Pumpkin Down
Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #126
Ranked #20,152
3.81 | pDev: 9.71%
Jul 31, 2022
Oct 31, 2013
Some might think we’re out of our gourd for making a pumpkin ale, but our Pumpkin Down is not like the others. The caramel and toffee maltiness of our Piper Down Scottish ale is the perfect backdrop for a boatload of roasted pumpkin. Just before bottling, we add a subtle amount of spice to complement, but not overwhelm, the earthy flavor. It was a smash at the brewery, and we think you’ll agree.
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Rated: 3.75 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
Rated: 3.71 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Aug 13, 2021
Rated: 3.65 by GaryM6 from New York

Jan 28, 2021
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Reviewed by GarrettB from Colorado

3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
September 23rd, 2015 - Very curious to see what Ballast Point can do with the national hunger for pumpkin, and at first blush it's one of the better pumpkin brews flooding shelves. The aroma has a somewhat generic profile with spice and canned pumpkin guts, but the flavor is big and bold. Imagine pumpkin pie with the custardy innards, but the slightly burnt crust on the edges, good and balanced and absent of off notes. The pumpkin flavor itself doesn't blend as well, unfortunately, and fails to match the attractive notes in the nose.
Oct 29, 2019
Rated: 2.55 by q33jeff from New Jersey

Oct 12, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
2015 vintage; drank 9/7/15 @ the Yarchives.

Brown/purple appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice khaki head which quickly dissipated; almost no lace.

Pumpkin & allspice notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Pumpkin flavor up front; dry cinnamon bite on the finish.

A slightly above average pumpkin brew, giving you the flavors advertised but little else.
Jul 30, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

Mar 30, 2019
Rated: 3.72 by Diura from New York

Oct 20, 2018
Rated: 3.68 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Oct 19, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by AuntBea from Illinois

Oct 19, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by plaid75 from New York

Oct 13, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 12, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Oct 10, 2018
Rated: 3.76 by chiefz1 from New York

Oct 06, 2018
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Oct 02, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by jgiordano88 from Pennsylvania

Sep 30, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by Nick4444 from Texas

Sep 10, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

Aug 26, 2018
Rated: 4 by npdevil27 from Massachusetts

Jun 06, 2018
Rated: 3.98 by Chilmer from Iowa

May 24, 2018
Pumpkin Down from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 678 ratings