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Pumpkick - New Belgium Brewing

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976 Ratings

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Ratings: 976
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 11
Gots: 106 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerWizard on 07-30-2013)
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5/5  rDev +47.5%

Tsimon11, Aug 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +47.5%

I know lots of folks aren't too big on Pumpkin Ales but my goodness you must try this beer. I drank it on tap at my local Pluckers Sports Bar and didn't even drink it slow enough to recall what it looked like.

A piece of liquid pumpkin pie but BETTER.

Webbey, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of JesseV
5/5  rDev +47.5%

JesseV, Oct 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +47.5%

tylerj3812, Oct 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +47.5%

Stacnoey4, Oct 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +47.5%

Best pumpkin ale I have tried so far. The spices mix exceptionally well with the pumpkin juice. The slight taste of cranberry seals the deal to create an ultimate pumpkin ale experience.

Myotus, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of jmhagan88
4.8/5  rDev +41.6%

jmhagan88, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.79/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

despite critics i actallly looved this beer. Great pumpkin taste and it just hit the spot for me not the best pumpkin beer on the market but a great beer to have during a nice fall day and i think that accounts for something. so really dont knock this beer to you have tried it you could do a lot worse

yuenglingfan101, Nov 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

When I drink a pumpkin ale I want to know I'm drinking a pumpkin ale. This is what a pumpkin ale is supposed to taste like. There's nothing subtle about this beer. The pumpkin taste and aroma hit you right away along with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. It's like a liquid pumpkin pie minus the terrible sweetness. And you can drink it guilt-free knowing they only use the best, freshest, non-GMO ingredients and sustainable business practices.

MattM, Oct 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

RHB33, Jun 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

recovery_beer, Oct 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

goeke007, Feb 08, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +33.3%

Mbrandlein, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

reitzbrewing, Wednesday at 01:47 AM
Photo of J-beer
4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

For this style I like it a lot. Not very heavy on the spices a tiny tart of cranberry and very smooth.

J-beer, Oct 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

iwillhaveanother, Nov 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

shacawgo24, Oct 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

grahamboudreaux, Aug 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

Nofear048, Oct 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

wrightst, Oct 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

clausr, Oct 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

RavyneChyylde, Apr 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

Pfedheems33, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.38/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.
6% ABV, serve at 45°F best by 15DEC13

A - Bright and clear bronzed amber in color, Pumpkick has a towering ivory head that cakes the glass in lace as it slowly descends.

S - Totally evocative of fall, the aroma is ripe with roasted pumpkin and a myriad of the classic spices from cinnamon and clove to nutmeg and allspice, the latter two posturing the most. Earthy hop notes and sweet caramel malt care underlying but it's hard to smell any cranberry in this pumpkin beer.

T - Surprisingly crisp and clean, the malt base adds little sweetness to this drinkable fall beer opting for the continued forward presence of spice which is trailed closely by pumpkin rind and a suggestion of tart cranberry skin.

M - Easy drinking due to it's lighter body, Pumpkick has a crisp and clean finish that feels more like a lager as it lingers with delicate spice and even more delicate cranberry tartness on the tongue.

O - The presence of the pumpkin and spice is top-notch in Pumpkick, really landing in a flavorful-yet-drinkable zone that's perfect for it's late fall release - not too heavy or sweet but just right. Without a doubt, one of my go-to fall beers this year.

BeerFMAndy, Aug 17, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev +28.6%

unclemole, Sep 13, 2014
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Pumpkick from New Belgium Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 976 ratings.