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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Whatís 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 itís the cranberries and touch of lemongrass that send your tastebuds sailing.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (2208) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Hazy amber to peach pour with a 2 finger, fluffy off white head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is earthy gourd, sweet malt, pie spice, light nuttiness and some floral and spice hops. Flavor is sweet earthy pumpkin up front, followed by dry grain, sweet malt, light lactose-like sweetness, pie spice and minerality to the finish. I didnít notice the light acidity, apparently from cranberry juice, but I didnít get any cranberry out of it, until the second drink when it seemed to come in at the same time as the spice flavors picked up making it seem a little less sweet. Lightish body neutral to off dry entry, dry, slightly chalky finish and light, but sharp carbonation. Not bad.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arn8897 (158) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2015 Pours a clear golden orange color with a quickly dissipating head. Aromas of pumpkin. Taste the same with, herbs and cinnamon. Light palate. Overall nit bad.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HuskerTan (982) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Draft/Fest. A- Pumpkin, spices, subtle fruits, wheat. A- Amber color, clear liquid, white head. T- Pumpkin, artificial, spices. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, off tasting finish. O- Definitely an artificial pumpkin taste and now that I know there is cranberries and lemongrass in here I can see why it had such an odd flavor I didnít like.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RebelSaint (6) - - AUG 16, 2015 does not count
A definite taste of pumpkin the moment it enters your mouth. The cinnamon and nutmeg are also quite apparent at the first sip. The cranberries and lemongrass are really not apparent to this palate. Very smooth-drinking with a full body. First taste reminds me of a Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. The pumpkin is less noticeable the more you drink it. A great Fall beer; not necessarily the best beer to have on a sultry New Orleans summer night, but it goes great with my cooking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2015
One of the best beers for october and the fall when it starts getting cold. Somewhat dark and great pumpkin flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1238) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2015
August 1st, 2013 - New Belgium works on several beer projects it seems. Most important to me and my seasonal customs is their participation on Elysianís pumpkin brew, but they have their own child to take care of too: The Pumpkick. Itís body is colored like a dark pumpkin rind, and it kicks up a bit of a laurel of foam. But in taste and aroma itís shockingly generic. It runs a nice balance between the vegetal and sweet versions of the brew, but the most noticeable departure from convention is a sharp and pleasant acidity. Aside from this extra kick or tang, itís just another pumpkin beer on the shelves - shocking, given its origins.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2015
[Bottle] Amber colored pour with a quickly receding head. Aromas of pumpkin pie spices, bready malts and only faint hints of pumpkin. Flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, sticky toffee, allspice and tart fruits. Medium bodied. I appreciate the fact there is a tartness to cut down the spice. Most beers of this style are just spice bombs. Tasting notes from 11/2014.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
WABeerFiend (327) - - JAN 18, 2015
Best by date of 01.18.15. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a mason jar style glass on 10.01.14. A: Brown sugar and nutmeg. A: 2 finger off-white head. See through blood orange body. T: Brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon dominate. Pumpkin is subtle. P: Crisp. Good carbonation, but watery. O: This was too watery and didnít have enough pumpkin flavor. I did not pick up any cranberry even though the label said that it had cranberry juice added.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ADfan (659) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
In the glass it has a light amber color with a medium head. Aroma of light pumpkin with a touch of spice and nutmeg. The taste has some malts up front with a blend of some spices. Not much pumpkin. Quick finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1467) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2014
12 oz bottle from a six pack purchased at meijer in westerville Ohio. Pumpkick is a clear, dark copper colored beer with a firm head of white bubbles. Nose is a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg with a good amount of earthy pumpkin in the background. Taste is a clean crisp pumpkin flavor that has the aspects of spice and the cranberry tartness come through on the back end. very well balanced. nothing really leads out too much. Body is somewhat lively but also very smooth. one of the better pumpkin beers on the market.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2014
12 oz bottle. Aroma: doughy, with strong fall spices. Taste/Palate: thin, crisp, astringent, and slightly sweet. Pretty boring pumpkin ale offering.


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