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Devious - Allentown Brew Works

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BA SCORE
87
very good

146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 11
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allentown Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerImmediately on 08-19-2010)
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Reviews by alleykatking:
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alleykatking

Indiana

4.2/5  rDev +8.8%

Poured from 750ml caged and cork bottle. Thanks to chefmonty for this wonderful beer that was included in the Secret Halloween.

A- Pours a dense and murky brownish orange color with some more brownish bronze color on the sides of the glass. One finger light off white head shows poor retention. Light spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- This is a spice forward pumpkin beer. Light cinnamon and gingerbread in the front of the nose. There is a light bready underbody to the aroma with nutmeg and allspice being secondary spices.

T- The spicing in the front of the beer is mostly cinnamon and nutmeg which is what I expected. The middle of the beer is mostly a caramel bready dough flavor...with light gingerbreadish tone. There is some pumpkin in the back with vanilla off flavors that hint here and there. The spicing in this beer plays a good role in the front with the pumpkin coming in the backing.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little prickley for the beer at times. Tons of spicing on the front end of the beer. Light pumpkin, spicing, and alcohol in the aftertaste. This beer is balanced for being a spiced beer with the malts and other flavors counterbalancing the spices. Medium drying on the palate from the alcohol. Clean tasting with no off flavors.

D- This has been a treat to drink. A nice balance of spices and pumpkin flavors. I was very impressed as this beer has been one of the best pumpkin ales I have had this year. The ABV is high but very well hidden until the end of the bottle.

10-26-2010 04:40:38 | More by alleykatking
More User Reviews:
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PremiumPete83

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%

A - Very heady like soda, reduces to almost no head at all.  Dark copper color.

Smell - A lot of spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Finishes with a pumpkin aroma.

Taste - Solid hoppy start followed by a big spice middle. A good bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Malty  pumpkin finish. 

Mouthfeel - Medium body.

Drinkability - A bit of alcohol burn on the way down.  Nice hop beginning and follows into a pumpkin spice flavor.  Good pumpkin ending. Solid pumpkin offering. Would have again.

10-01-2010 03:27:42 | More by PremiumPete83
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%

Had on tap. Served into a tulip

Appearance: minimal head, orange-brown in color, clear

Smell: cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice

Taste: pumpkin spice--cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, with noticable alcohol at end

Mouthfeel: sweet with slight bitterness at the end, moderate carbonation, medium/light bodied

Drinkability: I like this one and could have a couple glasses over several hours. Nothing that is too different than others I have had in the style, yet still very good.

10-10-2011 14:31:41 | More by tigg924
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Radwagon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-27-2013 00:03:46 | More by Radwagon
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WaydeRafnel

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

01-03-2012 22:55:06 | More by WaydeRafnel
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-15-2012 02:10:35 | More by acurtis
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geodonnokepyo

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

11-27-2013 23:02:33 | More by geodonnokepyo
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-08-2012 15:51:04 | More by Damian74Shensky
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -11.1%

Picked up a large corked and caged bottle from the Allentown Wegmans. This ruby-orange beer has a short head and slight haze. Overall, the beer is a touch sweet and also has a mild sourness, neither of which as I really digging. The aroma is dominated by pumpkin pie spices with a little pumpkin seed and caramel. The taste, however, has a tangy lemon element under pumpkin meat and light vanilla spice. Maybe it's just the hops, alcohol, and spice, but this might turn into a lambic after a couple years.

09-11-2010 01:37:06 | More by tempest
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Hessian257

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-27-2013 02:33:13 | More by Hessian257
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -9.8%

750 ml corked & caged bottles into a couple of snifters. Thanks go to HopDerek for sharing this one. By the way, what's up with the label on this? I know it's supposed to be a pumpkin being shoved in a glass but it looks more like a pumpkin puking on the floor. Blech!

