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Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,423 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,423
Reviews: 976
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 124
Gots: 279 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

kmwilson76, Dec 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

jlenik, Dec 26, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

acurtis, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of MsRif
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at several locations...first had (I think) at TJ's in Paoli, PA. Pours a clear dark orange/amber color. Small beige head that leaves only a ring of bubbles around the glass throughout the session. Has an aroma of basically, a spice bomb and pumpkin. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, pumpkin...very enticing. The taste is extremely spicy but balanced well with pumpkin and sweet malts. I think I detect brown sugar as well. Delicious!

This was my favorite Fall brew this year. Just perfect for the season...some say it's too spicy, but I personally liked the extremely spicy nature of this beer.

Medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. A slight warming from the alcohol. Pretty drinkable, though slightly dry.

Can't wait to have this again next Fall!

MsRif, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of vfgccp
4.58/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A – Nice deep, ice tea body. Low head with poor retention and lace.

S – Big, fresh pumpkin and cinnamon character. Light, smooth booze and molasses. Fantastic.

T – Great, fresh pumpkin flavor with a nice cinnamon spice note. Well balanced booze warms the profile. Sweet brown sugar and nutmeg finish.

M – Medium-full body with a nice smoothness and well balanced carbonation.

O – Delicious, fresh pumpkin and cinnamon taste. One of the best pumpkin brews around.

vfgccp, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of Pasatron
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Pasatron, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of jagada
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

jagada, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of Duff27
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a short tan head on a clear dark amber body. Low head retention, minimal lacing.

S- Halloween on the nose. Spices, cinnamon, bronw sugar.

T- A potpourri concoction of spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg. Hidden alcohol encourages quick drinking.

M- Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

D/O- Pretty solid pumpkin offering from Weyerbacher. Nothing amazing but worth a shot if you're a fan of the style. Thanks for the try at an out of distro'ed brewery ruizjoseph!

Duff27, Dec 23, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

OBIrish24, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

dowen44, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of J23hc
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep orange, closer to amber brown. Frothy 2 finger head of lasting presence. Great sweet and spicy aroma, brown sugar, pumpkin spice, cinnamon. Not getting any clove notes as stated but definitely getting nutmeg, perhaps too much of it. Not bad, slightly above avg. but not a memorable favorite. Would still retry it next year.

J23hc, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of jam354
5/5  rDev +28.5%

jam354, Dec 21, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

djrn2, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of weaselchew
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

weaselchew, Dec 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

Dotterr1, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of volta
4/5  rDev +2.8%

volta, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of SuperSpy
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark copper with a decent enough tan head initially that dies down to nothing fairly quickly.

Canned peaches, cinnamon and cloves in the aroma. A lot of the typical pumpkin beer aroma. Good, but nothing unique or outstanding.

Medium bodied and lots of carbonation. You can taste the pumpkin, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves. However, I don't pick up the nutmeg in the flavor. Sweet upfront with pumpkin and cardamom. Cloves and more cardamom in the middle. A slightly sweet finish with cinnamon and peaches. Very nice. The 8.0% ABV is well hidden among the sweet pumpkin spices.

SuperSpy, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of Gregwa
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Gregwa, Dec 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

nandemo1, Dec 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

mhaugo, Dec 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

jackie7787, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

grandimperialc, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

GoGators, Dec 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

GrindFatherBob, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of HumphreyLee
4/5  rDev +2.8%

HumphreyLee, Dec 14, 2011
Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 2,423 ratings.