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Rumpkin - Avery Brewing Company

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613 Ratings
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Ratings: 613
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 281
Gots: 234 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  18.53% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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 added by: womencantsail on 10-09-2010)
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-16-2014 20:49:31 | More by mportnoy
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cultclassic89

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-15-2014 04:26:05 | More by cultclassic89
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-06-2014 21:16:08 | More by richkrull
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%

12 oz bottle of the 2011 vintage pours a murky brown with very little head and no retention.

Nose is oxidized malts, light pie spice and a well integrated alcohol. Im surprised at how much oxidation the malts are showing and the smoothness of the alcohol. I dont really get much in the way of rum or barrel character.

Taste is really smooth, unbelievably so actually. Cinnamon dusted pumpkin pie with a floater of Meyers Dark rum. Damn...I didnt realize this beer was as good as it is...fantastic! More like a liqueur than a beer, but the dark fruits know no bounds. This is one of those beers I need to get more of for sure and kicking myself for waiting so long to try it. Well done Avery.

05-05-2014 00:23:12 | More by twiggamortis420
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-04-2014 17:46:13 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-29-2014 18:34:45 | More by Nolen12
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CHILLINDYLAN

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-29-2014 18:07:18 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
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minterro

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-26-2014 22:41:18 | More by minterro
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hexasecond

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -14%

04-26-2014 04:52:32 | More by hexasecond
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atrocity

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-25-2014 15:23:12 | More by atrocity
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ortie

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-25-2014 03:05:59 | More by ortie
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%

It seems appropriate that a Pumpkin Ale would have a Pumpkin orange color but this has a beaming glow of pumpkin. The head is a touch thin as it collared with a bubbly fizz.

The aroma is spicy, i.e. cinnamon, nutmeg, peppercorn, anise and all spice, with enough gourd to make it pleasing. The rum barrel adds nice subtle tones of oak and sweet liquor.

The flavors truly expand as this warms. The pumpkin really drives the backbone as the spices compliment the taste. I catch the cinnamon and nutmeg but it blends with the malty gourd. The rum barrel further adds to flavor and the distilled sugar cane adds a tangy sweetness.

The feel is light but has a bit of alcohol harshness. There is a touch of spicy tang but the beer has a true fullness.

I'm fully impressed with this beer and found that it truly responded to warmth. It has a lot of complexity and is very delicious.

04-23-2014 01:52:33 | More by KYGunner
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barczar

Kentucky

4.11/5  rDev +1%

Pours a slightly hazy deep copper/amber with minimal khaki head that dissipates to nothing.

Rum and pumpkin dominate the aroma, with strong accents of booze, vanilla, and alcohol esters adding complexity. There's a note of sherry contrasting the rummy sweetness.

Extremely sweet, reminiscent of pumpkin pie initially. Underpinnings of rum, clove, and vanilla are not subtle! There's a muted dark fruit character that adds complexity to the sugary pumpkin onslaught. The finish is surprisingly dry and a touch oaky, exposing a squash backbone. Alcohol esters are a bit fusel and solventy.

Body is thick and syrupy, with modest carbonation and significant alcohol burn.

Definitely sweet, the sugary pumpkin and rum mingle well together. Esters balance nicely, keeping the beer drinkable.

04-22-2014 21:49:45 | More by barczar
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BAsbill

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-19-2014 05:52:22 | More by BAsbill
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-19-2014 02:00:07 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Stillmakingnoise

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

04-16-2014 23:32:18 | More by Stillmakingnoise
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Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

04-15-2014 16:44:10 | More by jkball01
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ricecracker420

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-14-2014 07:40:43 | More by ricecracker420
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Lucnifter

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-14-2014 01:26:32 | More by Lucnifter
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Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-10-2014 21:31:52 | More by Claytonbrewsby
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Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-09-2014 03:04:36 | More by zrab11
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-07-2014 23:00:37 | More by Wayne17
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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

03-31-2014 04:43:39 | More by Stew
Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 613 ratings.