Pumpkick | New Belgium Brewing

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80
good
1,447 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerWizard on 07-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,447
Reviews:
222
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
14.16%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
359
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Python6586
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raime
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Single bottle from the gas station that sold me the old turntable pils earlier. No date here either. Let's hope for the best.

Look - Pours a moderately murky amber with decent clarity. Head stacks to a finger and the carbonation appears to be pretty high. Low lace and stick upon a finished glass.

Smell - All the typical pumpkin spices you've come to expect. Touch of a sulfur aspect indicating it may be from last years batch. Can't tell quite yet.

Taste - Pumpkin spice dominate. Wow who ever would have guessed it in a pumpkin ale!. Clove, nutmeg minimal. Slight wet cardboard.

Feel - Well this is rare. The body is almost TOO heavy for the style. Carbonation wasn't much of a factor but this is one you really don't wanna let sit around the mouth for too long. For some unknown reason I nearly gagged on this as it sat around.

Overall - Another average pumpkin ale in my opinion. You could do much, much worse than this. Remember getting that shipyard or whatever pumpkin ale last year for $9.99 a case and that stuff was trash. Guess if you could get this at a similar price you'd catch a pretty damn good deal. Just don't let it sit around too much.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.27/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy orange/amber color and leaves a two finger white foamy head, lacing is sporadic and spider webbed, the smell obviously has pumpkin up front with some clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, then as it warms a bit there is a slight scent of cranberry, the taste has the pumpkin dominating with all of the previously mentioned flavors and becoming slightly tart due to the cranberry, its fairly easy on the palate and drinkable, overall, this is a good Pumpkin Ale that I would come back to.
 

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.33/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of J-Dog86
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeremiah87
3.27/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of spycow
3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vitaminsteve85
4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mitch3114
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Interesting "kick" with the cranberries. Something different in a pumpkin beer.

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Photo of rydev24
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RyanK252
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a New Belgium globe

A: Pours hazy reddish copper with a frothy tan head that settles to a light layer and leaves a little nice lacing.

S: First smell you get the spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, comes off like cinnamon toast, then with a little agitation you get some tart cranberry and maybe a hint of pumpkin.

T: Mild cranberry tartness up front, followed with spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, earthy pumpkin, and a little lightly toasted malt.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation

O: Cool twist on a pumpkin ale. Would be a nice refreshing brew while working up a sweat raking leaves.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BEER88
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pencilelitist
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, pumpkin, cranberry, and fat tire. Love it.

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Photo of ordybill
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear bright amber color with a small white head. The aroma is pumpkin, cranberries and spices. The taste is very similar to the nose. A solid pumpkin ale.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tigerbrau
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smcel371
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mattress00
3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerCon5
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Pumpkick from New Belgium Brewing
3.53 out of 5 based on 1,447 ratings.
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