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Rum Pumpkin | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Virginia, United States
hardywood.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by largadeer on 10-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,255
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
127
pDev:
15.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
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Reviews by russwbeck:
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2.63/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: About one finger of white head builds up on top of a brown-orange body that is slightly hazy. It's darker than the Farmhouse Pumpkin, which I had just a few hours prior, but generally looks the same. The bubbles don't raise up any faster in this one than they did before, either. 3.5

S: The aroma is extremely sweet, as most all of the spices seem to have been left behind in the barrel. It's mostly rum, but there is some pumpkin lingering underneath. I'm worried about how boozy this might taste. 3

T: My fears of booziness were well placed as Rum Pumpkin knocks you over the face with it. The taste starts out with rum, gives you some rum in the middles, blends in a slight amount of pumpkin, and then finishes with booze. The only spices that hang around were probably imparted from the rum barrel, as they seem to have a completely different complexity than was highlighted in the Farmhouse Pumpkin. The sweetness takes the stage here, vice the spices before, which isn't bad. I'm just not sure that this is balanced enough to stand up to its already unbalanced base. 2.5

MF: The taste is light and just as undercarbonated as its base beer. The aftertaste is all rum, so if you like rum then you're good to go. But otherwise, you probably should stay far away. The boozy finish makes it tough to finish the glass that I have. 2

Value: Again, the release of this bottling went off without a hook. At $15 per 750ml bottle, it's a bit pricey. But, with the track record of Hardywood it's always worth it. 4

O: I was disappointed in this one more than the Farmhouse Pumpkin. It's not a bad beer, but it certainly isn't one I plan to buy another of. I think that this spent too much time in the barrels, as the tastes that I enjoyed in the base beer are all gone. 2.5

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More User Reviews:
Photo of scottegold
3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of catboy
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of weareallfalafel
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750 ml into a large tulip glass. Pours an orange/gold color with an inch of off-white head that fall quickly leaving a ring around the glass. Smell is rum. Very, very rum. Golden rum to be precise. Weirdly similar, almost exactly the same, as rum. You can get the pumpkin a bit, but only a tad, spices about the same. Taste is a bit more complex. But mostly rum. The pumpkin is present, but in the background, with honey, nutmeg, and spices (clove, maybe?) coming in in the fore as the beer sits on the palate and as you swallow. Fairly full bodied with a slight to medium warming alcohol presence. Overall, it’s enjoyable to drink but seems like a long shot from the base style as the rum character quickly overpowers the saison character, as well as the pumpkin and spice. However, it was last year and the year before that I had the base beer, so perhaps they went a slightly different direction this year and then the barrel aging took it even further away from what I remember.

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of brians52
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VCUgrad
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmoothOneTwo
4.52/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of tabascosigned
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of gr8zehaman
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of TwistofKane
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of digitscd
4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had it on release night and then bought some bottles to try at home. Some lacing, very good to smell, sweet aftertaste. Almost caramelized. Very satisfying full body. Definitely rum infused. Very solid and very very good beer.

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

Photo of kwgduke
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppyBastard1
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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

Nice overall pumpkin flavor with a mixture of Apple sauce, anise, nutmeg and rum. It's no Avery Rumpkin, but it's very nicely done and worth drinking again.

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Photo of Links41
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of gillagorilla
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Moses_Malone
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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Rum Pumpkin from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 127 ratings
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