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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Reviews: 233
Hads: 909
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 8.16%
Wants: 23
Gots: 131 | FT: 0
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Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Wasatch on 10-25-2006

This sessionable pumpkin ale is brewed with fresh pumpkin and seasonal spices.

10 IBU
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Reviews: 233 | Hads: 909
Photo of Furlinator
3.29/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazy orange with no head and minimal lacing.

Smell is spice-forward with cinnamon and nutmeg. Only a trace of pumpkin and an odd scent of dirt on the back end.

Taste is mostly spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Not much pumpkin flavor here. A little citrus on the finish.

Light bodied. Actually a little watery with low carbonation.

A decent pumpkin ale but, there is nothing really special going on here. (419 characters)

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.23/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

The beer shows a decent amount of head pouring from the bottle, ultimately settling as a quarter inch layer at the top. Lacing is not present. The color is a deep rust color similar to many pumpkin beers.

The smell begins with a strong spice presence, but then a curious vegetable smell emerges. The smell resembles something canned and is not entirely off-putting, but also not entirely appealing.

The taste is the same as the smell, but perhaps with a bit more pumpkin presence. The beer itself is medium body with light carbonation. It is easy to drink certainly.

Overall, the beer would be much more enjoyable without the canned vegetable aspect, as this beer distracts the senses and seems out of place. Okay but not a favorite. (789 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
3.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on September 26, 2013.

Handsome looking pour I will give it that. It was medium copper-amber with a lingering off-white foamy head and good carbonation.

The aroma was rather bland. Some pumpkin and some spice but it smelled like I was standing in a dying vegetable garden long past harvest season. Maybe that's how it was supposed to be.

The body was light to medium.

The taste had some biscuit character with squash or yam-like notes but nothing that jumped out at me. Kind of bland actually. (534 characters)

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours an amber color with 2 fingers of slightly off-white head that recedes to a nice cap

S: A bit of squashy pumpkin along with light spices and malt

T: Starts off with light spices and a light malt presence. Goes into a light squashy pumpkin. Finishes with a very light sweetness and pumpkin flesh

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A bit of a bland pumpkin beer. Not enough spice or malt sweetness to give it an edge or what's needed in the flavor department. Fairly expected for a 4% brew. Given that, it's a nice easy drinker that's good for the transition to colder weather (597 characters)

Photo of Cylinsier
3.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz

Pours a slightly hazy amber orange, half inch of off-white head dissipates slowly to a film.

Smells of sweet and sour pumpkin and mild biscuity malts.

Tastes of light pumpkin, brown sugar, and biscuit malts.

Medium body with light carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A decent pumpkin ale, nothing special but not bad and has decent flavor and body considering the abv. (384 characters)

Photo of BeerMeColorado
3.06/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Anna Kournikova baby...looked great but wasnt a winner.

I'm a big pumpkin beer lover but I was let down by this beer. I probably wouldn’t buy it again as there are others I enjoy more.

Bottle poured into a shaker glass.

Aroma...Pumpkin definitely comes through along with some malt and just a hint of spice. I would’ve preferred a bit more spice but not so much that it would over power the pumpkin and malt.

Appearance...bright amber and crystal clear. Fabulous thick and creamy tan head that persisted with nice lacing. Like I said...Anna Kournikova. A gorgeous looking beer!

Flavor...slightly sweet upfront with more spice and pumpkin in the flavor than it has in the aroma. Still very subtle. Moderate hoppiness.

Dude; seriously?! I can’t believe I’m reviewing a beer like I'm some wannabe wine snob.

Bottom line is that if you like pumpkin beer I’ve had worse but I’ve also had better. Def drinkable but for my money I’ve got others that I’d rather drink.

Sorry Anna. (1,003 characters)

Photo of mountdew1
3.22/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an oversized wine glass. Color was a dark orangey amber, with a thin 1/4" foamy off white head. Aroma was slightly spicy up front, a bit of cinnamony pepper. A bit on the simple aroma side. Flavor was similar. A bit of sweet up front, very faint, but then shfited to a bitter pepper. Not at all what I would expect from a pumpkin beer. Not necessarily bad, but not really what I would see for a pumpkin. Coated well, not overly thick. A bit of tingle on the tongue, in a good way. Overall a bit strange for a pumpkin, not at all like what I would normally expect. (575 characters)

Photo of Buffjones
2.16/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I'm a huge pumpkin ale fan, I typically like Unita's offerings very much, but this one let me down. It lacks that classic pumpkin ale flavor to me. It is devoid of any of the classic spices/flavors that make this style so appealing to me. They may have been going for a more subtle approach, don't know, but overall this has been a HUGE dissapointment for me. I would not buy again. (382 characters)

Photo of illbill1008
2.21/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I kind of hope I got a bad batch, as I've liked much of what I've tried from Uinta previously. But reading a few of the reviews, I'm not sure.

