Atomic Pumpkin | New Belgium Brewing Company
Style: Pumpkin Ale
This Pumpkin style ale is not your typical "pumpkin spice latte" in a beer or a sweet fall beer, it's not a traditional Oktoberfest or lager. The Atomic Pumpkin drops a bomb of intense heat and spice balanced with pumpkin seed sweetness. Voodoo Ranger is one of my favorite branding and style beers from New Belgium; I dig the series and this special release. The color surprised me with a darker hue of straw yellow, but holds some heavy carbonation coming from the bottom. The foam head is thin, but slightly sticky as it starts to mellow it. That aroma is heavy cinnamon and spciy with this subtle hint of habanero peppers that sems to burn the nostrils a tad bit. You get notes of the pumpkin at the head, but that first taste is cinnamon foward. You get that spicy falvor complemented with the heat of habaneros while giving you this nice, sweet, and crisp pumpkin finish. You'll get some heat and cinnamon aftertaste, but the pumpkin cuts through to remind you this a pumpkin ale with an awesome kick. Thank New Blegium, this is one of the best pumpkin beers I've had to date!