Pumpkick | New Belgium Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerWizard on 07-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,133
Reviews:
223
Ratings:
1,459
pDev:
14.45%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
366
Trade:
0
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Photo of ndrwmngn
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nass
3.26/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pumpkick leaves a nice lacing around the glass & it is well carbonated. This is the first beer that I ever had that used the addition of cranberry puree in it & I like it. The taste is sweety & more tarty than usual for a pumpkin beer. I am glad that the cranberries are not overly done because that would just ruined things. This is not a beer that I plan on revisiting because there are plenty of better pumpkin beers on the market. Cheers! B-

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Photo of isaac_barrow
4.41/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robotic_being
3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of npdevil27
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of poppopintheattic11
3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of adusso415
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Python6586
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raime
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
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 -5.5%
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 +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.77/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.33/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of J-Dog86
3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeremiah87
3.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of spycow
3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vitaminsteve85
4.08/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Pumpkick from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 1,459 ratings