Dunkin’ Pumpkin
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

Dunkin’ PumpkinDunkin’ Pumpkin
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Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #261
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
84
Ranked #38,679
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 11.92%
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
66
From:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  4
SCORE
84
Good
Dunkin’ PumpkinDunkin’ Pumpkin
Notes: Inspired by our favorite fall latte, this ale is brewed with pumpkin, fall spices, and a splash of coffee. This fall treat is another tribute to all the days that Dunkin’ has helped us fire up the brew kettle.
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can, dated 9/20/21, into Tallgrass globe snifter.

Opaque orange color, looking like pumpkin candy or something, with a butter colored head of 2 fingers that leaves lots of lace. Appropriate.

Aroma is like pumpkin ginger ale.

Flavor is stony water first, then raw ginger, then pumpkin hard candy, a suggestion of honey butter, and a touch of horehound. On the back end it's a hint of graham crust and stale pumpkin seeds. All of this amongst what I'd call "creamy water". There's not really a finish or aftertaste to speak of. I get zero coffee unlike the other reviewers.

Feel is slick and wet and light. It drinks like a Kellerbier. No alcohol heat. This would be great if you were spending fall on the gulf coast.

Overall, this is fair but not good. It's missing a lot of flavor but it has extra points for drinkability. Reach for this when you want a spiced lager.

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Treyliff from West Virginia

3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a goblet

A- pours a clear amber color with a one-finger foamy white head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- smells very similar to pumpkin spice coffee; subtle earthy coffee mies with spice notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and ginger. There's even a bit of a creamy vanilla note

T- earthy coffee up front is quickly complimented by an array of spices, with cinnamon and nutmeg standing out, undertones of clove and maybe ginger. The finish gives more soft coffee, with cinnamon sticking around on the linger

M- medium-light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- the subtle coffee works well with the spices on this one

Nov 24, 2021
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hman43 from North Carolina

3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: It pours cloudy brown-orange. It has a white head with low head retention.

Smell: It has a combination of coffee and cinnamon in the aroma. There is some other background spicing.

Taste: It is a bit sweet in the initial flavor with the cinnamon and lactose. There is a bit of coffee with pumpkin and spice.

Feel: It has a medium body with a mixed bitter sweet finish.

Overall, it has a decent combination of flavors.

Nov 20, 2021
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Mattpodos from North Carolina

3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Big surprise as I am not a huge fan of pumpkin beer

L. Nice dark orange apperance 1 inch head
S I got a bit of butterscotch on the nose with pumpkin
T. Coffee and pumpkin with coffee on the back bite nice combo

Good solid beer I liked it

Nov 18, 2021
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LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

4.01/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L - Murky copper with a light tan head that sticks around leaving behind some lacing
S - Roasted, bitter coffee along with some pumpkin - but there's something a little off on the smell that I can't quite place
T - Roasted, bitter coffee and pumpkin married quite nicely together up front and throughout, with a somewhat watery finish. Some bready, yeast notes along with caramel and fall spices
F - light bodied with moderate carbonation. Somewhat thin and watery on the backend.
O - A surprisingly solid pumpkin ale.

Nov 14, 2021
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Pegasus from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A truly massive and persistent off-white head crowns a hazy orange body. The body is so cloudy that little carbonation can be seen, although fat bubbles cling to the glass wall. Thick and patchy lacing adorns the glass wall.

Aroma: An absolutely massive aroma of pumpkin pie spices and pie crust is on offer. These are strong and persistent, even several minutes after the pour. There is even, I think, a hint of alcohol.

Taste: Opens with a strong wave of pumpkin pie spices and pronounced bready malt, verging on pie crust. As the taste progresses, the spices intensify a bit, and there is cinnamon sugar, as well. A tangy yeast note runs throughout the taste, adding interest. There is a ghostly bit of cold coffee at the end of the taste, perfectly fitting. Mild cinnamon and yeast linger on.

