Punk'n Harvest Pumpkin Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

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Punk'n Harvest Pumpkin AlePunk'n Harvest Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
uintabrewing.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This sessionable pumpkin ale is brewed with fresh pumpkin and seasonal spices.

10 IBU

Added by Wasatch on 10-25-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,085
Reviews:
282
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
15.77%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
221
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.62/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before 2/20/13.

Pours a slightly hazy orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, a vegetal pumpkin smell, and some nice pumpkin pie spice aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a more earthy pumpkin flavor than others of the style I have tried in the past.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i like this one because its less spice and sugar and more squashy than many other pumpkin ales. it pours a nice seasonal red/orange color with a small white bubbly head. its got a real radiance to it, looks inviting. the smell is a spiced ale, with some cinnamon and nutmeg detectable over a caramel malt base. the flavor is not heavy on the spices at all, and is in fact quite earthy. the pumpkin gives it some fall flavors of sweet squash and brown butter. there is some vanilla and burnt sugar in there too, but they are in the background. the feel is a little undercarboanted i think, and could stand a pick me up in that department. the body though is a nice round medium to full, and the beer is sessionable because of its low abv and lesser sugars than many pumplin ales. overall a good fall seasonal, not epic, but solid for the price.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.2/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Knapp85
3.17/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured out as a nice looking amberish orange color. The head fizzles away to just a white film over top of the beer. No laceing here really. The smell of the beer is very minimal, I was strut Leif to get much of any aroma at all actually. The taste of this beer is pretty good I thought. There is a decent amount of spice from start to finish. The mouthfeel of this beer is drinkable, decent carbonation and body. Overall this brew was pretty good, but not the best in it's style.

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Photo of metter98
3.11/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is relatively clear amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense off white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of spices in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of earthy and woody spices along with some notes of roasted pumpkin. No sweetness or bitterness is detectable.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer was quite unlike any other pumpkin beers that I’ve had before as it was neither dominated by the typical pumpkin pike spices (such as cinnamon and nutmeg) or sweet pumpkin flavors. It’s more like the smell you get from the dirt in a pumpkin patch mixed in with some pumpkin flavors.

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3.8/5  rDev +13.1%

Joining in the pumpkin ale craze, Uinta does everything that everyone else does, however does them with impeccable balance, rich taste and a drinkable overall tone.

Hazy honey with an amber veil, the beer pours with a dense blanket of froth. Its aromas push a sweeter scent of caramel and simple syrup with a toasty grain back. With cinnamon, nutmeg and clove wafting about, and graham cracker flavors underneath- the character of pumpkin pie converge on the early palate.

But layering on the middle palate, those caramels and syrups give a praline-type of taste. Lightly buttery, crusty and spicy- its graham cracker crusted taste is even more paramount. Trailing with the allspice medley, the ale's starchy undertow is softly of gourde and squash.

Its long trail of sweetness and spice are never intent on relinquishing the palate as the ale has no real transcendence toward finish- lingering on in dessert-like finish. Warm with both spice and alcohol, neither hinder the ale's supreme drinkability.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.68/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Best before 02/20/13. Acquired at the Cap 'N' Cork in Los Angeles, California. I don't recall the price, but it came in a six pack. I bought it a few hours ago. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given the brewery - though I've yet to have a great pumpkin beer. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Uinta brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in Los Angeles, California.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Paired with Hershey's chocolate.

A: Pours a two finger creamy khaki head of good thickness and pretty good retention - though the low ABV makes this far from impressive. Colour is a transparent copper. Not horribly vibrant, but I wouldn't call it dull. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Pumpkin and spice. Toasted malts. Brown sugar. An average strength aroma.

T: Pumpkin, spice, and cream over a clean malt foundation. Some caramelization and even metallic notes on the finish. Pretty simple, even a bit bland. Lacks subtlety or layering. The pumpkin taste is very restrained. It's less a pumpkin beer and more a bland malt bomb that happens to have some pumpkin.

