1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Rumpkin - Avery Brewing Company

Not Rated.
RumpkinRumpkin

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,061 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,061
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 14.22%
Wants: 307
Gots: 410 | FT: 50
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  16.73% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: womencantsail on 10-09-2010

We wondered what would happen if a monstrous pumpkin ale, plump full of spicy gourdiness, were aged in fine fresh rum barrels to add suggestions of delicate oak and candied molasses. Rumpkin is what happened! This first member of the Annual Barrel-Aged Series was brewed with roasted pumpkins from a local Boulder County farm, and spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 1,061 | Reviews: 239
Photo of Hessian257
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sasquatch_31
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of hopsonboard
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Stebow1289
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.41/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a very murky copper color. The head is around half a finger high, with an off-white shade. Given the fact that it's nearly 17%, its poor retention is unsurprising. There are some alcohol legs (but no real lacing) left on the glass, though. (2.75)

Smell: Some credit is due, as this does a decent job of smelling like pumpkin pie. I pick up a little gourd, and a huge amount of nutmeg/cinnamon. The huge spiciness accentuates the rum barrel, at least. Letting it warm up even further will expose some general alcohol. Actually, it's the spice that comes across more harshly than the booze. But it's still an intriguing nose. (3.5)

Taste: At first, it pulls off the pumpkin pie impression admirably. Lots of cinnamon and nutmeg, backed by some gourd and even some vanilla cream. The finish sees an explosion of brown sugar, molasses, rum, and leather; even some graham cracker. And yes, it's RIDICULOUSLY sweet and sugary. Having said that, it's not ridiculously sweet, sugary, and brutally harsh - it's just a big-ass sugar bomb with some nice autumnal qualities. Despite that, it has reasonable depth without being overly sloppy in its flavor profile. (3.5)

Mouthfeel: It doesn't quite burn the throat and esophagus the way Pump[KY]n or Mephistopheles did...but still, this betrays every ounce of its near 17% strength. That, and the massive body leaves behind an ass-load of residual sugar on the palate. A semblance of carbonation does at least help it go down more easily. (3)

Overall: Avery's barrel-aged beers (excluding the sours, natch) are always like manhandling a 1994 Dodge Viper in a rainstorm - big, ridiculous, but almost charmingly silly. This is no exception. It's a little less harsh than Pump[KY]n, thankfully. Sure, it's too sweet, but it also does a good job of drinking like a pumpkin pie with a shot of rum. I'll drink this again, though I probably won't buy it again because of the price point. And even if I do, I'll have to not only make sure I sit on the bottle for a couple years, but also split it with a good friend. (3.5)

3.41/5: Not elegant, but a solid fall-time dessert beer

Photo of KilgoreStout
4.12/5  rDev +1%

Photo of alwaysplayin
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of wonothesane42
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of jag21
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Fireslayer
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of tectactoe
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of datpingao
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Hrdqore
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of BigPandaHunter
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of _morandi_
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Jon4than
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of ArtZan
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Golfer3Aces
4.64/5  rDev +13.7%

Photo of Gobzilla
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Tim725
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of AdaminNH
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of Raimalise
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of atxrax
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of iPEPPE
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,061 ratings.