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Punk'n Harvest Pumpkin Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Punk'n Harvest Pumpkin AlePunk'n Harvest Pumpkin Ale

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76
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715 Ratings
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Ratings: 715
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.47%
Wants: 17
Gots: 76 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This sessionable pumpkin ale is brewed with fresh pumpkin and seasonal spices.

10 IBU

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 10-25-2006)
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Photo of UGADawgGuy
2.15/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

With the weather cooling and a freshly deposited paycheck, I visited my local beer store today and picked up a wide variety of seasonal beers. I'd never seen or heard of this one, and I figured, what the hell?

Big mistake.

Appearance: This beer pours a decent orange-ish amber color. I couldn't generate much head, even with a fairly aggressive pour. What little head it did produce (about a half-finger) disappeared almost immediately.

Smell: I detect a faint pumpkin-ish aroma, and a hint of either nutmeg or cinammon. But it's too faint to pin down.

Taste: What a disappointment! Yeah, I can taste the pumpkin, but it tastes...a little bit burnt, maybe? And I mean that in a bad way; I love nice, toasty malts, but those just aren't there with this beer. The prevailing flavors are of VERY mild pumpkin, a nearly imperceptible hint of spice, and...soapy water. Not good.

Mouthfeel: VERY little carbonation, and an absurdly light body. It's almost a vaguely pumpkin-flavored tonic water, minus most of the bubbles. Except it's oddly slippery, with essentially no body or heft.

Drinkability: I wasted money on a six-pack I'd never heard of. I'm tempted not to finish the first one, and the other five will likely be foisted upon an unsuspecting acquaintance in the near future. I've had worse, but this one's not worth your time.

UGADawgGuy, Sep 27, 2008
Photo of dparker7
3/5  rDev -10.2%

dparker7, Today at 03:37 AM
Photo of abex44
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

abex44, Yesterday at 11:15 PM
Photo of kellyej
3.4/5  rDev +1.8%

Punk'n pours a caramel, orangey color with a nice foamy head. The beer is well carbonated with lots of bubbles moving toward the top. The nose is fairly subtle, with notes of earthiness, toastedness, must, and a hint of nuts. The body of this beer is medium-light, quite sessionable.

On the pumpkin beer spectrum that ranges from pumpkin pie to gourd in flavor, Punk'n is certainly more toward the gourd side. The most distinctive taste note is a roasted, almost charred pumpkin flavor, with hints of honey and spices. There was also something that I found to be a little bacony/savory in the taste.

I would argue that Punk'n is a less well rounded version of DFH's Punkin. The roasted/charred pumpkin note is a bit off balanced.

kellyej, Yesterday at 07:36 PM
Photo of micromaniac129
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

A pretty good pumpkin beer.
Smells with pumpkin and spices.
Taste is tart and dry with with some spices.
Autumn colored with a thin beige head.
About standard for a pumpkin beer.

micromaniac129, Yesterday at 05:57 PM
Photo of EigenBeer
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

EigenBeer, Yesterday at 04:49 PM
Photo of blackcompg
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Appearance - Poured 2 solid fingers of tan foam, body is a slightly hazy orange amber, leaves lightly webbed lace rings after each sip, and kept a solid cap throughout the entire session.

Smell - Pumkin filling, nutmeg, lite cinnamon, light crust (pie crust?), amd light sweetness, could even get whipped cream from this.

Taste - Light crusts, light pumkin, and light spices, mostly nutmeg. A very light malt sweetness in the back, not enough actually. I'm also getting flavors of white pepper and some minerals longer into the finish. Falls significantly on taste, as everything seems a bit watered down here.Too bad too, has a pretty good nose.

Mouthfeel - Lower side of medium, carb is just short of medium and very smooth. Soft and drinkable, but nothing that stands out here.

Overall - I was pretty interested after the appearance and smell, but the taste was a real let down here. I'm a little surprised, as I've had much better offerings from Uinta. This truly makes me think of something that may have been a better pumkin ale that was watered down with a significant amount of club soda, much like I believe another reviewer said. I can't recommend this, and I won't try it again - there are much better pumkin beers out there.

blackcompg, Yesterday at 04:39 AM
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2.84/5  rDev -15%

kramer_ag, Yesterday at 01:35 AM
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3.24/5  rDev -3%

Shane78, Yesterday at 12:52 AM
Photo of Homebrew25
3.44/5  rDev +3%

Homebrew25, Saturday at 08:12 PM
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4.05/5  rDev +21.3%

NBMLove, Saturday at 08:03 PM
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2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

jebrew, Saturday at 02:58 AM
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.89/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber color. The head is less than a finger high, with an off-white shade. Retention isn't very good, though the head is trying to form itself from the decent carbonation. Almost no lacing, either. (3)

Smell: More or less, it smells like a typical pumpkin ale. However, it leans closer to the sweeter pumpkin pie-in-a-glass type than the just-an-amber-ale-with-a-bit-of-spice type. There's a nice cinnamon note, along with a subtle kiss of gourd. Some of the other spices (like nutmeg and allspice) come off a bit harshly, though. Still, it smells decent – especially for a smaller gravity pumpkin ale. (3.25)

Taste: More watery than the nose indicated. It opens up with that classic combo of pumpkin and spicing, with a touch of toasted caramel malts in the midtaste. The finish...I don't know, it just seems generically carbonic and nondescript. All in all, pretty weak. (2.75)

Mouthfeel: Very light for a pumpkin ale, and also pretty fizzy. Still, it goes down very easily. Uinta *did* succeed in making a light pumpkin ale that wasn't as hopelessly soda-like as Pumpkinhead, so minor kudos. (3)

Overall: It seems like 80% of all pumpkin ales are painfully mediocre - and yet, I keep trying them year after year. Anyhoo, this is another one of them. The subtlety of everything makes it less harsh than some of the spice bombs out there, at least. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: if you want a pumpkin ale, Schlafly's pumpkin ale is the way to go. Period. (2.75)

2.89/5: Not Uinta's best showing

ThisWangsChung, Saturday at 02:53 AM
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Suomi411, Saturday at 02:01 AM
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3.44/5  rDev +3%

smcolw, Saturday at 12:20 AM
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

tfsimpkins, Friday at 09:04 PM
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1.52/5  rDev -54.5%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Boone757, Friday at 03:31 AM
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3.4/5  rDev +1.8%

DrChadly, Friday at 02:46 AM
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3.96/5  rDev +18.6%

jaswilson2, Friday at 02:35 AM
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2/5  rDev -40.1%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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Punk'n Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 715 ratings.