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Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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89
very good

452 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 452
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 58
Gots: 62 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  10.31% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged in oak barrels.

39 IBU

(Beer added by: rudzud on 09-05-2011)
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Reviews by cbarrett4:
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cbarrett4

Oregon

4.38/5  rDev +10.3%

Finally a worthy pumpkin ale (though a pricey one!) Poured from bottle into fluted pint at Beer Mongers Portland. This represents a general consensus by the three folks enjoying it:

Pours with a nice appearance for a barrel aged beer. Light head that rapidly vanishes, low carbonation, nice black/brown-clear hue.

Smells mostly of baking spices and sweet fruit and candy with a hint of pumpkin. Has a nice fall, baked pie thing going on, though more of a rhubarb pie aroma.

Amazing flavors of pumpkin pie with a nice backing of liquor like sweetness. Really comes off as a nice after dinner beverage on the palate.

Full bodied though not overpowering, nicely balanced alcohol and tannins. Really lovely texture.

Overall one of the best pumpkin ales I have tasted recently. Compared with other Imperial, barrel aged brews I don't think it would quite stack up, but compared fairly to other pumpkin ales it's a winner!

10-22-2011 20:17:51 | More by cbarrett4
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oberon

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +2%

I gotta believe this is better than the Uinta standard pumpkin ale.Poured a deep rich bronze/amber with a thinner white head atop,good clarity to the body.Deep pumpkin pie spice,vanilla,and toasty oak ion the nose,a little sweet alcohol comes into play as well.a little thinner in the mouth for such a "big" beer,clove spice and mace on the palate with a little roasted pumpkin and toasty oak,as the beer warms the sweet alcohol shows thru more.A very nice imperial pumpkin ale,the oak doesnt add much but a little toastiness that enhances the beer more,I like it.

10-15-2011 02:01:03 | More by oberon
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MadScientist

New York

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%

A: A fairly dark copper with a deep red hue. The cream, tan head is long lasting and leaves some light lacing.

S: A medium aroma of cherries and ginger with a bit of cloves. Moderate oak with some malt sweetness. It sort of smells like a Flanders Brown with some real spice.

T: The spice and fruity esters dominates at first with a moderate cinnamon and vanilla oak character. There is a moderate hops bitterness and no flavor. A medium caramel candy-like sweetness in the mild that dries out to a little less than off dry finish. The pumpkin comes through as it warms, so maybe to drink it really cold like I did.

M: A medium-full bodied beer with a strong level of carbonation and a good amount of alcohol heat.

O: A beer pumpkin with the spice and oak notes giving a sort of Belgian Ale impression. There is a noticeable amount of alcohol but it's kept in check with by a fair amount of malt sweetness and body.

10-08-2013 00:10:59 | More by MadScientist
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sprestridge

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-01-2014 22:25:42 | More by sprestridge
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.01/5  rDev +1%

In a snifter the beer was a medium brown/red color with a tan head that lingered. There was a good amount of lace. Visually, a pretty beer.

Nice pumpkin aroma. Subtle pumpkin pie spice. There was a little vanilla and oak.

Same with the taste. Primarily pumpkin, subtle spice. Vanilla, oak present.

Medium-bodied. An understated beer, not a lot of harsh spice that can be found in some pumpkin beers.

Would drink this again.

12-07-2013 15:18:51 | More by lordofthewiens
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.33/5  rDev -16.1%

750ml bottle. Pours a light ruby brown with a big creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is more subdued than expected - some pumpkin spices with some vegetal metallic notes.

The flavor is sweet chocolate malts with lots of spices and decent bitterness in the finish. The alcohol is well hidden. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an OK pumpkin. It's subdued - even though it's 10+%. The spices seem a bit muddled and it's overly sweet to my tastes.

10-24-2011 04:44:29 | More by Beaver13
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Twifiter

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-20-2012 02:17:26 | More by Twifiter
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

09-30-2013 00:29:04 | More by JakerLou
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +0.5%

750ml corked and caged brown bottle with a freshness date.

Clear mahogany, great lacing all over the glass. Spice, booze, caramel, oak, pumpkin meat, & esters in the aroma. Huge maltiness, big creaminess, and very smooth. Lighter hopping but even and very noticeable spicing. Pumpkin is a bit vague but is there. Maltiness is sweet and bready with undertones of caramel and treacle. Dark fruitiness meets more spice in the semi-dry finish.

I'll admit, most pumpkin beers in the past never lived up to my expectations but with a bigger push for the Imperial Pumpkin ales I am all over it. Of course they still have to be balanced and the spicing can't be out of control the least bit. Uinta does a stellar job with this one.

10-17-2013 02:21:30 | More by Jason
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lostandwandering

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-25-2013 02:44:48 | More by lostandwandering
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squiz


4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-21-2014 21:28:22 | More by squiz
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Dudeletter

Georgia

4.23/5  rDev +6.5%

Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Uinta brewing company is another treat for this year. Uinta’s Crooked line of beers has its own marketing and has a lineup of big beers with big bold flavors including their all new pumpkin ale. Again this is an imperial pumpkin ale and as soon as you pop the cork on this 750ml beast you instantly can smell the pumpkin pie aroma wafting out of the bottle. The oak is very pronounced and lends a nice vanilla note to the beer and the oak character is very prominent but didn’t dominate the palate. There was enough malt backbone to place all the flavors in balance and included a nice finish of slightly sweet caramel and pumpkin pie that leaves you with a nice warm feeling inside, not to mention a slight warming sensation from the 10% abv.

