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Pumpkick - New Belgium Brewing

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1,004 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,004
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 14
Gots: 120 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Jason
3.51/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Bright amber color, good lacing all the way. Pumpkin, cranberry tannin, spice, bread, and a hint of alcohol in the nose. Solid smoothness, modest but noticeable spicing, pumpkin, light cranberry tartness, muted hops, bread, dry finish.

Pumpkick has a slight edge over the usual pumpkin ales ... the mild cranberry character and good use of spice is just that. Worth a go.

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.89/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into goblet.

Semi-hazy light orange color with half a finger of off white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Smells like tart cranberry, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Taste is mostly tart and sweet cranberry, with pumpkin and cinnamon spice only having a low presence. Sweet and sticky with moderate carbonation. It's a good take on a pumkin ale; the cranberry adds a different dimension with tartness.

Photo of Jas45678
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of JGilbrech
3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of BeerMeColorado
2/5  rDev -41%

Photo of TheAlamoWrocker
4.02/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed September 21, 2013 at 1418. Poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Nearly no head which whatever it did have dissipated quickly into nothing. Clear goldenrod body.

S: That aroma is outrageously delicious for the season. Cinnamon and nutmeg just boom into the nostrils.

T: Nice pumpkin pie taste pop in throughout and even lingers a bit on the tongue. That nutmeg is the lasting taste of this beer. Grassy bitter notes leaves a nice coating on the tongue.

M: Light body with medium carbonation.

O: Don't let this drink warm up too much because that bitterness gets fairly strong. This brew even though delicious should just be classified as a herbed / spiced beer. The pumpkin barely stands out. Quite delicious if not looking for a pumpkin ale and instead looking for a nice spice holiday brew.

Photo of mrebeka
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of JasonTaverner
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of datphoo
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Tone
4.11/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, copper color. 3/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of pumpkin, hops, sweet malt, nutmeg, hint of cinnamon, hint of sugar, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of a Pumpkin Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pumpkin, sweet malt, hint of yeast, slight nutmeg, hint of earthy malt, hops, and slight alcohol. Overall, I really like how the pumpkin is more of a addition than the dominant flavor. Also, I enjoy the spices being as subtle as they are in the body; the blend is amazing.

Photo of Furlinator
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy orange with little head and little lacing.

Smell is faint cinnamon and even less pumpkin.

Taste is cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and citrus (in that order).

Mouthfeel is light and crisp with medium carbonation.

A rather bland pumpkin ale.

Photo of frozenjogurt
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Heretic42
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of JohnBender
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Beejay
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: A murky orange amber, very akin to baked pumpkin flesh. Some light white head on top albeit not the fluffy whip cream on top of a slice of pumpkin pie.

S: Pumpkin spice aroma's come out right away, although it seems to lack the depth of pumpkin pie. Nutmeg and cinnamon come right out with some lighter bread notes.. very little pumpkin aroma. Nice, but lacking richness and depth.

T: There is a little tartness from the cranberry, and the spice character does a nice little dance on the tongue with the bready malt flavors. I actually like the crispness of it, which is generally a departure for me considering the style. However the tartness seems a little out of place.. This definitely seems like more of a late summer type of brew.. something that gives you a hint of what is to come, but is still harkening back to the lazy saison days of summer.

M: Medium light in body, very crisp feel to it, and a very lively carbonation. Some lingering tartness in the finish with a slightly drying finish.

O: All in all decent, but it seems like it is holding on to summer instead of diving into fall.

Photo of WeisenForEisen
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of TruePerception
3.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

New Beligum's Pumpkick, an ale brewed with pumpkin juice (qua?), cranberry juice and spices.

Appearance: It starts out with maybe a half a finger's head. The beer is an orange-amber, reminiscent of the outside of a pumpkin.

Smell: There is a definite pumpkin pie aroma going on here. Nutmeg. Also, a cross between banana bread and pumpkin bread. Interesting.

Taste/Mouthfeel: The taste is kind of complex and hard to immediately identify. There's a definite dry cranberry note towards the front. It fades into a pumpkin shell taste as it hits the back of the tongue, ending with a bit of pumpkin seed/stem. There is some acidity present, but it's more subdued. More of an accent than a feature. Finish is fairly short. This is very smooth and easy to drink.

Not the best pumpkin beer I've had, but a great everyday choice. And, feels very thanksgiving-y with the cranberry backing! I could even drink this at Christmas, I should say.

Poured into a pint glass, from a 12 oz. bottle.

And, I should call it cheating that they used pumpkin juice, but it seems to work well enough here. Still, I prefer when real, fresh pumpkin is used.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Pumpkick from New Belgium Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 1,004 ratings.