Imperial Pumpkin - Dry Dock Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
4.36/5 rDev +14.7%
Bomber served chilled into a goblet on Halloween.
Dry Dock's Imperial Pumpkin is a suitably orange amber with a slight haze. It has thin short-lived head and minimal lacing.
Aroma is sweet and spicy like pumpkin pie.
Flavor then comes as a total shock and elicits a four letter word. This is an amazing pumpkin beer. If you like this style leaning towards the spice, this is the one. That said there is a lot to love if you just like the pumpkin. It's a crazy intense pumpkin beer with over-the-top flavor.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and perfectly carbonated. Great balance of pumpkin and spice with tons of both.
Overall an amazing pumpkin beer. Easily one of the best.
11-01-2013 02:22:51 | More by GilGarp
4.03/5 rDev +6.1%
Holy hot damn. There's a lot going on with this pumpkin beer.
It starts with a dark, clear amber pour with a handful of bubbles, topped by a decent finger of head and circled with some sticky lacing.
The smell is on par with everything from Dry Dock: incredibly strong and full of character. Off the top of my head, I could smell nutmeg, cinnamon, some cloves and something spicy. You don't even have to search for it, but it's a little sweet.
The first thing that hits with a swig is the alcohol, which comes in the front and dries it out in the back. In the middle is a silky, warm mouthfeel accompanied by a bouquet of pumpkin pie spices, funk and cleansing clove and mace.
It's incredibly flavorful, but not overpowering -- more like a punch than a Trappist ale, but that's what I'd want from a beer that's strong and pumpkin-themed. I wish I'd gotten a little more malt, nonetheless, but this beer certainly has enough there to make it a Halloween treat.
09-26-2013 22:52:30 | More by Dmart1223
4/5 rDev +5.3%
22 oz bottle. Pours copper amber with a smallish white head that quickly goes to a thin film that laces the glass.
The aroma is lots of pumpkin pie spices - lots of cinnamon, ginger, allspice and clove.
The flavor is sweet malts and pumpkin with a lot of spice in the finish - lots of cinnamon with some ginger and allspice and some floral notes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall, a solid pumpkin beer. It a little heavy on the spice, especially cinnamon, but I dig it.
09-19-2013 04:56:59 | More by Beaver13
3.75/5 rDev -1.3%
Picked up a bomber of this from Applejack for about $10. Label depicts a black-bearded skeletal pirate admiring a sinister-looking jack-o-lantern while some apparent silhouetted skullduggery goes on in the background. Nice graphic.
Pours clear reddish amber, really nice color, short fleeting head that dissipates into nothingness. Really nice color. Nose is very cinnamon, a little alcohol, almost get like a cola aroma. Label boasts two types of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and cloves; mainly just getting the cinnamon, though.
Flavor is just overpowered by spice - don't get much pumpkin here at all - and that cola element. I like the flavor, but I think it could be more balanced. Have to say it goes flat relatively quickly, but it didn't start out with a whole lot of carbonation to begin with. Otherwise, slick mouthfeel, very sweet, and definitely get some alcohol there.
Overall this was good and fun to try, but I don't think I would get it again. Not for ten bucks, anyway.
08-22-2013 03:36:43 | More by BeerWizard
Imperial Pumpkin from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.