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06-27-2012 15:56:15 | More by Dudeletter
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +5.8%

Served in a teku
bottled 9/6/12

A- This beer pours a dark deep toffee brown body that is clear but dense. There is a bubbly thick cream of light tan on top and sluggish strands of microbubbles working their way to the top.

S- The deep caramel aroma is rich and blends with vanilla oak notes and some pumpkin spice hints in the finish.

T- The rich caramel malt has nice character that mirrors the aroma with some vanilla oak notes and a nice spice warmth in the finish. As it opens up there is a little bit of a bitter flavor that lingers and some ginger notes come through aswell.

M- The nice medium-full mouthfeel has a gentle alcohol warmth that is only show as the beer warms up.

D- The rich malt blends well with barrel and spice. There are nice barleywine characters, barrel characters and some spice notes that are all well balanced to work together to battle the winter chill.

11-26-2012 21:46:13 | More by rhoadsrage
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chicagobill13

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +14.6%

Color: is a dark amber to redish brown color. the aging in oak I believe it had an affacted.

Smell: a very nice pumpkin smell

Taste and Mouthfell: This beer you can taste the pumpkin and a light nutmegg after taste with pumpkin. This is very balance beer.

This is a very good beer and I wish there was some more on the shelves here in Chicago. This just became one of my favorite beers for pumpkin beers. Cheers!

09-24-2011 21:40:34 | More by chicagobill13
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lanamj

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +11.6%

Poured into a trolls tulip.

A- pours a wonderful Autumn brown with a nice white foamy head that dissolves into a light lacing that holds well.

S- Nice pumpkin aroma. It has some spice but unlike most beers in this category its not over spiced. I get some sweet malts, brown sugar and molasses. Some oak is found towards the end.

T- Follows the nose nicely. This beer has more pumpkin flavor then most. I feel like they found a way to preserve it very well. The spice of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice are there but not over bearing. The oak is more present on the taste then the nose.

M- Carbonated nicely. It fades rather fast but is good for the style and the oak seems to linger.

O- This is one of the best pumpkin beers I've had to date. Really well balanced and i feel the pumpkin is actually present as apposed to just the spices you normally find in pumpkin pie.

09-18-2011 05:56:52 | More by lanamj
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StuporJew

Texas

4.39/5  rDev +10.6%

Poured from a bottle into my DFH Tulip.

A - Pours a rich mahogany/orange, with a huge, fluffy off-white head,
that lingers on forever. Easily 3-fingers of head, for a slow, light pour.
The lacing left behind after each sip is sticky, thick, and velvety.

S - Vanilla, nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon are the (Usual) offenders here.
I'm almost certain that the vanilla is taken more from the barrel aging than it is the actual use of vanilla, as it is more subdued than most pumpkin ales.
There ARE light vegetal notes of pumpkin, and a bit of sweetness. There is no hint of the fact that this beer is over 10% ABV on the nose. Sneaky, sneaky beer....

T - Once again, alcohol isn't even a factor, as well hidden as it is on the palate. You get more of it as the beer warms. Creamy, and just a tiny bit sweet, with the vanilla and oak leading the way, only to be rounded out by kisses of pie spice. I could drink this all day, but if I did, I'd never get anything done. Damn! The hops are an afterthought, which is okay since this beer, flavor-wise, delivers in so many ways that they aren't needed. The malt makes a big enough appearance to buoy up all the spice and lactose flavors presented.

M - Again, Creamy, smooth, and round. The carbonation isn't overwhelming, but only serves to push the plethora of fall-friendly flavors across your palate, making it far too easy to knock this high-ABV monster back quickly.

O - Being the first Uinta beer I've had (They just made it to Texas) I am more than impressed. SO many breweries do such disservice to the pumpkin beer category that a large amount of folks discount the style as "Gross", or "Sweet". Here is a beer to prove the uneducated masses wrong. I don't get all the cats who have previously reviewed this beer who said that it didn't taste anything like a "Pumpkin beer"... All the characteristics are there, and more. It's friggin' delicious! And as an aside, it is even better with Pumpkin-pie cheesecake. (Don't judge. I'm an adult, and I do what I want!)
If you come across it, grab it. It's worth the time, money, and brain-cells.

Cheers!!!

10-16-2013 04:19:57 | More by StuporJew
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ste5venla

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-06-2012 07:39:32 | More by ste5venla
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quirkzoo

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

03-17-2012 22:06:21 | More by quirkzoo
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caddybuyer

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured from a 750 into an oversized wine glass.

A-Deep rich ruby amber with a one inch head that settles to a ring. Marked clarity. Stunning color..amazing looking beer.

S-Fresh pumpkin and some fairly heavy handed spicing, but I do like a spiced ale. Ginger, nutmeg, cardamom. Sweet...pungent.

T-Creamy, bready pumpkin, rich in the initial palate. Highly spiced, but not overly so and a bit hot. Hint of oak on the back end. Very nicely done spiced pumpkin ale.

M-Superb mouthfeel, creamy and slightly slick, but well balanced carbonation.

O-A must buy for my celler for the spiced pumpkin ale fix. Any hotness in this will surely be cured with a bit of aging. Very nice effort.

11-01-2011 00:43:13 | More by caddybuyer
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RogerSterling

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.4%

07-17-2014 02:32:56 | More by RogerSterling
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Reappropriated

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-11-2014 23:48:51 | More by Reappropriated
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Andragos

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-23-2013 21:50:04 | More by Andragos
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Varkias41

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-16-2013 17:01:00 | More by Varkias41
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-21-2012 20:21:17 | More by AlexChillton
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-26-2014 15:44:23 | More by Griffith
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Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 452 ratings.