Punk'n Harvest Pumpkin Ale
Uinta Brewing Company

Punk'n Harvest Pumpkin AlePunk'n Harvest Pumpkin Ale
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Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #364
ABV:
4%
Score:
78
Ranked #46,486
Avg:
3.4 | pDev: 15.59%
Reviews:
291
Ratings:
1,117
From:
Uinta Brewing Company
 
Utah, United States
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Punk'n Harvest Pumpkin AlePunk'n Harvest Pumpkin Ale
Notes: This sessionable pumpkin ale is brewed with fresh pumpkin and seasonal spices.

10 IBU
Reviews: 291 | Ratings: 1,117 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of GuyFawkes
2.84/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

"Best by 12/30/15"; drank 10/13/15 @ the Yarchives.

Murky dull orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a decent eggnog head; strong lace.

Pumpkin pie, allspice & burnt caramel notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel. Allspice & mild pumpkin flavors.

Decent nose but not much flavor at all; boring. I've had my last.

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Photo of izraelc
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light clear amber. Slight pumpkin spice aroma. Malty with a slight pumpkin spice finish. Not very complex. I prefer my pumpkin ales to have more pumpkin flavor. A lot of people dont. So this one is average at best in my opinion.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 1/21/2018. Pours slightly hazy golden orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, brown sugar, bread dough, toasted biscuit, light caramel, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of pumpkin, spices, and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, brown sugar, bread dough, toasted biscuit, light caramel, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Mild herbal/spice bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, brown sugar, bread dough, toasted biscuit, light caramel, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of pumpkin, spices, and bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/spiciness balance; and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4%. Overall this is a very good pumpkin ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of pumpkin, spices, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and pretty refreshing to drink; with the mildy bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and never watery feeling for the ABV. Nice authentic pumpkin fruit presence, with great spice balance and bready malt backbone. Nothing overdone or feels out of place. A very enjoyable offering and great style example.

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Photo of EMV
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip

L: Clear copper pour. 1 finger of foamy white head... falls fast with a reasonable ring of lacing.

S: Pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices.... about what you'd expect.

T/F: Caramel malts and brown sugar.... good pumpkin presence... spices (clove, nutmeg, ginger). Mild hop bittering cleans it up a little. Light... thin in body. Well carbonated. Finish is pie spice.

O: A pretty forgettable pumpkin beer. Drinkable... it is what it aims to be. Nothing special though, and not one I'd likely revisit.

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Photo of avalon07
3.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a bright orange color and a clear consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. OK lacing.

S: A kind of underwhelming aroma of pumpkin, malt, and assorted spices.

T: Tasted of mild malt notes, a fair amount of pumpkin (not as much as expected considering the style), some spices (cinnamon, ginger), grain, and a light nutty quality. The problem here is that none of the ingredients - pumpkin included - is pushed far enough. It comes off as pretty bland and uninteresting.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a crisp finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: Kind of a misfire here. This beer has its good points, but can't overcome its deficient flavor.

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Photo of tucson_brewson
2.88/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

L - Pours a deep, clear copper color, a little darker orange hue with about a finger of foam that dissipates but leaves a ring around the glass throughout.

S - Maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger, nutty banana bread. More sweetness than any pumpkin ale I'd ever smelled. Not offensive, just overly sweet.

T - Much like the smell, maple syrup, spice, some pumpkin, bready honey malt with a tinge of hops but a heavy dose of spice maybe to balance the sweetness.

F - Light to medium body, moderate carbonation that makes this almost more a lager than an ale. So, it's drinkable, but not what I expected out of a fall seasonal ale.

O - It's got the fall flavors of cinnamon spice and sweetness to it, but it drinks more like a lager than an ale. Not the best pumpkin ale I've drank, but I also bought it for the price so I guess you get what you pay for. A decent attempt, but I wouldn't buy it again.

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Photo of LAp
2/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The first drain-pour I've had in a long time. Couldn't finish the bottle. Not just artless and uninspired, but genuinely poorly crafted. An unholy hybrid of overly-saccharine and adjunct-lager-like.

