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Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Pumple Drumkin Spiced AlePumple Drumkin Spiced Ale

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477 Ratings

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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 18.1%
Wants: 31
Gots: 18 | 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 -71.3%

09-22-2012 03:26:17 | More by JoeD
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New York

1/5  rDev -71.3%

10-20-2013 02:41:48 | More by cowboy83
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

04-15-2014 05:32:49 | More by Michael914
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1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

08-26-2013 12:46:46 | More by Roland45s
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1.61/5  rDev -53.7%

A: Pours a murky reddish brown color with a one finger tan head. Looks okay at first, but when I hold it up to the light, I notice huge green floaties swirling everywhere. Eventually, they settle to the bottom, leaving a thick layer at the bottom of the glass. Uggghhhh.

S: So....it's a rum barrel aged pumpkin ale that smells like a bag of hops. Okay... A weird vegetal smell that smells like acorn squash, iron-y malt (seriously, it smells like blood), and some ammonia. Great!

T: Oh my sweet lord. What the hell is this??? Tastes like someone dragged a pill of aspirin through a litter box. Bitter with a truly horrible chalky yeast meets pet dander flavor. Leaves a gross, rotten vegetable flavor on the tongue that I don't forsee going away for at least the remainder of tonight. What a mistake. Stay away my friends, stay far, far away!

05-02-2013 03:08:06 | More by notchucknorris
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1.75/5  rDev -49.7%

10-02-2012 18:53:57 | More by skaboom420
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District of Columbia

1.98/5  rDev -43.1%

My wife and I had a blind pumpkin ale tasting and ranked this one #7 out of the 7 that we tried.

Served in a Port City tasting glass.

A: Crystal clear, yet still opaque orange with a pretty substantial head.

S: Elmer's glue. Need I say more?

T: Really no pumpkin taste whatsoever. Seriously, I've taste Octoberfests with more pumpkin flavor than this. Still, I got lots of yeast and water.

M: Thin and watery. This is one of the more "beery" pumpkin ales I've tasted. No lacing.

O: I will not be drinking this again.

09-15-2012 20:55:13 | More by Chaney
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

09-24-2013 02:08:09 | More by DustinSWB
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

05-14-2012 17:12:45 | More by smutty33
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Alberta (Canada)

2/5  rDev -42.5%

07-20-2014 03:02:43 | More by Howlader
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

06-30-2013 18:55:13 | More by jmathis
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

05-08-2013 09:13:37 | More by beernads
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

10-18-2012 03:40:08 | More by tmars13
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

09-19-2013 00:20:06 | More by rjvanston
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Rhode Island

2/5  rDev -42.5%

09-15-2012 00:21:27 | More by kindbill
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

09-17-2013 19:15:48 | More by ripweblo
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North Carolina

2/5  rDev -42.5%

09-09-2012 11:17:40 | More by GTB
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Rhode Island

2.15/5  rDev -38.2%

This pumpkin beer smells great. I popped the cap off the bottle and took a whiff and it got my hopes up. Lots of pumpkin spice comes through.

Then I poured it out into a pint glass. Once again, great appearance. That dark orange/brown that declares "I AM A PUMPKIN BEER AND I'M PROUD!"

So I took a sip...and it was informed by my taste buds that this was not a pumpkin beer, but some kind of terrible beer mixed with cleaning fluids. I kept trying to drink it, but it was just terrible. There wasn't a hint of pumpkin. Just bad beer.

I had to pour most of it down the drain. I don't know if this was a bad batch or if this was what Pumple Drumkin is supposed to be, but it was not an experience I'd want anyone to have to repeat.

10-20-2013 22:46:22 | More by DrinkNewport
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2.2/5  rDev -36.8%

Aroma: Nutmeg and ginger are present along with an earthy almost rotting bark-like aroma. Some maltiness present, but not a lot. No hop aroma. Slight fruity esters as it warms. Overall mild aroma for a spiced beer.

Appearance: Gold to light orange in color. Has a fine but large white head. Very good clarity.

Flavor: Initial malt flavor but lacking in sweetness. Quickly turns to a bitter harshness. Has a very thin body and ends with an astringent and metallic finish. Not much spice is tasted beyond those off-putting flavors.

Overall: This beer is not good. To be honest it has the harsh and metallic flavors that I associate with old-style homebrew (before we really understood the need for fresh ingredients and sanitation...) Sj and I had to pour this out after a couple sips. Not a great start from this brewery, but I'd still try another of their beers before boycotting them.

11-15-2013 20:07:07 | More by Jackofallbrews
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2.21/5  rDev -36.5%

Picked up a sixer of this, now just wishing I opted for a single...

Pours orange/copper with 3 fingers of tan head. Nice head retention & lacing

S: All spice & vegtal notes , even some tomato & metallic notes

T: All spice, a little nutmeg, metallic notes & ever so faint squashyness. Nutmeg, pears & metallic notes as this warms. More tomato & metallic notes in the finish, nasty

MF: Prickly carbonation, thin body, thickened up a bit a as this warmed, but only slightly

A poor example of the style & none of the cisco beer's I tried as of late (purchased in Arkansas) are worth a damn. Not buying any more with doing a ton of research. The only thing I liked about this? The label...

This was fairly drinkable the other night after my tastebuds were fried, for what that's worth

10-23-2013 04:57:37 | More by russpowell
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New Jersey

2.24/5  rDev -35.6%

08-20-2014 02:45:15 | More by JStewart00
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2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

09-04-2012 02:23:34 | More by harrylee773
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2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

08-13-2013 01:37:53 | More by Vindixx26
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2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

09-26-2013 00:20:28 | More by thinwhiteduke
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2.31/5  rDev -33.6%

bitter flat non carbonated pumpkin tasting ale, the appearance is the best part of this ale. This is my first time drinking it and to me doesn't taste anything like pumpkin. The label I think is the best part of the beer the little pumpkin dude is the cutest little thing.

09-22-2013 23:01:35 | More by Brezzy24
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Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
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