Mf: Smooth, wet, thin, uninspired. Not tailored to the flavour. Could use more cream.

Dr: Hides its modest alcohol - but that's to be expected. Drinkable but boring. I wouldn't get it again. A disappointment from Uinta. You can pass on this one. There's nothing unique or special here. Overpriced for the lackluster quality.

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2.8/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy burnt orange with a modest head that, like all of the Four + beers I have encounted, fades quickly

Smell: Pumpkin bread aroma, with allspice predominate

Taste: The beer has a sour streak to it that dominates from the get-go and overwhelms the pumpkin and spice flavors; after the swallow, the sourness lingers but, thankfully, moves to the background so that the very subtle pumpkin and spice flavors can emerge

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Really a rather sub-par example of the style, unfortunately

Thanks, Douglas88, for the opportunity

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +19%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.14/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

First off, let me say that I like the packaging on this beer. The way the neck label is orange, and the cap is plain orange with no other graphic made it stand out. Also, the brown body label and the graphic pumpkins give it a very modern look. Not that that sells me on the beer, but it did catch my eye.

Freshness dated, this is two weeks old.

Clear copper body. Bone-white head. Fair head retention. Some nice craggy and claw-like lacing surrounded by tiny spots and splotches.

Spice in the nose. A touch of perfumey something-or-other as well. Sweetness? Yeasty fruitiness? A combination with the spice? Some distinct grainy maltiness. Surprisingly unique for a style that's very cookie-cutter. Kudos.

In the mouth it's medium to medium-light in body with a moderate, fine-bubbled carbonation that leaves it smooth and lets the spice act without being amped up by carbonic acid.

The flavor is sweetish upfront, quickly settled by spice, and then malty before it even crosses the middle of the tongue. There seems to be a real pumpkin flavor, although I'd imagine that might just be 'suggestion', and the wide bed of gently caramelish malt that supports the spice. Lots of all-spice, some nutmeg, and a judicious use of cinnamon that doesn't really hit you until you swallow (and it makes a quick trip from the back of your mouth to the tip of your tongue, and then back again). This would be great with some buttery or cheesy pasta with walnuts and chunks of butternut squash! It's not bitter, but there is a balance to it. Spice handles a lot of that anyway.

Overall, I'm impressed. This is a very hard style to pull off with such finesse, and there aren't many that i can give a 4.5 to for drinkability. Worth trying.

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3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
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 Thorpe429
2.69/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Banks to Amyliz4 for picking this bottle up.

Pours light copper win a thin off white head. Plenty of visible carbonation. A bit if lacing. Smell is really plain. Hint of spice and very mild pumpkin. A bit squashy and really light cinnamon. A bit vegetal. Feel is light and undercarbonated. Quite plain. Cool label and some nice lacing, but that's about all I can say in favor of this beer.

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Photo of jlindros
3.45/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Redo now that my taste profile has changed.

Light fizzy head barely covers the beer, semi hazy nectar reddish orange beer.

Nose has pumpkin alright, fresh pumpkin and plenty of pie filling, with light bready malts, some caramel, little toffee, hint of pie spices.

Taste has more pumpkin, a juicy like pumpkin, with some toasted pumpkin pie filling and touch of spices, light pie bready crust, some caramel and toffee, light stringy gourd, some bitterness and light earthy hops. Finish is still a bit sweet but drier, lingering pumpkin juicy, touch of pumpkin pie.

Mouth is med bodied but feels a bit thin somehow, decent carb.

Overall not bad, not too sweet and not overloaded with spices either, fairly tasty and drinkable, but not as good as the oaked jacked.

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Photo of oberon
2.7/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Mellow in Greensboro.Poured a light orange shade for a pumpkin ale with a fizzy white head atop.Light sweet pie spice in the nose and that was really all,light and fizzy in the mouth with more spice rather than pumpkin flavors.Iam gonna try the imperial pumpkin that Uinta makes,this gets a failing grade in my opinion.

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