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Devious - Allentown Brew Works

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86
very good

151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.73%
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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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-23-2013 03:53:48 | More by millerbuffoon
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.1%

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-30-2013 23:26:17 | More by LoveStout
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-07-2012 04:45:14 | More by st9647v3
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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!

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-27-2014 11:42:52 | More by whatname
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +12.5%

A - Pours a bronze color with alot of very active carbonation and light lacing.

S - Pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon - that's about it. Smells like a pumpkin ale should. The aroma is moderately strong overall, smells very good.

T - Very big pumpkin flavor with a nice load of cinnamon loaded in (and nutmeg too). Overall sweetness is not too cloying like some pumpkin ales and there's just the right amount to make it very enjoyable. Also picking up a very small amount of ginger with a small trace of cloves. What really blows me away is that for the %, the ABV, in my opinion, is completely hidden here. NICE!

M - Mild carbonation on the tongue, almost creamy. Medium body and for this much flavor, you would think it would be a heavier beer.

D - "Deviously Delicious" and excellent balance. 'Nuff said. I'll have another, please.

10-03-2010 23:56:46 | More by jzeilinger
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Indiana

4.2/5  rDev +9.1%

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
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-14-2011 15:56:51 | More by justintcoons
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bum732

Lesotho

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

10-01-2013 03:05:35 | More by bum732
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-08-2012 15:51:04 | More by Damian74Shensky
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

09-04-2012 05:45:20 | More by JeffTheJuice
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-31-2014 01:11:28 | More by CTJman
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-21-2012 00:21:08 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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jmarsh123

Indiana

2.45/5  rDev -36.4%

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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Drknight

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-01-2014 11:39:04 | More by Drknight
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DCon

Missouri

3.58/5  rDev -7%

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!

12-01-2011 08:19:19 | More by DCon
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thain709

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%

A - A murky orange body with a hint of bronzing around the sides...a small, bubbly, off white head formed and fell into a wispy cap...decent lacing

S - The nose is all about the pumpkin pie spices...I like my pumpkin ales to feature the cinnamon, nutmeg, and roasted pumpkin

T - All in all the flavors of this beer work really well together...the spices are present throughout the entire beer and present themselves nicely...the cinnamon and nutmeg work well with each other...no one overpowers...the finish was the only problem I had with this beer...not staying power

M - Medium bodied...light in the lingering flavor department...came up short...could have used some creaminess

D - Despite being 9% this one was pretty easy to drink...all the pumpkin pie spices were there it just came up a little short in the finish

10-14-2010 20:58:31 | More by thain709
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%

12 oz bottle into SAVOR tulip.

A: a very dark orange brew. head is bubbly and a little off-white but unfortunately doesnt last long or leave a trace behind.

S: lots of spicy notes, but the allspice is definitely the most dominate. nutmeg. very, very spicy nose.

T: boatloads of cinnamon and allspice to get things going here. i know a lot of pumpkin beers have those two things going on, but this beer takes it to another level. there are definitely cider notes in here too. finish is spicy and dry.

M: moderate amount of carbonation. medium/full bodied.

D: not too shabby. big time spice notes makes this a pumpkin beer lovers dream. im still saying my all-time favorite is ST pumking, but this is up in the top 5.

10-09-2012 01:05:43 | More by Jimmys
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-09-2013 01:46:05 | More by mportnoy
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-31-2013 21:39:55 | More by rydev24
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Picked this up in Totowa recently, having never tried this before. I'm not the biggest fan of Pumpkin Ales because they tend to be heavy and spicy but the latter certainly wasn't the case here. There was some cinnamon and nutmeg in this but not enough to cause a burn and since this didn't taste like pumpkin pie, there wasn't much of any vanilla or sugar to make this too sweet either. This was an Imperial beer though as the booze was quite strong and detectable from the start!

The pour to this was a dark apricot-copper with a moderate head and hardy any lacing to be seen. Lots of pumpkin in the nose, followed by the spices mentioned above. This almost tasted like a gourd once all of the flavors set in, with a chewy and cloying mouthfeel to back it up. Some booze in the taste too, as a slightly woody aftertaste kicked in when all was said and done. A nice, malty feel was felt from start to finish but I think there was too much here, as this was just a bit too overbearing for me.

I don't think that Pumpkin Ales should be this strong, even if they are of the Imperial type but this one crossed the line just a hair. I'd rather have one of these be strong than spicy since the flavor itself was easily worth savoring. It just couldn't be enjoyed that fast but given how so many beers of this style are close to being drain pours, that's a good thing. Not good enough as a dessert but more than worthy for this time of the year and full enough to enjoy on its own. Just don't plan on having too many in one sitting!

10-26-2013 09:37:48 | More by JerzDevl2000
Devious from Allentown Brew Works
86 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.