Plymouth Rock Pumpkin Ale | Rockyard Brewing

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Rockyard Brewing
Colorado, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Winter

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Added by russpowell on 01-21-2007

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Rhettbuck:
Photo of Rhettbuck
3.42/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ok not great. A little overly carbonated. Though I also bottle aged it for five months. I think this beer is best at room temp and letting it sit. Granted it won't have a lot of head or lacing when you pour it out. Still pretty good if you like pumpkin beers or if you are looking for a Thanksgiving beer.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.58/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

22 oz bottle. Pours clear copper amber with a medium creamy off white head that goes to a thin film and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet malts with a little roast, some pumpkin, molasses and spices - cinnamon, nutmeg and floral notes.

The flavor is a bit weird - plasticky bitter malts with some vegetal pumpkin and a lot of spice - cinnamon and some nutmeg and allspice. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, didn't really care for this - I get a lot of off-notes.

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Photo of russpowell
3.29/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thought it was weird that they'd have this in mid-January, maybe because it's not moving too fast? I believe this was 5.8% abv, but not 100% sure

Poured amber/brown with 1" of white head. A little bit of lacing & no real head retention

S: Big-time cinamon & nutmeg

T: Ditto taste-wise; loads of nutmeg & cinamon. A little bit of breayness & dryness follows. Finshes sweet, a little dry & spicy

MF: Medium bodied & average carbonation

Drank average, not a huge fan of pumpkin ales & this one features most of the faults I dislike; too much spice, no real hint of pumpkin & not enough body

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Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of siddhartha
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of kojevergas
2.93/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottled 09/19/13. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with orange uninspired label art and branded white pry-off pressure cap acquired at a local CO bottle shop and served into an Odell stem-tulip/snifter hybrid glass in me friend's gaff in high altitude Fort Collins, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are average given the brewery. No ABV is listed on the bottle.

Served cold - straight from the fridge - and allowed to warm slightly over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a one finger wide head of off-white colour. Decent creaminess and thickness. Fairly smooth consistency. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes, nor can any be coaxed out by tilting the glass. Retention is average - about two minutes.

Body colour is hard to place; sort of an orange-red with amber and copper hues. No floating yeast particles are visible. Nontransparent but translucent.

Overall, it's pretty standard fare for a pumpkin beer. Not unique or special. No egregious flaws are noticeable.

Sm: Pumpkin gourd, spices: nutmeg, allspice, clove, cinnamon, pale malts, and residual sugars. A pleasant aroma of mild strength.

No yeast character, hop character, or alcohol is detectable.

T: Nice pumpkin gourd, spices (each note from the nose), brown sugar, caramel, and generic malty sweetness. Decent balance. Lacks complexity, subtlety, intricacy, and nuance. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. A bit too sweet.

No yeast character, hop character, or alcohol comes through.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Too thick and full-bodied. Okay presence on the palate, if a bit imposing. Overcarbonated. Doesn't suit the flavour profile particularly well.

Not oily, gushed, hot, or boozy.

Dr: Downable but underwhelming. I wouldn't buy it again. Not Rockyard's strongest offering by any means. It does have some pumpkin, so it's automatically better than many beers in the style. Doesn't hide its ABV particularly well. Passable but mundane. Pretty average stuff.


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Photo of Dmart1223
3.79/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

For me, there are two types of pumpkin beers: The subtle, "fall is coming" kind and the in-your-face "drink your pumpkin pie" kinds. This is a great example of the latter.

Plymouth Rock Pumpkin Ale pours a hazy autumn brown that positively reeks of molasses, cinnamon and nutmeg. More nutmeg and brown sugar comes out in the taste, which comes with a full, cider-y mouthfeel.

It's just like liquefied pie. But as a result (or consequence, I think) it also comes off as sweeter than many beers – even in the pumpkin beer category. Still, the flavors leave plenty to chew on.

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Photo of SkeeterBoganski
3.42/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into tulip-pint

A - reddish amber; virtually no head; no lacing; very little carbonation

S - caramel; toffee; boozy-ish from the malt I think; spicy

T - sweet bread; moderate pumpkin but heavy on the nutmeg; again, spicy; hints of molasses; some candy corn maybe; cinnamon in there as well

M - it's a little bitey; the molasses hits the back of the tongue adn stays; the spices hit there too; pretty easy to drink given all the spice activity here

O - this was purchased across the street from the brewery; that said, the bomber was $5...pretty solid for that price; I'm a big pumpkin fan in general, so this review is slightly weighted...however, this is towards the bottom third of pumpkin beers I've tried; nothing blew me away here...but a good value beer for sure.

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Photo of 2013beer101
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of chugalug06
3.26/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Large ta. foamy-bubbly head rises north. Brew is very dark amber color, great clarity. Light viscosity.

S - Lots of nutmeg. Slight cinnamon. little pumpkin. too light.

T - Very light and drinkable. Nothing is too overwhelming. Light pumpkin flavor complimented by drinkable spice.

M - Slight over carbonation. No heat. no bitterness.

O - Definitely a good light fall ale. This one tastes like colorful leaves... Yum. Recommended.

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Photo of rye726
3.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Confirm 5.8% abv as stated by Russ.

Pours a light brown with a thin tan head. Nose has bready malts, cinamon, nutmeg, vanilla, ginger, caramel and pumpkin. Taste is quite light and lacks the pumpkin and spices found in the aroma. Some pumpkin does however come out in the finish. Body a bit thin. Drinks well.

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Photo of WDJersey
3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Plymouth Rock Pumpkin Ale from Rockyard Brewing
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 12 ratings