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Pumpkick - New Belgium Brewing

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993 Ratings

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Ratings: 993
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 11
Gots: 113 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I poured this beer and it has a light color body with not much head to it. The aroma has a slight spice to it. The taste has slight pumpkin flavor and some spice. I also get a very light tart hint of the cranberry. Mouthfeel is weak and overall this beer is ok.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Light orange with ok lacing. Looks nice in the the snifter. Definitely too thin for a pumpkin though.

Smell: Lots of nutmeg and not much else. Nice sweetness but too one-note.

Taste/Mouthfeel: More nutmeg. Very citrusy. Orange juice and rind are both present. Slightly acidic and sour. Probably the lightest mouthfeel of any pumpkin beer I've had.

Overall Drinkability: It's not that there is too much nutmeg, it's that there is really nothing but nutmeg. Reminds me of an extra-spiced Blue Moon.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.21/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a snifter.

Pumpkick builds a decent fingers width of airy, white foam, while sporting an amber body.

It is spiced, but not how a pumpkin ale usually is. There are no notes of cinnamon, or nutmeg, or clove. There is a little bit of ginger, some graham cracker, and the subtle tang of cranberries.

This is an interesting combo of pumpkin meat, lemongrass, and cranberry.. A slightly bitter tingle rests on the corner of the tongue after every drink. This beer is also very malty, bready really, not like the graham cracker on the nose. This also gives a pretty big dose of mineral water mid-drink.

I like that the drink is relatively smooth, but it does not feel very hefty. I could appreciate this more if it felt bigger.

Pumpkick certainly has some interesting spicing going on as you let it warm. I feel that if you go into this beer expecting to find a pumpkin ale you are going to be let down. The spices are a little light, and err more towards the lemongrass and cinnamon than a pumpkin pie sweetness.

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3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz : tulip

Pours a clear, coppery orange with a fair amount of particles floating throughout. Foamy, off white head.

Cinnamon, allspice notes. Bready, lightly caramel malt base. Pleasant, but a bit subdued overall.

Medium body, foamy carbonation.

A well done pumpkin ale. The taste and aroma are pleasant, but I would have liked them to be a bit more predominant.

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Pumpkick from New Belgium Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 993 ratings.