UFO Pumpkin
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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From:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #193
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
82
Ranked #27,044
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 15.28%
Reviews:
217
Ratings:
920
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 16, 2022
Added:
Jul 23, 2011
Wants:
  67
Gots:
  302
SCORE
82
Good
UFO PumpkinUFO Pumpkin
Notes: 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
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Reviewed by xxxcjbcxxx from Indiana

3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
It's missing vanilla. Not tons of smell, head is soda-like/mediocre, taste is missing vanilla, and could be A LITTLE thicker, richer, and sweeter. The other pumpkin ale I recently reviewed was better. This nowhere near bad, but not great.
Aug 16, 2022
 
Rated: 3 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Aug 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.66 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania

Nov 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by rdub from Pennsylvania

Oct 25, 2021
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Reviewed by ThrewRedButter from Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Look – Rusty orange in color with a cloudy body and two fingers of white head

Aroma – Good amount of pumpkin on the nose. A lot of fruity are here too.

Taste – The spices shine more here than actual pumpkin with nutmeg for days. While subtle, the pumpkin is still recognizable. The base hefeweizen is lending more of those banana and bubblegum flavors. They take over the pumpkin flavors, but the combo is unique.

Mouthfeel – Light with a clean finish. Some pretty good lingering cinnamon.

Overall – A creative mashup of styles that each lend a range of flavors. The pumpkin and spices might keep this from being a sessionable hefeweizen, but I found myself really enjoying this combination.
Oct 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.43 by Sellen from Connecticut

Oct 15, 2021
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle poured into a willi becher. Pours a hazy golden orange with a medium creamy head. Aroma and flavor are sweet pumpkin with an extra shot of sweet cream. Too sweet, in other words. Not terrible but not something I'd purchase again.
Oct 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.78 by Spluger from Massachusetts

Nov 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.03 by wip998001 from Massachusetts

Nov 03, 2020
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Reviewed by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce can.
Pours a hazy golden pale amber with finger of just off white head.
Nose malty, slightly yeasty with pumpkin pie spice - clove, ginger. Slightly vegetal with floral note.
Sweet malt - pumpkin pie spice though a bit muted, a touch of nuttiness and caramel, a bit of floral earthiness.
Light mouthfeel - smooth, mild sweetness - easy drinking if not horribly remarkable.
Nov 02, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Sep 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4.06 by Jut025 from Pennsylvania

Sep 21, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Sep 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.05 by Thanatosbat777 from Georgia

Sep 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.9 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Dec 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.78 by harsley from Massachusetts

Oct 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.66 by Saylor from Pennsylvania

Oct 24, 2019
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
(12 oz can, pkg 08/26/19; purchased single off shelf... poured into Belhaven pub pint)

L: hazy, orange-amber liquid, perhaps a bit of sediment sneaking in, culprit in nucleation and 3-finger tall head, loosely-built, which crumbles rather quick, leaving a chunky collar, random boogers of lace

S: pumpkin pie spices - cinnamon, subtle nutmeg, ginger(?), with the weizen phenols accenting the spice a little... after the head falls, a hint of canned pumpkin puree... overall moderate intensity; floral, mellow spicy, light note of caramelization

T: malt sugars open up on the palate; again, rather floral and clove-y as well, with little play from cinnamon et al; aftertaste has a mellow essence of caramelized banana, delicate nutty malt to the back and sides... little more than halfway through, and it really just a nutty-yeasty hefeweizen with some pumpkin spice carefully woven in

F: smooth, slightly rounded body, with a nicely undercut bottom, little residual viscosity, marginal sediment drag... mild spice and alcohol at the back of the palate provides a mild cooling sensation

O: I'd thought Punkless Dunkel was theft of my idea for a pumpkin wheat beer, but this UFO swill has nearly the same flavor as my homebrew batches, with a notch or two more caramelized character, but the spices/esters/phenols are a close match... interesting to see the potential in my recipe, but I probably ought to tweak it hard (1585)
Oct 19, 2019
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Rated by q33jeff from New Jersey

2.88/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
**
Various

Update of Pumpkin Beer from 2013-2019 Blind Tastings.

**
Oct 12, 2019
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
I like the color: multifaceted amber with an orange tint and translucent clarity. Not much for head, with a spicy nose, with nutmeg, allspice, and the like.

Flavor is balanced and compartmental, with space for spices, hops, and caramel malt. Slightly watery in the aftertaste. Not without its charms, but a little paint by numbers for the style.
Oct 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.82 by Branlott42 from Missouri

Sep 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.38 by Rakkasan from Massachusetts

Sep 27, 2019
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Reviewed by EnderFett11 from Virginia

3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz can. Very large amount of head that took a while to fade. Slightly hazy orange color, with a pumpkin-pie spice smell. Tastes mostly of pumpkin, only a hint of spice at the end. Not too much change as it warmed. A decent pumpkin ale, but nothing particularly special.
Sep 23, 2019
 
Rated: 2.91 by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

Sep 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.38 by Silva11ha from New York

Sep 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by saymike32 from New Jersey

Sep 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4.13 by Sdotbrown from Pennsylvania

Feb 13, 2019
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

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.
Jan 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.12 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Dec 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.24 by DJA-Boston from Massachusetts

Nov 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.19 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Nov 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.67 by George1005 from Connecticut

Nov 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by eddiefl from New York

Nov 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.49 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Oct 29, 2018
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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.
Oct 27, 2018
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Reviewed by PMakowski from New Hampshire

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-
Oct 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by NickFry9 from New York

Oct 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.78 by chiefz1 from New York

Oct 08, 2018
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Reviewed by depechemode1983 from Texas

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.
Oct 04, 2018
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Reviewed by yuenglingfan101 from Ohio

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
Sep 21, 2018
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