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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

2,145 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,145
Reviews: 951
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 112
Gots: 185 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Bunnyhops, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%

Poured from tap into tulip at gingerman SONO. Pours a deep orangey brown with good foamy head. Crazy spice aromas, with your typical sweet malts. Flavor of pumpkin pie, typical cinnamon, nutmeg, some vanilla, etc...just overly spiced for a drink but good for pie...with such an influx of pumpkin brews, there are others id go for before i have this again...

DrinkSlurm, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of Larrydoherty
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Larrydoherty, Oct 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

mbs11, Oct 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Phacoman, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served an orange-copper colored beer with a one finger off white head. The head had a low level of retention, eventually fading to give a lighter level of lacing.

Smell - The aroma is pumpkin pie spice heavy with a good showing of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Mixed with these spice smells are a wonderful some brown sugar sweetness and a roasted pumpkin aroma. Like a very heavily spiced pumpkin pie.

Taste – The taste begins with a strong spice and roasted pumpkin flavors. It is very much of a pumpkin puree with spices tastes. The spices are heaviest of nutmeg and cinnamon up front. Soon the flavor then transitions with some sweet brown sugar and a heavier spice taste of nutmeg hitting he taste buds. More toward the end of the taste a light alcohol taste comes into play giving a very light burn on the tongue, but yet complementing the pumpkin spic spices quite nicely.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the average side in terms of creaminess and thickness as well as carbonation. For a pumpkin beer a bit more creaminess would have been desirable for the roasted pumpkin and spicy flavors, giving it a thicker mouthfeel (more pie like I suppose).

Overall – A nice pumpkin beer with a not too overpowering sweetness and nice flavors and a wonderful aroma.

Darkmagus82, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of crownrl28
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

crownrl28, Sep 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Lette, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of Chetti
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Chetti, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of DMXLOX22
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%

Picked up a 4-pack of this that a manager at my local beer stop saved for me since this little puppy was in high demand. I'm very grateful to be able to check this one out. Already pretty stoked.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber, but is considered to be pretty transparent to me. Leaves a nice inch of white head that pretty much sets a very positive tone of Autumn and a welcoming feeling.

Smell: Has a strong presence of pumpkin and the spices that go along with them. Also I sense a hint of vanilla in the aroma. Very appealing to me.

Taste: Upon first sip, I feel the heavy presence of pumpkin and cinnamon. The other sips brings a welcoming palate of nutmeg and more heavy spices that really bring this to become a delicious brew.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall: Very delicious pumpkin style beer. Thoroughly enjoyed this beer and will definitely recommend this beer to a friend and will have again. I really enjoyed the overall presence of the spices and balance of flavors and it also presented a nice mash of pumpkin.

DMXLOX22, Sep 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

danipp, Sep 29, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

darcange, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of CraftBeerTastic
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%

Ba Review #228
Served On: 09/29/2012
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: 8.0%
Date/ Code: 11/08/12

This was a case picked up at Brewskies of New Oxford, PA. Around $62.00 after PA 6% tax.

Look: The brew poured a very nice orangeish-copper color. Carbonation bubbles were plentiful. The head was a nice thick beige layer of foam - about 1 finger.

Smell: Nice aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon. Some slight notes of biscuit.

Taste: The palate basically defined pumpkin pie in a glass. I’ve honestly never had the pleasure of Southern Tier ‘Pumking’ but from what I’ve heard, this one is a close second. The palate is a perfect balance of pumpkin pie spices and bready piecrust qualities.

This is honestly the best pumpkin ale I’ve had to date; even better then the Dogfish Head Punkin by far.

CraftBeerTastic, Sep 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

rderedin, Sep 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

vmorrison01, Sep 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

marty717, Sep 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

2dogbrew, Sep 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

andyschaps, Sep 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

AleGal79, Sep 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

tmhessel, Sep 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

BurghFanSC, Sep 26, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +13.1%

The aroma here is as spicy as you'll find. VERY heavy nutmeg and cinnamon. There is NO doubt to me what this beer is going to taste like from that smell. Really very, very nice. Loving it so far. There's also a whiff of alcohol I'm getting and sweetness.

Pours an orangish color in my glass but the head was pretty lacking on this one. Not really too special in this department.

The taste isn't a surprise, as the nutmeg and cinnamon really come out well. There's certainly a definite pumpkin taste to this one. However, it does it without being overly sweet, which I think some pumpkin beers end up overdoing. Don't get me wrong, it is mildly sweet after all, but far from syrupy or boozy. It just all works very well and fans of pumpkin beers should enjoy this one.

NODAK, Sep 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

boyostrype, Sep 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

theleechster, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of JustinAniello
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%

A - Pours a dark reddish-orange with a one finger head. Dissipates quickly to a light but sticky lacing, almost no cap.

S - Lots of spice with just the right amount of pumpkin. Cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg take up the foreground, with the lightly sweet pumpkin taking up the back. No sour smell in this one. The malt that gets through almost gives it a crust scent as well.

T - Taste is much like it smells, lightly spice at first with a bit of sour pumpkin. Turns to the sweeter pumpkin with a heavy allspice flavor. Continues into the aftertaste, but not too heavily, also has a mild alcohol burn as well.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Good for the style.

O - A very good pumpkin beer, especially if you are more inclined toward the spicier ones as I am. Very good mix of flavors without drowning out the pumpkin, very pie like in smell and flavor. Definitely one of my top three pumpkin beers that I have tried to date.

JustinAniello, Sep 25, 2012
Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,145 ratings.