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UFO Pumpkin - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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784 Ratings

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Ratings: 784
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15.83%
Wants: 39
Gots: 98 | 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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4/5  rDev +11.1%

JohneHoodlum, Aug 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

Ally928, Aug 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

scm2787, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of alpinebryant
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy pumpkin color with a thin white head

S: aroma of light clove , pumpkin lots of cinnamon, and a decent brown malt aroma

T: Taste of light Pumpkin pie slices, a healthy strong dosing of cinnamon that slightly stings the tongue. The clove is very light but still there. Pumpkin is nice and earthy in flavor although I do not know if actual pumpkin Is used here, the spices come together to represent a good mixing of flavors. Light muted brown malt

m: light to medium mouthfeel for a pumpkin ale , but a very good offering from Harpoon, one of my favorites from them and one I will definitely get again.

O: this really is a great beer coming out of Harpoon. I enjoy most of their beers but feel that this really goes up a notch from some of their other seasonal ales. I will definitely be getting this again and love the price point on a 6 pack here.

alpinebryant, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle - $1.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a darkish golden-amber body, fairly clouded, and with a small, white he--oh, it's gone already.

Smell: Pumpkin-scented nose with the spices coming through, notably the cinnamon ahead of the basic, bready German base malts.

Taste: Lightly sugary, bready Malts, scantly toasted. Cinnamon, nutmeg, but also something with a warm accent to it akin to clove or possibly ginger. Light bitterness aided by the spice and carbonation. Spicy, solidly carbonated finish with the spiciness lingering out into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: For me, nothing says mid-August in the sweltering heat of Georgia like an Autumntime pumpkin beer??

ChainGangGuy, Aug 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Chadhodgdon, Aug 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

bespin15, Aug 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Bito401, Aug 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

SpectralAbyss, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of jaasen64
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from a 6-pack. Poured into Founders snifter.

A- Pours a slightly hazy yellowish orange with about a quarter finger of white head that recedes fairly fast. About average carbonation. Lacing quickly recedes.

S- Pumpkin, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, spices, some malts. Smells pretty good for a Pumpkin ale.

T- Pumpkin, cinnamon, a hint of nutmeg, brown sugar, spices, fairly sweet but not overly so. Pretty well balanced.

M- Medium bodied, nice carbonation, easy to drink.

O- There isn't much special about this beer, however it is one of the better pumpkin beers I've had but far from the best. Nice pumpkin flavors that balance well in the beer. Easy to drink. Would recommend trying this if you like pumpkin beers.

jaasen64, Aug 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

middletonman2001, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of Celtics76
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My second pumpkin brew of the season, after the always underwhelming Pumpkinhead. Decided to cap off a pretty solid weekend with this.

Poured this into a Sierra Nevada balloon glass. Dark orange in color with a terrific pumpkin aroma..pumpkin spice with a hint of cinnamon. Nice foamy head.

This one has a much more complex flavor than Shipyard's. A nice, mild pumpkin pie taste with some good bitterness at the end. The pumpkin taste lingers for quite a while as well.

I'll definitely have a few more of these this season. The best UFO offering from Harpoon.

Celtics76, Aug 13, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Hazy orange amber color, finger of egg shell colored head that retains nicley. Moderate amounts of ring lace.

S: Sweet pumkin cookie dough, pumkin flesh, light spices of nutmeg and cinnamon.

T: Sweet pumkin spice, cinnamon and spicy nutmeg, baking pumkin pie.

M: Medium light, semi crisp, smooth.

O: Not much of a pumkin ale fan but this was pretty decent. Hard for me however to have more than one or two in a single session as the sweetness and spices tend to become a bit cloying and unappealing for me at least.

Dools9, Aug 12, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

NHSTEVE, Aug 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

xensure, Aug 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

The_Astridhaze, Aug 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +38.9%

Piotr_Rasputin, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of IronLover
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark orange in color with a deep unfiltered haze. Poured with a dense off-white foam that slowly reduced to a wispy cap. Aroma is well balanced with sweet pumpkin and spice. Starts off with a thin watery feel that quickly thickens as the rich carbonation rolls through the middle. Sweet pumpkin pie like flavors that are well balanced with spicy clove throughout. Finishes with a touch of hop bitterness and spice. I'm not a huge Harpoon fan, but this one was pretty impressive.

IronLover, Aug 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

gtermi, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle purchased in a 12pk at Market Basket in Somersworth. Pours a murky orange-amber with little to no head. Pumpkin pie spice intermingles with nut and clove. Pumpkin pie spice hits the palate first with nut, banana, and clove and lemon notes. Medium to light in body with moderate carbonation. Overall, not bad. An unexpected combination that works really well together. Super drinkable. I'll definitely be getting this one again.

MrHurmateeowish, Jul 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

KerMUDGEon, Jul 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

heganhound, Jul 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

hopstalmology, Jun 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Naterobsnyk4, Jun 24, 2012
UFO Pumpkin from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 784 ratings.