1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.

Not Rated.
Pumple Drumkin Spiced AlePumple Drumkin Spiced Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

486 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 486
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 18.1%
Wants: 31
Gots: 19 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 486 | Reviews: 155 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of JoeD

1/5  rDev -71.3%

09-22-2012 03:26:17 | More by JoeD
Photo of cowboy83

New York

1/5  rDev -71.3%

10-20-2013 02:41:48 | More by cowboy83
Photo of Jeff_Benson

1/5  rDev -71.3%

08-24-2014 19:58:03 | More by Jeff_Benson
Photo of Michael914


1/5  rDev -71.3%

04-15-2014 05:32:49 | More by Michael914
Photo of Roland45s


1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

08-26-2013 12:46:46 | More by Roland45s
Photo of notchucknorris


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
Photo of skaboom420


1.75/5  rDev -49.7%

10-02-2012 18:53:57 | More by skaboom420
Photo of Chaney

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
Photo of DustinSWB


2/5  rDev -42.5%

09-24-2013 02:08:09 | More by DustinSWB
Photo of smutty33


2/5  rDev -42.5%

05-14-2012 17:12:45 | More by smutty33
Photo of Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

2/5  rDev -42.5%

07-20-2014 03:02:43 | More by Howlader
Photo of jmathis


2/5  rDev -42.5%

06-30-2013 18:55:13 | More by jmathis
Photo of beernads


2/5  rDev -42.5%

05-08-2013 09:13:37 | More by beernads
Photo of tmars13


2/5  rDev -42.5%

10-18-2012 03:40:08 | More by tmars13
Photo of rjvanston


2/5  rDev -42.5%

09-19-2013 00:20:06 | More by rjvanston
Photo of kindbill

Rhode Island

2/5  rDev -42.5%

09-15-2012 00:21:27 | More by kindbill
Photo of ripweblo


2/5  rDev -42.5%

09-17-2013 19:15:48 | More by ripweblo
Photo of GTB

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -42.5%

09-09-2012 11:17:40 | More by GTB
Photo of DrinkNewport

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
Photo of Jackofallbrews


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
Photo of russpowell


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
Photo of JStewart00

New Jersey

2.24/5  rDev -35.6%

08-20-2014 02:45:15 | More by JStewart00
Photo of harrylee773


2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

09-04-2012 02:23:34 | More by harrylee773
Photo of Vindixx26


2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

08-13-2013 01:37:53 | More by Vindixx26
Photo of thinwhiteduke


2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

09-26-2013 00:20:28 | More by thinwhiteduke
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 486 ratings.