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Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Imperial Pumpkin AleImperial Pumpkin Ale

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very good

2,323 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,323
Reviews: 966
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 125
Gots: 253 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cbl2 on 09-17-2005)
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1/5  rDev -74.3%

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1/5  rDev -74.3%

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1/5  rDev -74.3%

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1/5  rDev -74.3%

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1/5  rDev -74.3%

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1/5  rDev -74.3%

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1/5  rDev -74.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.4%

PaddyM, Aug 28, 2012
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1.55/5  rDev -60.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

a thin haze running through a deep amber orange body with a small and very thin tan white head. smells of the most diverse spices. cloves are dominant, as they tend to be. cinnamon and nutmeg are present in their own capacity, but "where is the pumpkin?" i ask incredulously. there are possibly some fruity notes, or maybe the neurons in my brain curiously linked to my palate are wishfully thinking. we'll see.

Yikes! what is this filth? very spicy up front, with nothing but cloves through the middle and the flavor of san pellegrino (carbonated mineral water) with lemon that leaves your face puckered well into the aftertaste. drain pour, through and through.

mouthfeel is disgustingly carbonated and hot on the palate. the drinkability may soon breach absolute zero, which will be a breakthrough for science, but a catastrophe for the craft beer industry. with every sip this brew sets back the world of beer at least 10 years in its development. absolutely awful.

jdklks, Sep 04, 2009
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1.75/5  rDev -55%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A -
deep dark mahogany color thick foamy head however it laces out fairly quick

S -
slight nutmeg and even more slightly is there a smell of pumpkin but there is a hugh all spice smell its really overpowering

T -
slight nutmeg hugh all spice taste very very slight pumpkin taste and its on the very back end you real really have to search for it

M -
feels like spicy water sry but its very light on the tongue and the allspice is ridculously overwhelming

D -
from my comments you can tell i wont get this beer again the allspice was to powerful if they toned that down flavors may pop more and then they may have a good beer

bierguru, Oct 16, 2010
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1.85/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. 09/25/08.

Pours a clear orange amber color with a half finger of beige head. The head quickly disappeared to almost nothing. Aroma is a bit odd. On one whiff I'll get pumpkin, cinnamon, and clove. On another all I get is cherry cough syrup.

Taste is similar to the aroma. Sometimes I get light pumpkin, cinnamon, and other spices (lots of clove). But most of the time I get a gross medicinal cough syrup flavor mixed with band-aids. Not pleasant at all.

The feel is probably the only good part about this beer. It's well-carbonated and not too heavy. No lingering aftertaste, which is good considering the taste itself isn't good. Drinkability suffers for that reason. The alcohol isn't noticeable.

I really can't recommend this. Other reviews seem pretty favorable so maybe I got a bad bottle. But the rest of this one is going down the drain...

bkilpatr, Sep 26, 2008
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1.96/5  rDev -49.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.6%

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2.18/5  rDev -44%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This is a very bad beer. I have always wanted to try this and now I can say I have. I don't review often but I just felt compelled to state what a bad beer this was. It poured a nice pumpkin color with a very nice white head. The smell was very nice. I thought I was about to get into something yummy... similar to schlafly's pumpkin.... that nice pumpkin pie, caramelly sweet and chewy goodness. Then the taste. Hmmmm... Defnite pumpkin pie spice - too much for sure. And the base beer... it was as if someone made a poor representation of an amber that was too weak and thin, decided to sour it, gave up after a week and then added pumpkin pie spice. There's also an underlying nasty bitterness that is not good but at least distracts from the rest of the nastiness. Drain pour and then to the Ten Fidy that's on deck.

smchenry75, Nov 08, 2013
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Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,323 ratings.