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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 14/20
kaser (2606) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Draft at Vines. Amber orange color with sticky white head. Taste like a spicy pumpkin pie. Good for the style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Aroma: Spice, fruit juice, really quite nice
Appearance: Nice clear, clean brown/orange with long lasting foamy white head
Taste: Apple pie like spice, bread, fruit juice
Palate: Light to medium body, no bitterness, very slight tartness
Overall: Was a tad skeptical, but this is a unique twist and is very enjoyable. Not too sweet, and just tart enough to appeal to that part of my palate. Subtle execution.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma is light pie spices. Flavor is light caramel, spice, earthy notes, and a little cranberry.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
SneakyBawls (2) - Denver, USA - AUG 8, 2013 does not count
The cranberry gives this flavor a nice change of pace to usually boring pumpkin ales. I don’t mind pumpkin ales but they rarely have much going on pumpkin flavor wise. But this was a surprisingly good combination that frankly I’m kind of amazed no one thought of before. Cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie are a no brainer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1254) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2013
12oz bottle shared. Poured dark orange color with red tint. White head that doesn’t stay around to long. Decent spice aroma of allspice and cinnamon. The flavor is mild pumpkin and spice mainly the cinnamon and allspice. The warmer it got the more the cranberry comes out in the flavor. The Pumpkin is so mild though was hoping for more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogiergrove (120) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Pours red-amber, little head and moderately fizzy. Some cinnamon aroma. The little bit of cranberry tartness makes this an unusually refreshing pumpkin beer, which is appropriate given that it came out in August when summer beers are still in demand. I don’t love it, but I like it enough to drink 4 or 5 of them on a cool late summer evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrana (427) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Nice and full of pumpkin pie spice with a hint of tartness on the side of the tongue. Not overly pumpkiny which allows the notion that you're drinking a beer to not be loss. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
VatMasterson (52) - Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2013
This Pumpkick was poured with great anticipation. A nice aroma as expected and good amber color, good head also. Where this one goes astray from pumpkin ales is with the addition of "unexpected kick of cranberry juice. . . . and touch of lemongrass" denoted in the descriptin on the label. I would recommend it for bizarre foods like hot and sour soup or anything else where you are not sure what exactly is going on with your tongue. Huge gamble at 9 bucks a sixer. I lost tonight with this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9652) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of clove, allspice, cinnamon, carmel and light pumpkin. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of carmel, clove, allspice, lemongrass and a hint of cranberry with a smooth lingering spiced finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2359) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2013 Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to "on the rocks" samplers, showing a bright, brassy gold color, with a decent layer of white, fine bubbled head foam, and wavy lacing. The nose was light pie spices, a little earthiness, and a hint of cranberry tang. Light bodied, softly carbonated, low to no hop bitterness, and a little thin & watery, but a pleasant, sessionable, seasonal-type brew nonetheless. Next time, on tap, and served to plastic at the Lion’s Club concession for the annual Sister Bay WI. Fall Fest. Soft yeast in the nose, livelier carbonation this time, and more noticeable hop bitterness and body. Same tartness & spicing, but served a bit too cold.

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