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Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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very good

464 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 464
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 62
Gots: 64 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

fivetime, Feb 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

djgustafson, Feb 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

jaydoc, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

jheezee, Jan 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

rdooley, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of sharpski
3/5  rDev -24.6%

sharpski, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of jrenihan
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%

Bottled shared with Sammy and Liam.

Beer is dark brown with a small beige head. Decent retention.

Nose contains spices - a lot of them. Pumpkin, obviously. Smells sweet.

Taste contains pumpkin, spices (nutmeg and cinnamon). Quite hot- very hot, in fact. Sweet.

Full bodied, moderately carbonated. Chewy.

Overall, pretty good. Too boozy, but not bad.

jrenihan, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of BierJager89
4.48/5  rDev +12.6%

A: Reddish brown with a foamy mocha head.

S: Oak, pumpkin, vanilla in the nose.

T: Oak, a spicy bit of alcohol, vanilla, cinnamon, with a nice backbone of malt and pumpkin as well as some pumpkin overtones. Pumpkin is dominant, but not overstated.

M: Full bodied and smooth.

O: My favorite pumpkin ale. It's delicious! Definitely worth a try.

BierJager89, Jan 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Ainjyll, Jan 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

MSL94, Jan 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

SoCaliC8, Jan 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

scruffwhor, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.33/5  rDev -16.3%

Appearance - burnt orange, two fingers of light tan head. Plenty of lace, a good looking brew.

Aroma - light pumpkin aroma, some light orange, like Joseph's aspirin. Light oak after some setup time.

Taste - the malts are sweet but the bitterness is more intensive. Playing off the woodiness of the oak, the hoppiness has a slightly harsher approach at first. With some warming, the malts get better balance with the oak. The abv takes on an almost rubbing alcohol heat at first, but smooths out after 20 minutes. The finish still has a bit of a harsh bite and a shot of abv heat. some good flavors but comes across a bit messy.

Mouthfeel - a smooth drink, despite its uppity crispness. Nice body for an imperial style.

Overall - interesting and all, though it's balance takes some time. Always curious as to how a few years would affect a brew like this.

brewdlyhooked13, Jan 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

shadowofthereaper_666, Jan 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

robgage, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

mattsmith413, Jan 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Sammy, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

dillon_1005, Jan 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Yoda22, Jan 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

gtermi, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

sprestridge, Jan 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

KeralaTigers, Jan 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

ToddHolder, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of pants678
3.46/5  rDev -13.1%

Red with a creamy off-white head.

Smells of Belgian yeast and pumpkin.

Pumpkin works well with the Belgian style. Spicy--still, for the style, it's fairly sharp. Nutmeg stands out and is complimented by the oak and, instead of hiding the alcohol, is a decent mix. Reminds me more of DFH than Pumking. A good choice for fall.

Creamy but too dry.

pants678, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Yeti1979, Dec 24, 2013
Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 464 ratings.