Redhook Out Of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter | Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Out Of Your Gourd Pumpkin PorterRedhook Out Of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter

Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery
New Hampshire, United States | website

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Out of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter is dark chestnut brown in color and is made with pureed pumpkin. Cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger are added to the whirlpool and maple syrup is added during fermentation. This full-bodied, rich roasty porter makes you want to eat turkey and watch football, or build a bonfire.

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Reviews: 95 | Ratings: 486
Photo of wjoelbrooks
4.13/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint glass.

L: Very dark, as a porter should be. Very little head. Nice, faint tan lacing at the edges that remained throughout.

S: This was the only disappointment for me. Very little aroma--a hint of spice and, of course, pumpkin.

T: Smooth and creamy; chocolate, coffee, nutmeg, and pumpkin (duh). Incredible flavor with little lingering aftertaste.

F: Sits nicely on the palate--lighter than most porters--very pleasant. Folks who don't typically like porters would probably enjoy this.

O: In the interest of full disclosure, I'm a big fan of Red Hook, and I think they do many things very well. That said, this is a good beer, a little better than some of the reviews might suggest.

We have enough pumpkins ales. A pumpkin porter just makes sense.

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Photo of beergoot
3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Unique label data: BOTTLED ON 14:47 JUL 15 15

Deep, dark brown body; thick, creamy, light tan head. Aroma comprised of roasted grains, nuts; pumpkin, pumpkin spice; brown sugar. Sweet and spicy flavor, much like the aroma. Medium-heavy body; soft; mostly dry finish.

A decent pumpkin ale that is nicely balanced and provides reasonable complexity within its porter base. The mouthfeel seems somewhat thin despite an initial feel of heft. Still better than many other, more heavy-handed examples of a pumpkin beer.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.69/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

It is New Beer Sunday (Week 571) & having been inspired by a Doctor Who marathon of my own devising, I have traveled back in time to the fall. As such, I am CANcentrating on CANned Pumpkin Ales, but I am taking a short detour with a bottle (or two).

From the bottle: "Seasonal Series"; "A dark Ale brewed with Pumpkin, Spices and Maple Syrup"; "Est. 1981 Seattle".

I Pop!ped the cap off and showed amazing restraint in my pour given that I was VERY excited by the shape of the bottle. The stubby Belgian "grenade" bottles can be daunting when fashioning a Molotov cocktail, but this baby would be perfect! A swirl raised a finger of foamy, light-tan head with limited retention that quickly fell back to wisps. Color was Very Dark Brown to Black/Opaque (SRM = > 34, < 44) with NE-quality clarity & mahogany highlights. Nose held a pronounced smokiness, perhaps from the maple syrup. If that is the case & it works, a smoked pumpkin ale may be just the thing! Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was slightly smoky, mildly spiced and all of a sudden, I tasted smoked ham! OMFG! This was great! Low on spice, big on smoke, I would want this every fall! Finish was dry, smoky, a real find!

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Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 11/26/15 notes. 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Pour a dark brown color with a reddish tint, one inch of off white head and low carbonation evident. Mapley in the taste, roasted malts, dark chocolate, and bitter hops. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall not great but way better than the ESB I tried from them.

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Photo of weaselface89
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- dark an not a lot of light showing through the ruby color. creamy tan finger of head
S- smokey and pumkin, and cocoa
T- malty and coffee and pumpkin
F- light for a porter and fairly low carbonation
O- great porter. love the label and name. will buy again

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Photo of SitkaSteve
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a bronzed orange close to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Light stringy lacing weaves around the glass in a slight messy sort of way.
The smell had a slight smokiness to it. Light pumpkin swarms in and around spices of ginger and nutmeg.
The taste was a decent blend between the smokiness, sweetness and spiciness. Lingering pumpkin aftertaste leads into the finish.
The mouthfeel was light bodied with an ample amount of carbonation hitting along with the spices, decent harshness.
Overall, I didn't mind this one for me, and I can definitely see it more as a pumpkin ale than a porter which is what Redhook says it it. Think I could bust a few of these back if I saw it.

