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Redhook Out Of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter - Redhook Ale Brewery

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346 Ratings
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Ratings: 346
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 10
Gots: 61 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Out of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter is dark chestnut brown in color and is made with pureed pumpkin. Cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger are added to the whirlpool and maple syrup is added during fermentation. This full-bodied, rich roasty porter makes you want to eat turkey and watch football, or build a bonfire.

(Beer added by: Tdizzle on 08-21-2013)
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Ratings: 346 | Reviews: 66 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Cyberkedi:
Photo of Cyberkedi
4.2/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rich, opaque dark chocolate brown with a fine-bubbled tan head. Aroma has notes of chocolate, roast malt, pumpkin, and quality coffee. Flavor does not disappoint, providing nice coffee, chocolate and spiced pumpkin notes with a smoky hint. Texture is firm, smooth and rather fizzy. Porter that pumpkin, and happy wherever holiday you celebrate!

Cyberkedi, Dec 16, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a mug, the beer is a very dark brown coloring with ruby highlights, and a thin, filmy, sparse, surface coating of light tan head. Aromas of heavily roasted pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, molasses, and caramel. Pretty rich nose, but subtle. Flavors are roasted and rich pumpkin forward, with a subtle spice blend to follow. Fairly sweet blend, but it disappears quickly, and leans more to a bitter roasted characteristic in the aftertaste. Sugary sweet, and cloying overall. Oily body. The finish is richly sweet, like pumpkin bread. This beer isn't bad, but it's a bit all over the place.

GarthDanielson, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of notabeersnob
4/5  rDev +16.3%

I wouldn't consider this a porter or a pumpkin beer. It's just a nice easy-drinking tasteful beer. subtle taste of pumpkin, some smoke, and the nice smooth porter characteristics. It's a little flat like a cask ale. all said I think it's a great fall beer. I will enjoy this much more in October.

notabeersnob, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of jpwadd
4/5  rDev +16.3%

jpwadd, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of BigMarty1980
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

BigMarty1980, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Belgiant
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%

Belgiant, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

SmellsofMahagony, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of Meyers1023
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Meyers1023, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of moundbz
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Smoked holiday spice, no pumpkin taste

moundbz, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of chinchill
2.95/5  rDev -14.2%

12 oz bottle.
Dark, opaque, red-brown body with a decent head.
Overly spiced ale. good bitter/sweet balance. Pumpkin pie spices dominate and mask the malt base.

chinchill, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of cmwilliq
3.75/5  rDev +9%

cmwilliq, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Schlafly33
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Schlafly33, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of Trashcat
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Trashcat, Yesterday at 04:40 PM
Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

LXIXME, Sep 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

JasonFromLA, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of samtrillo
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

It needs more pumpkin, Jack! This sounds so good on the bottle but it's lacking in the pumpkin department in both the nose and taste. Warm the flavors become more pronounced, definitely get the nutmeg and maple and some pumpkin. Cold, good luck getting more than a slightly sweet light porter. Overall, despite not living up to the description it's still quite drinkable. Not something I'd see myself buying maybe, but love to see at a fall party.

samtrillo, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a snifter.

Pitch black in color with a cream-colored head that's considerably sparse---maybe a sixteenth of an inch of head. Lac is present but again, not entirely abundant.

The smell is immediately pumpkin, then spice, hints of bubblegum, and some chocolate. These all transfer over to the taste, but other flavors emerge as well, particularly nutmeg and coffee.

The beer has some bite to it because of the spices and is quaffable. There's something about the beer that I enjoy but I can't quite place my finger on what. It's a good beer ultimately, something I'd give a run next fall as well.

ONovoMexicano, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of jonbonesjones
3.52/5  rDev +2.3%

jonbonesjones, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of aaronkirsch13
4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

aaronkirsch13, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of Aficionado_Shawn
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Aficionado_Shawn, Aug 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

DruC4, Nov 20, 2014
Photo of drinking12many
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

drinking12many, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of alphagnome
2.83/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance:
Incredibly dark brown in color - reminds me of tar and allows next to no light to pass through. A soft, tan head keeps the beer from escaping, leaving trace lacing.

Aroma:
Nice layers of cinnamon and molasses are the most dominant while maple is noticable towards the end of the nose. Welcoming aroma at first... After a while black licorice started bleeding through... and I'm not a fan of that character.

Taste:
Roasted grains are quite prevelant here, as is the unfortunate taste of black licorice. Molasses and pecans are noticable. A very bitter, roasted coffee is also detectable. All of this flavors cannot distract you from the black licorice however.

Mouthfeel:
Surprisingly light body for a porter and very uneventful in the carbonation department (practically flat). Refreshing if you can look past its flaws.

Overall:
I was dissappointed with this one, once I noticed the black licorice, it was incredibly hard to notice much else. I applaud Redhooks approach, but I can't recommend it.

alphagnome, Oct 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

ShaneSmith, Nov 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

tdm168, Sep 08, 2013
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Redhook Out Of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter from Redhook Ale Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.