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:
#42,793
Reviews:
222
Ratings:
1,451
pDev:
14.45%
Bros Score:
3.51
 
 
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28
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364
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Ratings: 1,451 |  Reviews: 222
Photo of Tigerbrau
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smcel371
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mattress00
3.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerCon5
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elamb106
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jduprey007
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FrancisM12
3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkmiller76
3.97/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmeehan
4.51/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the PERFECT pumpkin gose type beer. No, it's it officially a gose, but its cranberry flavor is much more reminiscent of a tart wheat beer than a typical pumpkin selection and the pumpkin flavor is just present enough to keep it a pumpkin beer.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at McLoone's Boathouse in West Orange. Pours a copper, ruddy hue with minimal frothing. Clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg aroma. Similar overall flavor profile. Decent.

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

Photo of shelby415
3.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLK7299
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shreha
3.82/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pumpkick is a seasonal offering from New Belgium, brewers of Fat Tire. And that's exactly what it tastes like, not that that's necessarily a bad thing. It smells like pumpkin pie. Pumpkick tastes like Fat Tire with a kick of pumpkin spices and a little cranberry. It doesn't knock my socks off or offend my palate. I would drink it again, but it's not the pumpkin beer I'd reach for among others.

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

12oz bottle, still fresh. Pours a murky amber color, thin white head to form a cap.

Smell is pretty spicy, getting cinnamon and allspice, some malty sweetness and yeast. Flavor starts with this odd puckering tartness, middle is like an amber ale with caramel sweetness, and then honest to goodness pumpkin pie finish, doughy. After reading the label I figured out the initial tartness was created by using cranberry juice. This is a good Thanksgiving beer, very much like pumpkin pie in the flavor.

An odd combo, but I think the finished product is good, an easy drinking beer for the fall.

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Photo of cozmo
3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.77/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mcangelo
4.34/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigRed10
3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heddar33
3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zimmerman
3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The tart of cranberry gives this an almost Thanksgiving-esque flavor. The tart of the berry works into the spice of the beer giving a sharp, puckering, sour note to an otherwise smooth, marlty-brown-sugar ale. Its a bit strange, but it grows on you

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Photo of harsley
3.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beeryand
4.87/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pumpkick from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 1,451 ratings