Appearance: Incredibly bright, with no haze and little particulate. A light amber color. Decent head retention and lacing.

Aroma: Where this beer fell apart for me. Rather than pumpkin pie spices, caramel malt notes, or even a bit of roast that I may have expected from a harvest pumpkin, I got sulfur and that cheesy, old hop aroma, with what was maybe a bit of underlying floral pumpkin aroma.

Taste: Sweet caramel notes first, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices on the finish, but they're very subtle. A little sweet potato flavor is detectable as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium to low carbonation, and a fairly thin body.

Fairly disappointing overall. Definitely would not buy this again, unless someone told worked hard to convince me I got a really bad batch. (907 characters)

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.79/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, orange brown colored with a short off white head that dissipates leaving little lacing, clear

S: spiced pumpkin pie, clove, nutmeg, ginger

T: quite a bit of roasted pumpkin, clove, nutmeg, toasted pecan

M: thinner with lower carbonation

O: more pumpkin focus than others, spice is more tamed, more nutty flavors (364 characters)

Photo of maxcoinage
3.82/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle to tulip glass with 1 in white head Color is a brownish orange

Aroma - allspice nutmeg cinnamon

Taste - nice malt base with pumpkin and spice flavors as a good complement without overpowering

Mouthfeel - medium carb and light body.

Overall - Great pumpkin brew I’m enjoying it and would def pick up another sixer if looking to purchase the style (374 characters)

Photo of Hoptometrist
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from the bottle into nonic glass

A- Poured a dark brownish orange color with soapy off-white head with huge bubbles that left splashy lace.

S- Very big nutmeg notes, ginger, pumpkin, bready, and caramel notes.

T- Lots of nutmeg, ginger, and pumpkin flavor with some caramel and bready notes.

M- Lighter bodied, prickly carbonation, somewhat watery finish but not bad for a 4% ABV ale with quite a bit of flavor.

O- This is a really solid pumpkin ale with the nice pumpkin spices you expect and a nice bready and caramel malt base. (544 characters)

Photo of Neorebel
4.12/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Uinita Punk'n pours a stoic tawny color with a slight haze to it. There's somewhat vigorous carbonation going on, and the beverage has got a quarter-inch sticky, frothy cream head. With a good whiff I can definitely state that I detect actual, natural pumpkin here. Like the inside of a real raw pumpkin. Authentic! Also, taking a back seat, the slew of usual spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. The flavor is quite close to the aroma, and in this case, it's a beautiful thing. This is a clean tasting real pumpkin beer. Not too over the top and also it still tastes like a beer, with light hops and biscuity malt identifiable in the taste. This tastes remarkably full and coats the mouth great for only a 4% alcohol beer. The flavor lingers nicely in the finish as well. I would buy this again, which is a phrase not thrown around lightly with pumpkin ales, unfortunately. (873 characters)

Photo of Fergyx825
2.55/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: Definitely an amber ale exactly what i'd expect from a pumpkin ale. Some head is obvious upon the pour but little remains after it dissipates. There is a little bit left on the surface of the beer a while after the pour.

Smell: This is no so much a great smelling beer. I smell a little bit of spices, and not so much many pumpkin. The smell really doesn't impress me very much.

Taste: At first all i can think of is alcohol. There is alot of spice that hits me upon tasting this beer, but almost no pumpkin. This is a bit disappointing.

Mouthfeel: A medium thick beer with medium carbonation. Works in its favor because its been disappointing otherwise.

Overall: Appearance its great, but smell was the first drop and the taste didn't help. If those had anchored this beer, then the mouthfeel would have only help but all in all this is below mediocre. (872 characters)

Photo of gbarbee
4.38/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Clear, mildly carbonated, amber head, and inviting. Light amber to orange appearing ale.

Smell - Spicy pumpkin bread scent with a clean aroma.

Taste - Heavy pumpkin flavor, delicious and refreshing. Well balanced and not overpowering with sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Nice on the palate, crisp flavor and smooth

Overall - Enjoyed this beer with Bison Meatloaf and Broccoli which seemed a good fit. Very enjoyable beer and would drink again without hesitation. (470 characters)

Photo of CloudStrife
3.87/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a slightly hazy copper amber with a thin white head. Can see some visible carbonation in the body. Leaves some nice lacing on the side of the glass.

S: Pleasant aroma reminiscent of a pumpkin pie. Malts are more full than some pumpkin beers I have had and aren't overpowered by spice. Rich aroma.

T: Mild tempered pumpkin brew that is rounded out nicely by a full malt body. Spice and pumpkin are fairly strong but don't necessarily take center stage.

M: Medium to full body with a nice creaminess. Somewhat low carbonation. Isnt too sticky from the sweetness.

