Rumpkin | Avery Brewing Company

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RumpkinRumpkin
BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 16.73%

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:
#2,277
Reviews:
306
Ratings:
1,379
Liked:
1,158
Avg:
4.08/5
pDev:
13.48%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
340
Gots:
524
Trade:
50
User Ratings & Reviews
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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of usnmustanger
3.3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eaglefan344
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MDDMD
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of a77cj7
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gruss004
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SomethingClever
3.4/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chicksdiggit
3.32/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured center from 12 oz bottle into a snifter. I let this warm for about 10 minutes coming straight out of the fridge.

L: Plenty of sediment visible in the bottle even before pouring. A good squirt of carbonation escaped upon opening. Did my best to decant and only poured a half glass, still with plenty of sediment. Kind of unexpected with only 3 months of age. Thin head but at 18% I wasn't expecting much. Carbonation across the entire glass. A few isolated patches of lace.

S: Pumpkin rind and cinnamon pumpkin pie straight from the bottle. Oak, light rum, and allspice after poured.

T: Hot alcohol up front but the cinnamon is so prevalent it reminds me of hot apple cider immediately. Pumpkin still comes out I'm sure with a lot of effort from the Brewers.

F: You can definitely feels this in your stomach. Hot alcohol right up front on the palate. Feels stiffer than a shot of rum in the belly.

O: A sipper, which should be no surprise. I'm certain a lot of hard work went into this beer due to its difficulty to produce. I like rum and I like pumpkin beers, but the ABV is so stout that this is a little difficult for me to drink, and consequently enjoy. Again, high marks for such a technical beer but it's not a slam dunk for me.

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Photo of iveyjames
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Santiagocpr
2.55/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BuckeyeBeers
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adami212
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of zp6167a
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gregcordle
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Preluderl
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of seangibbs60
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CHickman
3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled Sept. 09, 2015, 18% ABV listed: pours cloudy copper color with a ton of sediment chunks floating around in the brew which led up to a 1 finger beige colored head that was full of bubbles but faded very fast as it hissed and settled into zero head with zero lacing. Looks as expected based on the heavy alcohol presence.

Smells of pumpkin, brown sugar, strong rum or bourbon, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and potpourri. It is so strong and aggressive in every way that my nose hairs constricted in fear of what was coming next.

Tastes of very strong dark rum up front, followed by brown sugar, ginger, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, light white pepper, candied sugar, heavy hot booze which felt like a shot sliding down my throat, and toasted grains, potpourri and pumpkin pie. It is way too boozy and the heat is brash, but the way it does taste like pumpkin pie is quite impressive.

Mouthfeel is very heavy, dense and viscous, with a soup-like quality which resembles tomato bisque but you can swap out the tomato with pumpkin and add in a bunch of spices like ginger, allspice, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, light white pepper, candied sugar, heavy dark rum and/or booze and then potpourri and pumpkin pie. It's all malt and spices, and even as spicy as it is this brew can not cover up the insane ABV which warms you with each sip. Spice driven, as expected for the style, yet it was the heat that surprised me.

Too many spices for my liking overall. The novelty wore off quickly here and I liked it less and less as it warmed. Too much and over the top, I could not even call it a slow sipper as it was more like a shot of Bacardi 151: you drank it fast to get fucked up while ignoring taste. That about sums this one up for me. I should have aged it but my curiosity got the best of me.

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Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84% out of 100 with 1,379 ratings
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