Jester wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:32 am
tuttle wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:04 am
JimVH wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:00 pm
I get depressed in the fall. I’m pretty sure this thread has something to do with it.
The real downer is the candy corn thread (and the black olives thread).
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Re: Pumpkin Ale

Post by tuttle » Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:58 am

Jester wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:32 am
tuttle wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:04 am
JimVH wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:00 pm
I get depressed in the fall. I’m pretty sure this thread has something to do with it.
The real downer is the candy corn thread (and the black olives thread).
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You can take that straight back to hell.
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Re: Pumpkin Ale

Post by tuttle » Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:24 am

After my misadventure with Southern Tier's offerings I had to do a palate cleans with some Schlafly Pumpkin Ale. Funny thing is I'd grabbed a 6 pack and my sweet wife grabbed me a 6 pack on the same day. So I was stocked up for a bit on pumpkin ale.

I haven't ventured much beyond that this season, other than to nab some New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin Ale. Habanero + Pumpkin = happiness. It's not for everyone, but it's for me.

The only other pumpkin ale I've tried so far is one from Mother's Brewing called Mr. Pumpkin. It should have been called Mr. Potpourri. Blech. It's like they blended a candle from Hobby Lobby into the batch.
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