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Photo of Antg8989
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pours a dark brown with a creamy coffee head.
Aroma: Smells like fall - smoked malts, nutmeg and allspice and chai tea.
Taste: Pumpkin and smoked spices.
Feel: Thin, medium bodied, medium carbonation.
Overall: The maple does not come through with this one at all. It's a very fall beer - tastes more smoked than anything.

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Photo of gmoneyproductions
3.39/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle dtd 7.8.15 poured into a pint glass
pours dark brown to black with smallish off white head
smell initially of pumpkin, chocolate and coffee with slight maple syrup as it warmed
taste pumpkin, smoke cocoa slightly sweet probably from the maple syrup
bitter aftertaste
overall not great not bad not one of my favorite pumpkin beers

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Photo of MarkQ617
3.99/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this poured into a pint glass. Color was a chocolate brown. Taste and aroma were cinnamon, coffee, and pumpkin. Very unique porter. Smooth mouthfeel. Underrated.

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Photo of tillmac62
2.82/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

BOD 7/14/15. Pours dark as a starless night. When held to intense light it becomes a rich deep dried blood garnet - suitable this close to All Hallows Eve. The head volume is normal as is retention. Lacing is above normal.

The nose is a touch light, but delivers a fairly strong pumpkin over hints of chocolate and roast.

Light medium body with a smooth texture that lacks any creamy characteristics. Barely normal carbonation with a hint of effervescence in the middle and a slightly stronger finish.

The flavor profile is almost good primarily due to its balance and complexity. Intensity is lacking, being more like a very light version of a porter. It begins with a pleasant blend of flavors that slowly separate. It delivers only hints however, rather than bold flavor assertions. Chocolate, roast and pumpkin wander over a subtle spice note. Unfortunately, the spices are so light they are indistinguishable from each other. Bitterness is very subtle and has more of a roast quality. The finish is a slow fade of the aforementioned light flavors with pumpkin leading the fading pack.

This one, sadly, is more of a trick than a treat.

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Photo of gueuzeonhigh
3.12/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Looks nice in the glass. I'd call it a porter just by the look.
Taste: eh. light, watery consistency.
I bought a six on a whim. It just seems too contrived to my palate.
I can't tell what the cornucopia of ingredients are to make this brew.
I don't find this beer objectionable it's just that there are so many others out there
you might be more satisfied with another brewery's pumpkin mix.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown almost black color, hardly any head on the pour without much of a cap either, no lacing on the glass.

Smell has a strong roasted malt aroma with molasses being quite evident, slight hints of pumpkin type spicing.

Taste starts off with a burnt malt flavor, a bitterness not unlike black coffee without the actual coffee flavor, the sweetness comes in the aftertaste to mellow out the burnt, a decent amount of pumpkin flavor rears its head out without being a sledgehammer like some other pumpkin beers and their spicing, carbonation is medium with a fairly thick body.

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Photo of Kevinpitts
2.75/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! No sir, I don't like it!

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Photo of RJIV
1.81/5  rDev -48%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a mop water black. There is a light waft of pumpkin smell, however the beer is largely aroma free. The smells follows through to the mouth feel as it is both watery, light, and muted. The faint taste of pumpkin is immediately lost in a tidal wave of recycled bath water.

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Photo of ordybill
4.04/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass in a pub in Gettysburg, PA. This beer has a black color with a tan colored head. the aroma is full of malt and yeasty bread with a hint of pumpkin. The flavor is very malty with a slight pumpkin flavor, very nice. I found this to be one of the most interesting takes on pumpkin beers and I would definitely drink this again.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought from Foodland $7.88 6-pack. Poured into a pint glass. Dark black color, smells of coffee, heavy mouth feel, hints of pumpkin, overall a nice beer to sip and enjoy.