Pours a hazy burnt amber orange, topped with about a finger of foamy light tan head. This fizzles out pretty darn quickly, barely having any retention or leaving any lacing back. Pretty dead looking overall. The aroma is fairly aggressive in the nose with the spices, but there is a still a fair amount of bready sweetness for it to latch onto and give this some twang. Pumpkin meat is present and has a bit of a raw veggie feel to it that is probably only strengthened by some citric hops in the background as well. Light alcohol fusels round this out.

I think the taste works a little better here, with a sticky sweet base of sweetness that helps balance out the green and earthy flavors from the pumpkin and hops and it all combines to give this a rather tart and tangy feel. The spices seem more flavorful here as well and aren't overdone at all, seeming to latch onto the more bitter notes of this. The mouthfeel is medium to maybe a little fuller bodied and is sharp upon first sip but then gets much creamier feeling as this moves out across the palate. Alcohol flavors are kept to a minimum but the ABV definitely gives this some heft in the mouth.

This was pretty decent and started to win me over a bit the longer I worked on it. The aroma was a little lacking but the taste got things back on with a well balanced blend of Pumpkin beer flavors and this was pretty darn drinkable for being a 9% beer.

12-16-2010 17:59:52 | More by Kegatron
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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.3%

08-13-2013 02:17:50 | More by timjim1327
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DarkLordPsycho

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

09-10-2013 04:58:14 | More by DarkLordPsycho
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bum732

Lesotho

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

10-01-2013 03:05:35 | More by bum732
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HopsYeast

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

a-pours no head with a clear light copper color body
s-very faint earthy pumpkin smell. but mostly dominated by typical pumpkin pie spices. clove, cinnamon, cardamon, nutmeg, sugar.
t-more earthiness to the pumpkin comes out in the taste than the smell which works for me. still has the pumpkin pie like spices but they are less pungent. more of the pumpkin taste comes out.
m-very lite body and low level of carbonation. you can drink this very quickly. be careful with that 9% :)
o-this is a nice pumpkin ale. the smell makes me anticipate a very weyerbacher imperial pumpkin ale like beer, but this one has more earthy flavor and less sweet pumpkin pie taste than the weyerbacher. glad i found another local imperial pumpkin thats good.

08-12-2011 00:57:49 | More by HopsYeast
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Beergelden

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-16-2013 12:56:47 | More by Beergelden
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-03-2012 18:03:20 | More by dtx00
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erialbill

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-31-2013 01:22:06 | More by erialbill
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-27-2013 22:28:30 | More by waddellc2
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Pensfan0782

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-28-2013 01:35:03 | More by Pensfan0782
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Kuhnzie8637

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-29-2013 21:25:25 | More by Kuhnzie8637
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

09-26-2013 23:51:07 | More by Dcunicelli
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Dodo2step

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%

P- AOH

A- light red and/or dark amber in color. Clear and head is minimal. Average lacing.

S- cinnamon, nutmeg, malt vinegar, clove and pumpkin. Lots of notes in the nose and they all go well together for what i want with a pumpkin ale.

F- Clove and cinnamon dominate the palate and it tastes like a hcewy pumpkin pie with cinnamon sprinkled on top.

M- chewy and heavy in the mouth. the spices linge and coat the mouth as well leaving a nice lip smacking flavor.

O- The 9% doesnt hit you until its almost gone but a good PA thats for sure. I bought a sixer and it was well worth it.

10-05-2012 22:09:00 | More by Dodo2step
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jmarsh123

Indiana

2.45/5  rDev -36.5%

Pours a reddish orange with a 1 finger creamy head.

Smells mostly of spices. Lots of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove.

Starts out with a bit of cinnamon. Some strange malty sweetness in the middle followed by a spicy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin and carb is good.

Pretty mediocre. The spices aren't well balanced and not much flavor outside of the spice.

11-18-2011 17:47:45 | More by jmarsh123
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%

01-23-2012 17:27:17 | More by IdrinkGas
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Devious from Allentown Brew Works
87 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.