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UFO Pumpkin - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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927 Ratings

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Ratings: 927
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15.83%
Wants: 45
Gots: 155 | 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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Photo of seplo
3/5  rDev -16.7%

seplo, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of mseidens
4/5  rDev +11.1%

mseidens, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of yoroxanne
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

yoroxanne, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of dunix
4/5  rDev +11.1%

dunix, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of scootny
2.95/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pretty nice looking beer. Good head and decent retention. A hazy amber orange. Not much lace though. Nose is the best part for me. Smells like pie. Nice blend of spices and graham tinged crust. Pumpkin aromas are sweet and well balanced with the pale malt. Cinnamon is the front player as I inhale and the nutmeg leads back to the base aromas. Very nice. Taste is a big letdown. As good as the nose is the palate is not. Spices are a bit too forward of the malt and pumpkin. The hops are well done and there are some nice buttery notes as well but overall the beer is a bit disjointed with no connecting flow to the taste. To add the final blow there is a mineral edge in the finish that gives a platform for the spices to explode in a cascade of excessive bitterness. Cinnamon, clove, and pepper. It is better as it warms. but this is just not making it for me. Feel is light and crisp with a good carbonation. Very close to a solid brew but the details are taking this one down in my book. Maybe too much was put into the aroma at the sacrifice of taste.

scootny, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of tjonesjr
3/5  rDev -16.7%

tjonesjr, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of SouljaSaia17
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I review this beer a year ago, so I am doing it again with this years batch and see if my opinion changes.

A: Pours a dark, hazy orange color, with a very thin bright white head that fades fast leaving a thin film on top

S: Aroma consists of actual pumpkin, along with some spice, wheat and hops. Not real strong, but its enough to notice.

T: Flavor starts off much like the smell, you get actual pumpkin which is followed by wheat, hops, and some spice. Very tasty beer!

M: Lots of pumpkin flavor, slight carbonation and pleasantly sweet. Very drinkable!

O: Now that I have reviewed this for the second time, my review is much higher than previously stated. There are a lot of artificial pumpkin beers out there, this is NOT one of those beers. One of the best out there!

SouljaSaia17, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of Number3red
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Number3red, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of ArrogantB
2.83/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle courtesy of youbrewidrink, thanks man! Hazy orange appearance, cloudy really which is no surprise given that it is unfiltered. Smells of spice and spice and more spice. Flavor is the same, more spice than pumpkin and really nothing that wowed me. Overall, I am not a fan of pumpkin beers to start and this is one of the lesser ones I have tasted.

ArrogantB, Oct 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

GFD400, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of Treyliff
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a hazy amber-orange with a small fizzy white head and good head retention, very fall-like.

S- spicy, smells like fresh sassafras root, a bit of cinnamon, vanilla, and some raw pumpkin.

T- sweet and malty, notes of nutmeg and raw pumpkin. Finishes slightly bitter with a bit if an apple cider taste, the unfiltered gives it a bit of an earthy feel.

M- medium body, low carbonation, super creamy finish

O- Pretty good! The unfiltered makes it a bit different than most pumpkin ales. Worth a try.

Treyliff, Oct 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +38.9%

Superdave2626, Oct 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

milkbone_underwear, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of Durge
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found on tap at the Tuscan Kitchen in Salemn, NH this seasonal brew looks clear and golden copper colored with a healthy white head and great lacing. The aroma offers a classic, tasteful blend of wheat and pumpkin with a touch of sweet grass hop. The flavor is a very solid combination of slightly sweet pumpkin grass and tangy wheat with spice/cinnamon nuances. This is a nicely drinkable pumpkin brew with medium-light body and a clean, moderately carbonated, tingly feel. Not bad at all, would gladly revisit.

Durge, Oct 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Didier, Oct 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

JayKay412, Oct 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Mikeynas, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of philbe311
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - A slight, less than a finger's worth of, crisp off white colored head that displays minimal retention that yields nothing more than a small splotch of lacing and a thin collar... The color is a light to medium orange that displays a certain vibrancy... Some light straw undertones are noticeable when back lit... A limited bit of slightly sluggish carbonation...

S - A very nice balance of sweet pumpkin and autumnal spices... A freshly opened can of pumpkin filling... A light bit of spicing featuring nutmeg with just a touch of cinnamon and clove... Some bready crust like malts lie beneath the surface... Perhaps even some roasted pumpkin seeds...

T - The pumpkin sweetness is surprisingly absent on the palate... Lots of bread and wheat notes... The autumnal spices are present but very muted... Roasted pumpkin seeds...

M -Light to medium bodied... Light prickly carbonation... The finish is a bit gritty and a bit chalky...

D - An average at best Pumpkin Ale... Unfortunately this is neither one I can recommend nor seek out again given the wealth and variety of season offerings available... A very promising aroma is the highlight and is accompanied by sheer mediocrity in all other facets... Not really what I'm looking for in a Pumpkin Ale...

philbe311, Oct 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

olafphysics, Oct 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Nyrfan44, Oct 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

spence524, Oct 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Gagnonsux, Oct 15, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

davewlfpckfan29, Oct 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Scandoppelganger, Oct 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Dbrag, Oct 14, 2012
UFO Pumpkin from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 927 ratings.