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Imperial Pumpkin - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dry Dock Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerWizard on 08-22-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

GRG1313, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

wow, i did not expect to like this one so much. its a beautiful pumpkin beer, with a ton of real cinnamon flavor to go with the pumpkins, its beautiful. rich dark copper color with nice clarity for the style and an inch of white head on top. the nose is cinnamon first, but not totally at the expense of the pumpkin, and not muddled and confused by other spices, its just cinnamon i smell. the grain base is largely caramel, mid range crystal, medium bodied and only sweet enough to fit the style. i taste cinnamon and pumpkin together, like a pumpkin muffin, a small amount of roasted malt, even a touch of rye spice maybe to this, or something else in the spice mix contributing a similar character. a hint of honey and vanilla in the finish, but its not real sweet. it then dries up pretty good with only the cinnamon left at the end. the alcohol is warming in the belly but cannot be felt or tasted at all. i should not have overlooked this beer, its one of the better dry dock beers ive ever had really, perfect for late fall and thanksgiving time.

StonedTrippin, Yesterday at 04:27 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

XmnwildX12, Nov 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

MarkyMOD, Sep 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dry Dock Pumpkin
A nice color beer, it pours a ruby/orange/chestnut color. Thin head settles to a slightly soaping collar

Pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, caramel and biscuit malt in the aroma. Some hints of snappy grass and cinnamon.
Flavor follows the nose, perhaps a bit more spice and booze, but not much. The nutmeg and cinnamon complement the pumpkin and malt bill. Sweet caramel is subtle yet strong. This is one of those tween pumpkin beers: between pumpkin/vegetal and pumpkin pie spiciness. Easy drinking, booze well hidden

Mebuzzard, Oct 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Rhettroactive, Oct 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

bsuedekum, Nov 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

st9647v3, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

crobinso, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

birchstick, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

WDJersey, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Morey
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Morey, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Beaver13, Sep 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

MinorThreat, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of GilGarp
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

GilGarp, Nov 01, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Crystal clear copper-orange body with an initially thick, creamy head that soon fades to a bubbly wisp of white. Big allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg spice scent riding above a nice pumpkin-scented base. The taste is spicy with a phenolic streak; somewhat boozy. Medium-heavy mouthfeel; slick; a bit of dryness with the spices and alcohol.

The initial anticipation, based on looks and aroma, were somewhat dashed, primarily due to harsh aftertastes due to the spices (and, perhaps, its ABV). This is still a decent beer for the style, but falls short of its promise.

beergoot, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

stampfler07, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a snifter.

This brew pours a cloudy orange almost like a witbier. Carbonation is aggressive and leads to a fizziness on the head that forms a finger and a half thick pale, off-white head. When the head dissipates, a film forms over the body and remains. 4

Heavy doses of pumpkin and spice on the aroma. Nutmeg is the more prominent of the medley of spices. There's a biscuity quality that essentially reminds me of some pie crust. Not bad, not bad at all. 4

It's funny, this reminds me of a spiced chai drink almost more than a pumpkin beer or anything pumpkin. As I continue drinking, the pumpkin emerges more and there's a creamy vanilla flavor that I like quite a bit. Continued drinking and I start getting a lot of pumpkin pie. 4

Again, this beer is like a chai... a chai with milk. It's spicy, but a tasteful, unoffensive spice with a bit of a bite and has a good creamy quality. The body feels lighter initially but it's in fact quite big-bodied. 4

This is a unique brew. It could just as easily be a chai beer, but whatever you want to call it, it's a spiced beer done right. 4

ONovoMexicano, Nov 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

blindpiggie, Nov 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

newbeeraday, Nov 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

RuckusDu, Aug 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

tswater, Nov 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

PeakedInHighSchool, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

appetiteforparis, Feb 27, 2014
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Imperial Pumpkin from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.