Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale | Cisco Brewers Inc.

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Pumple Drumkin Spiced AlePumple Drumkin Spiced Ale
BA SCORE
3.45/5
Okay
657 Ratings
Pumple Drumkin Spiced AlePumple Drumkin Spiced Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
ciscobrewers.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by corey0212 on 09-22-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,811
Reviews:
186
Ratings:
657
pDev:
18.55%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
80
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 657 |  Reviews: 186
Photo of DyrtyByrd
5/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was a fantastic full bodied pumpkin flavored and spiced beer. The flavors are not too overwhelming, but compliment the beer in a fantastic way. Cisco Brewery makes a great select of beers include Grey Lady and Whale's Tale Pale Ale. I wish Cisco Brewery made kegs.

 274 characters

Photo of jilly425
5/5  rDev +44.9%

Photo of Heidelberg7
5/5  rDev +44.9%

Photo of kristiekatk
5/5  rDev +44.9%

Photo of kenpo23
5/5  rDev +44.9%

Photo of farleyte
5/5  rDev +44.9%

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.99/5  rDev +44.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served out of a can.

A bright pumpkin orange color beer with a one finger head of tiny, finely compacted off-white bubbles. Minimal retention and lacing.

The aroma is delicious, with a slight yeast profile and big notes of fresh baked pumpkin pie and gingerbread. Aroma is predominantly caramel malt dominated. Big notes of sticky toffee and butterscotch alongside ginger and cinnamon spice in the background.

Upfront you get sweet flavors of savory toffee and light butterscotch candy. Gradually, a restrained but noticeably pungent pumpkin, cinnamon and gingerbread flavor sets in midpalate, finishing with more malty notes of creme brulee and caramel syrup, drizzled over french toast. There is also a moderate yeast profile lingering somewhere amongst the palate with flavors of vanilla, clove, parsley and mild bubblegum. Lightly hopped with notes of mildly bitter pine resin throughout so as to counteract the sweetness. It's important to note everything is in perfect balance here. At no time does this become overtly sugary or cloying

Creamy in body with medium weight and moderate carbonation. Smooth and crisp. Highly drinkable. Abv non-existant.

Overall Comments: An extremely delicious, creamy, mid strength, pumpkin ale that offers sessionability and doesn't compromise on flavor. This is definitely up there on the list of my top 10 pumpkin ales.

 1,365 characters

Photo of CourtneyBlum
4.92/5  rDev +42.6%

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.77/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle served in a glass beer mug.

Clear amber color with an off-white head that stayed as a layer and left good lacing.
Nutmeg and other spices fill the nose, it smells like autumn.
Taste is excellent, the blend of spices works well with a solid roasted malt flavor in the background, the best tatsing 'fall beer' I have ever had.
Medium bodied with a smooth feel.
Excellent, I want more!

 395 characters

Photo of beerman999999
4.75/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of shockrocker65
4.75/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of Dburke
4.75/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of RyanByorick
4.75/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of reichBier
4.66/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of subhumans15
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of seplo
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of VictorFranco
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of Gregwa
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of illini4x4
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of TerrapinWakenBake
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of SFC21
4.47/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.

A - Pours a nice, fall burnt orange color. Heavy pour produces some head that fades very quickly. No lacing whatsoever.

S - Cinnamon scent jumps out complemented by some nutmeg and floral notes. Very appealing.

T - Taste doesn't disappoint. Cinnamon and nutmeg up front followed by the pumpkin. Slight bite at the end that doesn't overwhelm the flavors. Great balance here.

M - Medium mouthfeel, very smooth.

O - An excellent pumpkin ale. Jumps into my top 5, possibly top 3.

 528 characters

Photo of BetterDarker
4.37/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Deep orange almost amber color. Decent beige colored head that dissipates quickly. Very clear. Beautiful looking beer.

Smell - Nice spicy and floral aroma, not pumpkin pie but autumn invoking. Very inviting.

Taste - Absolutely delicious, earthy flavors, pumpkin with a light spice. Nice malt and very little bitterness, but not sweet. Very well balanced.

Mouthfeel - Great carbonation, medium body.

Drinkability - Very drinkable, and a very good beer. If my wallet agreed I would have many more.

 512 characters

Photo of corey0212
4.37/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle with a cool little Pumpkin-man wearing a Cisco shirt on the label. "Brewed with Nantucket pumpkins" printed on the bottom of the label.

Pours a nice auburn color, darker than most pumpkin ales I've had. Big foamy tan head, settling very slowly into a nice layer atop the beer, lots of sticky lacing in the glass. Lots of pumpkin pie spice in the nose, doughy, and some full-on meaty pumpkin flesh aroma. This is the goods! Lots of nutmeg and spice flavors, pumpkin pie (crust included!), and actually more robust and bitter than overly-sweet. Delicious! Mouthfeel seems spot-on for the style, on the heavier end of medium-bodied, lingering spice and bitterness. I must have more!!!! Likely the finest pumpkin ale I've ever had.

 743 characters

Photo of StevenBilodeau
4.32/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Silly label. 12oz

pours into my pint glass a handsome amber brown.

good head, decent retention. Lace is good.

smells of spices, cinnamon...a bit hop forward... nice

tastes of pumpkin, spice... a really nice hoppy feel to it. More so than most other pumpkin ales I have tried.

Overall, this beer took me by surprise. It totally impressed me. I will drink it again.

 368 characters

Photo of plaid75
4.32/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep amber hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a sweet fleshy pumpkin with highlights of spicy cinammon and nutmeg.

The taste consisted of a strong pumpkin flesh flavor - moreso than most pumpkin ales. Strong spicy strains of cinammon and nutmeg were accompanied by a soft caramel malt.

The mouthfeel was full.

Overall a very good pumpkin ale. Seems that there really was an emphasis on actual pumpkin flavor here. I only wish I had more.

 520 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 657 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.