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Pumpkick - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
76
okay

739 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 739
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 5
Gots: 36 | 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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jagada

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +19.8%

02-06-2014 04:28:05 | More by jagada
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mtbdonn

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

02-06-2014 04:15:17 | More by mtbdonn
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

02-03-2014 13:55:31 | More by psoriasaurus
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

02-01-2014 16:49:39 | More by ShepardCommander
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev +19.8%

01-31-2014 04:10:33 | More by ricecracker420
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brianjs711

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

01-29-2014 04:06:13 | More by brianjs711
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shadowofthereaper_666

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-26-2014 07:45:48 | More by shadowofthereaper_666
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misscritta

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

01-24-2014 21:23:47 | More by misscritta
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-18-2014 02:17:48 | More by BarryMFBurton
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SoCaliC8

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

01-17-2014 11:40:42 | More by SoCaliC8
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.53/5  rDev +5.7%

A- Pours clear and golden color with a creamy and foamy white head that retains long after the pour, leaving some nice lace behind

S- Cinnamon and nutmeg, raw pumpkin, wheat, lemongrass, earthy hay

T- cinnamon and pumpkin spice mixes with wheat and earthy notes, the cranberry flavor is barely detectable, but it does add a tartness to it, dry finish with the cranberry flavor becoming noticeable

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a super creamy mouthfeel, ending with a smooth finish

O- the cranberry adds a different kick to the style, I didn't think that I would like this one but it's actually pretty good

01-15-2014 01:15:12 | More by Treyliff
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thereal_adam

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-13-2014 03:35:19 | More by thereal_adam
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ranger7

Texas

3.66/5  rDev +9.6%

Reviewed from notes. 10/31/2013.
Poured from bottle into Sam Adams laser-etched glass.

A: Clear orange with small white head.

S: Fruity; sweet and tangy. Cranberry?

T: Surprising. Pumpkin with a kick of cranberry, as advertised. Pretty good and refreshing.

M: Some carbonation, fairly smooth. Medium body.

Overall: Good. Delivers as advertised. I didn't know if I'd like the cranberry infusion, but I did. A good offering from New Belgium.

01-12-2014 14:00:36 | More by ranger7
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isaackaiju

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-11-2014 19:45:41 | More by isaackaiju
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Liberatiscioli

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

01-10-2014 23:35:12 | More by Liberatiscioli
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WesMantooth

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

01-08-2014 19:36:07 | More by WesMantooth
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Slay40

Michigan

3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-07-2014 22:44:10 | More by Slay40
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jlee185

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-04-2014 15:39:58 | More by jlee185
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jyoung2012

Maryland

3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-04-2014 12:41:28 | More by jyoung2012
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mojohawk21

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

01-04-2014 02:41:23 | More by mojohawk21
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MaximalC

Illinois

2.88/5  rDev -13.8%

Pours a translucent amber color with a modest off-white head that soon dissipates. Ample quantities of visible particulate traverse the glass. Aroma is mild but pleasant, consisting of allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin--a reasonable approximation of pumpkin pie.

Flavor resembles the nose at first blush, with the aforementioned spices and pumpkin, but the taste buds are soon walloped by a bold kick of a substance of indeterminate origin. Something foul precipitates aggressively on the tongue toward the middle, like a chemical reaction gone awry. The label would suggest cranberry juice, lemongrass, or some combination thereof, but cranberry juice proper is undetectable as far as I can tell. Lemongrass is more believable, as there is a slightly citric twang to the flavor in question. Body is on the lighter side, but appropriate for the style. Carbonation is moderate and quite suitable.

Overall, the avant-garde "kick" in Pumpkick doesn't do the beer any favors. It could have been passable as a more traditional pumpkin ale, but something funky throws it off kilter. Beer brewed with pumpkin juice and cranberry juice didn't sound good on paper, and it tastes just as good at it sounded. Still trying to figure out why New Belgium has such a considerable following...

01-03-2014 01:58:42 | More by MaximalC
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Llamameister

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

01-02-2014 14:19:06 | More by Llamameister
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T_Hass

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-02-2014 00:17:22 | More by T_Hass
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

12-30-2013 15:55:14 | More by rudabegga9
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David_Knows_Beer

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

12-29-2013 17:45:31 | More by David_Knows_Beer
Pumpkick from New Belgium Brewing
76 out of 100 based on 739 ratings.