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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

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States | website

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

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

10 IBU

Added by Wasatch on 10-25-2006

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Reviews: 272 | Ratings: 1,052
Photo of Prager62
3.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single to try while in Colorado. A best by date of 01/14/16 with no abv. listed on the bottle.

Look- Despite a pretty careful pour into my plastic vessel, it quickly turned into a foamy mess. After settling it revealed a dark orange with plenty off white foam.

Smell- The usual pie spices of nutmeg, allspice, mild cinnamon.

Taste- Nutmeg, cinnamon, malt. Not detecting any pumpkin.

Feel- Very thin but fizzy with a tingle from the spices.

Overall- Nothing overwhelming about this beer, but it is easy to drink. If you don't care for huge pumpkin beers loaded with spice, this is for you. A pumpkin session beer might be the way to describe it best.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazy orange tan head. Mild nose not much spice not much malt either. Floral. Very hearty. Lots of malt taste on a bit of sugar sweetness. Good allspice and nutmeg and cinnamon is in the back seat. Not a lot of hops to finish this one with a bit gentler than some. Maybe a bit bland. The hops bitter is in the lingering rather than in the finish which lets this malt show you a little something first. Hops are subtle.

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Photo of dikebrewery
3.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A pretty good seasonal offering. Easy drinking with the right amount of pumpkin and spices. A dry finish with a mild not overpowering bitter kick. Good fall beer.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.12/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep amber with an orange glow when held to the light, producing 1.5 fingers of off-white, foamy, shortlived head that leaves minimal & thin lacing. Aroma is caramel & ale yeast, pumpkin pie spices especially cinnamon, cloves & ginger & thin vegetable pumpkin. Taste is ginger & cinnamon heavy in a lightly toasted malt/cola background of subdued pumpkin pie with a dry clove & bitter finish that could be derived from the hops, the spices or both. There is something of a mineral quality that appears in the spicy & lightly bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, front of the tongue prickly & dry with a hint of astringency. At best an average example of the style.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Chestnut brown colored with a quarter inch of tan head. Moderate lacing.Faint aroma of pumpkin pie spice but I really have to search it out. I taste just as much dark malt as I do pumpkin pie spice. Nutmeg is still a bit more dominant than the other elements. The mouth is thin and yet moderately carbonated.

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Photo of Lemke10
3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This pours a hazy, copper orange color with a frothy beige head. The aroma is mild with pumpkin tones and a hint of spice. The taste is decent with a medium body with decent pumpkin flavor. There is a bit of an awkward after taste. This brew is kind of in the middle of the road as far as pumpkin beers go.

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Photo of Beejay
3.33/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: A light orange brown color and a decent amount of haze, with a light tan head.

S: Definite pumpkin pie spice, as well as a good bit of gourd as well. Somewhat subtle and bready finishing with brown sugar and cinnamon.

T: Fairly light bread notes, with pumpkin pie spice taking up the rear. The pumpkin spice isn't too prevalent, but that might contribute to the beers repeat-ability, however it also delivers a dose of 'meh' to it.

M: Medium to medium light with moderate carbonation, and a bit of a linger.

O: Overall decent, I can see downing a few pints in a bar with friends, but then would quickly move on to something else more interesting.

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Photo of Krinkle
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

this is a pretty good pumpkin ale - had it out of a can which i prefer not too overpowering with the spices - not very pumpkin-y either - very well balanced, clean, and sessionable

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Photo of OrtheusMaximusRex
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty OK. Poured out of a can into a sampling glass. Pretty orange-honey color that reminds of pumpkins and autumn. Pumpkin ales seem to be a big deal this year, must be everyone trying to clone Elysian Night Owl and then add their particular spin...I typically enjoy pumpkin more with a dark roast profile, e.g. pumpkin porters.

A = nice, decent white creamy head that falls fast, nice lacing
S = faint pumpkin and spice, malt
T = pumpkin, more subtle spice than other pumpkin ales.
M = medium sweetness, medium soft on the pallet, low carbonation
O = 3.75. Nice example of what appears to be a style that's becoming standard for the autumn.

