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Redhook Out Of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter - Redhook Ale Brewery

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367 Ratings
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Ratings: 367
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.83%
Wants: 10
Gots: 75 | 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:
Beer added by: Tdizzle on 08-21-2013

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.
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Ratings: 367 | Reviews: 78
Reviews by Furlinator:
Photo of Furlinator
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours very dark brown, almost black with ¼ inch of off-white head and nice lacing.

Smell is faint maple and molasses at first followed by faint cinnamon. I'm getting no pumpkin here.

Taste is a bit watered down. Faint pumpkin and spice followed by molasses, maple and caramel.

Light mouthfeel with high carbonation.

Just OK. Pretty thin for a porter. Smell and flavors seem watery and weak.

More User Reviews:
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.51/5  rDev +2%
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.

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.

Photo of tbryan5
3.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpwadd
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of BigMarty1980
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of Belgiant
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of Meyers1023
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of moundbz
3.79/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smoked holiday spice, no pumpkin taste

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.

Photo of cmwilliq
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Schlafly33
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of JasonFromLA
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.17/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, dark black, almost opaque color, with a quarter of a finger of oatmeal-colored head that quickly dissolved into an extremely 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: Very roasty and malty, like freshly baked dark bread. I also get notes of pumpkin pie spices such as all-spice, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; however, I get next to nothing in the way of hops.

Taste: Very roasty up front, like a porter should. Lots of roasted malt and freshly baked dark bread. However, unlike the aroma, there’s practically no flavors of pumpkin or pumpkin pie spices, which is disappointing. There is a decent amount of sweetness after the initial roasted flavors fall away, but not much in the way of pumpkin or pumpkin pie spices, more like a caramel-like sweetness. Also, there’s not much in the way of hops either.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with almost no carbonation to speak of. With an ABV of 5.8%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a pretty good porter, but as a pumpkin flavored beer goes, it’s pretty thin. Next year I think that I’ll pass on it.

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.

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.

Photo of jonbonesjones
3.52/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of aaronkirsch13
4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of Aficionado_Shawn
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of DruC4
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of drinking12many
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of alphagnome
2.85/5  rDev -17.2%
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.

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Redhook Out Of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter from Redhook Ale Brewery
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