Redhook Out Of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter - Redhook Ale Brewery

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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 10
Gots: 67 | FT: 0
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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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Reviews by Tdizzle:
Photo of Tdizzle
3.99/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a six-pack at Total Wine Brea on August 20th, 2013. Poured into a nonic pint. Bottled on July 23, 2013. Brewed with puréed pumpkin, spices, and maple syrup.

A - Pours an opaque, very dark brown with clear ruby hues around the edges when held up to light. The head is light-brown in color and fairly thick, leaving a nice cap atop the beer for its entire duration. Some lacing clings to the glass as I sip.

S - Bold, spicy, sweet notes of pumpkin pie and molasses-like syrupy sweetness are very enticing. Dark notes of roasted malt and a touch of anise.

T - The flavor is sweet up front. A deliciously spicy mid-palate quickly gives way to a mildly bitter roast character and a fairly dry finish. The pie spices re-emerge and are tastily juxtaposed with a lingering roasty bitterness with hints of chocolate, dark syrup, and black licorice.

M - Lush and velvety-smooth with medium carbonation bubbles that provide just the right amount of balance to the texture. Slightly chewy and slick. Nailed it for a standard porter.

O - I really enjoyed this beer. Very flavorful and very drinkable. Pumpkin porter is a style that just seems to work, and Redhook did a great job with this one. Highly recommended.

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.

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 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
3.75/5  rDev +9%

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 LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of JasonFromLA
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

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
2.83/5  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.

Photo of ShaneSmith
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of secondtooth
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Now, this is a nice twist on the usual pumpkin ale. Melding the pumpkin and Fall spices with a dark and roasty porter, rather than a regular ale, Red Hook’s Pumpkin Porter also adds maple syrup for an added dimension. And at a relatively light 5.8% ABV, this is a drinkable and session-worthy seasonal.

My tasting begins with the pouring, and Out Of Your Gourd pours an opaque black with slight ruby highlights. I get a thick head of tan suds, giving way to cloudy tree-line lacing.

The aroma is definitely heavier Wintery spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice), with only a token touch of pumpkin on the palate. I would’ve liked a little more of the pureed pumpkin to show itself here.

Taste is rich and spiced, with, again, the pumpkin not being as prominent as I’d like. The maple syrup also seems a bit submerged, though I do get a nice roasted element from the porter underneath all the spices. Overall a solid Fall/pumpkin brew, but not one of the best.

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Redhook Out Of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter from Redhook Ale Brewery
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