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RATINGS: 485   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
What’s that bite of tartness doing in a pumpkin beer? Adding the unexpected kick of cranberry juice to brighten this traditionally spiced seasonal ale. PUMPKICK is brewed with plenty of pumpkin juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, but it’s the cranberries and touch of lemongrass that send your tastebuds sailing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smskorn (2) - USA - SEP 27, 2013 does not count
Those that rate this beer under a 1 don’t realize its greatest redeeming quality...this is a pumpkin ale that is sessionable as a mother. The cranberry, canned cranberry gel as it might be, makes this beer SUPER easy to drink, and the less than overwhelming alcoholic content make it the perfect fall beer to drink the hell out of with friends. I know, I know...we all want a true beer rating. Look for that elsewhere. I drink beers for a lot of reasons...1) the delicious taste, 2) to get hammered, 3) because beer brings people together. Just sayin’, this beer ain’t a f***in 0.8, sh**head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle. A for effort, but overall this one fails. Nice spiced aroma and taste. I can identify the pumpkin, and in the background I think I can taste cranberry. The one thing I do like about this is the cinnamon and nutmeg. It is the perfect amount for the beer. Unfortunately, there is nothing else that holds this beer together. Watery mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (2294) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - SEP 27, 2013
12 oz bottle from a six pack bought at Super 1 in Rathdrum, ID. Aroma is initially doughy before the pumpkin pie spices kick in; the cranberries follow along behind that. Pours hazy orange with a collapsing white head. Taste is as described: standard pumpkin beer fare along with tart cranberry juice. Body is medium to thin, carbonation average. Nice deviation from the average, but not really blowing me away, either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamas (1569) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle. Date on the side: 12/22/13. A clear copper pour with a smallish beige head. The aroma features funky wet cardboard, canned pumpkin, artificial cranberry juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and some orange juice in the background. Goes down thin to medium-bodied. Spritzy. Caramel and brown sugar start things off taste-wise. Sweet pumpkin and tart cranberry juice quickly follow. Citrus fruits and zesty rinds finish things off. A tad yeasty with plenty of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice throughout.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
I just had a good pumpkin beer and this was just the opposite. Awful. Orange jello appearance. Basically a bastardized Fat Tire. Smells of sewage and corn. the best way to describe it is think of a Corona pumpkin beer. Gross.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Light amber pour with a big whitish head. Flavors of pumpkin pie spice, tartness from the cranberry, yeasty and tropical fruitiness on the finish. Interesting but not my favorite pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mfischer2 (27) - Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2013
A very clean smooth beer. Not too heavy on the pumpkin or spices and a very slight hint of tartness at the end from the cranberry. This is one I could sit and drink a 6 pack of no problem. A perfect beer for the fall in Colorado.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1897) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Tasted from a 12oz brown bottle into tulip glass. It poured a hazy deep orange amber colour with weak white foam, some lace. An odd blend of caramelly malts, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, citrus, and subtle cranberry tartness. I love lemongrass in beer, but I couldn’t really detect it here. I don’t know if this is fermented with a Belgian yeast, but the spices meld nicely and give a similar impression, particularly the nutmeg. Light body, spritzy carbonation, a subtle alcoholic warmth crept up on me. Interesting and well-crafted. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (6744) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Sampled at esbls. Orangish and just a little hazy. A pumpkin aroma and flavor. Little spice. More would help. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Long-lasting thin head. Golden yellow. Decent nose. Interesting take on a pumpkin ale with its slight cranberry tang. Easily drinkable.

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