Pumpkin Beer Ratings and Rankings in 2011

This table has the ranking list, from my least favorite (in the first row) to my most favorite (in the last row) of the 43 beers I tried during the 2011 season! For all of the beers, I either wrote some smaller notes or more full-scale reviews. These notes or reviews can be reached by clicking on the underlined beers in the first column. As can be seen, the overall ratings of the individual beers are in the second column. Click here for my first post of this season, where I explain the rating system as well as the aim of the blog. Click here for more about me, and the making of this blog.

Overall Rankings in 2011

Shipyard “Pumpkinhead” Pumpkin Ale *
Michelob “Jack’s” Pumpkin Spice Ale *
Uinta “Punk’n” Harvest Pumpkin Ale *
New Belgium/Elysian Lips of Faith “Kick” Pumpkin-Cranberry Ale *1/4
Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin Ale *1/4
Southampton Pumpkin Ale *1/4
Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale *1/2
Shock Top “Pumpkin Wheat” Belgian-style Wheat Ale *1/2
Blue Moon “Harvest Pumpkin” Pumpkin Ale *1/2
Harpoon “UFO” Pumpkin Ale **
Saranac Pumpkin Ale **
Starr Hill “Boxcar” Pumpkin Porter **
Heavy Seas “The Great’er Pumpkin” Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Pumpkin Ale **1/4
Flying Dog “The Fear” Imperial Pumpkin Ale **1/4
Cape Ann “Fisherman’s” Pumpkin Stout **1/4
Wild Wolf “Howling Pumpkin” Pumpkin Ale **1/2
Brooklyn “Post Road” Pumpkin Ale **1/2
Dock Street “Great Pumpkin” Pumpkin Ale **1/2
Stegmaier Pumpkin Ale **1/2
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale **1/2
Blue Point Pumpkin Ale **1/2
Rock Art Imperial Pumpkin Spruce Stout **3/4
New Holland “Ichabod” Pumpkin Ale **3/4
Cottonwood Pumpkin Spiced Ale **3/4
Terrapin “Pumpkinfest” Pumpkin Beer **3/4
Cisco “Pumple Drumkin” Spiced Ale **3/4
Elysian “Night Owl” Pumpkin Ale **3/4
Sixpoint “Autumnation” Pumpkin Ale ***
Avery “Rumpkin” Rum Barrel Aged Imperial Pumpkin Ale ***
Bavarian Barbarian “Grumpy Pumpkin” Imperial Pumpkin Porter ***
Ardmore Brewing Pumpkin Ale ***
Epic/DC Brau “Fermentation Without Representation” Imperial Pumpkin Porter ***
Heavy Seas “The Great Pumpkin” Imperial Pumpkin Ale ***
Dogfish Head “Punkin” Pumpkin Ale ***1/4
Hoppin’ Frog “Frog’s Hollow” Double Pumpkin Ale ***1/4
Wolaver’s Organic Pumpkin Ale ***1/2
Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale ***3/4
Hardwood Park “Farmhouse Pumpkin” Pumpkin Ale ***3/4
Shipyard Pugsley’s Signature Series “Smashed Pumpkin” Imperial Pumpkin Ale ***3/4
River Horse “Hipp-O-Lantern” Imperial Pumpkin Ale ***3/4
Williamsburg Alewerks Pumpkin Ale ****1/4
Schlafly Imperial Pumpkin Ale ****1/2
Southern Tier “Pumking” Imperial Pumpkin Ale ****3/4

* = poor
** = decent
*** = good
**** = great
***** = exceptional


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5 responses to “Pumpkin Beer Ratings and Rankings in 2011

  1. Weebsjak

    You left out Saint Arnold’s and I am dispointed in you sir!

    • Haha. I haven’t had or seen Saint Arnold’s. If you wanna do a trade, I’d definitely be up for it. I’d offer the Williamsburg AleWerks, which is (I think) outstanding and made in my state.

  2. You also missed out on Lakefront Brewery’s Pumpkin Lager. It’s phenomenal and was originally created by Thomas Jefferson! http://www.lakefrontbrewery.com/pumpkin_lager.html

  3. Nice work! Interesting read

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