Pump-Action Pumpkin Ale
4 Noses Brewing Company

Pump-Action Pumpkin AlePump-Action Pumpkin Ale
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From:
4 Noses Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #71
ABV:
7.7%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,591
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 12.79%
Ratings:
46
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 10, 2021
Added:
Jan 15, 2015
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  10
SCORE
88
Very Good
Pump-Action Pumpkin AlePump-Action Pumpkin Ale
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3.53 by 10Crumra from Texas on Dec 10, 2021
 
4.13 by emwilke from Nevada on Nov 13, 2021
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3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

A clear dark amber color with a small white head.
Pumpkin pie spice aroma.
Taste of cinnamon, clove, ginger. A little sharp.
Malt-forward.
Canned on 9/30/31

Nov 06, 2021
 
4 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania on Oct 30, 2021
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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Olesjm from Kansas

A: deep amber color, brilliantly clear, with a short lived pure white head.
S: pumpkin spice, slightly malty and sweet.
T: sweet and spicy. Strong malt backbone. I taste some bitterness from hops but no noticeable hops flavor.
M: medium body.
O: nice, smooth, and easy drinking for a spice beer. I could probably drink 2 in a row and at 7.7% ABV that's doable, if only the 2.

Oct 26, 2021
 
3.58 by funku2 from Colorado on Oct 24, 2021
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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by LiquidAmber from Washington

Poured into an Elysian pumpkin snifter. Pours a medium orange amber with a one finger off-white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of lightly caramel malt, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spicing, particularly cloves, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.Flavor follows, with caramel malt, pie spicing (clove, ginger, allspice and nutmeg) and a mild, but distinctive pumpkin character. Spicy finish. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess. A solid and enjoyable pumpkin ale, maybe a little spice forward, but it does have squash character, which is what I hope for. Spice mixture is spot-on. So far I'm batting zero for my traditional Halloween night and favorite pumpkin beer, the Great Pumpkin from Elysian. It was only available in local stores in mixed cases, and that was just too much extraneous beers for me. Not a single bomber anywhere. The closest Elysian taphouse is gone now, so may not be able to check the source. Maybe no single bottles at all. Fortunately, I got two cans of Pump Action and it will substitute this year, although I won't be able to get this every year in my area.This would be in my top 5 pumpkin ales, well done, if a little spice forward.

Oct 19, 2021
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3.11/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by Bitterbill from Wyoming

Canned September 2nd, from Beer Drop.

It pours a clear deep gold with a fine layer of foam.

It smells of pumpkin spices, with a sharp aroma that catches my attention but not in a good way.

Good spices of pumpkin but again, I am getting a sharpness of spice or whatever that doesn't agree with me. Good enough mouthfeel. I am not a fan.

Oct 07, 2021
 
4.13 by KT3418 from Colorado on Sep 04, 2021
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3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Copper to faint amber colored. No head but there’s aggressive carbonation bubbles erupting at the top. The aroma is of pumpkin pie spice, ginger, and nutmeg. I’m tasting a lot of cinnamon, ginger, pumpkin, and clove. The mouth is busy with carbonation and warm with spices.

Dec 29, 2020
 
3.98 by SierraFlight from Virginia on Nov 08, 2020
 
3.96 by shelby415 from Oregon on Oct 29, 2020
 
4.25 by NickThePyro from Washington on Oct 19, 2020
 
4.42 by RBorsato from Virginia on Oct 01, 2020
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3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

Poured from a can. Darker caramel in color with a white head and some lacing. Smells of pumpkin and cinnamon. Taste follows the smell with a good mix of flavors that hides the slightly higher avb.

Nov 03, 2019
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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

Poured from a 12oz can into a Montauk pint glass.

Look is a cloudy hazy amber orange with a head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is a buttery spice.

Taste is a spicy cinnamon malty beer.

Good classic pumpkin beer.

Oct 28, 2019
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3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by DenverHopHead from Colorado

Poured from a 12oz can with a canned on date of 7/24/19; into a pint glass.
Appearance- a semi cloudy orange, with lots of bubbles; head is a thin, sudsy off white that leaves ring upon ring of lacing.
Smell - rich pumpkin pie, coriander and a hint of cinnamon!
Taste- weaker than the nose, though the flavor matches.
Feel - mild body, drinkable even with the 7.7%.
Overall- nice, strong pumpkin beer that is a treat on a cold fall day.

