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Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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595 Ratings

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Ratings: 595
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 19.24%
Wants: 35
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: corey0212 on 09-22-2008)
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1/5  rDev -70.8%

Worst beer I ever had last year. Dumped the rest but one down the drain to save some other soul from having to endure the taste. Tried the one I saved again just too be sure and it hit the drain too. Too scared of loosing my beer palate to attempt buying it this year..... Yuck..

Randygroves, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Where some newer pumpkin ale makers are instant on making a beer that tastes identical to pumpkin ale, and then others that want to create a beer first and nuances of pumpkin flesh and spice to accent; the Cisco brewers split the difference in a taste that's just as beery as it is pumpkiny.

Its bright copper hue takes on the tinge of orange pumpkin to sell "taste with your eyes first" very well. Spicy nutmeg and clove leads the way with cinnamon and brown sugar following closely behind. Its sweet malty upstart supports the spices in a sultry and flirty kind of way.

What insures is a light caramel and confection taste that coats the palate and prepares it for the spices that quickly follow- those allspice medleys symphonize over the middle with the same cinnamon, nutmeg and clove character that charmed the nose. Its rich palate is lightly starchy and sweet though a drying and warming finish looms.

Despite its medium-bodied upstart dissolves quite effortlessly in its finish, a spicy, heated and drying tactile sensation follows to offer a moderate sense of drinkability and sociability to the session. Its dry starchiness is laden with skeletons of spice and sweetness that aridly reminds the palate and memory of pumpkin pie.

BEERchitect, Aug 25, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -0.9%

Dilbert65, 32 minutes ago
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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Gww1864, Yesterday at 04:33 PM
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

tb4475, Saturday at 02:24 AM
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

DrunkinYogi, Nov 21, 2014
Photo of illpass78
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a sort of rusty amber with a big eggshell head. Lots of lacing on the way down.

Aroma: Spices are up front, along with a pumpkin/squash kind of smell. Also vaguely grassy.

Taste: This strikes me as a spice-forward pumpkin ale. There's some cinnamon and caramel notes, and a kind of clove-like essence throughout. Pumpkin is there, too, but it's not dominant. Definitely not sweet - it has a slightly dry, spicy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied beer, as one would expect. Easy on the palate.

Overall: Decent autumn beer. I like that it's spiced up front. I had this with some squash tacos and it was a nice autumnal pairing. Not my favorite pumpkin ale - that's still Smuttynose, as of now - but not half bad.

illpass78, Nov 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Trashcat, Nov 20, 2014
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2.52/5  rDev -26.5%

Bolivar73, Nov 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

awesomea, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of brewskifan55
3.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Burnt orange, opaque. An off-white half finger head that leaves fast. Decent lacing.

S: Pumpkin puree, cinnamon, clove.

T: Not much pumpkin here. More orange and citrus-y. Slightly bitter on the finish. A few spices like cinnamon and clove, but not much under the hood.

M: Light to medium with medium carbonation.

O: Some guy at Hop City in Atlanta convinced me to buy this one. He thought it was the shit in pumpkin beers. Wrong! A real waste of sip and money. Pass on this boring offering.

brewskifan55, Nov 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

dicookie, Nov 15, 2014
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2/5  rDev -41.7%

BeerLoverCRM, Nov 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Chvck1, Nov 15, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +21%

JLB025, Nov 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

RavenForBeer, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of Hendry
4.01/5  rDev +16.9%

Copper pour, two fingers of khaki head dissipates quickly, minimal lacing in the tulip.

Aroma is classic pumpkin spices, seems well balanced.

Despite the reputation for being one of the hoppier Pumpkin Ales (one reviewer noted Nelson Sauvin hops were advertised: I've seen no such evidence of this claim on the Cisco website), it was not apparent to me. Not as sweet as some of the other offerings I've tried, there is a pleasant balance from sip to swallow that is satisfying.

Medium body, lower level of carbonation, non syrupy in the finish.

Noticing the Julian dating after purchase, I realized Pumple Drumkin was canned mid July, 3+ months before consumption. I'm wondering if there is a hop presence that may have been more noticeable closer to the canning date. Next season I'll seek this one out closer to the canning date to see if the hops are more of a factor. Easy drinking Pumpkin Ale, worth a shot.

Hendry, Nov 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

outoffocus, Nov 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Sellen, Nov 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Dirty_Island, Nov 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

BeerForMuscle, Nov 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

salthemonster, Nov 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

tvghost, Nov 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Morey, Nov 01, 2014
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Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 595 ratings.