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Punk'n Harvest Pumpkin AlePunk'n Harvest Pumpkin Ale

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States

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

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Reviews: 281 | Ratings: 1,085
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
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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Photo of NuclearDolphin
2.92/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Pint Glass

Appearance - Dark Orange with a clear look. There is some very sparse lacing along the sides.

Smell - Pumpkin Pie, Cinnamon and Yeasts. Rather simple scent considering the previous beers of this category I've had, and the smell also isn't so rich.

Taste - Spices, Pumpkin, Nuts, Cinnamon and Yeasts. Despite all these flavors, the maltiness I expect out of this is just not here. All the flavors are in place, but it lacks the malty kick that it needs to be awesome.

Mouthfeel - Body is light with some moderate carbonation. The spices in the flavor add a sort of "zing" to the overall feel. It also lacks the refreshing characteristic that would compliment the flavor.

Overall - I don't get it, all the flavors are here but they just don't work because the malts aren't there to help build upon the flavors! It lacks the vibrancy that I expect from Pumpkin Ales. It comes off as inoffensive, but very disappointing

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Photo of GetTheYayo
2.81/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Purchased a 12oz. single bottle from Hop City in Atlanta. Served in a pint glass.

It seems like every fall I get excited about pumpkin beers. And it seems like every fall I'm more often than not disappointed. This beer is no exception. It pours a decent enough looking deep orange/amber color with a quickly dissipating head. Very minimal lacing throughout. It smells like malt liquor with a hint of nutmeg and very light clove. The pumpkin is there, barely. It tastes exactly how I expected it to. Mouthfeel is thin and overly carbonated.

Overall this is sub-par when it comes to pumpkin beers. The good ones are few and far in between, and while this one is a roughly accurate representation of the style at-large, it just isn't that good.

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Photo of Velobos
2.92/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving type: Bottle into pint glass

Appearance: Pours a medium amber color with a slight haze. Head was short lived, but was coming from a bottle.

Smell: Crisp light malt with clear pumpkin aroma. Strong allspice notes with a lesser hint of clove.

Taste: While the smell resembles Southern Tier’s Pumking, the flavor is much more bitter. The flavor is definitely more spice than pumpkin.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a slightly dry aftertaste.

Overall: The flavors are dynamic, but I feel like there could have been more pumpkin. I’m not a fan of spiced beers and this is more of a harvest seasonal than a pumpkin in my opinion. Not my favorite pumpkin beer this season.

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Photo of horshack7
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours an amber color with a light haze. The head is around an inch tall and is off white.

Aroma: Cinnamon, allspice, light clove, pumpkin spice, cider notes. Wisps of sweet breads in the nose.

Taste: Allspice, apple cake, cinnamon, cider and some clove. The mouthfeel has a light crispness a bit like cider and finishes with a spice bite.

Notes: Not shabby of a Pumpkin beer it's drinkable and tasty. Cheers.

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Photo of ShiftBeer
3.62/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mild, but nice nose. Lightly spicy and earthy.

Great body. Light, definitely sessionable, but not watery. Smooth. An enjoyable grain-y, somewhat roasty, cereal note on the finish.

A very sessionable pumpkin ale with flavor but also finesse.
Well done.

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Photo of alpinebryant
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a frothy white head with complete mirror translucence orange copper body.

S: Aroma I picked up is fantastic earthy pumpkin. No artificial sweeteners , or over spiced regiment. Just roasted pumpkin and brown sugar with some butter. Aroma is fantastic.

T: The aroma really reminded me of Pumpking from Southern Tier. Unfortunately it is not quite on par with it, however the earthiness in this beer totally blows away Southern Tier. This is a down to earth pumpkin beer, one that is not too sweet, or overspiced, just straight up pumpkin. Earthy ground farmy flavors with roasted butter, a great roasted malt presence and of course a tiny bit of pumpkin pie spices. Completely underdone on the spices which I can really apprecciate.

M: Slightly watery, good medium level of carbonation.