Oct 27, 2019
 
3.78 by stage_master from New York on Oct 19, 2019
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4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by sjdevel from Utah

LOOK - quite hazy deep orange/gold color - 1 finger head - low retention
SMELL - some hops but barely - caramel - vegetables - pie spices
TASTE - kick of tart fruit and slight bitterness (maybe from hops?) - slightly sweet - caramelly - earthy/vegetably - lots of pumpkin spices - maybe too heavy on the clove and ginger - it gets almost 'hot' like a pepper beer
FEEL - medium bodied but seems to go a bit flat - fruit / veggie beer tend to not have as much retention
OVERALL - this is a decent pumpkin ale - labelled as an Imperial on the can but doesn't seem to be that boozy - a little too heavy on the spices (clove and ginger) - could have used some more cinnamon and nutmeg - decent beer for sure but not my favorite pumpkin brew - I would buy again though

Oct 10, 2019
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1.12/5  rDev -71.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by Brianpal from Colorado

Easily the worst beer I've ever had. Instead of brewing it with real pumpkins they just dumped a metric ton of spice into the brew. Poured the whole bottle into the sink after two sips. Just abysmal.

Jan 13, 2019
 
4 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Nov 26, 2018
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3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by beergoot from Colorado

Nice brownish-orange body with a decent, sticky head. Strong pumpkin pie aroma; allspice and cinnamon. Tastes like a pumpkin ale; spicy with fine pumpkin overtone and pumpkin pie spices; slight hint of alcohol. Heavy body; warm and tingly on the palate.

A rock-solid pumpkin ale indicating a bit of its imperial lineage with a subtle touch of booziness. Overall, it's well-balanced and tasty for a seasonal ale.

Nov 11, 2018
 
4 by paulish from New York on Nov 11, 2018
 
4.03 by Kaey from Texas on Nov 03, 2018
 
4.25 by Elicoleman from Colorado on Nov 02, 2018
 
4.14 by Furlinator from California on Oct 31, 2018
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4.68/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by BeerCOBuff from Colorado

Wow. I have tried dozens of pumpkin beers over the years, and I've only truly liked a couple - one of Elysian's, and 4 Noses Pump Action Imperial Pumpkin Ale. I enjoy the beer more each time I have one. Yes, it's heavy on the spices, but not too much - it adds bite to the tip of the tongue without taking away pumpkin flavor. With a nice dark orange tint, the body of the beer is smooth and coating with the perfect amount of foam. 7.7%! If you can only drink one beer on a weeknight or don't want to drink more than one, then this is a perfect beer for that. The value of this beer is unbelievable - I got it on sale for $8.99 for a six pack (on sale from $10.99). I love the 4 Noses flavor profiles and need to head to the brewery ASAP.

Oct 27, 2018
 
3.83 by Zonian1 from Ohio on Sep 26, 2018
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3.16/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Too. Much. Spice.

Sep 22, 2018
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3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by BeerWizard from Colorado

Looks the part of a great pumpkin ale upon pour, rusty orange translucence with a slightly off-white head. The nose comes off cinnamon-forward, raising an eyebrow, and flavor follows suit. This could honestly be called a spice beer if you took out the pumpkin - cinnamon really takes front and center and diminishes my enjoyment of the beer. Reminiscent of MexiCola. If you like a heavily-spiced pumpkin ale, this one's for you, though I cannot say this displays a balanced array of spices, either. I've had this in years past and liked it, and will say it gets everything else right, just too heavy-handed on that one component. I'll try it again next year and see if they've backed it off, but won't buy any more this season.

Sep 21, 2018
 
3.99 by V1per41 from Colorado on Sep 15, 2018
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4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by erk0607 from Colorado

Look: Ruby-orange with a very tan, soft head that lingers well
Smell: Strong, rich pumpkin, clove, nutmeg. Not quite pumpkin pie, but more like a fall scented candle you'd burn around October/November
Taste: Grainy, pumpkiny, fall spices, and... more spices.
Feel: Definitely noticable thickness from the pumpkins, heavy, almost syrup density, but not sticky. Kind of dry except for some lingering pumpkin and spice notes. Smooth, soft carbonation.
Overall: One of my favorite pumpkin beers, always willing to pick one or a pack up, or if it's on tap, definitely getting one.

Sep 15, 2018
 
4.14 by gangstabobangsta from Colorado on Sep 10, 2018
 
3.89 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Dec 03, 2017
 
3.97 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Nov 15, 2017
 
4 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania on Nov 01, 2016
 
4.25 by kylemckinnis from Colorado on Oct 17, 2016
 
3.83 by jaydoc from Kansas on Oct 14, 2016
 
4.3 by pagesofphotographs from Colorado on Oct 12, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by Parmesan from Colorado

L: Brillant clear dark red color with a small white head that dissipates very quickly, and no lacing on the glass.

S: Roasted pumpkin, mixed with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Reminds me very much of homemade pumpkin pie. The pumpkin aroma is nicely balanced out by the spices.

T: Pumpkin is very noticeable and that is balanced out by the cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. A slight bitterness from the spices near the end. There is a very nice balance of everything in this beer.

F: Medium body and lower carbonation.

O: I really like this beer. I am not a big fan of pumpkin beers, because, usually the spices are way too strong. While they are strong in this one, things are nicely balanced out and you can actually taste the pumpkin in it.

Oct 07, 2016
Pump-Action Pumpkin Ale from 4 Noses Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 46 ratings