Mouth feel: Smooth and soft, fairly full, with a little bite of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A pleasant and drinkable example that does not overwhelm and might even be the ideal Halloween session ale.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a La Fin du Monde chalice.

Nov 01, 2021
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz. Bottle served in a shaker pint. Pours a dull burnt orange with a murky clarity and a loose, 1/8th inch off-white head that quickly disperses towards the edges. Nose reveals notes of pumpkin and nutmeg. Taste follows nose with the addition of a hint of cinnamon. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a carbonation shy of assertive. Not my favorite style but pleasant and drinkable without being overwhelming.

Oct 31, 2021
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Roguer from Connecticut

3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a lighter amber color initially, but settles into a somewhat murky, darker amber in the glass (especially with the bottom of the bottle), bordering on light brown. Modest head production; poor retention.

Nice pumpkin and pumpkin spice on the nose; just a kiss of coffee at the end.

On the palate, it's a pretty balanced amber ale, along with a hit of dry pumpkin spice up front, and a return of the spice, along with pumpkin itself, on the finish. The coffee adds a certain kick and bitterness, but very little discrete flavor. It's an excellent Fall pumpkin sipper, delivering on the pumpkin and spice without coming across too strong.

Oct 16, 2021
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zbooks from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Must let it open to get the full complexity. Upped my review after it warmed. The hint of coffee separates it from average. Not strictly pumpkin but a nice variation.

Sep 28, 2021
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Claude-Irishman from New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque deep apricot color with a huge off white foamy/bubbly head. Smell is Pumpkin pie crust,pie spices,faint hops. Taste is light pumpkin(not overwhelming) truly more of a latte incorporated into a beer. Feels thin bodied almost adequately carbonated. Overall one of the most unique Pumpkin themed beers I have had. I would recommend ,especially if you don't like the pie in a can style- Harpoon is no joke.

Sep 24, 2021
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can with a November 2020 canning date stamped on the bottom. This was served in a lager glass where I found the brown body to be surprisingly cloudy and topped by a good head.
Aroma. Spicy and bready with a suggestion of pumpkin.
Flavor. Largely follows the aroma but with hints of hops and coffee. For my taste it has a bit too much spicing.
Overall. Like other beers (I've tried 4) in Harpoon's Dunkin' series, this beer lacks harmony and could be better balanced. This and the coffee porter are clearly the best of the series.

Jun 08, 2021
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LampertLand from Canada (BC)

3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Harpoon Brewery 'Dunkin Pumpkin' @ 5.2% , served from a 355 ml can
A-pour is a light amber from the can to a amber in the glass with a small off-white head leaving a spotty lace along the tulip
S-pumpkin spices
T-pumpkin spice ale , not overpowering
MF-ok/decent carbonation , medium body
Ov-had to try it
prost LampertLand

Apr 01, 2021
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ChrisCage from Canada (AB)

4.24/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beer #2 of 2020 Advent calendar!

A- Pours a hazy brownish golden color, and the head is about one finger in thickness, but does dissipate rather quickly into a thin layer over the top of the liquid. Hard to tell what the carbonation is like, but, the lacing I can see.....it swiftly slides back into the beer without any sort of struggle. Average looking overall.

S- Definite yeasty qualities here, with some baking spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, fresh pumpkin puree, perhaps some creamed banana, buttery brown sugars that have been cooked down, caramel maltiness and just a slight hopped finish.....a dessert beer for sure based on the smells.....just like a pumpkin pie piece.

T- The flavors are very much like the aromas, with buttery/savory pie crust and/or bready yeast, semi sweet pumpkin pie filling, cinnamon/nutmeg spice, creamy vanilla, muted banana, caramel malt and a finish that shows just a hint of hop bitterness to help keep the overall flavors clean. The added coffee to the mix is also noted, but remains in the background of the taste right from the start to the finish.....nice little extra!

