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Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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very good

596 Ratings

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Ratings: 596
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 62
Gots: 95 | 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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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 ml was poured into a mini nonic.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Oak, pumpkin, caramel, bready, sugar, warm alcohol, vanilla, and spice.

Taste: Same as above. Got better when it warmed up. Flavors were still hard to detect.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, and warm boozy alcohol.

Overall: This beer could age a bit longer to mellow out. Pumpkin flavors are a bit hard to pick up due to the oak. Still a solid beer though.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.95/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.23/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

"Cranked up and primed to celebrate, Jacked revels in the season. Pop the cork for bursts of pumpkin and spices. Aged in oak barrels, Jacked is wound and ready to play. Pairs well with flavors of the season." Brewed in the style of an Oak Aged Pumpkin Ale, available in 750 ml. bottles as part of the Crooked Line series as a fall seasonal.

Poured from a 750 ml. bottle to a tulip glass. Served above 59º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a butterscotch tan head of a frothy crisp consistency over a burgundy orange body with thin speckled sediment in tow and low haze. Retention is above average, lacing is light and spotty. 4

(Smell) Aromas of tart malt grain, stewed pumpkin flesh, caramel syrup, wet oak and doughy bread malt form the bulk of the aroma. Moderate dry spice chimes in with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and anise, but overall this is a malt-led aroma. Potency is medium. 3.5

(Taste) Viscous caramel malt syrup, caramelized pumpkin, dry oak and a grainy malt finish with a sharp bite of alcohol and a very drying spice profile. Initially off-putting in general, it grows on me slowly but comes off as a bit too woodsy and spicy for the casual drinker to focus on the pumpkin angle of the beer. 3

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, residual and very dry. Carbonation generates a medium level of bubbles for a moderately crisp mouthfeel. The body is medium+ for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is boozy, grainy over sweet. Alcohol presence is medium, some mild funk and oxidation hint at potential infection. 3.25

(Overall) The oak character is the most notable part of this beer for me, as it easily leads the entire drinking experience and takes away from the pumpkin and even the spices at times. Parching dry mouthfeel and texture and overblown in places. Will give another shot in the future but very disappointed. 3.25

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Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 596 ratings.