O: I am impressed here. This was not a cheap light brown ale with a ton of spices, it actually tastes like pumpkins and I can believe that they are in here. This is completely sessionable and a delicious pumpkin ale with real pumpkin flavor. I cannot think of one that is not a light brown ale that is more sessionable with less flavor.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a medium orange color with a one finger orange tinted head. The head has great retention but does eventually fade to leave a great amount of lacing.

Smell – Up front was a spicy malt aroma. The malt was of lightly roasted malt with the spice being that of what would be expected of a pumpkin pie – cinnamon and nutmeg. A lighter but ever present even pumpkin smell is mixed with these. While the pumpkin aroma is somewhat artificial in nature, it actually blends well with the other smells giving an overall rather nice aroma.

Taste – The taste begins of pumpkin and lightly roasted malt. These flavors are soon met with some of the spices in the nose. Cinnamon and nutmeg come through and meld with the roasted malt and pumpkin to give a spiced pumpkin flavor. Until now the flavor was rather dry, but at the middle a light brown sugar sweetness comes to the tongue and rounds out the flavor profile. This sweetness however fades once again to leave a slightly more dry and unsweetened spiced pumpkin flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The beer is rather thin in body and the carbonation level is rather high. While the carbonation level does make it more refreshing, the beer could really use a boost of body. Like a pumpkin pie or pumpkin squash a creamy body really is much nicer for the pumpkin and spice flavors.

Overall – The flavors are on the lighter side and the sweetness is somewhat low as well giving it a light and crisp flavor. Ii you want a session pumpkin then this may be it.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean deep orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, vanilla, cinnamon and spice, with a note of pumpkin fruit. In the taste, spices stand out, with a nice note of pumpkin, but a bit watery. A spice bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry mellow spice and a note of pumpkin in the aftertaste. Spicy, a bit sweet, and water, but decent.

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Photo of kenpo23
3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle to tulip.

A: Very nice light orange color, slightly lighter than most pumpkin brews.

S: The spices really come through in the smell. The pumpkin smell loses out to the spice aroma, but it still smells more like pumpkin than pie which is a plus in my book.

T: This needs a bit more pumpkin for me, but it still tastes of pumpkin. The pumpkin and spices are well balanced (I just happen to like them more pumpkiny than spicy). The nutmeg is not overpowering which is where pumpkin brews lose me so I would take this over many other pumpkin brews. All in all, it comes together nicely.

M: Very light here, but very good.

I actually have to second OneDropSoup…. This one is a really nice pumpkin brew but come the end of October I would want something a bit more potent both in mouthfeel and pumpkin taste. It makes me very happy when it is still a bit warm out and I’m in the mood for pumpkin beer.

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Photo of AdamBear
3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A-orange amber with a light tan head

S-adjunct scent of pumpkin and nutmeg. It's faint. It's a dark smell. Not terrible

T-comes in with a slightly bitter taste of bunt grains and just a slight hint of nutmeg and pumpkin. It's just a hint. Plasticy bitter after-taste.

M-creamy medium carbonation with a dry finish

O-this really isn't a good pumpkin ale. The pumpkin is very diluted. It just tastes like an adjunct ale pretty much. 

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Photo of Momar42
3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into New Belgium globe

A - clear light copper in color. Minimal head.

S - more of a märtzen aroma than a pumpkin ale. Some spices are present but subdued. Mild pumpkin aroma but also pretty subdued.

T - more pronounced than the nose but still on the mild side. Very little spice is present on the tongue. This is more pumpkin than pumpkin spice for sure. Malty and leaning towards a decent fest bier flavor.

M - medium and creamy. Finish is clean and aftertaste is none existent.

O - lackluster when it comes to pumpkin beers. Bridges the gap between those and a fest beer. Spiciness is low as is the natural pumpkin flavor. Easy to drink and low ABV, but nothing really making me want to session this beer. Pretty average at best. Probably a one and done.

