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Imperial Pumpkin Smash - Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

168 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 23
Gots: 47 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beer4Baltimore on 08-16-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

mconner666, Sep 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

RandyPuckett, Sep 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

Mikemcgrath4, Sep 06, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +8%

greyghost86, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

CorgiDad, Sep 06, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +3.1%

JamesStreet, Sep 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

LancetherealLeader, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of JefferyLaGrow
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%

Appearance: Dark, but not viscous. Medium to light amount of head, with soft foam.

Smell: Pumpkin, a light smoke, gingerbread, milk, chocolate, and spice.

Taste: The initial play between pumpkin spice and chocolate is very nice. As the favor fades, there are secondary notes of smoke, and burnt sugar. The aftertaste leaves a slight bitter taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, and creamy. Not overly chewy for an imperial.

Overall: Really good pumpkin beer. The bitter aftertaste was a little off putting, but otherwise this might be my new favorite pumpkin beer. Very nice.

JefferyLaGrow, Sep 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

HooRy9er, Sep 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

bmjivi221, Sep 03, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev -0.7%

ManWithNoName, Sep 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

little_star, Sep 02, 2014
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2/5  rDev -51.8%

Out of a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.

A – Dark, root beer brown on pour with a healthy tan head that stuck around and left small rings in the glass.

S – Allspice, pumpkin, vanilla. Not overwhelming smell but very pleasant.

T – Hmm. Astringent and bitter. Do not taste the spice in this one. Not good. Bad bottle? Drain poured.

M – See taste. Tough one.

O – Not sure here. It looks and smells good but the taste is tough. Overwhelmingly bitter and has a funky astringent taste. I love all things pumpkin be it pie, cake, seeds, beer whatever. It is one of my absolutely favorite things and I tend to like any pumpkin beers (even ones others hate) but something is up here. Weird.

GallowsThief, Sep 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Klaus, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

bundy462, Aug 30, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev 0%

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some faint dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a four finger tall foamy mocha head that slowly reduces to extremely thick layer covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toffee and chocolate malts underneath moderate to strong aromas of pumpkin pie spices (nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, and ginger) and vanilla. Moderate aromas of roasted pumpkin.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of caramel and chocolate + dark malts with a lighter flavor of toffee sweetness. That is followed by a moderate flavor of roasted pumpkin and a slightly stronger flavor of pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger) and vanilla. Just a hint of roasted malts in the finish.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with a light hint of spice dryness in the finish.

O: This is a pretty big pumpkin beer but is a pretty enjoyable one - nice aspects from the underlying stout and good pumpkin + pumpkin pie spices. Definitely worth grabbing and can easily be enjoyed throughout the fall season (would probably pair well with Thanksgiving dessert).

dbrauneis, Aug 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

mbfolk, Aug 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

travy82, Aug 28, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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sd123, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

ZenBiscuits, Aug 25, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -4.6%

jdwilliamson79, Aug 25, 2014
Imperial Pumpkin Smash from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
92 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.