Jumpin Jack Pumpkin Ale | Tree Brewing

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Jumpin Jack Pumpkin AleJumpin Jack Pumpkin Ale

Brewed by:
Tree Brewing
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This strong malty Ale takes on the vegetable flavours from real pumpkins used in the mash, leaving a clean finish with subtle pumpkin pie spices.

Added by Derek on 10-05-2011

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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of ChrisCage
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- This one pours a dark golden color with light brown hues and it is reasonably clear to boot! There is suspended yeast/pumpkin particles throughout the pour that made there way into my glass. The head is nice....being two fingers thick of meringue like foam that settles at a medium pace....it is eggshell colored and has excellent retention! Lacing looks good with a solid heavy patchwork of foam clinging to the side of the glass, and carbonation lumbers to the top of the brew itself!

S- Very toasty toffee/pumpkin seeds....deep candied caramel, raisin butter tart, red licorice notes, some pumpkin pie spice, hints of smoke and a deep dark finish that lingers with mild hop bitterness.....a very cozy overall aroma!

T- Pumpkin puree, heavy caramel and toffee sweetness, almond butter hints, pie crust, vanilla, baking spices (perhaps some muted ginger/nutmeg/clove. Very deep and mellow overall and the finish is smoooooth and just slightly lingering on the palate.

M/O- Velvety mouthfeel, medium/full bodied and the carbonation is gentle on the palate! Super easy drinking and the extended aging I gave this (5 yrs) did wonders....alcohol is very well hidden and the drinkability is superb! I will definitely enjoy this one again and recommend with a slice of our favorite pie in the fall!!

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.3/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Mit
4/5  rDev +5%

Pours a clear reddish amber color with a lasting head.

Has a pumpkin spice smell with a slight hop aroma.

Nice combo of ipa and pumpkin ale. Not overly strong in favour of either so it increases drinkability. Has a great bitter finish.

Mouthfeel feels a little Light for the abv but its negligible.

Overall this beer is fantastic. I would drink this all year.

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Photo of Cycle69
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of LampertLand
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tree Brewing's 'Jumpin Jack Pumpkin Ale' @ 7.0% , 2013 edition served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $7

A-pours a dark orange/brown from bottle to glass with a good sized off white head that is leaving a streaks of lace along the pint

S-good mix of pumpkin pie spices , more boozey than I remember

T-strong malty , smooth going down with a little more kick at the end , bit smoother this year

MF-medium carbonation , full body , definate dryness on the palate

Ov- preferred 2011 edition (4.50) , over the 2012 edition (4.25) , now just a boozey Imperial Pumpkin Ale (3.98)

prost LampertLand

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at Tap & Barrel, Vancouver.

Cloudy rusty orange with beige sparkler head.
Straight cinnamon nose.
Caramel, dough and slight squash-iness, some spice, then green Noble + pine hops. More bitterness as it warms.
Earthy finish and bitter grassy linger.
Medium, chewy, and smooth.

This was described to me as a Pumpkin IPA, so I looked for, and found, all the Tettanger notes. Nose is all wrong - too one note, nothing beery underneath. But pulls off the hop-spice balance; successful hybrid.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of wordemupg
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650ml bomber poured into tulip 20/12/12

A brownish amber with lots of tiny suspended particles and a large head that hangs around for a few sips leaving no lace and very few visible bubbles

S ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove with some faint pumpkin, the usual suspects are there with a little nutty toffee and vanilla, smells like a pumpkin beer alright and I'd never guess 7%

T mimics the smell quite well with just a little licorice and root beer, pretty solid flavors about what I expect from the style

m could use some more body and a couple more bubbles but its nowhere near still water, a little warming booze but to be expected at this strength

O it is what it claims and has all the aspects I expect from a pumpkin beer, malty and spiced and I don't think pumpkin has a strong flavor to begin with and the spices are often what makes it work

Nothing wrong with the beer but I think I'm just board of the style. Winter starts in two months so you know its already barfing snow in Calgary our pumpkin ale season lasts about 4 day bring on the barley wines I'm sick of Winter already

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Photo of ChuckGnarly
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Hornet2003
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650mL Bottle purchased at a BCLDB in Abbotsford, BC. The alcohol/volume is listed as 7% this year as opposed to the 6.4% last year.

Appearance: Very dark-amber brown in colour. Nice pour on the head but little retention.

Smell: Spicy and lots of genuine pumpkin aroma. The standard spices, I suppose...Nutmeg, clove, allspice, cinnamon. The spices are definitely at the forefront here, but there is some maltiness in there...The little hops I can detect are floral and grassy.

Taste: Spicy and malty. Again the hops are muted. Flavours same as the aroma. Pumpkin pie spices with a decent amount of brown sugariness and an obvious pumpkin/gourd character.

Mouthfeel: Very pleasant with the malty sweetness on the tongue. The spices liven things up and a touch of alcohol burn.

Overall: I'm really enjoying this pumpkin ale from Tree Brewing. It reminds me a lot of their Spiced Midwinter Ale (or whatever they're calling it nowadays), except with a definite pumpkin edge. Great for a heavy meal of Turkey and stuffing, or for sharing with the family in a tasting...or for tasting after the comedown with a post-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich.

Aside: I'm hoping that Tree keeps their spiced-beer aptitude going with their Christmas/Holiday offering later this year. Stefan has really mastered the art of spices in his brews, thereby making them some of the most anticipated seasonal offerings of the year in BC.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of BigBry
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 ml painted bottle, Limited Edition Strong Ale. As pictured.
Clear, dark reddish orange color with an off-white head. Decent retention, thin chunky pieces of lace. Restrained spicy smells, cinnamon and nutmeg, brown sugar sweetness, a bit of pumpkin. Taste is more on the malty side, a bit a pumpkin / vegetable flavour. Subtle pumpkin-pie spices hide in the background.
Mouthfeel is medium shifting towards full as it warms, carbonation tingle keep it from being too oily or cloying.
A good after-dinner-sipper. Not the fresh pumpkin, or cinammon smell or taste that some pumpkin beers have, but still well balanced and tasty.

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

From notes... Another seasonal that I owe my gratitude for to joemcgrath27 for the trade.

A - Pours a nice golden copper/bronze colour, finger of soapy head with solid retention and some nice sporadic lacing.

S - Spices with cinnamon, nutmeg and earthy cloves, hints of pumpkin puree and earthy gourds with some leafy hops on the finish.

T - Quite flavourful, no overly spicy but flavours muuch like those described on the nose. Some bready toffee malts complement the pumpkin spice and some hints of vanilla also come through.

M - Medium, smooth and finishes wet.

O - A very tasty pumpkin ale, easily sessionable and not overly spiced. The slightly higher ABV is a nice plus and this would certainly pair well with fall dishes.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of canucklehead
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer worked for me in a winter warmer way in that the spicing that is inherent in a Pumpkin beer were on the restrained side. I found it very drinkable and the malt focused aftertaste worked well with the thickish mouthfeel. If this was labelled as a Winter beer it might have better ratings but never the less it is a beer to drink on wet evenings.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - almost impenetrably dark but clear ruby red, off white head retained decent, left random pieces of lacing
S - gentle spices of cinnamon and nutmeg, brown sugar and nutty malt, not much in terms of pumpkin
T - a definite vegetable flavour but not clearly pumpkin, the spice mix is subtle, nutty molasses malt
M - medium to heavy with a creamy start, spicy tingle in mild, bready finish
O - glad to see another Canadian pumpkin brew, this is decent but a little lacing in terms of the feature ingredient and spices, still a tasty brew but just doesn't quite stand out in terms of the style

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