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
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Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
redhook.com

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.

Added by Tdizzle on 08-21-2013

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102
Ratings:
509
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
14.53%
 
 
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Reviews: 102 | Ratings: 509
Photo of Libeertarian
4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark brownish red, darker and slightly more opaque I think than Blackhook. Rich golden brown head, thin and fizzy at first but mellowing to a fine layer of creamy film, with decent, heavy lacing. It smells like a warm Coke or Pepsi with a touch of pumpkin spice. Taste is roastier and more robust than a soft drink. However, a bit of that cola flavor is still there. Could definitely be more from the species than anything else. It’s not quite either smoky or earthy, but would be almost meaty were it not for the subtle but delicious pumpkin and spice qualities (clove, cinnamon, perhaps a little else). Aftertaste is not quite peppery due to the added spices, but it is close. Great balance, not too much pumpkin, and a better porter than the Blackhook, I’d say. Full-bodied, thick, and brothy, with velvety but fine prickly carbonation, from start to finish. A bit of heat just behind the spices and astringency. Not bad for less than 6% ABV.

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Photo of ManlyWealth
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a good pumpkin brew, but lets start with the bottle first... Ugh! Come on Red Hook, appearance is everything. It looks like a medicine bottle, or a bottle of molasses, not beer. Otherwise, the brew,"Out of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter" is good for a pumkin beer and a porter. It pours a dark brown color with a healthy head. Little to no lacing. Its got a mild porter aroma and taste. I definitely taste the pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. I think its the ginger flavor that masks some of the more traditionally rich porter characteristics. The taste finishes with the maple syrup flavor, but not too sweet. Although I never saw much lacing or bubbles, the feel was that of a mild, fizzy stout and enjoyable. Overall, I'd say this is a smooth, mild-moderate full-bodied, porter with really good holiday spice flavors. Very drinkable and it goes well with any Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas or Hanukkah meal. Good job Red Hook (just find a more attractive bottle!)!

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Photo of jettjon
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. “Pitch brown” with no light penetration. Thin whitish head quickly fades. Nose of toasted malts and vague spice along with something reminiscent of pumpkin rind. Taste is similar, with burnt toast and charred malt up front with a definite pumpkin-y flavor mixed in along with complementary spices (not really getting anything specific, except maybe some cinnamon). Mouth is OK but a bit thin for style. Overall an interesting twist on a seasonal porter. Would try again.

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Photo of flaskman
3.39/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I purchased a 6 pack for $3.99 at my local store. I enjoy a spiced beer and I also enjoy porters and stouts. It poured a very dark reddish brown with a good head that dissipated fairly quickly. There was minimal lacing but it did maintain a small ring of foam on the edges. The spices were fairly well balanced for a spiced beer. I judge them by whether or not it tasted like something that came from the oven and this brew did not taste like it. It tasted good and I enjoyed it. Especially at $3.99 a sixer. I do wish that more of the porter base came through and that it didn't feel so thin in the mouth. Overall I would give it a solid "pretty good" and at the price point I paid will grab another 6 pack tomorrow. If I had paid $9.99 I may had not been so gracious in my review but I did enjoy it.

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Photo of Jelitikasez
4.48/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I loved the foamy light tan head. Loved the round sweetness and spice weaving in with the nice dark portery taste. Mouth feel just a little thin for such rich flavors, but perhaps that would make it more refreshing with a meal - I just had a little sweet dessert with it. Overall, a lovely autumn surprise. I've never had anything from this brewery and tried it on a lark.

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Photo of Beejay
3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Dark brown in color with a dark tan head.

S: Cinnamon, ginger, and clove right away with dark grain following. There is almost a pumpkin bread smell to it, but something just a little off. Like how the year round Christmas store smells a little off.

T: Cinnamon and clove, with some light brown sugar and in the finish there is a touch of pumpkin. Nice and bready, although perhaps a touch on the boring side.

M: Medium light in body with semi high carbonation, and perhaps a touch of a dry finish.

O: Decent, but a little on the ho-hum side.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
4.21/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

My only second offering from Redhook and it was certainly better than what I had tried before.

I have to say, this is probably one of the most beautiful porters I have ever had. The drink is black, *black* I tell ya, and with a nice tan head and great lacing down the glass - very impressive. The scent was all pumpkin, but mixed with some coriander for good effect. Carbonated for sure, but not so much to distract, it unfortunately had a water texture sloshing across my tongue. Even so, the taste was truly amazing - strong porter flavor with just the most distant of hints of pumpkin. I would have liked to take the pumpkin some more, but the porter flavor was good enough for me.

I had debated whether to pick this bottle up the other day, I'm sure glad I did.

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Photo of wjoelbrooks
4.13/5  rDev +17.7%
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 +8.3%
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 +33.6%
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%
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 +21.1%
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 +9.7%
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 +5.4%
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 -3.4%
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 +13.7%
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 -19.7%
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 -11.1%
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%
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 -21.7%
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 -48.4%
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 +15.1%
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 +2.6%
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 +2.3%
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 -0.3%
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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