Today its 90 in Boulder, CO - I wonder if I drink this on a chilly 50 degree day in early Nov what I'll think...

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Photo of TH28
3.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle. Code date 1/14/16. Appearance: Amber/light brown with a slight haziness and frothy off white head and decent lacing. Aroma: Pumpkin spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice) with a light toastiness. Taste: Medium malt sweetness with strong bready and toasty malt flavors. The pumpkin spicing in the aroma is strangely missing on the tongue. A slight cooked pumpkin and nutmeg flavor show up on the swallow, but overall taste profile is fairly one demensional. Mouthfeel: Medium body with a low to moderate carbonation. Finish: Enough bitterness to balance, finishing with a lingering toasted malt and light pumpkin spice. Overall: A very low spiced pumpkin beer. Nice bready and toasty malt backbone, but while the pumpkin spice shows up in the aroma it’s almost non existent in the taste.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: crystal clear; bronze in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded quickly to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: pumpkin pie spices;

T: nutmeg and all spice up front; mostly cinnamon from mid-palate through the finish; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate to high carbonation; dry finish

O: no pumpkin flavor - only pumpkin pie spices;

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Photo of schoolboy
3.94/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a concept, a pumpkin ale that tastes more like pumpkin than cinnamon.

It has a pretty reddish brown color, with lots of lacing. The aroma is weak but pleasant.

The taste is like a mild ale with pumpkin and a little spice. Unlike many of the style the spice does not overpower the pumpkin.

The aftertaste is a clean ale with not much pumpkin. This could stand to be bigger and sweeter, but it's a nicely balanced pumpkin ale as is.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Has a perfect orange pumpkin look. Nice white head. After being poured it came with a good pumpkin smell, but then fades away quick. Can taste pumpkin but watered down and no spices.

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Photo of rangerman21
3.99/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- hazy amber with a decent head
S- Cinnamon, nutmeg, a little sweet
T- Slightly sweet, nice amount of spice and pumpkin taste
F- Bright, not overly carbonated
O- Nice and pumpkin-y, but still knows it's a beer. Enjoyable.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.03/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, golden/copper color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed wispy clouds that gathered in the center of the top of the beer.

Aroma: Malty and bready, like freshly baked gingerbread. Good notes of spices, such as all-spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, ginger and brown sugar. However, I get next to nothing in the way of hops.

Taste: Pumpkin-y and malty, with some good notes of spices, such as all-spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, ginger and brown sugar. I get notes of freshly baked gingerbread as well as some pronounced hoppy bitterness to finish the flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with some slight carbonation. With an ABV of 4.0%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is another good pumpkin beer. Good balance between malt, pumpkin, spices, sweetness and hops. I’d certainly get it again.

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Photo of lwillitz
3.11/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12-oz bottle into craft pub glass

A - huge foamy khaki head over a transparent body of orange amber filled with floating sediment; low to moderate amount of visible carbonation; nice trail of lace

S - pumpkin, spices, touch of sweetness, notes of grain; weak

T - pumpkin pie spices seem to overpower everything else, light caramel sweetness, pumpkin, slightly bready taste, grassy bitterness in the finish; pretty plain for the style

M - light body, moderate carbonation; far more watery than expected

O - Punk'n is not a horrible beer, but just doesn't measure up as a pumpkin ale. Boring.

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Photo of bmeehan
3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This tends to fall more toward the "forgettable pumpkin beer" end of the pumpkin beer spectrum. It's good, don't get me wrong, and Uinta is a great company, but I couldn't pick this out of a lineup of pumpkin beers if you told me one of them, like, killed my uncle Ben or something.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.8/5  rDev +13.4%

Joining in the pumpkin ale craze, Uinta does everything that everyone else does, however does them with impeccable balance, rich taste and a drinkable overall tone.

Hazy honey with an amber veil, the beer pours with a dense blanket of froth. Its aromas push a sweeter scent of caramel and simple syrup with a toasty grain back. With cinnamon, nutmeg and clove wafting about, and graham cracker flavors underneath- the character of pumpkin pie converge on the early palate.

