I hope you'll forgive me for not having a photo of this beer in a glass. I drank it straight from the can, after dark, and enjoyed it immensely. Like, really seriously immensely. Well, I had some of it in a glass - I wanted to know just how dark orange this ale was. But I was impatient and drank it all before getting a snapshot.
Believe me when I saw this is a dark amber beer that is rich in spice. Madtree Brewing's The Great PumpCan is a seasonal brew that is perfect for this season, and to me every sip tastes like autumn in a very good way. The aroma is spicy, nutty, and enticing, but the taste? Amazing.
Now, this is an ale that needs to warm up just a bit to really taste good (at least, that was my experience). The flavors became more pronounced as the beer warmed up from "fridge" to "slightly warmer than fridge." Once it reached that optimal temperature it was rich with flavor - molasses, nutmeg, malt and ginger - which is used in the brew and is a bright, unexpected but tasty addition. I swore the first sip that I was tasting hops, but I wasn't - I was tasting ginger. Subtle ginger, but it was there and amazing.
Currently, MadTree appears to have a small distribution area, but it's worth seeking out if you live near Cincinnati. The Great PumpCan is just one of many beers they offer, and their year-round brews are quite delicious as well. This is a beer I will look forward to every autumn. This is yet another amazing example of how delicious beer and pumpkin spices can be when combined.