Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale | Cisco Brewers Inc.

BA SCORE
80
good
654 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
Ratings:
654
Reviews:
186
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
18.52%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
80
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -71.5%

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1/5  rDev -71.5%

Worst beer I ever had last year. Dumped the rest but one down the drain to save some other soul from having to endure the taste. Tried the one I saved again just too be sure and it hit the drain too. Too scared of loosing my beer palate to attempt buying it this year..... Yuck..

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1/5  rDev -71.5%

Was so disappointed by this beer that I created a BeerAdvocate account.
First of all, the labeling on this is very misleading - it is not a pumpkin beer whatsoever - not even a pumpkin spiced beer. It is an IPA plain and simple. I thought I had a mislabeled bottle, so I called Cisco Brewers, and they said it is "not a very pumpkin-y beer". You are right Cisco, and when I buy a pumpkin beer, that's what I'm expecting. Wish I had stayed with tried and true "pumpkinhead", which is great stuff.

I can only hypothesize that the 90-pt rating from "the bros" is because if I was sitting with a bunch of pumpkin beers, and had taste fatigue, I might find a plain old IPA to be a refreshing change. But when I come in from work for my one beer (not one of a tasting panel), this one sorely disappointed me.

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1/5  rDev -71.5%

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1/5  rDev -71.5%

I rarely - if ever say this about beer. I've been drinking craft beer whenever i can find it and found this at a grocery store near me that sells mixed 6 packs where you can choose them. This was the last one I picked out since I hadn't had it before. It was in a can, not a bottle - so maybe this contributed to the flavor of the beer - or got a bad banch of it. When i first smelled it - it smelled like it had skunked or been sour, but tasted it and it tasted just plain horrible. The pumpkin spice that its advertised as being a "pumpkin beer" was missing, and tasted very, very watered down. This was the second time I've ever poured out a beer - after my horrible experience with a 3 year old can of Narragansett Bock...it tasted almost just like that. Perhaps it wasn't fresh - or in a can like I said (I've had Cisco's Whale Tale, and Grey Lady and they're alright) but I will have to follow this up sometime in another form. I do not recommend!

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1/5  rDev -71.5%

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1/5  rDev -71.5%

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1/5  rDev -71.5%

Photo of joecon
1.13/5  rDev -67.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

YUCK-Pure crap!

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1.5/5  rDev -57.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -57.3%

Photo of notchucknorris
1.62/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

A: Pours a murky reddish brown color with a one finger tan head. Looks okay at first, but when I hold it up to the light, I notice huge green floaties swirling everywhere. Eventually, they settle to the bottom, leaving a thick layer at the bottom of the glass. Uggghhhh.

S: So....it's a rum barrel aged pumpkin ale that smells like a bag of hops. Okay... A weird vegetal smell that smells like acorn squash, iron-y malt (seriously, it smells like blood), and some ammonia. Great!

T: Oh my sweet lord. What the hell is this??? Tastes like someone dragged a pill of aspirin through a litter box. Bitter with a truly horrible chalky yeast meets pet dander flavor. Leaves a gross, rotten vegetable flavor on the tongue that I don't forsee going away for at least the remainder of tonight. What a mistake. Stay away my friends, stay far, far away!

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1.75/5  rDev -50.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -50.1%

Photo of Chaney
1.97/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

My wife and I had a blind pumpkin ale tasting and ranked this one #7 out of the 7 that we tried.

Served in a Port City tasting glass.

A: Crystal clear, yet still opaque orange with a pretty substantial head.

S: Elmer's glue. Need I say more?

T: Really no pumpkin taste whatsoever. Seriously, I've taste Octoberfests with more pumpkin flavor than this. Still, I got lots of yeast and water.

M: Thin and watery. This is one of the more "beery" pumpkin ales I've tasted. No lacing.

O: I will not be drinking this again.

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2/5  rDev -43%

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2/5  rDev -43%

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2/5  rDev -43%

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2/5  rDev -43%

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2/5  rDev -43%

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2/5  rDev -43%

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2/5  rDev -43%

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2/5  rDev -43%

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2/5  rDev -43%

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Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
3.51 out of 5 based on 654 ratings.
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