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Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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very good

619 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 619
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 61
Gots: 104 | 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:
Beer added by: rudzud on 09-05-2011

Aged in oak barrels.

39 IBU
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The detailed oriented, artistically sculpted or masterfully blended care with pumpkins doesn't end with their Jack O' Lantern carvings, but actually extends into the world of flavor as well. And few do better than Uinta's imperial, oak aged, pumpkin ale.

Dark bronze and with tawny highlights, the deep amber beer looks like brandy after its bubbles subside. A deep thrust of the nose into the snifter delivers robust caramelized sweetness that stems from toffee and maple to sorghum and molasses. With the "pie" spices fluttering above, the rounded early palate and aroma is suggestive of graham cracker crust, praline and peanut brittle.

And as the decadent taste reveals its layers in the middle portion, bold spices rise to greet the sweetness in form of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and peppercorn. Slow dissolving sweetness leads to a high dessert taste as the linger of sweetness continues to support the spice.

The beautiful taste that suggests pumpkin pie taste in beer form finishes differently- it dries to a mid-sweet term with spicy heat and spice from dry oak, spice additions and elevated alcohol heat. What transpires afterward is a taste of rum cake, chestnut and port wine. As palate fatigue would normally accompany such taste, I'm wishing for more of this pumpkin ale and blue cheese pairing.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Pours a mahogany red with a nice head. Smells of plum, alcohol, caramel. Tastes kind of like a light barleywine, some sweetness, a little tart, I get some vanilla and then the pumpkin spices show up in the finish. There's a pretty good alcohol presence and some burn. Kind of full bodied, maybe a little too much carbonation, seems like there's a little CO2 burn. Overall, good brew, might be better with a little age on it.

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Poured a ruby -copper color in a tulip with a 4F head, which resolved itself slowly. Nice lacing up to the top of the glass.

Aroma: mild but natural pumpkin ( unlike many pumpkin beers), spice, and light vanilla.

Mouth feel: bitter, tart.

Taste: excellent pumpkin-spice, not overwhelming. Solid alcoholic finish which greatly enhances the taste.

Overall: one of the better pumpkin beers for this season. Much better than I expected. The finish is quite good, and not typical for a beer in the style. In general I have enjoyed the Crooked Line series especially the Labyrinth black Ale.

Recommended: serving the beer at a colder temp.

Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 619 ratings.