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Photo of seedyone
3.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From Bottle at home. I like pumpkin brews in general & like in all my beer choices, like 'me big. Big on the nose & pushy on the palate

This version is quite polite. It has a nice honey color & an invitingly mild aroma. The ginger, cinnamon & allspice are most conspicuous with the ginger taking over as it warms. I'm hard pressed to distinguish any pumpkin per se, but have written of this requirement long ago. Nowadays it seems the spices are the feature.

Which brings me back to the delicateness here. It;s also reflected in the texture.

Overall I like this beer. Something to have with food as opposed to it's bigger 7-8% cousins.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a semi-hazy ruddy burnt orange almost brown color with a thin white foamy head that dissipated to a sustaining cap of a head. No lacing. The aroma starts with sweet pumpkin flesh with mild spices of ginger, cinnamon, and allspice. The flavor brings it all together nicely with a mild bready sweetness balancing nicely. Bready pumpkin flavor is in the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a nice sessionable smooth feel to it. Carbonation seems to run at a nice pace. Overall, I say this was a very good pumpkin ale that I would have again.

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Photo of 1angrydwarf
2.84/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

A: Orange brown and clear with an aggressive pour you get a 2 finger head that dies back quickly to a skim coating the top
S: Yeast and nuttiness very little spice in the nose almost nonexistent.
F: soft carbonation that feels almost creamy with a light to medium mouth feel. Smooth
T: Light yeast and grain with just enough hop spice to dry you palate. I can barely taste any pumpkin and I am straining to find the spice profile. It tastes like a generic amber ale.
O: Disappointed no pumpkin or spice sticks out in any sort of way. If you want a pumpkin ale for a domestic only drinker this is the bland one for them. Not offensive in anyway because there isn't much flavor.

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Photo of Ruger_44-Redhawk
3.01/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not the best pumpkin ale. Has more bite than smoothness. The flavor profile of spices is lacking as well. It seems I'm forcing myself to drink the last bit.

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Photo of DEdesings57
4.12/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Don't really understand why the beer has such a a low score. It's a great pumpkin beer and one of the very few that are session-able. This years version is 4% ABV. Also love that there using real pumpkin in this one. I'm a fan of this one, great easy drinking and fun beer for being only 4%, great stuff.

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Photo of naomiyaki
4.41/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I try to get Uinta's Punk'n every year, and, were there not so many other pumpkin beers to try in the fall, I would try to get a lot of them. This years offering is more floral and less spicy/warm than I remember from other years, but in a way I think that might make it more drinkable. The smell has a pleasant almost nutty/yeastiness that really pulls me in this year. The texture is a little more watery than I prefer for a beer with this flavor profile. Also to be noted is the labeling, which has been updated and is always ahead of the design curve.

Pumpkin Rating:
Great, and the color and smells do a lot to help, but not as magical as previous years (though maybe I am looking back with Pumpkin colored glasses).
Would drink again:
Oh yes! This years offering is especially good for multiple drinks in one evening.

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Photo of KLHBB
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm enjoying this but I'm not sure I have the right beer. No where do I see "harvest" on the label. I'd add it as a new beer, but I can't find an ABV either. Whatever. It's a dark copper color, smells of pumpkin pie spices and tastes the same. A light feel, overall quite good.

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I remember being unimpressed by this beer when I had it this past winter, as if it was just an ordinary ale with a little bit of pumpkin flavor (although it may have been a bit beyond it's 'best by' date).

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Photo of sjdevel
3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Golden copper hue... very clear. Not much of a head didn't make it to 2 finger.
Smell: Slight malt, caramel, and some spice.
Taste: Some tartness upfront, but not sure if it is hops at work or other ingredients. A bit sweet and spices kick in. Not too much spice, but just about right. Not very flavorful other than some spice and malt. Tastes a bit weak. I was hoping for a more rich and dark flavor.
Feel: Medium - Low body. Did seem a bit thin for an ale.
Overall: It's ok. I have had worse and I have had better. Middle of the road pumpkin ale. Decent to try. I just prefer more powerful pumpkin beers.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pour is a medium golden amber with decent foamy head. Smells of nutmeg and cloves with a mix of pumpkin and malt. Taste is very sweet with nutmeg and pumpkin mix, very smooth and light flavors. The finish is easy and clean, mild spice mix and overall not too bad. I would rate this a light pumpkin style, it has a very laid back taste but not lacking just very mild. Would have another, not a bad beer.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.49/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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08/27/2015
Bottle to goblet. Clear Brownish Orange. Aroma is pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon. Palate is Medium carbonation, smooth. Taste is pumpkin, apple , cinnamon. Cidery, almost vinegar, aftertaste."
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11/02/2015
Did not make it to 2nd Round of Pumpkin Beer Tasting.
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Various

Update of Pumpkin Beer from 2013-2019 Blind Tastings.

