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Pumpkick - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
77
okay

727 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 727
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 5
Gots: 34 | 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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TheBishopco

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -3%

08-12-2013 02:58:00 | More by TheBishopco
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larryarms847

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

08-12-2013 02:27:35 | More by larryarms847
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BrewSTL

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

08-12-2013 01:35:33 | More by BrewSTL
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Novabrewer

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3%

08-12-2013 00:50:07 | More by Novabrewer
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

08-11-2013 21:48:15 | More by Keith_R
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e30todamax

Virginia

2/5  rDev -40.3%

08-11-2013 15:00:46 | More by e30todamax
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Fargrow

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

08-11-2013 12:23:37 | More by Fargrow
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Ejayz

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

08-11-2013 02:58:43 | More by Ejayz
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

08-10-2013 19:28:38 | More by ilikebeer03
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CatapultDowntown

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

08-10-2013 18:21:35 | More by CatapultDowntown
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bubseymour

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

08-10-2013 17:26:09 | More by bubseymour
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

4.19/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pumpkick pours a dark reddish color with a small but lacing head. There is a strong pumpkin and nutmeg aroma. The taste has a strong pumpkin and nutmeg flavor, with just hints of sweetness and tartness from the cranberries. Great full body, nice strong complex flavors. Overall a fantastic and fruity pumpkin ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 03:06:59 | More by vette2006c5r
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Beerlover

Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

A: has a nice half inch quickly dissipating foamy white head, with a great clear copper tinged golden color.
S:different from any other pumpkin ale I've tried, can still smell the spices of any other pumpkin ale - the cinnamon, nutmeg and whatever else they use but has this odd sweetness, probably from the cranberries that highlights the aromas quite nicely.
T:pretty good once you get past the carbonation, you get more of the cranberry than desired which isn't a bad thing....but not welcoming either....
M: ahhh waaay tooo carbonated!! ick! almost tastes like a champagne, very tingly on the tongue with bubblyness
O.A. don't know what i'm gonna do with the other 2 bottles I have, glad I was able to split it with someone, wish I could had split it with 2 people....

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 02:21:30 | More by Beerlover
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teromous

Virginia

2.38/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: A thin white head of small white bubbles rests atop a body the color of burnished gold. Small islands of lacing forms to the glass but only a few bubbles stay. The body has very good transparency.

S: It smells like cooked pumpkin. Not the spices of pumpkin pie, but more specifically the pumpkin. If you've ever just cooked pumpkin you'll recognize it. I'll probably sound crazy for saying this but it smells like the drippings from an oven cooked turkey as well...a bit of clove comes through and that probably contributes a good deal, but it's more than that. That's just how it smells to me. Mostly it's very muted when it comes to scents though. Again it doesn't really smell like the "standard" pumpkin pie spice smell of pumpkin beers.

T: There is very little flavor here and it is highly disappointing. There is a hint of light earthy flavor and extremely mild hop bitterness. I pick up a hint of what might be cinnamon but it's not worth even trying to identify it at this point. The label says it's brewed with cranberry juice...I have to call them out on that one because I don't taste it all. The spices are barely there, the beer itself hangs around like a wallflower, and the flavor of pumpkin (as weak as it is) is stronger than anything else. It's just off-balanced and not pleasant tasting.

M: The mouthfeel is nearly there. It's very light and thin, but the mild hop bitterness contributes positively to the mouthfeel. I would say that they need to increase the mouthfeel, but they are dead on with bitterness. Carbonation feels right too, but again the beer is too thin.

O: I would not feel honest if I rated this beer at anything above 2.5 overall. The flavor isn't there, the mouthfeel is nearly there but too weak, and there is much to be desired on the scent. I wouldn't recommend the beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 23:58:52 | More by teromous
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GaToWyo

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

08-09-2013 23:48:24 | More by GaToWyo
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

08-09-2013 23:35:14 | More by kylehay2004
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XCOR

California

3.25/5  rDev -3%

08-09-2013 03:45:24 | More by XCOR
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Maillard

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

08-09-2013 02:42:19 | More by Maillard
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beersvh23

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

08-09-2013 02:26:03 | More by beersvh23
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Zorro

California

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

Clear dark amber colored ale with a very small white colored head. This one is dark enough to be called red.

Smells strongly of pumpkin pie spice. Scents of ginger, mace and cinnamon with the pumpkin scent. Not quite pumpkin pie in a glass though, no crust scent. Burnt sugar aroma smells a lot like Fat Tire.

Starts out with a slightly sweet flavor of burnt sugar. Ginger and mace are the strongest flavors here. Some wheat flavor you can taste the crust element. Mild pumpkin flavor but the taste is more spiced beer than pumpkin ale.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall an OK Pumpkin ale. If you want a beer that is mildly flavored this is the beer for you. If you want bold flavors this isn't the beer you are looking for.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 01:28:12 | More by Zorro
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -10.4%

08-08-2013 00:34:48 | More by alysmith4
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mscudder

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

08-08-2013 00:20:00 | More by mscudder
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3%

08-07-2013 21:51:12 | More by BeerLover99
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

08-07-2013 04:01:38 | More by tbryan5
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bennett_loves_good_beer

Wyoming

3.51/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First pumpkin beer ever.

Appearance: Pours a golden amber orange with two fingers of white head. Head sticks around for a while but not much lacing.

Smell: Nutmeg, allspice, pumpkin pie.

Taste: Pumpkin and spices up front and then finishes with a hint of tart cranberry. Love the cranberry finish to complement the pumpkin and spices that come in the beginning.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly creamy. Would be better with a little more carbonation.

First pumpkin beer and I'm excited to try more. I know there are probably some fantastic pumpkin beers out there. Especially ones made with real pumpkin. However, I enjoyed this beer alot and I think the cranberry tartness makes this beer delicious.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 02:43:40 | More by bennett_loves_good_beer
Pumpkick from New Belgium Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 727 ratings.