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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2013
Draft @ Stoney’s Bar and Grill, Denver, CO. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy pumpkin aroma. Fruity malty spicy weak grainy pumpkin flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy pumpkin finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13106) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle, 12oz. It’s a hazy, golden-orange beer with a dense, finger-thick off-white to light beige head leaving curtains. It’s slightly berry-sour on the nose, with a spiced touch and something citrusy. Some caramel maltyness too. It’s very soft on the palate, a bit too carbonated actually, and if it weren’t for the light tartness, it would’ve been way too much. It’s medium to thin bodied. Spices, some bitterness, a touch of caramel and citrus peel in the flavor, finishing lightly sourish and with a nice combo of caramel, spices and citrus. Quite interesting this one, adding the cranberry juice and using less spices than everyone else seems like a good idea to me. 130829

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10688) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours translucent copper with a creamy beige head. Spice aroma. Med body, or nearly. Flavor is mostly pie spice with some apparent cranberry tartness. Not a lot tho. My tastebuds haven’t left the dock. Decent, at least average, spiced ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
On tap @ New Belgium. Orange pour with a white head. Spice aromas of clove, nutmeg, and all spice. Light cinnamon, sweet malt, and some light tartness. Flavor is sweet bread and toast. Pumpkin spice flavors, and a hint of lemon peel on the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10399) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear orange color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid pumpkin, fruit and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft seasonal beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Draft. Hazy amber color, medium white head. Aroma is heavy spice. Taste is tart spice. Odd.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9440) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 Bottle @ home picked up at RJ’s Fort Collins. From what I’ve gathered this is a lighter version of their Kick release last year. It is also their new fall seasonal. Pours a clear copper appearance with a nice cream colored head. Lightly tangy fruity, mild apple, fairly spicy cinnamon/nutmeg/vanilla, a bit toasted malty aroma. Mild caramel/pumpkin, toasted malty, vanilla, cran-apple, cinnamon, moderately dry flavor. Just a bit of tartness on the back end. The spices and tartness are held remarkably in check which is one of the main reasons that I somewhat enjoy this. The cranberry addition is a bit strange but it doesn’t really bother me. Not as tart as Kick and easily more sessionable. Pretty easy to drink and probably chuggable.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (8851) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (8159) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Tap at Haven Pasadena. Pours a clear golden. Medium white foam. Okay lacing. Nose is bizarre, semi medicinal, something like melted Halloween candy. Taste is watery, sweet Halloween candy. Palate is lemon tea, drained.


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