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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

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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Reviews: 99 | Ratings: 498
Reviews by N3rdM3t4l:
Photo of N3rdM3t4l
3.99/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

That strange 22oz stubby thingy Red Hook uses into a frosted shaker pint.

A: pours super dark with garnet highlights, a finger of khaki head fell to a thick cap of foam. Hardly any light gets through.

S: pumpkin scented hints of the spices. A touch of roasty and all the way through the smell of fall and good porter.

T: up front this is a good porter, it is followed by the pumpkin flavor. The spice is harder to pick out in the taste but it could be meshing with the pumpkin really well.

M: rich and sort of heavy just like it should be. Great autumn beer. Even funnier because it has felt like fall all day. Excellent!

O: great pumpkin flavor, solid porter, wonderful fall beer. SCORE FOR RED HOOK! I will be drinking this all season.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.69/5  rDev +34%
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 GarthDanielson
3.51/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a mug, the beer is a very dark brown coloring with ruby highlights, and a thin, filmy, sparse, surface coating of light tan head. Aromas of heavily roasted pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, molasses, and caramel. Pretty rich nose, but subtle. Flavors are roasted and rich pumpkin forward, with a subtle spice blend to follow. Fairly sweet blend, but it disappears quickly, and leans more to a bitter roasted characteristic in the aftertaste. Sugary sweet, and cloying overall. Oily body. The finish is richly sweet, like pumpkin bread. This beer isn't bad, but it's a bit all over the place.

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Photo of notabeersnob
4/5  rDev +14.3%

I wouldn't consider this a porter or a pumpkin beer. It's just a nice easy-drinking tasteful beer. subtle taste of pumpkin, some smoke, and the nice smooth porter characteristics. It's a little flat like a cask ale. all said I think it's a great fall beer. I will enjoy this much more in October.

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Photo of weaselface89
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%
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 tbryan5
3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpwadd
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of BigMarty1980
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of Belgiant
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of CAC329
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sorry i didnt taste pumpkin or spices just porter. I cannot complain, it was a good porter.

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Photo of Guden
2.64/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Meyers1023
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of moundbz
3.84/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Smoked holiday spice, no pumpkin taste

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Photo of chinchill
3.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle (revisited with a 2015 bottle in March 2016)

Dark, opaque, red-brown body with a decent or weak (2016) head.

Good bitter/sweet balance but pumpkin pie spices dominate and mask the malt base.

Overall: average or a bit better for style, but yet another overly spiced ale. Improves quite a bit with warming.

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Photo of cmwilliq
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Schlafly33
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lambpasty
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of JasonFromLA
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.17/5  rDev -9.4%
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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Photo of samtrillo
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

It needs more pumpkin, Jack! This sounds so good on the bottle but it's lacking in the pumpkin department in both the nose and taste. Warm the flavors become more pronounced, definitely get the nutmeg and maple and some pumpkin. Cold, good luck getting more than a slightly sweet light porter. Overall, despite not living up to the description it's still quite drinkable. Not something I'd see myself buying maybe, but love to see at a fall party.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.51/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a snifter.

Pitch black in color with a cream-colored head that's considerably sparse---maybe a sixteenth of an inch of head. Lac is present but again, not entirely abundant.

The smell is immediately pumpkin, then spice, hints of bubblegum, and some chocolate. These all transfer over to the taste, but other flavors emerge as well, particularly nutmeg and coffee.

The beer has some bite to it because of the spices and is quaffable. There's something about the beer that I enjoy but I can't quite place my finger on what. It's a good beer ultimately, something I'd give a run next fall as well.

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Photo of jonbonesjones
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%

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