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Devious - Allentown Brew Works

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87
very good

145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 11
Gots: 9 | 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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baybum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-25-2012 12:28:48 | More by baybum
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-07-2012 04:45:14 | More by st9647v3
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robieobie1

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-05-2012 19:48:04 | More by robieobie1
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%

01-23-2012 17:27:17 | More by IdrinkGas
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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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dakx13

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-12-2012 07:06:59 | More by dakx13
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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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IntoIPA570

Tennessee

4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As a fall-seasonal lover, I'm always on the hunt for new pumpkin-flavored beers. Though I'm from Northeastern, PA, I hadn't really heard a ton about Fegley's Devious, but then randomly stumbled upon some singles of it at a pizza shop in my hometown. Overall, it's one of the better pumpkin beers on the market (and I've had a ton - Dogfish still being the best I've had). It draws a nice balance between thin and malty, which in my opinion, makes for the better of the pumpkin ale batches. Imperial Pumking is revered as the best-there-is, and I think it's terribly over-malted and doused in vanilla flavoring. Fegley's, much like Dogfish Punkin, is quite drinkable, and you're not tired of it after one. It's a fantastic compliment to any fall occasion, especially Thanksgiving dessert. Great job, Allentown!

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 17:58:53 | More by IntoIPA570
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DCon

Missouri

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed a 12 FL. OZ. bottle of this in a trade w/ ipaking67. Poured from the black labeled bottle w/ a Pumpkin smashed into the shape of a strawberry on the front into my 16oz Jack's Pumpkin Spice Ale Weizen Glass. Does not have a freshness date on the bottle but DOES have a Mobile Scanning BarCode for "Tasting Notes & Secrets". Very cool!

Aroma- Has good spices around. Not much pumpkin though... Sweet and smells like nutmeg and bit of cinnamon were in the background.

Appearance- Pours a .5 finger head that dies quickly. Has a nice copper body color with an orange tint and great clarity. Leaves no lacing behind.

Flavor- Very sweet with tons of malt and a small bit of spice. Pumpkin comes into the finish with a bit of hop character too! Interesting but not what I'm looking for... Where is the pumpkin!?!?

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, and has a bit of warming feel at the finish with spice.

Overall Impression- An average Pumpkin but would like more from Allentown Brew Works! Send them my way! An above average pumpkin that just didn't have enough character for me. Would like to enjoy again but on-tap. Appreciated the flavors but would throw many other Pumpkins into my Pumpkin Recommendation line before this one. Didn't even realize it was a 9% brew until reading the label more closely!

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 08:19:19 | More by DCon
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-29-2011 20:23:03 | More by weaselchew
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-29-2011 01:46:33 | More by RobertColianni
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Kgrubb1224

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-28-2011 03:46:42 | More by Kgrubb1224
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-20-2011 19:10:47 | More by DoctorB2B
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jmarsh123

Indiana

2.45/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 17:47:45 | More by jmarsh123
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MerkurKing16

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-17-2011 15:32:51 | More by MerkurKing16
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-14-2011 15:56:51 | More by justintcoons
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shangwang

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Finishing off the last few remaining pumpkin beers in my fridge. What a great beer time of year, but alas, it's time to move on and finish the season strong.

Poured into a Chimay glass. Mostly clear reddish-orange color with almost no head and very fine bubbles every now and then. Very sour smell- the most prevelant scent was a sour fruit (cherry?) with hints of pumpkin and spices. Smelled like a fermented pumpkin pie. Tasted strongly of pumpkin, cinnamon and honey, and the sour smell was mirrored in the taste as well. I tend to be a fan of sour tastes in beer, so this was right up my alley. Medium-bodied in mouthfeel with a slight zip of natural carbonation, but nothing too bubbly.

Overall, I enjoyed this one. It's not my favorite pumpkin beer, but it's a dang fine one and I will seek out another 6-pack next year. Definitely worth a try!

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 19:34:02 | More by shangwang
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark golden orange, almost copper, color with a frothy, pillowy two finger yellowish beige head that slowly fades into a lasting ring.  Spotty lacing left behind.  

