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Redhook Out Of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter - Redhook Ale Brewery

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152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.29%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
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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DMc8ride

Maryland

3/5  rDev -13.3%

10-03-2013 23:20:38 | More by DMc8ride
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jpwadd

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +15.6%

09-27-2013 04:55:12 | More by jpwadd
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Schlafly33

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

09-12-2013 22:01:41 | More by Schlafly33
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JasonFromLA

California

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

08-23-2013 04:32:45 | More by JasonFromLA
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3.51/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

10-04-2013 02:28:14 | More by ONovoMexicano
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alphagnome

Iowa

2.83/5  rDev -18.2%

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.

10-14-2013 01:03:53 | More by alphagnome
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

09-08-2013 20:41:29 | More by tdm168
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.26/5  rDev -5.8%

Poured minimal head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is pumpkin spice, cinnamon and roasted malt. It smells just like pumpkin pie.
The taste is shallow. A little pumpkin, lemon bitter and a touch of roasted malt.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
The taste was too mild, not really a porter or a pumpkin beer.

09-10-2013 04:33:23 | More by Fatehunter
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

09-16-2013 23:18:31 | More by Larrydoherty
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jeffy_two_times

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-12-2013 18:23:45 | More by jeffy_two_times
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-01-2013 11:23:45 | More by Bdel34
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larryarms847

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13.3%

11-03-2013 14:59:20 | More by larryarms847
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.99/5  rDev +15.3%

A- pours dark brown-nearly black color with a creamy light-tan head that retains long after the pour, coating the side of the glass. Awesome looking beer

S- raw pumpkin with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. There's a nice roasty/grainy malt with a touch of chocolate in the background

T- nice blend of pumpkin spices up front; cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and ginger. slightly sweet mid-palate, perhaps from the maple syrup used, smoky chocolate with a hint of coffee on a dry finish

M- medium body with a creamy mouthfeel produced from an everlasting head, moderate carbonation leads to a smooth and creamy finish

O- the base porter is solid within itself with nice chocolate and smoked malt flavors, the pumpkin spices add another demension and the two balance each other very well. The creamy head is still standing after drinking 3/4 of the beer. Overall very good and one that I'll be going back to this fall. Pumpkin porters should be produced by breweries more often

09-09-2013 02:16:30 | More by Treyliff
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Bung

Michigan

3.76/5  rDev +8.7%

12oz. Nearly black brown pour, just a few wisps of off white. Cola like but much thicker appearing.

Aroma, some earthy pumpkin and allspice. Some roast malt and cocoa beneath.

Taste, Some sweeter chocolate and all spice again up front. Bready malt, which I would say has a squash component to it. Toasted malt and dark chocolate. Just a little herbal bitterness. A chocolate covered nuttiness lingers nicely.

Maybe medium bodied, carbonation is pretty lively. Drinks pretty easy. About as 50/50 mix between pumpkin ale and porter as you could get. Certainly worth a try at the price point.

08-22-2013 02:45:53 | More by Bung
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-27-2013 21:56:23 | More by Hockey_Fan
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.71/5  rDev +7.2%

From the 12 fl. oz stubby bottle marked 11:08-Aug 01 13. Sampled on September 6, 2013.

I enjoyed how it looked quite a lot. It was a chestnut brown pour with ruby red hues throughout and a silky beige head that stuck around.

The aroma has a nice dose of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and maple syrup with more muted earthy hops and coffee.

The body was quite thin however and was a lot like water.

The taste improved with each sip with forward pumpkin spices and sweetness to start eventually giving a little room for the coffee notes to sneak in for a bite. Not bad.

09-06-2013 23:54:16 | More by puboflyons
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Pookie

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

11-22-2013 17:41:14 | More by Pookie
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HideYaBeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

11-10-2013 15:43:07 | More by HideYaBeer
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Beardo

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-19-2014 07:11:59 | More by Beardo
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.59/5  rDev +3.8%

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a dark brown, nearly opaque in the glass with a fine half finger light brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, pumpkin and holiday spices, exactly what a pumpkin ale should smell like. Flavor is mild toasted malt, cooked pumpkin, light pie spices. Finishes rather mild with light residual malt and spices. Light to medium bodied. The porter body is thin, but mellow and pleasant. A nice, but understated light pumpkin ale.

09-04-2013 03:22:23 | More by LiquidAmber
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

10-03-2013 03:29:58 | More by IdrinkGas
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largadeer

California

2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

08-27-2013 18:43:05 | More by largadeer
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Eighty

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

12-05-2013 18:35:31 | More by Eighty
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metter98

New York

3.49/5  rDev +0.9%

A: The beer is clear but very dark red in color (black when viewed from afar). Upon close inspection, it has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high dense tan head that gradually died down, leaving some wispy patterns of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and spider web lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of nutmeg are present in the nose along with hints of dark malts and pumpkins.
T: The taste is a little more rounded out and balanced compared to the smell and has stronger notes of malt and pumpkin undertones and hints of roasted malts towards the finish. No sweetness is noticeable.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Faint hints of thinness are perceptible and the finish seems to be a little chalky.
O: This is an interesting hybrid between a porter and a pumpkin ale that seems to have good characteristics from each style.

10-10-2013 23:28:45 | More by metter98
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date July 24, 2013 printed on the label. A new beer from Redhook. I haven't drank anything from these guys in quite a while. I'm diggin the label art. Excited to try this since I love pumpkin beers and this will be my first encounter with a pumpkin porter.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours a dark rich opaque mahogany colored body with about one finger worth of creamy khaki head.

S - Smell is nicely layered. Some crisp cola carbonation, cinnamon, chiles, pumpkin pie, buttery crust, & vanilla whipped topping.

T - Taste brings smooth velvety chocolate, cream, cola, cinnamon, brown earthy nuttiness (hazelnut, pecan), and some bitter dark roast. Not getting much in the way of pumpkin flavor at all. Maybe a hint of smokiness / char, but not exactly what I would describe as maple syrup flavor, either.

M - Feel is quick and clean, with some mild bitter roast lingering on the palate. Carbonation is okay, if maybe just a tad high.

Overall, I could see other more adventurous breweries accomplishing this better, but it was alright for what it was. It about lived up to my expectations, which weren't very high in the fist place. Not big on the flavor, but entirely lacking either. A decent first encounter with a pumpkin porter.

Redhook Out Of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter ---3.5/5

08-29-2013 00:13:34 | More by mfnmbvp
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Redhook Out Of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter from Redhook Ale Brewery
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