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Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

578 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 578
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 63
Gots: 92 | FT: 2
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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4/5  rDev +1%

Myst, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of billab914
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into my Pumking glass. It had a darker ruby like color to it with a thin, frothy head to it. Good retention and nice lacing as I drank it. I love the color.

The aroma has a sweeter, roasted pumpkin flavor to it. The spice is actually a little more reserved compared to most pumpkin beers, which I appreciate. I get a little of the woody oak to it as well. There is some brown sugar to it along with the roasted pumpkin flavor. Nice aroma for the style.

The taste again has a roasted pumpkin with some brown sugar and caramel sweetness to it. It's almost like a candied pumpkin flavor. Again, the spices are pretty reserved in it. The oak is also pretty subtle in the flavor, but it does compliment pretty well.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being a little above average. Overall, I really liked it. I especially liked that it wasn't another over spiced pumpkin beer. It tasted like someone sprinkled brown sugar on a pumpkin and roasted it with some oak wood. Very enjoyable beer overall and I really appreciated that it was different from the other pumpkin beers out there.

billab914, Oct 07, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA on 10/3 for $12.49.

Pours a leaves changing colors autumn red with a thin cap of light tan foam. Partial head retention. Aroma is reminiscent of pumpkin pie with a heavy dose of nutmeg, yam, and a dash of cardamom. More pumpkin pie spiciness coming through in the flavor, meshing well with a toasted oak/vanilla. A pinch of cinnamon lingers on in the finish. Medium bodied with enough carbonation to keep the palette refreshed and the lovely aromas perking up from the glass. Delicious blend of pumpkin pie spices melding well with the oak. Might be picking up another one for the cellar.

BrewerB, Oct 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

SocalKicks, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of ThickNStout
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 10.99. Bottled 9/04/12. Served in a Southern Tier Pumking goblet.

Pours deep ruby red with a lively two and a half fingers pale tan head that fades quickly but leaves large islands of lace.

Smells of nutmeg, cinnamon, graham cracker and a bit of veggie/ gourd.

Taste is like a big boozy pumpkin pie. Quite tasty. Sweet pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg spice, sweet bread, vanilla, brown sugar and a good wallop of alcohol. It drinks hot but not distractingly so.

Medium heavy feel with light carbonation. Cooling alcohol presence and a long aftertaste.

While admittedly I've far from sampled all that the hoard of pumpkin seasonals crowding the shelves these days has to offer, this is by far the most complex. The oak aging really adds a great depth and I really liked how boozey it is. Alot of good stuff going on. I'm definately going to pick up another bottle or two to enjoy and to perhaps try aging.

ThickNStout, Oct 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

MarkyMOD, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-beautiful birch brown with a thin dark cream colored head

S-creamy pumpkin. Some brown spices. Hint of oak. Medium to good strength.

T-comes in with a bitter taste and boozey taste of roasted pumpkin. Mostly bitter and booze though. The after-taste is pretty much all bitter and booze. Not very well balanced.

M-heavy. creamy carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

O-quite disappointed with this one. Tastes like a boozey DFH Punkin. Not getting the oak that I was looking forward to.

AdamBear, Oct 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

jeddsp, Oct 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

2neardead, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of BeerLover99
3.43/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: dark tan/cloudy dirty orange, trace khaki head, nice lacing

S: pumpkin, oak, all-spice, clove

T: clove, malt, cinnamon, pumpkin, boozy finish

M: med body, smooth/semi-creamy mouth

O: Enjoyable, but could be improved.
wish had more pumpkin and other spices
instead of big bold booziness.

SOLID, NOT MUST TRY!

BeerLover99, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

ive been pumped to try this beer for awhile, as the crooked line series has always been really good, and i love pumpkin brews. it pours surprisingly clear, dark orange in color, with a lazy bubbly tan head. lots of little bubbles rising up and a great glow. the nose is very very complex and seasonally perfect. tons of fresh pumpkin and vanilla and oak, a little less on the seasonal spice, but still plenty of nutmeg and clove going on at the finish. the oak has done wonders to this thing, id love to see more pumpkin brews aged this way. its mellow and the squash is allowed to bring all its autumnal sugars and startches to the flavor, which adds a lot. the mouthfeel is nice. not overly full on the body, and good carbonation. the alcohol, which is cleverly 10.31%, is not hardly detectable, which i find incredible. its still a massive beer, but its eerily drinkable. ill be buying more of these without a doubt. this is one id like to share back east over thanksgiving. its a beautiful brew.

StonedTrippin, Sep 23, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

leodarko, Sep 22, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a ruby/mahogany color color with a thin cream colored head. Some spots of lacing down the glass.

S: Smells like pumpkin that's been soaked in molasses. Brown sugar, yams, cinnamon, nutmeg and oak chips as well.

T: Lots of oak right away with some nice pumpkin flavor. Some slight hints of cinnamon and spices with some caramel malt. Mouthfeel definitely doesn't make this beer seem as high in alcohol as it is. Smooth and tasty, but not as much pumpkin as I would probably like.

notchucknorris, Sep 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

AlexChillton, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of scottyshades
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark transparent mahogany color with a foamy cream cap. Decent retention. Notes of bourbon, vanilla, and a hint of oak barrel. Certainly pumpkin and holiday spices (allspice, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg). Alcohol well hidden, worth seeking out

scottyshades, Sep 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

RoryOMoore, Sep 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

kjkinsey, Aug 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

scm2787, Aug 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

Exiled, Aug 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

avaldivia, Jul 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Profchaos20, Jul 08, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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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Dudeletter, Jun 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

hiphopj5, Jun 20, 2012
Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 578 ratings.