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Rumpkin - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

995 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 995
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 14.22%
Wants: 315
Gots: 373 | FT: 44
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  16.73% 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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4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz, gold foil-capped bottle, 2014 edition, procured during GABF last month. Also the reason why our contingent broke one of the basic first-day tenets there - by having late-evening pints of this stuff at World of Beer.

This beer pours a clear, dark red brick amber hue, with one finger of wanly puffy, loosely foamy, and mostly just bubbly tan head, which leaves some streaky Gulf War tracer fire lace around the glass as things slowly, slowly recede.

It smells of rich, roasted, and certainly vegetal pumpkin flesh, meek earthy ginger, subtle nutmeg, a baba cake meets caramel pudding maltiness, surprisingly plain brown sugar, stressed barrel staves, the metallic and tropical fruit-tinged rum that causes said stress, and a soft leafy, herbal bitterness. The taste is big and sweet, full of dense, syrupy brown sugar, thick caramel malt, hot vanilla, timid seasonal spices - the nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon just overwhelmed, it would seem - goopy pumpkin leftovers, and a rather standoffish aged dark rum booziness.

The carbonation is actually quite tangible for this early in the game, though still manifesting in a mild frothiness, the body smooth, but in the manner of having signed a veritable deal with the devil - always looking over your shoulder, and all that. It finishes on the inflated sweet side, for sure, but with enough going on in the interim, before that middle-shelf rum shot hits you, to keep things more or less just this side of sane.

As during that ill-advised 'nightcap' in metro Denver, the bristling threat of this offering (not necessary to detail here, look it up, or read a label) seems to just bleed away, once you dive in with both feet. Large, fully of bloated pumpkin pie, barleywine-esque malt, and actually polite rum barrel booze. What's not to like, especially when it's drinking this well, this soon?

Photo of brewrasa
5/5  rDev +22.5%

whoa! As billed the 2014 Rumpkin is a big hit of rum followed by a mellow pumpkin flavor. Great right away, and cannot wait to see how it ages.

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of Fabiand
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Brown ale with a slight orange tint to the body. Medium bubbles with a slightly off-white head. Head initially rose to about a finger's length and settles with very even lacing.

Smell: It smells great but lacks the extra punch you will be looking for.

Taste: Complex taste, sweet and lightly spicy. Nutmeg with a hard hit of either amaretto or the sweet rum used to concoct this animal. The pumpkin is very very evident, the cinnamon feel and cakey taste makes you want to indulge for more.

Mouth: Medium carbonation that lightens up a bit before you get to the end of the glass. Ridiculously sticky, I swear you put the glass down and all you can thick of are pieces of cake or pie still in your cheeks.

Overall: What it all comes down to is this, this brew as expensive as it is an absolute delight. Worth every penny and worth the trouble looking for it. It is literally dessert in a glass. Already one of my top three pumpkins, salud!

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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.09/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle label data: Annual Barrel Series - Batch No. 4 - Bottled Sept 22 2014

The body appears as a dark, orange-copper color with a thick yet fizzy head. Heavy, sweet aroma with a heady mixture of rum, molasses, brown sugar, and pumpkin. Syrupy sweet flavors, heavy on rum and taffy. Heavy body; thick and chewy; viscous.

An over-the-top pumpkin ale styling that punches your senses with a heavy sweetness. There is so much sugar action going on that it does a good job of hiding the high ABV. Definitely unbalanced with the huge sweetness, but it does offer a rather varied array of flavors although the pumpkin aspect is pretty low-key. For the adventurous...

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4.52/5  rDev +10.8%

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1/5  rDev -75.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.12/5  rDev -23.5%

Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 995 ratings.