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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

2,490 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,490
Reviews: 986
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 129
Gots: 299 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cbl2 on 09-17-2005

We set out to make a bold monument for The King of the Pumpkins!
This 8.0% ABV pumpkin ale is the mother of all pumpkin ales. It is heartier, spicier and more “caramelly” and “pumpkiny” than its faint brethren! We have added lots of pumpkin along with cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of cardamom and clove, giving this beer a spicy, full-bodied flavor.

This truly is an Imperial Pumpkin Ale. Perfect finisher on a cool autumn night or match it up with a slice of pumpkin pie and fresh whipped cream.
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the second bottle contained in a trade with SonofaLime from several months ago. It is poured into my beer goblet.

Appearance: A nice deep copper color with a quickly settling off white head.

Smell: Bready malts along with roasted pumpkin and autumn spices. I smell some nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon.

Taste: The taste has the same spices as noted in the smell. I also get a pleasant tang as well.

Mouthfeel: Nothing out of the ordinary with mouthfeel, body or carbonation.

Overall: This is a solid pumpkin ale. Maybe a bit strong for those not expecting it.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-Tap into a Chalice

Pours a dark black with little to no head. Smells like pumpkin with an array of spices- cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger. Tastes almost like a pumpkin pie with the high alcohol content apparent in the finish. For its dark color, it's surprisingly thin-bodied. Overall, the best pumpkin ale I've had as I have yet to find one that's comparable. A great fall beer and good transition from the blondes and wheats of summer to the malty, spicy winter brews.

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a nice orangish amber color with a 1 finger head

S-Has a really big pumpkin aroma up front followed by the necessary spices and i also catch some hops in the nose as well

T- Has a nice brown sugar sweet pumpkin flavor up front followed by some nice flavors of nutmeg and cinnamon and then hits you with a little hoppy pumpkin flavor at the end.

M-Medium bodied with good carbonation

D-Overall this was a fantastic pumpkin ale. And its 8% which it higher than most pumpkin ales. I thought the flavors and aromas really were a home run in this beer. I would def. pick this up if you like pumpkin beers. It rates up there with DFH pumpkin ale. I think i might have to do a side by side tasting next year to see which i like better.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,490 ratings.