Thanks to Ludlow wines for supplying me with such delicious pumpkin beer selections (all are from there except the Smashed Pumpkin).
These are not listed in any ranking. Also, I am no expert and my "review" is nothing fancy, just what I picked up from each beer, hope it helps you to pick the best pumpkin beer for your tastes:
Smells like pumpkin and sugar cookies. Tastes like an autumn harvest! Malted caramel and burnt sugar. Unlike the others, just a hint of pumpkin complimented w/ other spices esp. cinnamon.
Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin
Smells like pumpkin, ginger, and burnt brown sugar. Tastes almost creamy like pumpkin butter. Hints of burnt malt or caramel flavors also.
A hint of nutmeg in the aroma. Tastes crispy, you can really taste the spices and brown sugar. Refreshing!
Spicey aroma. Not much sweetness - no caramel or burnt sugar unlike the others. Just roasted pumpkin but not too overwhelming. Would be good for someone who really likes ales but doesn't want the pumpkin taste to over power the beer.