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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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599 Ratings

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Ratings: 599
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 18.95%
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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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of athomasPSU
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
2.66/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Clear orange-pink with a good amount of bubbles. Foamy off-white head is tenacious.

S: Mostly hops, surprisingly, but even those are somewhat faint. Clean, but not what I was hoping for.

T: Disappointingly, mostly malt, with citrusy hops being a close second. Pumpkin and spice flavors take a far back seat. Finish is quick.

M: Crisp and bitter from the hops, would be good if this wasn't supposed to be a pumpkin beer.

O: Not a bad beer, but not a good representative of the already under-siege pumpkin style. Don't know what happened with this beer, but you can do better.

Photo of Slatetank
3.93/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I picked this up at Monde, enjoyed chilled from the 12oz bottle in a can-shaped glass.

The color is deep amber bordering on copper with light haze. The ale has a thin cream cap with fine bead, the lace sticks and retention is very good. The smell is very fragrant with spice aroma that brings to mind some ginger and nutmeg with a mild vegetal nose with some caramel malt scents. The feel is good with medium body with moderate carbonation and a very good spice level, not enough to overwhelm the malt yet enough sweetness to make it seem balanced with a semi dry finish and low alcohol influence.

The flavor is good actually it impresses me with more flavor than the aroma lets on with some gentle woodiness of ginger with a light nutmeg like aspect and perhaps some clove adding to the taste of slight fruitiness from the yeast. The malt takes a back seat but still supports the rest of the flavor profile adding some sweetness to the spice and yeast which is pretty seamless. Overall I recommend this to fans of the style since I enjoyed how balanced it was, I like the fact that you get the spice without it overwhelming the taste...it compliments in every way.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.91/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Loving the canned beer revolution, this one pours a copper bronze hue bright filtered large khaki tan head, forms thick and textured foam. Fine speckled lacing left behind is layered nicely in even patterns. Aroma is packed with pumpkin pie spices including nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice, and hints of clove. Gourdy goodness with some actual vegetal pumpkin aromatics here. Refreshing quaffable pumpkin ale, not overly spiced but there's a great base beer underneath the pumpkin pie spice. It finishes rather clean the spices don't linger, thank God. Solid effort outta Nantucket, such solid beer made in a can I'm ready for more of this caliber of brewing offered in cans.

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of Billolick
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can.

The pour is hazy lighter amber with a dull orange hue. Ample darker eggshell head, stays pretty well, then slowly starts to go to a thicker low film and leaves some decent looking slippery low bands of lacing.

The expected pumpkin pie spiced nose.

Spiced ale, with cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, lite pumpkin and some equally light pepper comes to mind.

Easy drinking fall beer. Decent sessioner. Bonus points for being put in a can. Good one for the cooler at a fall game/event/outing/picnic.

Photo of rojapa
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of dcp27
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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2/5  rDev -41.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Brezzy24
2.31/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of JayKay412
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of msubulldog25
3.76/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle that I picked up at Vineyard Liquors (Plano, IL) about 2 weeks ago. Finished with yardwork for the day, this is the reward (poured to a 375ml glass ~ Oregon Brewers Festival 2013). Very cute label: a cartoon-ish jack o' lantern in a green shirt.

A: Orange-copper pour with a smattering of head; what was 1-finger tall disappears in seconds. Pretty auburn color, hardly any carbonation and just an ivory ring of head. Bland, really.

S: Mmmm. "Pumpkin spices' = cinnamon + nutmeg. Grainy/biscuity breadiness and good 'pie spice' aroma, add in some apple/grape/raisin. Pretty strong, pretty enticing.

T: Lovely spicing and an apple tartness that may be the most memorable part about this pour. The more I sip, the more the (green) apple comes through. A hint of orange and a sweeter, breadier finish.

M: Mellow and smooth, lighter body. Clean finish with a malty/sweet chewiness in the finish.

O: Good taste and aroma, not so certain about the feel. I've had 'pumpkin ales' that transcend this in spicing and aroma; this is 'good' at best.

Photo of spokeydonkey
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. A deep copper color with two fingers of white head--slightly hazy.

Smells of grain husks, pepper, some cinnamon and nutmeg in the background. slightly earthy.

A sip starts off dry and stays that way all through. Some peppery, yeasty notes with hints of spice. Earthiness, possibly from pumpkins lingers in the background. Firm hop bitterness and spiciness, but not much in the flavor. Finishes bone dry with a lingering hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied, which makes it easy drinking, particularly in the dry finish.

Overall a fair pumpkin beer. I like pumpkin beers that are either interesting beers with light spicing or complex, spiced beers with good balance. This is neither--it's a decent beer, but nothing stands out about it. The spicing is so much in the background, so it doesn't stand out as a pumpkin beer either.

Photo of Hibernator
3.96/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pumple Drumkin
12 oz. can
Served in a 20 oz. tulip glass

Pours a light amber color. Transparent in appearance with a fluffy, white head on top. Awesome trails of sticky lacings decorate the glassware. This is my 3rd or 4th Pumple Drumkin of the evening that I've poured into this glass.

Spicy whiffs in the nose of baked pumpkin pie, cinnamon and chalky yeast.

Each sip provides a chewy caramel malt backbone with classic autumn flavors of allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves that nicely intertwine. A touch of brown sugar or a caramel drizzle provide a definitive sweetness with each sip.

A solid Pumpkin Ale that has quickly become one of my favorites for the style. I'm gonna have to put this one right behind Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale for my new go-to Pumpkin Ale.

So glad the Fall season has returned, cheers!!

Photo of puboflyons
3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on September 19, 2013.

I enjoyed looking at this beer with its medium amber color and good clarity even though the off-white head faded quickly.

On the nose I get virtually no pumpkin spice. I do get some malts and butter with maybe a hint of earthy hops. But for a pumpkin brew-where is the pumpkin spice?

The body is medium and somewhat on the creamy side.

Like the aroma the taste is just rather bland. Some malts can be found but little sweetness. A short-lived low bitterness at the end. It has a cardboard-like character I'm sorry to say. I always look for the positives in every beer I review but this was quite frankly a very weak pumpkin brew. Maybe I had a bad bottle.

Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.