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Pumpkick - New Belgium Brewing

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1,007 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,007
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 13
Gots: 122 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerWizard on 07-30-2013

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Infuse with cranberry flavor. Let's see how this one tastes!

12 oz bottle poured into clean glass.

Appearance (3.75) : This one pours a very pretty off-white three fingered head on top of a ginger ale colored body. The body is mostly transparent with about 40% opacity. The head sticks and stays around for awhile, but leaves lace as it descends.

Aroma (4) : Ginger and pumpkin with tart cranberry. Some small beery ale notes underneath. As the head recedes more cranberry can be detected, almost like Ocean Spray. It reminds me of the cranberry jello desert we have around Thanksgiving. Bouquet is medium strength.

Taste (3.75) : A bit of flat pumpkin, mixed with watered down cranberry cocktail, ending with some ginger and more stale pumpkin. "Flat" is the best word I can use to describe the overall flavor. Everything is there, and it tastes good, but it's very two-dimensional. This "pumpkick" NEEDS a serious KICK. Out of the bottle it is even worse...simply horrible. If you're gonna have it, pour it into a glass. I'll give it a generous 3.75 because the taste is there and it's original.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : Smooth, but under carbonated (never thought I'd say that) for what it's trying to be. I honestly feel like adding 7-up to it to wake it up a bit.

Overall (3.62) : Pumpkick leaves a little to be desired. The droopy, drowsy mouthfeel along with its flat flavor profile makes this only a little better than the worst pumpkin ales. For the record I would drink this again. And I won't knock it because the flavor is good, it's just fleeting and watery. The label is great, and its an interesting concept, but if New Belgium reads these things, spice it up a bit with an injection of carbonation.

Pumpkick from New Belgium Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 1,007 ratings.