Sweet, spicy aroma that's bursting with a ton of pumpkin and autumnal spice.  Hints of vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and brown sugar.  There's also some caramel malt adding to the sweetness.  Liquid pumpkin pie.

Medium bodied with a blast of alcohol, pumpkin purée and rich spices.  Stronger than expected with lots of boozy sweetness and heat.  Abv not well masked at all.  This takes away from the sweet pumpkin and caramel malt.  Not as much pumpkin flavor ss expected but there is plenty of zesty spice.  Lots of cinnamon and brown sugar along with some nutmeg and clove.  A bit thinner than expected as well.  Doesn't really live up to the aroma, resulting in a watered down, overly spicy, boozy disappointment.  Not terrible but a let down.  

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 23:20:06 | More by corby112
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2011 14:31:41 | More by tigg924
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jculler82

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to Duvel tulip.

Nice clear glowing ruby amber to orange beer. Frothy off white head that fades pretty quickly.

Smells really nice, pumpkin pie spice are leaping out of the glass. Smells the most like liquid pumpkin pie of any pumpkin beer I've tried. Certainly nothing hiding behind complexity though, it's all out front.

Taste mirrors the smell, nutmeg, cinammon, vanilla, bread crust, and some dark fruits to remind you it's a beer. Very drinkable, especially at 9.00%.

Nice full mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Overall, a pleasant pumpkin beer that you don't have to struggle to finish.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2011 20:49:18 | More by jculler82
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy deep amber with lots of tiny bubbles and a two-finger, off-white, fizzy head that diminished too quickly (less than a minute). Virtually no lacing.

S: Pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinnamon. I could smell it clearly as I was pouring it.

T: Light sweetness and slight bitterness. The first taste is alcohol. There is also a nice balance of pumpkin and spice.

M: Light to medium bodied. Somewhat smooth. A bit dry.

O: The way too quickly diminishing head and the strong alcohol flavor were a turn-off for me. I thought this pumpkin ale was just slightly above average.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 02:37:33 | More by SolipsismalCat
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joshstevens87

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours an amber orange with an inch or so of white maybe slightly orangish head
S-pumpkkin spices of ginger cinnamon nutmeg and allspice
T-very smooth for the abv but could use a bit more spices very smooth flavor tho
M-awesome, incredibly smooth with very little alcohol burn
O-pretty good imperial take on the style but a bit too malty and not enoughh pumpkin flavor for me...stil good tho

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 18:35:51 | More by joshstevens87
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: amber body, finger head, little lacing

S: nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin

T: sweet pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin
malt, smooth finish

M: med/heavy body, smooth mouth

O: Another fine brew from Allentown
Brewworks. Get this beer because I
will.

QUITE GOOD, TRY THIS BREW!

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2011 18:05:58 | More by BeerLover99
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olympicgatorade

New Jersey

3.18/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Typical for an imp pumkin. Burnt orange brown. Decent lacing, little head.

S: Cinnamon, nutmeg, little pumpkin.

T: Booze hits you upfront then spices follow. Definitely has a boozier punch left in your mouth than most imperial pumpkins I've had.

M: Not the best. Carbonation is a little high. Has a weird gritty aftertaste that lingers longer than I'd like.

O: Not a very good imperial pumpkin. And at $13.95 a sixer, (and with an abundance of better imperial pumpkins) I will not invest in this again. Has a number of small issues that would need to be fine tuned. Not that enjoyable, and I love imperial pumpkins.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 04:45:04 | More by olympicgatorade
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gestyr

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 into a tulip glass.

A: A nice orange/amber with a firm off-white head that lasts but leaves a minimum of lacing.

S: Pumpkin, earthy tones, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, biscuit, malt

T: First the taste of alcohol hits you but then the other flavors kick in and the balance is reached. Pumpkin followed by the typical pumpkin pie spices intermixed with a good biscuity malt backbone. No alcohol aftertaste.

M: On the low side of medium bodied. No carbonation sting.

O: I liked this beer. It goes good on a rainy evening. At first the balance wasn't there but then everything seemed to fall into place flavor-wise. I probably will buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2011 23:23:04 | More by gestyr
Devious from Allentown Brew Works
87 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.