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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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 youíve 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!


2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
badwhale (339) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle to glass shaker. Pours an orange / yellow with a decent off white head. Pumpkin spice evident. Light body / kinda watery. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1081) - Albany, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2012
On their website, Harpoon describes UFO Pumpkin as being inspired by pumpkin pie and I suppose I would agree with that for the most part. Iíve had other pumpkin brews that are much more pie-like, but this beer is in the ballpark at least.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a mug.

Appearance: Rusty orange color thatís so hazy itís opaque (due to the fact itís an unfiltered beer). Forms an average size, beige, soapy head, but it quickly evaporates and leaves almost no lacing on the glass.

Smell: A light potpourri aroma thatís quite sweet. Cinnamon and nutmeg are prominent.

Taste: Cinnamon seems to be the most predominant flavor in this palate. Such much so that it actually reminds me more of homemade applesauce with a dusting of cinnamon rather than a true pumpkin pie taste. Not that thatís bad or anything, just that Harpoon UFO Pumpkin is all about the cinnamon. In fact, thatís why itís a just plain good beer rather than anything better because thereís not much complexity going on here.

The beginning is mild, slightly watery, with a subtle bitterness through the middle. The ending, not surprisingly, features a strong cinnamon spicy sweetness with a residual nutmeg flavor in the aftertaste. Itís sweet, but not cloying or rich. Itís probably best described as the sweetest "pumpkin potpourri" pumpkin beer ever. Iíve had better, Iíve had wors, but for it is - this is decent.

Drinkability: I have a feeling Harpoon UFO Pumpkin is meant to be a drinker-friendly brew and if thatís what theyíre going for they definitely succeeded. The palate is flavorful but not overwhelming and the mouthfeel is comfortable enough that itís no challenge to get down. Slightly thin but not tepid with a smooth finish and relatively clean aftertaste make it a quaffable brew. It seems to be pretty efficient at 5.9% ABV. Drinkers of all experience levels should have no trouble with multiple servings.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
fauxpunker (76) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - NOV 4, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2012 Bottle. Pours orange and cloudy. Cinnamon is heavy in the aroma. Taste is initially a quick hit of nutmeg and allspice. Quickly fades away to nothing and falls flat. No real follow through. Easy to drink, but I donít know I could do multiple in a row with the spice combo.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle from Shawan liquors. Pours orange with a thin white head. Slightly sweet pie notes on the nose. taste is a little thin. thankfully it doesnít have the artificial vibe so many pumpkin beers have. Still itís not that memorable of a beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crispy34 (326) - Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Draft. Aroma is good pumpkin spice. The appearance is a cloudy, golden orange. The taste starts out spicey and finishes with a little toasted malt. I will say it leaves a bad taste of too much spice in my mouth. Overall, a good pumpkin beer. Would buy in the store. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ontbeertaster (2269) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle, pours a amber, light spice to this one with a light flavour. Good drinkability. Nice offering

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nike (889) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2012
12oz bottle, orange, hazy pour, herbs, pumpkin, spice clove aroma. First sip was a little too heavy on the pumkin flavor, but as the drank went, it wasnít so bad. Decent balance on this brew. medium body, lively, medium sweetness, earthy flavors (maybe the malt backbone). Good finish. Good brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcdav2154 (436) - GERMANY - OCT 17, 2012
Pours a cloudy golden color. A slight pumpkin bread smell. Taste is of pumpkin with a hop bitter end. Creamy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shonobiwan (211) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Long Island, NY - 12oz. bottle poured a hazy burnt orange color with a small amount of white head. Aroma us of cinnamon and spice but a bit chemically. Taste is like the aroma, a quick flash of flavor followed by a bitter after taste. Tastes like the UFO white with pumpkin flavoring. Not one of the best pumpkin beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Poured from bottle into snifter. Pours a slightly hazy orange with an initial foamy white head that fades. Aroma is rich with traditional pumpkin spices. Initial taste is pure spices with a lingering hint at the end. Donít really taste any pumpkin. Mouthfeel is very thin.


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