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Photo of Holsie
3.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed in a tulip glass

A- pours a clear, beautiful orange/amber. Very little head that dissipates quickly.

S=Light pumpkin and spice. As it warmed and was in the bowl, the aromas really enhanced this beer.

T- Pumpkin and allspice. A little cinnamon. Not overdone but a pleasing amount of pumpkin flavor .

M- Thin and light but the flavor holds on for a bit--unique for some of the pumkins that either are too syrupy or just immediately disappear.

I really liked this one. Not a Weyerbacher and not trying to be. At 4% you can have more than one on a cooler night. So many of the lighter pumpkins really miss on the taste and this one does the style proud. Recommended.

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Photo of OneDropSoup
3.65/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a shaker pint: Nice copper-orange body, transparent, under a finger of soft, khaki head that drops but leaves a thick coating.

At first whiff, a kind of biscuity, pepper pilsner-esque aroma starts off that makes me wonder if they used noble hops, then gives way to a little cinnamon & brown sugar, very subtle. After the head recedes, a kind of orange iced tea character comes out & rests right alongside the breadiness. All the scents are fairly subdued, nothing too strong one way or the other here, but good scents.

Muddled taste, mix of nutmeg, citrus peel, & a kind of husky bitterness with a mild tea background. Some ginger, other spices emerge. Not bad, but not terribly distinct & the bitterness is a little on the strong side.

Crisp, balanced mouthfeel, fuller-bodied than I'd expect a 4% beer to feel. A little acrid at the end, but not terribly so.

Not a bad go at it. I can't say there's a lot too memorable about this one, but I enjoyed it nonetheless & it's still enough to put me in the mood, kind of a good "summer pumpkin" beer, if you will.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Light and amber in body with a 1/4 inch of sticky white head.

S - Light on spice also with grain and pumpkin seed shining though.

T - Taste is light and refreshing, almost like Pumpkin head but more refined with cinnamon, allspice, grain, squash, and little to no hops (malt forward)

M - Light my only complaint is this fall classic never should be sessionable.

Overall I agree with others that even though this beer isn't bad it's not very interesting either. Worth trying and 10x better than Smuttynose's godawful version of a pumpkin ale.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.33/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a nice medium orange amber, one finger fine white head and lacing (!), nice constant carbonation. Aroma of pumpkin, pie spices and a vague, faint metallic component. Taste is surprisingly nice, pumpkin, light grain, faint malt, pumpkin pie spices. Light, but quite adequate body. Well integrated. This is not one of the great pumpkin ales, but for a 4% beer is more than respectable. Nicely done, but probably not a repeater because there are more interesting ones out there.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Deep, cloudy orange brown. White head is thin with ok lace and poor retention.

S - Bright, fruity pumpkin and green apples backed with a nutmeg spice and a honey and sugar cookie sweetness.

T - The profile is lighter and brighter than I expected. Crisp pumpkin, cinnamon, and gingerbread into a quick, dry finish.

M - Light body. Prickly carbonation.

O - I liked the crispness of the flavor profile, but still would have liked a bit more body behind it. Nice drinkability though.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.97/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

orange color was an absolute treat to look at. Some light haze and cloudiness to it, enough to make it look a bit thicker then I thought it would. A nice one inch head of white and fizzy foam came up over the top and settled down nicely into the glass leaving a good amount of side glass lace to mix around with the carbonation that could be seen streaking up.

The aroma was about as rich in pumpkin spice as you could possibly get. Huge notes of spices that just come whiffing up to the surface. This was an enormously good smelling beer. I swear if you could bottle the fall season, it would come close to this I am sure. The flavor was more of the same, rich in every sense of the word. Huge notes here of all spice, pumpkin, and hints of earthy grains.

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Photo of Dope
3.33/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A perfectly clear orange pour. Decent offwhite head. Spotty lacing and retention is okay.

S: Pretty much just some pumpkin and a little bit of spice (nutmeg and cinnamon?). Simple and mild.

T: A little bit of pumpkin and spice and not much else. Fairly thin as expected.

