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UFO Pumpkin | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Massachusetts, United States
harpoonbrewery.com

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imagine a pumpkin vine wound its way in a field of barley, and a brewer harvested it all to make a beer. Add Northwestern hops and a blend of spices, and you've got UFO Pumpkin. The malt combination provides a smooth body and slightly sweet flavor, which balances perfectly with the earthy notes derived from the pure pumpkin. And like all of our UFO beers, UFO Pumpkin is unfiltered so all the wonderful flavors are right there in your glass. Cheers!

20 IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,904
Reviews:
210
Ratings:
1,112
pDev:
15.28%
 
 
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64
Gots:
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Ratings: 1,112 |  Reviews: 210
Photo of Sdotbrown
4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothmanscott
3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From notes 12/16/11: Pours a hazy copper amber producing 1 inch of off-white, short-lived head that leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is vegetal pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, caramel and a hint of Graham Cracker (something here like stale Dr. Pepper). Taste is dough, vegetal pumpkin, heavy to cinnamon/ginger and caramel. Starts bitter with a faint sweet undertone. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high end moderate carbonation, heavy peppery spice in the finish, not smooth with a carbonation/spice bite.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.12/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DJA-Boston
4.24/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
3.19/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of George1005
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eddiefl
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1971bernat
4.49/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of izraelc
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours gold with a darker sediment. A nice light wheat ale. Slight pumpkin spice with a cinnamon finish. Not overwhelming but flavorful. A nice addition to the UFO series.

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Photo of PMakowski
4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 Oz Can poured into glass
Look - cloudy orange yellow appearance. Decent foam head and some lacing.
Smell - basically the aroma when pumpkin pie is cooking in the oven. Got that strong nutmeg and cloves kick.
Taste - Follows the nose, about what i expected. Fairly spiced pumpkin flavor but its got that cloudy wheat flavor as well. It's medium carbonation and medium body. Bready finish. Fresh flavor with a touch of hops which separates it from some of the other pumpkin ales I have had.

Overall, i like it, it's not maybe the best ever, this isn't my favorite style, but its good and it tastes like pumpkin beer with the pumpkin pie flavors. I will give it an A-

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Photo of NickFry9
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chiefz1
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of depechemode1983
4.17/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a cloudy pale amber color. The head is off-white with lots of big bubbles. Retention is decent and leaves a bit of lacing.

Sweet pumpkin with vanillar, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, brown sugar, and bread. Its extremely aromatic. This one smells very natural. Not some much like pumpkin pie but all the flavors meld well together.

Tons of pumpkin in the taste. It follows suite with the nose although not as sweet. Everything is there. Not watered down just less intense. Everything is still well represented.

Medium bodied. Its smooth, silky and with mild carbonation. Super drinkable.

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Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.53/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Orange hazy color. Very good pumpkin taste. Very fresh. Not much head.The taste is very smooth and irresitable and finishes smooth. Makes me thirsty for moere

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Photo of Nutmegger26
4.96/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best pumpkin beer on the market. So glad they brought it back. Light, crisp, and tastes like actual pumpkin. So good it’s almost too good. Alcohol content isn’t ridiculously high like other pumpkin beers, which means you can enjoy several, and still function the next day!

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Photo of carrcolind
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of npendres
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From the neck in yellow print: "ENJOY BY 212 01/15/19 12;27"

Appearance: The body of the beer is an orange color with a cloudy appearance. The back of the beer states, "It pours cloudy because it's unfiltered." The head is short and white, having only a thin layer over the surface. No head retention and very minimal lacing.

Aroma: There is a faint pumpkin pie spice aroma to the beer. Nutmeg pops out the most from the combination of aromas.

Taste: It has a nice pumpkin pie spice flavor which tastes mostly of cinnamon. The rest of the flavors tend to blend together.

Mouthfeel: The beer has a very nice mouthfeel which is smooth and lightly textured with a light presence on the palate.

Overall: It has pretty good flavors and it has a nice texture but at times I found myself smacking my tongue and lips to draw out more flavor. Drinking a seasonal beer should be rewarding and something special. This beer isn't bad but it feels a bit like when you get a Tootsie Roll in your candy bag on Halloween. You will probably still consume it but it doesn't taste as good as that candy bar. This is the same thing; It's just good enough to get by.

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Photo of EMV
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear golden orange pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Nice lacing.

S: Pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices.

T/F: Toastead malts and pumpkin. Mild on the spice which isn't a bad thing. Nutmeg and clove, but not overpowering. Vegetable/gourd flavor and light brown sugar. Hopping for bitterness/balance. Somewhat fizzy... light bodied.

O: A drinkable pumpkin beer. Middle of the road but not offensive... borders on pumpkin soda, and the best aspect is the lack of over the top spice.

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Photo of Willvoll
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A sweeter pumpkin ale. Being unfiltered it has a hazier look then other pumpkin ales. If sweetness is not your thing opt for less sweet pumpkin ales like dogfish

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Photo of Kevin2Smith
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Overall, one of the sweeter pumpkin beers that I have had. I would put this lower on the list because of the strange wheat, malt taste combination.

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Photo of IBUBrew
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KMillard
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good feel, carbonation. This is a semi sweet pumpkin pie pumpkin ale that is consistently good.

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Photo of wonothesane42
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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UFO Pumpkin from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 1,112 ratings