But layering on the middle palate, those caramels and syrups give a praline-type of taste. Lightly buttery, crusty and spicy- its graham cracker crusted taste is even more paramount. Trailing with the allspice medley, the ale's starchy undertow is softly of gourde and squash.

Its long trail of sweetness and spice are never intent on relinquishing the palate as the ale has no real transcendence toward finish- lingering on in dessert-like finish. Warm with both spice and alcohol, neither hinder the ale's supreme drinkability.

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Photo of beergoot
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Excellent pumpkin colored body with a thick, frothy head. Wonderful pumpkin pie-like aroma. Very mild flavors; mostly pumpkin and caramel; root beer. Medium body with a mostly dry finish.

The low-point for this beer is its very diluted pumpkin flavor. You're left with more of a sugary, soft drink like taste. It's not unpleasant per se, but really doesn't deliver much of a wow factor.

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Photo of ColdBassHonkey
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Pours light-copper, but doesn't give off too much aroma. The pumpkin spice Uinta uses isn't sweet like the usual pumpkin beers that use the pumpkin pie spice. It is a balanced beer, though; however, I would have expected much more out of a Uinta brew. Probably not worth another try.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2014-10-15 in Columbia, PA

A - Orange-amber with a 1-finger off-white head that fades quickly and leave very little lace.

S - Mild pumpkin pie spice, light malt, slight vegetal. Very mild aroma.

T - Pumpkin pie filling, graham cracker. A mild vegetal/gourd flavor. The flavors are restrained and balanced. More flavor than the smell would indicate. A bit of sweetness, but also restrained. A little bit of bitterness in the finish but certainly within bounds.

M - Light-medium body and carbonation. Smooth

O - Looks like I like this better than most reviewers. Not the greatest pumpkin beer but considering the lowish ABV, good flavor and feel; I'd have it again.

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Photo of Zorro
2.81/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Clear orange-amber colored ale with a medium sized tan colored head.

Smells of caramel and bread with with a mild spice scent.

Starts out on the sweet side with a big caramel candy flavor. Mild pumpkin spice flavor and bitterness.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall it is just an OK beer.

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Photo of kerz_nelson
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Purchased this because i really enjoy Hop Nosh from Uinta. Came in with relatively high expectations (given low price) because of this. Very disappointed.

Pour is orangeish-amber, mild head, similar to other good pumpkins.

Smell is very mild, very subtle pumpkin pie spice aroma. Very worrisome for me.

Taste is just not there. No malt at all. Pumpkin/spice notes are so mild, they feel like they are almost there. Aftertaste is strange, almost like I'd expect from a homebrew lager.

There is very little to this beer, it isn't awful but not enjoyable in any way either. I would have drank the rest if nothing else was around, but ended up leaving it at a BBQ. I won't purchase again.

I should point out that I enjoy a good pumpkin ale in the fall and look forward to sampling new ones. This is far from the worst pumpkin I've had.

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Photo of hophugger
3.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep pumpkin color. The color actual looks more like real pumpkin was used than most other pumkin beers. Aroma is light, pumpkin, whipped cream, sweetness and a hint of pumpkin pie spices. Taste is very very light and actually pleasant. It is a little too light and some of the pumpkin flavor is lost, but it is a nice change from the overspiced other seasonal ales. Mouthfeel is nice and not bitter, just overall, a very light punk'n ale !!

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Photo of flagmantho
3.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz can into my Deschutes tulip.

Appearance: rich orange hue with a very light haze and a moderate effervescence. Head pours a finger of frothy ivory foam. Nice!

Smell: light and malty, rather like an English bitter. There is pumpkin here, but also an interesting vegetal aroma. Spicing seems very mild for the style -- maybe just a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg right at the end.

Taste: toasty, and rather a lot like an English bitter. Again, there's a very vegetal-tasting pumpkin element which, while perhaps not off-putting, is a little weird. As in the aroma, the spicing is quite mild. It's OK.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and a pretty good creaminess. I like it.

Overall: this is an interesting beer. I feel like the pumpkin is very natural and not overdone, but I also feel like it's not very polished. Worth a try if you're a huge fan of pumpkin beers, but otherwise it's merely an OK quaff.

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Punk'n Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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