First off, I'm sorry for being a few hours behind on this post. We were out this weekend in the Uncompahgre Wilderness, doing what we do! While we were out Drew and I talked beer, specifically Pumpkin Ales. He was pretty fond of the Pumpkin Ale from Uplsope Brewing Company, enough so that I was convinced on trying it. Well Drew, good call. Without further ado, here's my take on this one.
This limited release Pumpkin Ale from Upslope Brewing Company is pretty damn good. Not at all what I was expecting from a Pumpkin Ale. A lot of Pumpkin Ales tend to lean on spices and flavoring that over power the beer. Not so with this one. When drinking Upslope's Pumpkin Ale you still know you are drinking a beer. Not that I don't appreciate the sweet taste of some of the other Pumpkin Ales out there, I just feel that this ale is more sessionable than a lot of the other specialties out there. This Pumpkin Ale pours to the typical reddish, rusty, copper body with a moderate off white, beige looking head that is pretty common with Pumpkin Ales. The taste is light and malty with a noticeable touch of pumpkin and spices early on. The ABV is a nice 7.7% that goes down smoothly.
To sum things up I'd say this Pumpkin Ale has a toasty and full flavor, as well as feel that pair great with an Autumn Night. An overall great feel and taste that are a warm welcome back from a weekend in the mountains.