Pumpkick | New Belgium Brewing

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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

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Added by BeerWizard on 07-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,731
Reviews:
222
Ratings:
1,455
pDev:
14.45%
Bros Score:
3.51
 
 
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30
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Ratings: 1,455 |  Reviews: 222
Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.01/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Let me start off by saying I hate cranberries, but I still bought this beer because I love pumpkin ales.
I wasn't quite sure how the cranberry juice would contribute to the flavor, but I was pleasantly surprised by how sparingly yet effectively they've used it here.

The beer pours a translucent rusty orange color with a two and a half finger beige head. It leaves almost no lacing.

Some of the lemongrass and cranberry juice comes through on the nose, but the aroma is predominantly full of cinnamon, allspice and gingerbread.

The taste is rich, but supple and not heavy handed or sugary. Flavors follow the nose with notes of graham cracker, ginger, clove and cinnamon. The cranberry and lemongrass provides a nice contrast of tartness to the rest of the palate.

The feel is light in body with light carbonation. Alcohol is noticeable, you can tell it's higher than a typical 4.5% beer, but it isn't offensive.

Aside from some offputting metalic flavors I am detecting here and there, this is a refreshing pumpkin ale. Not bad, but not terribly impressive. The biggest thing I'll say this beer has going for it is it's drinkability, especially for a pumpkin ale.

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Photo of Peyton5410
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GregStoner
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaktcc
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is a deep yellow/orange color with haze. Decent foamy head with minimal lacing. Smells of spice, pumpkin, brown sugar, and some mellow hops. Taste is full pumpkin/brown sugar, almost like a warm pie. Little bit of zip mixed in almost citrus in nature but mellow for sure. Overall a clean finish and tasty. I am not a big pumpkin guy but this was a nice beer, good change and good for fall season, well done New Belgium.

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

Photo of cwkash
3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yaksurf
3.04/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Erik-P
4.09/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigTuna1066
3.57/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Riff
4.04/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a tumbler glass. Hazy orange color with a creamy, tan, head about one finger thick. Smells of cinnamon, allspice, and cloves. Smooth, pumpkin flavors up front and cranberry at the finish. Medium body and finishes cleanly. Overall a very nice beer, certainly a nice take on the style.

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Photo of sanitarium16
3.79/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of matcris
3.71/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper/orange with lots of bubbles rising. Half finger of head that actually stays around. Nice bit of lacing down the glass. Has a nice aroma with the cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice out front. These come out in the flavor on the back end. I don't think i would have guessed cranberry and lemon grass in the flavor but the beer does have a pleasant mild tartness to it. A little sticky up front and dry on the finish, carbonation is mild on the palate and the body is medium. Reminds me of the Fall and Halloween a little bit, so mission accomplished. Very mild and chuggable, overall.

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Photo of surfrogue1
4.17/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of logicalparadox
4.09/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ64
3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DanGeo
3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of M1k3y
3.71/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ikidunot
4.06/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cath
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djchrismac
4.11/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RedWeizen83
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pumpkick from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 1,455 ratings