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Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

451 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 451
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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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-27-2013 19:45:37 | More by kylehay2004
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Zach_Voth

California

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

10-27-2013 19:41:52 | More by Zach_Voth
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Linda081

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-27-2013 02:41:27 | More by Linda081
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Gobzilla

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-26-2013 23:25:56 | More by Gobzilla
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

10-26-2013 14:45:21 | More by ygtbsm94
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Grinky

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-26-2013 03:10:53 | More by Grinky
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Hermthegerm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-26-2013 01:29:39 | More by Hermthegerm
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grimey68

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-25-2013 23:43:58 | More by grimey68
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IAmAPenguin

California

4.11/5  rDev +3.5%

Aroma - Definitely carbonated pumpkin, pumpkin puree, Vanilla, aged oak, cinnamon and citrus.
Appearance - Very brownish black with a big tan foam and nice lacing.
Taste - Massive fruity overtones of plums and dates. Strong pumpkin puree, oak, vanilla, slight pines and a continuous juicy pumpkin cream flavor throughout the palate. The finish brings a resinous creamy, milk, sweet yeast and sugar, slick syrupy pumpkin molasses. Overall, this beer is massively complex. There is the vanilla/oak overtones from the barrels and the strong pumpkin overtones work well with that. This is a really fantastic imperial pumpkin ales. Among the best of the style.

10-25-2013 08:32:36 | More by IAmAPenguin
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johnny29er

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

10-25-2013 03:32:30 | More by johnny29er
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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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Andragos

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-23-2013 08:53:39 | More by zestar
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Squidly

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-21-2013 22:26:06 | More by Squidly
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-20-2013 12:49:42 | More by KevinGordon
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Vegasbeer

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-20-2013 07:34:04 | More by Vegasbeer
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StaindProject86

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.4%

10-20-2013 02:13:59 | More by StaindProject86
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laxer8811

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-19-2013 18:43:59 | More by laxer8811
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deonreds

New York

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

10-19-2013 14:08:52 | More by deonreds
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raffy313

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-18-2013 12:14:34 | More by raffy313
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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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Varkias41

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

10-14-2013 00:50:48 | More by reizorc
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Jtrigonis

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

10-13-2013 07:42:41 | More by Jtrigonis
Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 451 ratings.