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UFO Pumpkin - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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950 Ratings
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Ratings: 950
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15.83%
Wants: 46
Gots: 174 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mostpoetsdo on 07-23-2011

Imagine a pumpkin vine wound its way in a field of barley, and a brewer harvested it all to make a beer. Add Northwestern hops and a blend of spices, and you've got UFO Pumpkin. The malt combination provides a smooth body and slightly sweet flavor, which balances perfectly with the earthy notes derived from the pure pumpkin. And like all of our UFO beers, UFO Pumpkin is unfiltered so all the wonderful flavors are right there in your glass. Cheers!

20 IBU
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Photo of SierraFlight
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle. Appearance is cloudy orange/amber. Aroma is full of pumpkin pie spices: nutmeg, cinnamon, clove; and a bubblegum note that may be the toasted barley. Flavors match the aromas with some pumpkin flavor on top of the spices. Medium body.

Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of argylegirl
4.16/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dlmvh5150
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, golden/orange color, with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly and completely dissolved away into nothing.

Aroma: Wow, lots of spice! Cinnamon, nutmeg, all-spice, clove, ginger and of course pumpkin! Not much in the way of malt or hops, however.

Taste: Great! Lots of pumpkin up front, along with a good malty backbone. There’s a little bit of brown sugar-like sweetness, followed by tones of spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, all-spice, clove and ginger. Finally, there is no hops bitterness to speak of, which I overall prefer.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, but with no carbonation to speak of. With an ABV of 5.9%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is another very tasty offering from Harpoon. It’s a very nicely balanced beer, and one that I’ll get again next Autumn.

Photo of CraigTravor
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.02/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a golden orange, not near as bright orange as most pumpkin ales but it is advertised as unfiltered and indeed murky. Formed a 3/4 finger of slightly tan and quickly dissipating head. No lacing.
S - Smells more like a Belgian golden ale such as Duvel than a pumpkin ale. Not getting much spice here.
T - Upfront there is a bite of carbonation and just a beery beer taste, however, a few seconds into the development and wonderful warm pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger bread, nutmeg, allspice and clove develop sweetly. This beers all about the late development and aftertaste.
O - A very good pumpkin ale. A little iffy on the initial upfront development, but a prime example of the pumpkin ale style at the tail end.
V - Good value, 8 bucks a six pack.

Photo of lwillitz
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12-oz bottle into wheat beer glass

A - 4-5 fingers off-white foam over a cloudy body of golden amber;high in visible carbonation

S - spice, pumpkin, caramel sweetness; very pleasant

T - spice, pumpkin, grain, grassy notes, finishes dry; flavors are well-balanced

M - smooth, sticky medium body; medium/high carbonation

O - a very decent pumpkin ale

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
2.28/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

A - A dirty orange color, almost looking like apple cider, slightly cloudy; a 1/2 inch off-white head settles to the rim, no lacing, a moderate level of carbonation can be seen feeding the last of the head, which ultimately disappears completely
S - Not too much going on here, very mild apple and spice, but all very slight
T - An odd bitterness to this beer that I didn't particularly care for, the slightest hint of pumpkin is there, but only if you're trying to find it; a very odd (not good) aftertaste
F - Fizzy and a bit thin, slightly dry
O - I tried, but either Pumpkin beers are just a seasonal novelty to make cool bottle labels or pumpkins were just not meant for making beer. I will continue to try these, but I have found very, very few that are worth a damn.

Photo of brewqueno
3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TeamMathis
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy orange. Left little to no head.
Smell: Spice, pumpkin, cinnamon, and a tart citrus scent.
Taste: Pumpkin pie. Just like the smell.

This is so good. It's a liquid pumpkin pie, and that's a good thing. Much better than what I was expecting. I will get this again next year.

Photo of jaemeno3
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thisXwar
2.88/5  rDev -20%

Photo of homerman9
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of ChrisClarke
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of dsnyder61
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of BodyPolitic
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of KarateShow
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of craftaholic
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mgi020
3.12/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of dixiephins
4.13/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of tommy5
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of JuMa44
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of One1Asterisk
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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UFO Pumpkin from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 950 ratings.