M: Thin (it's only 4%). Carbonation is fairly high.

O: Pumpkin session ale for sure. Smell and taste aren't earth shattering but there's nothing wrong with this beer, don't let the low scores fool you. It's just very mild compared to most pumpkin ales. Simple and subtle.

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Photo of fo5s
3.15/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle served in a duvel green tulip. Bottled 8/3/11.

A- pours a deep orange with hints of ruby. Small 1-finger head. Fairly hazy.

S- sweet pumpkin with a touch of spice.

T- sweet, with a slightly toasted character. Some pumpkin, but little spices to support it. Finishes quickly.

M- effervescent. Body is thin, perhaps a bit too thin.

O- overall a forgettable, albeit decent pumpkin ale. The toasted malt character gives it a bit of Marzen-like feel, making it a nice pumpkin beer to transition from Oktoberfests.

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Photo of KajII
3.06/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Lager glass]

The pour was a murky medium amber brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) creamy white head that was fully diminishing but left behind some nice spotty residue which allowed for some good lacing that was left sticking to the glass.

The aroma was very light of a toasted biscuit malt and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin.

It tasted mildly sweet with just a hint of cinnamon and brown sugar in the beginning and finished mildly bitter with a note of nutmeg and a pumpkin presence at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration after the swallow, then faded quickly.

Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and watery yet slightly dry in texture with a prickly carbonation.

Overall a refreshingly mild brew with a nice dose of flavor that is not overdone.

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Photo of WestValleyIPA
4.07/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Stone IRS tulip. Pours a nice dark orange/amber color, little to no haze, and a good finger of head that dies in about a minute. The lacing is better than average. Very sticky. On the nose, straight up the meat of a pumpkin pie. Not the browned top, caramely part, but the middle of the pie, the moist part. Cinnamon, nutmeg and gord smell are prevalent. A light sweetness. On the palate, it's Thanksgiving, with bubbles. Light pumpkin flavor up front, spices round out the middle (mostly cinnamon and nutmeg like the nose) and a mild hop bitterness to round things out. Maybe a little thin on the mouth, and overly carbonated, but you gotta work around the 4% abv. Lots of flavor packed into this little guy. In the upper tier of pumpkin beers for me.

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Photo of JizackFH
2.83/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - This beer pours a nice dark copper color. Even with a fairly aggressive pour this only yields a small finger of off white head. The head has okay retention, and leaves a few specs of lace behind.

S - It smells mostly of cinnamon and nutmeg, with a little bit of pumpkin. There is a bit of some sour tartness to it as well.

T - The taste starts off with some light malt flavors and some pumpkin. There is some cinnamon and nutmeg here as well. There is a big earthy flavor too. Finish leaves some lingering earthiness and spice behind.

M - This has a medium body and decent carbonation. It goes down fairly easy and has a pretty smooth feel. There is some tingling from the spices and some earthy bitterness.

O - This has decent drinkability. The flavor is alright and it goes down pretty good. Overall, this is an alright pumpkin beer. the flavors just aren't really working for me, mostly due to the earthiness. I still think it is worth trying though, but I won't spend money on it again.

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Photo of Briken
3.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber and thin tan head with poor retention. Pumpkin and spice aroma, mostly spice (nutmeg, cinnamon, etc). Very spicy but smooth with light sweetness and a pumpkin finish. Slick, smooth feel with moderate carbonation.

The focus is definitely on the spice with this one, which I prefer but it’s certainly not overdone. Just an easy, smooth spice and pumpkin beer that anyone could enjoy. No off flavors or dominant malts at all.

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Photo of huxcrunner
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this beer on tap it was pretty good, it had a nive maber. Color would have liked to see more head and retention in the glass but sometimes you can't have it all the taste was balanced compaired to other pumpkin beers I've had this season and did not have an overpowering spice or pumpkin notes to it. Overall this beer was pretty good worth a shot if you enjoy this style otherwise you may want to go wwith someother fall seasonal beer

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Punk'n Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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