Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.
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Ratings: 486 | Reviews: 155 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
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
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
Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 486 ratings.