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Photo of 57md
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a dark brown color with just under a finger of head. The nose is the highlight here - a touch of roast, a pinch of pumpkin and trace of spice. The flavor profile really does not deliver on the promise of the nose and the flavor present don't blend well together.

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Photo of russpowell
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours mahogany with a thumb of tan head. Average head retention & slightly better lacing

S: Pumpkin pie, a little vanilla

T: Cocoa, nutmeg, & dryness up front. Some squashy notes, all spice & some roastyness as this warms, vanilla as well. Finishes dry, a little roasty, with some herbal hops & muted spice

MF: Light body with slight carbonation, body thins a bit more once warm

Drinks alright starts off great & then kind of tails off. Still better than a lot of pumpkin beers, drinks alright. At least they didn't get all crazy with spice like so many do

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Photo of Gorilla_Biscuits
4.02/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pitch black, with a light creamy body. This is your basic porter (light hints of roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate) with a heavy essence of pumpkin and some spices.

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Photo of Sabre311
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very little pumpkin taste. The smell is present however. Almost watery for a porter. Maybe it is because I had a bottle but this beer was very fizzy. Prob skip this beer nest time.

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Photo of stannard2
2.18/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I bought this beer to try a pumpkin beer that I haven't had before. Upon smelling the beer you can sence small hints of pumpkin. When you drink the beer all you can taste is the porter without any pumpkin taste. I won't be getting this again.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.36/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle - FW snifter glass
Notes taken on 10/23/2014

A: Pours a thin dark brownish-black body with a nice healthy brown sugar head. Nice retention efforts with lots of bubbles popping throught the foam. Nice crusty lace left sticking to the glass.

S: Smells of coffee roast with cocoa powder and a light earthy spicing. I get some take on a squashy vegetal component but its not very distinct. This more porter-esque in the aroma. Not a bad thing but nothing stand out.

T: Taste does have more of a lomey green veggie rather than pumpkin but there is a nice coffee roast character to it with a light chalking of cocoa. Has an earthy spice bread note but the holiday spices are not very pronounced at all here. I get a light bittering hop detected along with some dark berries and a slight char on the back end. Decent fair and kind of to be expected.

M: The feel is moderate to light and runs a bit wattered down. Even carb and a touch of bitters helps froth up and dry out in the finish. Still on the wetter side.

D: What you would expect from Redhook. Nothin excepetional here. The base porter is decent but I don't think the pumpkin is elevating the experience much.

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Photo of Matonika
2.93/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Fainting pie spice is only aroma. Taste is spicy, nutty ,caramelized a touch of minerality from maple syrup. Also a touch phenolic and a unappealing lingering aftertaste.

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Photo of tone77
3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of pumpkin, roasted malts. Taste is of roasted malts, coffee, some hints of pumpkin, but not much. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall not a bad beer, but drinks much more like a porter than a pumpkin beer.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
3.17/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, dark black, almost opaque color, with a quarter of a finger of oatmeal-colored head that quickly dissolved into an extremely thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed wispy clouds that gathered in the center of the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very roasty and malty, like freshly baked dark bread. I also get notes of pumpkin pie spices such as all-spice, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; however, I get next to nothing in the way of hops.

Taste: Very roasty up front, like a porter should. Lots of roasted malt and freshly baked dark bread. However, unlike the aroma, there’s practically no flavors of pumpkin or pumpkin pie spices, which is disappointing. There is a decent amount of sweetness after the initial roasted flavors fall away, but not much in the way of pumpkin or pumpkin pie spices, more like a caramel-like sweetness. Also, there’s not much in the way of hops either.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with almost no carbonation to speak of. With an ABV of 5.8%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a pretty good porter, but as a pumpkin flavored beer goes, it’s pretty thin. Next year I think that I’ll pass on it.

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Redhook Out Of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter from Redhook Ale Brewery
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