RATINGS: 497   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.4
Ferris (15013) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2016
Draft - Spiced pumpkin pie notes. Cloudy amber with a small beige head. Pumpkin and light spice. Not too sweet or spicy but not getting any of the cranberries or lemongrass. Not bad for a pumpkin beer.

3.2
PhillyBeer2112 (2819) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Normally I hate pumpkin beers (and August is still way too soon to release a fall seasonal). Anyway, I feel like NB had a good idea to add the cranberry juice, which to borrow from their commercial description, "brightens" it up. The little kick of acidity prevents this from being overly pumpkiny and the spicing is mercifully mild. Honestly they could probably drop the spices to make this just a little better. Light bodied, semi-sweet. Elements of all the ingredients are found in the aroma and flavor, with the pumpkin and cranberry more or less sharing equal footing.

2.8
mcberko (17178) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2016
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a hazy orange amber with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of nutmeg and cinnamon upfront, with maybe a little pumpkin purée. Flavour is uninspired, with a lot of nutmeg and cinnamon. Not much actual pumpkin. A spice bomb. Decent.

3.6
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2016
Appearance: Hazy ruddy amber body with a dense and frothy tan head. Thick coating.
Aroma: Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg come out with a creamy sort of chai aroma. Definitely smells like pumpkin things.
Taste: Pumpkin spices are upfront and there’s a bit of tartness from the pumpkin, but I definitely get a bit of cranberry and lemon as the description implies. Pumpkin spices and flavor are the big flavors, but this is interesting.
Palate: Light to medium bodied with a slightly oily texture. Moderate carbonation.
Overall: Interesting beer, I’d consider buying it again.

4.5
stephenswjr (6) - - AUG 21, 2016 does not count
Smells great as you pour from the bottle. Nice amber color. Complex flavor with spices and pumpkin nicely complicated by tart cranberries. Tastes great!

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3.3
PanMarek (423) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Complex nose with some sourness, spice, and citrusy hops. The color is cloudy dark yellow / orange with thick dun head. The flavors are also complex. The pumpkin is present, well-balanced with the spices, but muted. The hops and the cranberry tartness work together well to balance the pumpkin / malt sweet element. Medium body, soft fizz. The finish is slightly saline. A pleasantly balanced pumpkin beer. Sampled at Pittsburgh Real Ale Festival 2015, labeled as Dry Hopped Pumpkick.

3.2
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
pours a clear golden amber. Aromas of all spice, nutmeg, a touch of pumpkin. Nice spicy taste with pumpkin notes.

3.5
drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2016
11/16/15. 12oz bottle from Five Points. Amber orange pour with a small khaki head. Spiced pumpkin beer aroma, not as over the top as some, with a vanilla kick saving it a little. Vanilla pops nicely in the flavor as well, pie spices, not getting much of the cranberry and lemongrass. Not bad. Better than I was expecting.

3.3
mjmoen (520) - - JAN 3, 2016
Pours a cloudy rusty orange color with white head. The body is light and not a big fan of the tartness

3.5
Cousin_Larry (893) - - DEC 31, 2015
Pours golden with a bright white head that leaves very nice lacing. Smells like nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavor is pretty good - I like the pumpkin pie flavors. The cranberry can go, though. I think it detracts from the overall taste. Still a decent Thanksgiving beer (that I’m drinking on New Year’s Eve - go figure that one out for yourself).


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