Overall I'm a fan of this beer. A little different than the other pumpkin beers on the market but still is true to pumpkin pie roots. Give it a go. (761 characters)

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.01/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Just one of those days, my peeps. So far it's just one of those average beer days. Like a 5 dollar footlong, it will do the trick, but Raul ain't pumped. A lil too syrupy like Aunt Jemimah, and the mouthfeel falls a bit flat like Raul's college sweetheart. (Raul will always remember you, girl.)

Raul does not recommend. (321 characters)

Photo of ipaloveit
4.03/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picking up a lot of similarity to Dogfish Head Punkn Ale. Overall, a very drinkable pumpkin beer. Mouthfeel is a lot heavier than the 4.00% ABV leads you to believe. I have no regrets picking this one up. Good job Uinta, haven't had a bad one from you yet! (256 characters)

Photo of rangerred
3.66/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a ping glass.

Pours a slightly hazy medium orange with a thick one finger off-white head. Quite impressive head retention and lacing. The head just never seems to go away.

Aroma is fairly subdued buy provides hints of cinnamon and clove typical of the style. There is some earthyness about it as well.

The taste is subdued similar to the aroma but it is very well done. The spices and earth meld perfectly and there are some nice bready undertones. Just a light bitterness enough to provide a nice contrast to the malt. Mouthfeel is light and finishes fairly dry.

Overall, a very nice pumpkin ale and one that is almost sessionable which can't be said about most beers in the style. I need to pick this one up again. (737 characters)

Photo of emyers
3.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes. 12 oz. glass poured into a New Glarus pint glass.

Appearance: Clear orange-amber color with a one-finger creamy white head. The head sticks around for a while and leaves a decent lacing.

Smell: Typical pumpkin pie spices - nutmeg, cinnamon, clove. Not much else comes through in the aroma - maybe some yeast and a little bit of toasted biscuit. Despite the simplicity the pie spices are spot on, and smell delicious without being overwhelming.

Taste: Where did the pumpkin go? The flavor is quite muted, with some caramel, biscuit malt, and a touch of pumpkin pie spices sneaking in. I was expecting more.

Mouthfeel: Pretty thin. Appropriate carbonation level. Goes down fairly smoothly, but I'd like to see a little more body.

Overall: To put it bluntly, there just isn't enough to this beer. I love what Uinta does with their crooked line series, but outside of the aroma this beer just doesn't do a whole lot for me. Not bad, but definitely forgettable. (982 characters)

Photo of isualum12
3.3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is alright in pumpkin category. The pumpkin was really high in flavor without the spice taking control.
Pours fall orange in color. Reminds me of the leaves in my backyard.
Smell was not as high as I would have thought but it was nice.
Taste- high in punkn low in spice which was nice (yeah I just did that)
Mouthfeel- I had to rerank this because it grew on me. At first I really didn't like it.
Overall nice beer. (429 characters)

Photo of DerekP
3.65/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Notes from 10/28/12

Punk'n (Harvest Pumpkin Ale), 12 fl oz "Ale brewed with pumpkin & spices." Oddly enough, the left side of the label says "3% organic ingredients." That said, I don't expect the green movement to recommend this on the merits of organic ingredients.

Pours brown amber with a fluffy, egg-white head. Damn near opaque for the color.

Pumpkin spices are pleasant in the nose and not over the top. Floral; toasted squash; dark bread; cinnamon and brown sugar.

Ghord/pumpkin taste hits the buds subtly (autumn vegetable hint). Not too spicy; pretty reserved, including the bittering hops.

Good choice if looking for a pumpkin beer beyond the mediocre, ubiquitous options. (692 characters)

Photo of birchstick
2.7/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a lighter orange color without a head on it. Nose consists of sweet graham cracker like malts with lots of gourd and pumpkin in the mix as well. Taste starts off with sweet caramel and cookie malt that moves on to a weird old hoppy bitterness. Starts off nicely but things don't end so well. Mouth is medium and smooth. Overall, this is decent...the bitterness is off-putting; if you are going for a pumpkin beer from this brewery, I would recommend the oak jacked imperial over this one. (494 characters)

Photo of jurgenhadley
3.62/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up to try a pumpkin beer. Smell upon opening and first taste had a hint of pumpkin. Very mellow, smooth beer, but not much different than a regular beer. Seems to have just a hint of pumpkin to it. Did taste the slight tartness noted in other reviews, but it wasn't too much different than the first half of the beer. (329 characters)

Photo of DocJitsu
3.37/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orange-amber with a rich, tan head that dissipates very quickly. Aromas of roasted malt underlie nutmeg, pumpkin, and cinnamon. Remarkable how much this smells like pumpkin pie. Medium-bodied mouthfeel with some light carbonation. I'm not sure these flavors work. I detect a little creamy pumpkin, but not as overtly as it presents in the nose. It has a little tartness and bitterness at the finish. Perhaps these flavors are meant to mimic raw pumpkin. Not my favorite. (484 characters)

Punk'n Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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