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Pumpkick - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
78
okay

980 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 980
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 11
Gots: 108 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

BigEZ_VZ, Oct 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

jsh420, Oct 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Good fall beer... Pumpkin Yes, but I felt like the cranberry tartness kind of overpowered the nice pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg.

mralphabet, Oct 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

ryancl, Oct 20, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -4.4%

greencovesteve, Oct 19, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a shaker glass.

A- Poured a clear dark orange color with off-white soapy head that left no lace.

S- Big cinnamon, cranberry, nutmeg, and bready notes. Very aromatic and festive.

T- Lots of cranberry, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Some light bready notes.

M- Dry, medium body, prickly carbonation, and smooth.

O- I really dug this unique pumpkin beer offering. The cranberry flavor really added a nice dimension of sweetness with the pumpkin spices.

Hoptometrist, Oct 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

BabaBeer, Oct 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

bens0n, Oct 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

ThaJokerWild, Oct 17, 2014
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2.92/5  rDev -13.9%

Cobrabob428, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18%

sabitu, Oct 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Jasonpossible, Oct 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

bcsbeer, Oct 16, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev +1.5%

JamesStreet, Oct 14, 2014
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2.84/5  rDev -16.2%

troncaptain, Oct 14, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16oz glass at Beer Revolution - this one was a bit hard to track down around here.

This beer appears a clear, medium copper amber colour, with one thick finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and mildly bubbly off-white head, which leaves a decent array of snow rime lace around the glass as things slowly dissolve.

It smells of semi-sweet, fleshy pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon spice, bready caramel malt, and tame earthy, leafy hops. The taste is sugary, pastry-like caramelized malt, pureed pumpkin, rather mild earthy seasonal spices - maybe some ginger, maybe some allspice - a touch of white pepper, and leafy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is fairly peppy, with a swirling frothiness, the body a sturdy medium weight, and plainly smooth, the spices affecting things seemingly from beyond. It finishes off-dry, the pumpkin continuing to meld into the base caramel malt, as the pie-friendly spices carry on fading out.

A so-so, and kind of underwhelming version of the style, as the pumpkin and spice alike seem to be phoning it in. Not sure that I'm overly content paying premium Canadian prices for this, when I could have had it for a song a few weeks ago in Denver.

biboergosum, Oct 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

ClaireVW, Oct 14, 2014
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Nofear048, Oct 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Vogt52, Oct 13, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +9.7%

klub24, Oct 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18%

emislucky, Oct 13, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +12.1%

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KLHBB, Oct 13, 2014
Pumpkick from New Belgium Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 980 ratings.