M/O- The mouthfeel is medium bodied, and the carbonation is reasonably smooth, giving this a full flavored, savory dessert like feel. I like that it isn't over done in the sweetness, but it does lean into the lactose more so than not. Drinkability is high in my opinion and I have no issues if I have more than one of these in a sitting! Nice brew!

Dec 19, 2020
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Dodo2step from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- a hazy cloudy sienna orange color. less than a half finger head.

S- allspice and nutmeg dominate the nose with some hints of malt

F- allspice and nutmeg come through but pilsner malt is stronger here.

M- chewy and but not creamy. it is thicker for a pumpkin but sweet

O- not bad and good flavor. the malts and spices confuse me with nose and tongue.

Dec 08, 2020
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chitoryu12 from Florida

3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: Opaque, muddy brown. 1.5 fingers of off-white head with decent retention.

Smell: A strong scent of pumpkin spice and coffee when first poured, which then becomes a sort of metallic malt flavor.

Taste: Mild pumpkin spice, a flash of cinnamon, metallic malt, and then it's gone.

Mouthfeel: Full and smooth, with good carbonation.

Overall: A surprisingly mediocre beer for what it promises.

Nov 27, 2020
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mikeinportc from New York

3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orangey-brown, with moderate creamy pale tan head. Looks like cider with a head.

Smell is mostly a strong spice mix, with hints of pumpkin and malt.

Taste is essentially pumpkin pie , plus a hint of coffee and cream. Spices are still strong, but not as prominent as in the aroma. Light bitterness comes in towards finish. Slight sour tang as it warms.

Feel is light-medium, fairly smooth, with moderate fine carbonation tingle.

Overall, it tastes OK, but the strong spice smell detracts from that. Would like it better with more coffee, and less spice. If you like the the strongly spicy pumpkin beers , you'll probably like this. If not, others would be a better option.

Nov 12, 2020
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.39/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a pretty orange/beige color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some pumpkin. Taste is pumpkins, spices, cinnamon stands out, a touch of vanilla. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but nothing special.

Nov 05, 2020
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nicholas2121 from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dunkin’ Pumpkin brewed Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall with an ABV 5.20% This Pumpkin Beer pours out of a 12oz glass bottle into a pint beer glass. The color of this brew is a hazy light brown color with a nice white head. There is also some nice lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is Rich with pumpkin spices an coffee notes. So far Dunkin’ Pumpkin is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste is Bold with flavors. You pick up a nice amount of coffee notes mixed with pumpkin spices. Puts you in the fall mood. The body of Dunkin’ Pumpkin is a solid medium . There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. If you are a fan of pumpkin spice you should definitely look this brew up. The mouth feel is Bold, Rich, Coffee, Pumpkin, smooth Clean, Refreshing. Overall I am going to Dunkin’ Pumpkin a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again givin the opportunity to.
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall did a super nice job with this Pumpkin Beer.

Oct 24, 2020
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dkoehler42 from New York

2.53/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

The next entry from the Harpoon Dunkin case is their pumpkin beer. It has an appropriate color and is awfully cloudy. It doesn't have much of an aroma, and I had to almost stick my nose into the beer to smell any of the pumpkin. The taste is what I feel Dunkin imagines pumpkin tastes like. It's pleasant, but too light and it disappears quickly. The mouth feel is very thin and doesn't linger. It's not bad but it could be better.

Oct 19, 2020
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Greywulfken from New York

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's like a drinkable lower abv Cold Brew Pumking - combines the pumpkin seasonal spice and squash combo with a little cinnamon and lactose for good measure... Drinks pretty rich for a low abv beer - not too sweet - very smooth - trace of spiced vegetal gourd to ground it out - I liked what I'll call an amply-spiced earthy rustic approach...

Oct 18, 2020
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1009 from Massachusetts

2.99/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I came in with great expectations and was ultimately disappointed. While Shipyard, Jack-O and Pumking are the clear standards of the class, this just didn’t live up to those. It’s relatively flat, bland and had a strange smell upon opening. I was expecting a winner here and instead this became the Minnesota Vikings of pumpkin beers. Flashes of brilliance but will ultimately disappoint you.

