Rumpkin | Avery Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 16.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
We wondered what would happen if a monstrous pumpkin ale, plump full of spicy gourdiness, were aged in fine fresh rum barrels to add suggestions of delicate oak and candied molasses. Rumpkin is what happened! This first member of the Annual Barrel-Aged Series was brewed with roasted pumpkins from a local Boulder County farm, and spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger.

Added by womencantsail on 10-09-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,754
Reviews:
328
Ratings:
1,466
pDev:
13.24%
 
 
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Photo of addiwilliams
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nick4444
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 12ouncecurls
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pstam87
4.59/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mjpolzin
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2016 vintage

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Roasted pumpkins, rum barrel, sweet molasses, toffee, caramel malt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg

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Photo of davidsonte2
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tony210
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear medium copper color, minimal head. Big, sweet aroma of pumpkin spices, faint rum, molasses. Very sweet, lots of dark fruit, loads of brown sugar and molasses, pie spices are faint in the background. Thick and viscous, coats the tongue. Overall, very sweet, very tasty, glad I aged it a while.

10/30/18
12 oz bottle, 2014 vintage
4.25 rating

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Photo of Harrison8
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a foggy, hazy brown that sits completely still with no bubbles or effervescence showing. Head is a finger in height and khaki in color, and retains modestly well. Aroma is comprised of pumpkin, spices, and molasses, and is dense enough it invokes the vision of shoving your nose into a pumpkin pie and taking a sniff. Thankfully there are no solids in this sniff. Light rum at the back gives the beer a little additional spice and the light booze helps stifle the spices from running away with the show. Oak adds to the complexity. Flavor profile is big and bold pumpkin, spices, molasses, caramel, and toffee with a heavy pinch of spices right at the end. Despite starting rather balanced, it turns heavily towards the sweet side of the spectrum, and then the spices tame and dry it out. Rum adds a light booziness to it, but overall not anything stifling. Surprising smoothness for a beer hitting nearly 17% ABV! Oak helps add to the complexity in a positive way. Mouth feel carries a light grainy texture with a medium-thick viscosity that gets heavier as the beer sits and warms. Overall, woah. Had no clue this beer was nearing on 17% until I checked the bottle half way through a glass. It's smooth despite having an impressive load of flavors and nuances, and showcases pumpkin well without being cloyingly sweet. Aroma is a touch sweeter and more close to cloyingly sweet than the flavor, thus the knock down 1/4th of a point. This is a pumpkin beer (err... liquor...?) for those who like their strong ales, strong.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of Casey3236
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liquorpig
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenHoppy
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Korymiller
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JerryHelper
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dream
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

My first double imperial pumpkin ale. I dont think ive had another pumpkin beer over 10%. 2018's batch of this is 16.4% if i recall.

L: looks like a fierce autumn in a glass. Unfiltered but no floaties. the color is of orange blossom honey and amber

s: A generic but plesant candied pumpkin sweetness, rum barrel.

t: Smacks right up front of candied pumpkin sweetness, natural pumpkin, allspice. This is a very sweet beer, but i like sweet beers. rounds out with a sweet rum barrel, not spiced rum.

f: super smooth. damn.. probably the most dangerous 16%+ beer ive had. This feels like 8-9% abdcoats the mouth as well. mouthfeel hits the mark nicely here. i have a feeling it is due to the absurdly sweet malt or ingredient that is in it off setting the barrel abv.

o: pricey like all barrel aged beers, but definitely worth 1 try if you really dig pumpkin beers like me. i think it defines a double imperial pumpkin category well.

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Photo of BeerBucks
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of croog_smooth
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cd34
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gambyt20
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jacobdunne
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Best Fall beer hands down. It has an egg nog taste & and very spicy. Perfect Halloween beer!

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Photo of gspirit
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,466 ratings