Last year was so much fun that we had to round up the team again and grab a new flight of beers to try.
This year’s six contestants were:
Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin, Dogfish Head Punkin Ale, Chatoe Rogue Harvest Pumpkin Patch Ale, Southern Tier Imperial Pumking, Waschusett Imperial Pumpkin, and Unita Punk’n.
When we did this last year, we did a blind taste test. This year I decided to scrap that because I want to know what beer I’m drinking.
Here are the judges’ notes:
Southern Tier Imperial Pumking-
Steve- 3- Taste lots of pumpkin
Alex- 3- Liquid pumpkin taste
Lauren- 2- Odd aftertaste
S- 2- Not as much alcohol. Organic. Wind, and solar powered
A- 2.5- A strange taste, but good to environment
L- 3- Strong body
Chatoe Rogue Harvest Pumpkin Patch Ale-
S- 4- Yummy
A- 3.5- Tripped my trigger a little bit
L- 4- Sweet flavor
Waschusett Imperial Pumpkin-
S -5- Nice aftertaste
A-4- Aftertaste is nice
L-4.5- Sweet and pumpkin-y!
Dogfish Head Punkin Ale-
S- 4- No comment
A- Tastes like a dog and fish who just ate a pumpkin
L- 5- Strong flavor overall, spicy
Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin-
S- 5- Winner!
A- 4.5 – Busted my biscuit!
L- 5- Awesome- great spice!
It was also Steve’s birthday recently so we couldn’t let him leave without a little surprise pumpkin cake!
Walter didn’t want to miss out on the action either, but sadly he’s under aged for this event.
Happy pumpkin season!