Pumpkick - New Belgium Brewing
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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
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
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
Pumpkick from New Belgium Brewing
76 out of 100 based on 739 ratings.