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Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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89
very good

512 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 512
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 61
Gots: 86 | 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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4.49/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +12.8%

GregreyH, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of BierJager89
4.48/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
Photo of angrywolf
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bought this a couple months ago, finally got a chance to crack it open

A: Pours a dark brown with a white head. Head doesn't stick around for too long.

S: This smells like a oak barrel-aged barleywine. Some slight cinnamon and pumpkin notes are there as well.

T: Cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, roasted malts. This is definitely a barleywine.

M: Medium mouthfeel with very little carbonation.

O: This is a pretty good beer. Pumpkin is hardly noticeable but I will definitely pick this up again if I can find it next year.

angrywolf, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of coldy
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I just had the pleasure of trying this Imperial Pumpkin. I have to say that I am a bit of a pumpkin beer follower. Some are good, some great, some not worth having again.
To me, Pumpkin beer is a great representation of a truly seasonal beer...

I tried this Oak Jacked Pumpkin from a 750 corked and caged bottle.

Poured in to a large wine style glass, the beer appears a beautiful blend of fall colors.

The smell is exciting if tou are a pumpkin fan, which you should be if you are drinking this beer.

The beer has a taste that surpasses the smell, which in pumpkin beers is rare in my opi ion. I have to say that this Imperial Pumpkin surpasses the hype, and is truly a delicious sipping autumn beer.

Do yourself a favor and give it a try.

coldy, Oct 14, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a trolls tulip.

A- pours a wonderful Autumn brown with a nice white foamy head that dissolves into a light lacing that holds well.

S- Nice pumpkin aroma. It has some spice but unlike most beers in this category its not over spiced. I get some sweet malts, brown sugar and molasses. Some oak is found towards the end.

T- Follows the nose nicely. This beer has more pumpkin flavor then most. I feel like they found a way to preserve it very well. The spice of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice are there but not over bearing. The oak is more present on the taste then the nose.

M- Carbonated nicely. It fades rather fast but is good for the style and the oak seems to linger.

O- This is one of the best pumpkin beers I've had to date. Really well balanced and i feel the pumpkin is actually present as apposed to just the spices you normally find in pumpkin pie.

lanamj, Sep 18, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
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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4.39/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!!!

StuporJew, Oct 16, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: deep translucent ruby brown body, 2 fingers of ivory head, left ample lace; thin filmy lid persisted

S: nice oaky and pumpkin-y sweet, rich malts and hints of holiday spice

T: well-represented pumpkin ale flavors - pumpkin, clove, coriander; fruity and malty caramel sweet, capped with fainter notes of earth and oak; vegetal flavors weave in and out, adding weight and balance to the sweetness and the oakiness.

M: great body, perfect weight, crisper and cleaner than I expected for an Imperial - I'll chalk it up to the oak barrel-aging; wonderful finish left a nice semi-sweet, semi-savory aftertaste

O: I like Imperial pumpkin ales, and I've had a few - I enjoy the rich, strong, and bold pumpkin and spice, and i appreciate the addition of other flavors, like those imparted by the oak barrel-aging, so I happen to have really enjoyed this beer. It is more complex than a Pumking and not as light/bright-tasting as a Smashed Pumpkin; it reminded me of a lighter version of Heavy Seas' Great'er Pumpkin (which is bourbon barrel-aged, and has a heavier and sweeter, almost over-the-top, flavor). What I'm leading up to is that all of the aforementioned beers are my favorite Imperial pumpkin ales, and this beer gladly fits among them. It may even surpass some of them... Bottom-line: a must have for any fan of the style.

Greywulfken, Oct 13, 2012
Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 512 ratings.