Serving Style: Bottle
Drinking Establishment: Halloween 2012
Primary Consumer: Kerensa
Sight: Slightly hazy, deep ruby body with a billowy tan head.
Smell: It has a boozy smell with hints of clove, nutmeg, and fresh pumpkin.
Flavor: Initial hop bite that is somewhat balanced by caramel-y roasted malts, some pumpkin pie spices, and earthy pumpkin.
Feel: Medium body with medium carbonation.
Concluding Remark: River Horse’s Hipp-o-Lantern is deceptively alcoholic–despite the boozy aroma, you don’t feel the 8%. It’s a fine Imperial Pumpkin Ale; the spicing and balance are spot on and you can taste the actual pumpkin. I wouldn’t call it exciting by any means, but if you’re in the market for a solid pumpkin, don’t hesitate to give the Hipp-o-Lantern a try.