1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Rum Pumpkin - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

Not Rated.
Rum PumpkinRum Pumpkin

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

67 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 67
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 10
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: largadeer on 10-20-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 67 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by circus_cat:
Photo of circus_cat
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

circus_cat, Nov 05, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of catboy
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

catboy, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev +3.6%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of VCUgrad
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

VCUgrad, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of SmoothOneTwo
4.52/5  rDev +17.1%

SmoothOneTwo, Monday at 12:05 AM
Photo of tabascosigned
4/5  rDev +3.6%

tabascosigned, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of gr8zehaman
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

gr8zehaman, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Links41
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Links41, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of gillagorilla
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

gillagorilla, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of BeastLU
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

BeastLU, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of VeganUndead
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

VeganUndead, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of KevinGordon
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

KevinGordon, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Cloaked_Phantom, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of thegrimone
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

thegrimone, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +3.6%

largadeer, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of jdet1
4/5  rDev +3.6%

jdet1, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of Tpitty23
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Tpitty23, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of Rhettroactive
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Rhettroactive, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of lillitnn92
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

lillitnn92, Yesterday at 04:49 PM
Photo of CRV334
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

CRV334, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of suckaj
2.52/5  rDev -34.7%

suckaj, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of jlindros
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to mikehighplains (Reddit) for this interesting gem that I was excited to try. Wish it was the bourbon barrel, but the rum seemed to have it's own place in this beer.

Light fizzy big bubble head that fades pretty quickly, some lacing and legs on the sides, very hazy copper honey tan brown like.

Nose brings nice pumpkin and rum, lots of pumpkin, vegetal pumpkin and gourd like, very light baking spices and stringy pumpkin flesh, but really cinnamon or sugar, hint of it and hint of pie, also some toasty brown malts and very little candy syrupy molasses like. Rum is nice mild but blended nicely, smooth smell.

Taste starts with a quick rum shot, nice smooth molasses based rum and thankfully not spiced. The rum quickly turns to pumpkin, nice fresh pumpkin, stringy flesh and gourd like flavours, with mild baking spices and hint of pumpkin pie. Then pure Molasses comes in, nice fermented molasses little candy sticky almost syrupy, then mild esters but nice farmhouse Belgian phenols, a booze warmth with a big warmth and slight tingle with the nice phenolic flavor. Nice blend and smoothness, and touch creamy. Finish adds a touch of bitterness and baking spices, more molasses and sticky feel, mild sweetness, nice rum, and more booze lingering.

Mouth is nice, med bod with a touch of a creamy feel, little syrupy molasses, a bit light on the carb, big warming booze.

Overall quite nice. Good balance between everything, rum almost seems strange but eventually comes through nicely, good sweet fresh molasses, nice phenols, nice very mild spices. A bit boozy and bit low on carb but not really bad on either.

jlindros, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of csparace
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rum pumpkin

Smell (4.50) - yeasty and sour with definite rum notes. Very bright. Makes me think I'm about to have a sour. Sour grape smell too.

Appearance (4.50) - hazy gold. Good autumn color. Medium white clean head that fades immediately.

Taste (4.50) - oh mama. Immediately you find a hugely bold farmhouse ale. Big caramels with pumpkin spices. The rum flavor kicks in at just the right time on the finish. Molasses is quite prevalent.

Mouthfeel (4.50) - heavy natural yeast feel in combination with the robustness of the rum. Starts a little flat but then the supercharger kicks in leaving a little rum afterburner.

Overall (4.50) - super impressed. I think this is a great combo of flavors. Awesome choice of rum with pumpkin spices created a bold and robust drink.

csparace, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of adam42381
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

adam42381, Nov 03, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Rum Pumpkin from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.