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Pumpkick - New Belgium Brewing

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1,009 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,009
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 13
Gots: 123 | 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  rDev -11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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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.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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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.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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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.

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Pumpkick from New Belgium Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 1,009 ratings.