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UFO Pumpkin - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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710 Ratings
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Ratings: 710
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.88%
Wants: 37
Gots: 67 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: mostpoetsdo on 07-23-2011)
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Reviews by UnderPressure:
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UnderPressure

South Carolina

2.7/5  rDev -24.8%

Cloudy, light-copper colored beer with a thin, fizzy head that melts to nothing almost instantly. Flakes of yeast fall to the bottom of the glass.

A unusual, pungent, funky aroma hits the nose first. Followed by malty sweetness and some spice.

The funkiness is carried on to the flavor. It's a little off-putting. Not my favorite thing to taste in a pumpkin ale. Then comes a malty sweetness, followed by spice in the finish.

A medium bodied beer, with a creamy mouthfeel. An everlasting, dry finish.

Pretty much what I expected from this beer. A below average pumpkin ale.

11-17-2012 19:55:39 | More by UnderPressure
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braugon

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

After trying two or three different pumpkin beers (Sam Adams Harvest and Two Roads Roadsmarys Baby among them) I settled on this as my favorite. Mainly because I'm not big on having a huge clove, nutmeg, allspice, nose & taste.

I feel the aforementioned spices go a very long way with a very meger amount. I often feel like I'm drinking allspice with ale, with no trace of pumpkin, well, the UFO strikes a nice balance in my opinion of having the same spices, but it is much more subtle, also the the taste is very 'pumpkiny'.

The mouthfeel is creamy, pumpkin pie. I'm surprised the reviews saying no pumpkin taste, I disagree, and also now wonder if the UFO can, is somehow that much better than the bottle.

08-28-2013 13:21:33 | More by braugon
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Mac19872

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-17-2011 02:33:25 | More by Mac19872
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.93/5  rDev +9.5%

I'm generally not a big fan of pumpkin beers, but this one was pretty good.

In a mug, the beer was an amber color with a medium-sized white head that dissipated quickly.

Pumpkin pie aroma. Nutmeg.

Pumpkin pie taste. Nutmeg. A bit of caramel malt

Medium-bodied, a little on the spicy side.

I would drink this one again.

08-16-2011 23:34:48 | More by lordofthewiens
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ImperialPaleTom


4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

10-13-2012 03:42:19 | More by ImperialPaleTom
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csmartin6

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-13-2012 22:04:10 | More by csmartin6
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

08-01-2014 15:19:43 | More by Doomcifer
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%

12oz brown bottle with a best before date on the neck.

LOOK: Hazed orange amber, great head retention.

SMELL: Spice, cookie dough, faint pumpkin meat, canned pumpkin pie.

TASTE: Very smooth, crisp, moderate body, toasted grain, even spice, pumpkin meat, yeast, more spice, semi-dry.

I think Harpoon made the right choice on putting a pumpkin offering in their UFO lineup, it just makes sense. A bit more flavor left from it being unfiltered make for a very well rounded brew. Too many times I have run into ultra filtered pumpkin beers that taste like soda ... not here. Worth a go.

10-08-2011 03:29:04 | More by Jason
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Billolick

New York

3.49/5  rDev -2.8%

12 ounce bottle, w/o freshness/bottling indication provided.

Pours lightly hazed light brown amber. Minor off white head, quickly departs. Leaves a delicate film, collar and just minor spots of lacing.

Sweet malt nose with some mild cinnamon and typical fall spicing.

On the lighter and thinner side of the pumpkin beer spectrum. Subtle spicing and more sweet malts. Ehhhh, middle of the road at best

09-29-2013 19:52:40 | More by Billolick
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev +0.3%

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, orangein color, hazy, high carbonation

Smell: nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, and pumpkin spice

Taste: cinnamon, pumpkin, pumpkin spice, and slight toasted malt

Mouthfeel: sweet with slight bitterness, moderate-high carbonation, medium bodied

Overall: A nice and sessionable pumpkin beer. Nothing out of the ordinary, but certainly above average and certainly tasting like a Harpoon beer. This is one I will get again.

09-10-2012 12:48:15 | More by tigg924
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

09-05-2013 02:59:43 | More by KolbMarley
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chudson1992

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

09-03-2013 23:12:31 | More by chudson1992
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Cloudy orange with a slighty off white head.

Smell: Wheat and some pumpkins spices, mild scents.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of mild pumpkin spices like nutmeg and sugars, wheat mostly.

Overall: Decent Pumpkin Ale, I would have this one again.

10-09-2012 18:55:01 | More by Cavanaghty
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dankjohn

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

09-18-2013 21:33:14 | More by dankjohn
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle with an "Enjoy By" date of 12/15/13 stamped on the bottle neck glass. Unfiltered, pours a cloudy amber orange with a medium head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is the best pumpkin ale this year, possibly best that I've experienced. Truly just like freshly baked pumpkin pie. Essence of pumpkin, vanilla, wheat pie crust and cinnamon and nutmeg spice. Taste is mainly sweet pumpkin with nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon notes. A complex array of flavors with small hop presence to balance. The spiced finish lingers for a longtime.

Update on 9/5/13: I've had several of these this year after picking up a case and have decided this is the my favorite pumpkin ale of 2013. My guests from California agree.

09-01-2013 16:43:47 | More by wattoclone
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Milkysunshine

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-26-2012 00:41:29 | More by Milkysunshine
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briandaube

Delaware

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-02-2012 20:45:44 | More by briandaube
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BeerBean

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +1.7%

A - bronze and hazy, but not cloudy, like a pumpkin pie. Solid head but minimal retention. Basically what I'm expecting a pumpkin beer to look like.

S - Mix of pumpkin pie and sweet spices: nutmeg, cinnamon, like cider. Got a little alcohol at the end, which was surprising and enjoyable.

T - pumpkin pie and spices, no surprise. Alcohol and bread fill it out. Easy drinking and a pleasant addition to the Harpoon repertoire. It doesn't exactly finish or warm well, losing its spiciness and sweetness and settling into a pumpkin rind blandness.

M - No complaints here. Just the level I'm looking for as the fall season kicks off.

Overall, not a bad beer, and a good first attempt at a pumpkin from Harpoon. Good pumpkin session.

09-09-2011 19:56:41 | More by BeerBean
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b2hogan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-08-2013 01:30:36 | More by b2hogan
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.61/5  rDev +0.6%

12 oz can, bottom dated BB 15 Jan., 2014, served in a snifter.

A vigorous pour roused a moderate size bone-colored head that had limited retention. Nice, cloudy, orange-amber body.

Well balanced flavor with the wheat, pumpkin pulp and spicing all coming out clearly, and a hint of hops too.

edium-light body is a touch watery and not as soft as hoped.

O: nice, easy drinking wheat-based pumpkin beer.

11-01-2013 00:37:41 | More by chinchill
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-16-2012 23:09:14 | More by mrosenfeld32
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BethyBo0op


4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

10-06-2012 01:17:54 | More by BethyBo0op
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Astrojack

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-03-2014 18:47:43 | More by Astrojack
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pjvie

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-17-2014 13:23:54 | More by pjvie
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dhmxray

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

09-16-2013 21:20:42 | More by dhmxray
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UFO Pumpkin from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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