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Gruntled Pumpkin - RJ Rockers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
RJ Rockers Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thagr81us on 10-12-2011)
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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

R. J. Rocker’s Gruntled Pumpkin Ale has a thick, foamy, crackling, cream-colored head, a hazy, bubbly, gold-orange appearance, some gray chunks roiling about, and practically no lacing left behind. The aroma is initially a rush of Fall spices, pumpkin pulp, and beer, and then that fades to mainly just a standard beer smell. The taste is the same experience, but this one seems to use black pepper, if that is possible. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and the finish is wet, refreshing, and simple. Overall, this is one of the best pumpkin ales I’ve tried, and it might appeal to me, because of the overriding beer and black pepper aspect.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Oct 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

NCStateAE, Oct 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Tamaquadan, Oct 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Hillbilly, Oct 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

vfgccp, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

OldTime, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of Honeycutt
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

Honeycutt, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of CreightonSM
3/5  rDev -11.8%

CreightonSM, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a near clear, orange-tinged golden body with a small, short-lived, white head.

Smell: Predominately bready, just slightly toasty, with a sweet-smelling quality to it. Squashy notes, maybe a bit of additional fruitiness, and the ground spices.

Taste: Bready malts trailing a sugary sweet, with some squash notes, then spices (mostly cinnamon and nutmeg for me). Minor hop character, low bitterness. The sugariness and other flavors abruptly drop off, with the beer drying out just a bit as a last-minute zip of crispness kicks in.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. A hair over medium carbonation.

Overall: Not bad, but it's not exactly the most appealing pumpkin ale, either.

ChainGangGuy, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of twonder23
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

twonder23, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of superspak
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/27/2013. Pours moderately hazy bright orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of pumpkin, pear, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, toast, wheat, floral, and yeast earthiness. Ok aromas with huge spice presence and decent malt balance; with good strength. Taste of pumpkin, pear, cinnamon, toast, clove, nutmeg, wheat, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of pumpkin, pear, cinnamon, toast, clove, nutmeg, wheat, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice and well balanced pumpkin, malt, and spice flavors; with solid complexity and no cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a solid pumpkin ale. Balanced malt, pumpkin, and slice flavors; and easy to drink for the ABV. Pretty enjoyable.

superspak, Oct 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

skaboom420, Oct 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Jay646, Oct 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Eastside151, Oct 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

sd123, Oct 17, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

mpalestino, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of chinchill
2.65/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle, stamped 4254, served in a snifter.
Pours slightl hazy, orange-amber color, with a modest and weak off-white head. A small amount of sediment was left at the bottom of the bottle but some light-colored sediment remained in suspension.

Pumpkin pie spices yes, but a bit difficult to pick out with the odd mix of light smoke, cider vinegar and citrus rind. The flavor is not really any better, although, thankfully, the vinegar doesn't ruin this entirely. More bitter and sour than sweet.

Feel: slightly aggressive carbonation with an overly thin body.

O: It doesn't help that this followed a very fine Stevens Point Pumpkin, but even without that contrast this ale would fail to make a good impression. At least it has a fine label.
Avoid.

chinchill, Oct 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

AndrewMichael, Oct 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

cackalacky, Oct 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Hockey_Fan, Oct 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

williamjbauer, Oct 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Jackal, Oct 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

jacwomyn, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Drknight, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Travis1221, Oct 11, 2013
Gruntled Pumpkin from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.