1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Redhook Out Of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter - Redhook Ale Brewery

Not Rated.
Redhook Out Of Your Gourd Pumpkin PorterRedhook Out Of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
79
okay

247 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 247
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 7
Gots: 36 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 247 | Reviews: 54 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by barczar:
Photo of barczar
3.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque deep brown with amber highlights and a billowing tan head that slowly dissipates, leaving sheets of lacing.

Pumpkin, ginger, allspice, and clove form the initial aroma, with toasted malt and chocolate offering subtle contrast late.

Flavor is fairly roast malt dominant initially, with notes of chocolate surfacing mid palate, ending dry, nutty, and a touch bitter. Spices are more prevalent than pumpkin flavor. Ginger and clove are present initially, but are overwhelmed by the roast malt character. In the aftertaste, pumpkin becomes more noticeable. As it warms, spices become more dominant.

Body is moderate and creamy, with moderate carbonation and light alcohol warmth.

I appreciate the relative subtlety of flavorings in this seasonal. It's a porter, no doubt, with heavy accents of fall seasonals.

barczar, Sep 02, 2013
More User Reviews:
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 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 JasonFromLA
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 Aficionado_Shawn
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Aficionado_Shawn, Aug 26, 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
Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

tdm168, Sep 08, 2013
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.

secondtooth, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
3.26/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Fatehunter, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of freakspank
4/5  rDev +16.3%

During the fall months of the year I try to get my hands on every pumpkin style beer I can and give them a try. This was one of the first ones I got my hands on this year and was quiet surprised. Very easy to drink and a great dark porter feel and look to it. Does taste like pumpkin but the maple comes out in it more for me which I like. Doesn't have that "fruity" style taste yet has a more complex porter that I could drink all fall...

freakspank, Yesterday at 04:23 PM
Photo of Larrydoherty
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Larrydoherty, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of jeffy_two_times
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

jeffy_two_times, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of Bdel34
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Bdel34, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of mattyb85
3/5  rDev -12.8%

mattyb85, Saturday at 03:29 PM
Photo of PatrickKlopfenstein
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

PatrickKlopfenstein, Sep 10, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Redhook Out Of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter from Redhook Ale Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.