Oct 17, 2020
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Hedgerret from Wisconsin

3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From Tap 16 oz.

Appearance: Murky light brown.

Smell: Reminded me of apple cider

Taste: Initial taste has apparent notes of clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg. After about halfway through the glass, the taste became dimnished and left a sweet aftertaste. Did not taste any hops (positive aspect from my view)

Feel: Surprisingly light. I was expecting it to feel heavier from the appearance.

Overall: Surprised myself and my wife, who was dreading the sample. I have had some pumpkin spiced stouts but this was my first lighter version.

Oct 17, 2020
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jjamadorphd from Florida

3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

I found this to be a little meh...

When I poured it out, I found it to look like an orange soda, I was relieved once the entire can drained into the glass and it had a very nice, dark orange look - very appealing. The smell was a muted blend of pumpkin and wheat that worked, which then led me to the mouthfeel. First impression was watery, very watery. As it warmed it thickened up some, but just some. The taste reminded me more of a summertime wheat than a Fall pumpkin brew, so a bit disappointed. Overall, a decent brew, if not the best of the style.

Oct 16, 2020
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.47/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 9/28/20. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy, cloudy and murky brownish golden; nice fluffy and creamy khaki head that falls slowly leaving great thick retention and sticky frothy lacing. The aromas have some pumpkin spices along with some subtle hints of coffee. Mild hints of apple. Malts are there. The flavors basically follow the nose for the most part. More pumpkin spices. Some cocoa and chocolate coming through. Hints of caramel and vanilla in the mix. The coffee is subtle and balanced but comes through. Malts do their thing. Finishes clean and dry. Alcohol goes completely unnoticed. Mouthfeel is light-bodied with sharp active carbonation. It's spritzy, crisp and smooth.

This is an alright pumpkin ale. It definitely has a "pumpkin spice latte" vibe going on. Everything is clean and balanced. Not bad.

Oct 15, 2020
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dano213 from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can purchased from the fridge for $2 as part of a mix-a-six pack. Canned on 9/28/2020, so this is 2 1/2 weeks old.

Look: Pours a hazy brownish orange color, looks a lot like unfiltered apple cider. A nice frothy one-finger khaki head, reduced to a small pillow top of small compact bubbles.

Smell: Strong aromas of fall spices like cinnamon and clove and more subtle roasty notes of coffee underneath. The nose smells a lot like apple cider. Prior to tasting the beer, I am unsure if I like this nose or not

Taste: Up front, there is some tanginess, sweetness, and warm spices (cinnamon, clove, nutmeg) that resemble mulled apple cider. Then the carbonation moves this through the palate and there is a slightly bitter, roasty, and spicy finish that is devoid of character and distinction. It doesn't really taste like pumpkin or coffee. I also cannot really detect the lactose in the taste. I allowed this to warm up out of the fridge for about an hour, but maybe it needs even more time to warm? Too much spices in my opinion, they overpower the other flavors in the beer. The coffee flavor is such a subtle afterthought.

Feel: Probably the best aspect of this beer - the body is relatively thin to medium yet it has a soft, smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Appropriately carbonated.

Overall: My first pumpkin beer of the season. Personally, not a big fan of this beer. A little disappointed with this one. A decent attempt and I applaud the creativity. To me though, t doesn't taste much like pumpkin or coffee. Based on the ingredients ("ale brewed with lactose, cinnamon, pumpkin puree, coffee, and other natural flavor") it seems that they were trying to put together a "pumpkin spiced latte" kind of beer, and I think that they missed the mark. Overall though, it was still somewhat enjoyable. I just don't think that it lived up to what was advertised on the label.

Oct 15, 2020
Dunkin’ Pumpkin from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 66 ratings