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Photo of chinchill
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into a Belgian snifter.

A- slightly hazy dark amber color with a short, light tan head soon becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a very thin, partial surface coat.

S- Usual pumpkin spices of clove and nutmeg with a little vanilla and caramel.

Flavor: more malt forward and less spiced than the aroma suggests. Starts sweet but ends up with a mild bitterness. A suggestion of pumpkin without an unappealing vegetative aspect. Approaches 3.75.

M- Smooth. medium-full body leaning toward the fuller side. Medium carbonation.

O- Tasty; spicy but not over-spiced.

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Photo of josiahschlender
3.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Grabbed a sixer of this out of season for a deal, which I'm a sucker for. Might be the first brew I've tried from Utah. Can't say it's on my hit list of states I want to try beer though.

This brew pours a fairly hazy dark amber color with just about no head or lacing to speak of. On the plus side, I'd call it "orangey," which fits with the style, right?

Smell is the best part of this brew in my opinion. Quite a bit of pumpkin spice, but I don't detect much if anything of a pumpkin squash aroma. At the end of the glass as it's warmed, a bready/yeasty note rose up that mingled nicely with the spices.

Flavors are dominated by those spices, but they're not as enjoyable without much balance or backbone of malt. A little bit of toasty malts, but I feel like I have to search for those, even as it warms up. Body is medium, which is fine for the level of flavor. Finish doesn't last too long but ends slightly soapy.

Overall, not too impressed. It'll be an exercise of dedication to finish of this six pack for me. Especially since it doesn't pair well with food, so it's not a great wash the meal down type of drink.

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Photo of AlarmClock314
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, best before date of 2/5/16. Pours honey colored with a large off-white head. Smells of good pumpkin with some spice and malt. The taste follows closely but is weak in intensity; pumpkin, malt, spices, and light hops. Medium body and above average carbonation. Overall, it's a pretty straightforward Pumpkin Ale, but it needs a stronger flavor intensity and some complexity.

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Photo of theBubba
3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle 1 month out of date. But not a problem. I suspect 2 months out of date if stored properly would be better still. First off, the head on this baby was half, no actually two thirds of the glass. When it settled the lace lasted 'til the end. Smell and look was typical of a brown ale but with some clove/nutmeg like additions. Pumpkin? Come on, has anyone ever tasted a pumpkin on its own. As a home brewer, I realize that pumpkin (potatoes, beets, etc. all add to the fermentables) but pumpkin does zip to a beers flavor. So it's the seasonal spices (clove, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon) that typically make for a "pumpkin" beer. And thankfully Punk'n doesn't overdo it. All in all, a nice seasonal with just enough flavor, good carbonation, and a smooth drinkability.

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Photo of dorianmarley
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Perfect thick and off-white head with great lacing sits atop an orange brown amber.

Nose is zesty, with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sweet molasses.

Taste is warm-baked bread, nutmeg, orange rind.

Mouthfeel is dry, with plenty of carbonation and drinkability.

Overall, this is a fine, semi-spiced pumpkin beer.

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Photo of ordybill
3.72/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear light amber color. The head is small and white. The aroma is of light pumpkin and spice. The flavor is rather weak regarding pumpkin. I have had better from Unita.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Barnum Publick House in Bridgeport. Pours a nice dark copper color with a smallish head that fades. Pretty obvious aroma of spices in the front, some subtle sweetness in the back. As far as this "harvest pumpkin" ale goes it's actually not that bad as I thought. Spices up front, brown ale notes underneath. Finishes a hair too bitter and astringent, but otherwise a solid attempt. My second pumpkin beer out of a can (first was Pumple Drumkin by Cisco).

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