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Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Imperial Pumpkin AleImperial Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,075 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,075
Reviews: 947
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 103
Gots: 148 | 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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mwarriner

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

09-12-2012 19:21:01 | More by mwarriner
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -61.4%

09-12-2012 15:17:36 | More by wattoclone
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doc17325

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-12-2012 03:03:46 | More by doc17325
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kell50

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-12-2012 02:11:14 | More by kell50
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yankinwis

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -48.6%

09-12-2012 01:00:07 | More by yankinwis
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RodneyFarva

Spain

3.6/5  rDev -7.5%

12oz bottle poured into a chalice. i am saddened that my bottle looks like it was made with Paint from Windows 2000 rather than the pictured bottle, which looks like Windows 95.

a: pours a medium copper with a one half inch white head that reduces to a film

s: certainly cinnamon and nutmeg, the spiciness of cloves and allspice, vanilla, brown sugar, and I think I would even venture to say actual pumpkin meat aroma. quite sweet and inviting.

t: spices, but a bit flat. cinnamon and nutmeg, but none of the richer spices that were apparent in the nose, and none of that true pumpkin flavor either. a bit less sweet than I expected, more bitterness, although alcohol is quite well hidden. a bit of a let down.

o: perhaps the most aromatic of the pumpkin beers I have tried, but it does fall down on the flavor. good enough mouthfeel and carbonation, but the depth of flavor simply isn't there, and we are after all ultimately, drinking, not smelling, beer.

09-12-2012 00:12:10 | More by RodneyFarva
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.4/5  rDev -12.6%

Dude what are you doing drinking PUMPKIN beer?!? oh well she fell into my lap so off we go as usual. Poured into a nonic pint glass.

A very faint off tan head, makes about three fingers and falls and settles at a normal speed. Slightly sudsy, with a real nice dark amber orange and brown color, quite clear too. It does look like autumn.

Smells suggested, are big and huge and just like the bottle says. Huge dark brown spices of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove, controlled sweetness and nothing sticky or sugary smelling. Burnt embers and toasty character. Smells like Christmas practically very impressive.

Taste hits, and the flavors really seem like a let down. Palate hits with some slight wet character and depth, but the richness of the nose just doesn't come out on the taste. Mild sort of palate, and a somewhat chalky feel too.

Even for a pumpkin brew I am not feeling this doesn't really do it, and is actually quite disappointing for me.

09-11-2012 23:01:25 | More by smakawhat
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jeddis1

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

09-11-2012 20:37:54 | More by jeddis1
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jivex5k

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10%

09-11-2012 14:06:58 | More by jivex5k
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circus_cat

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-10-2012 22:34:27 | More by circus_cat
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redfox405

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -48.6%

09-09-2012 22:39:00 | More by redfox405
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Danimal584

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

09-09-2012 22:32:12 | More by Danimal584
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MightiestBeard

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-09-2012 19:59:46 | More by MightiestBeard
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mhbarber

Virginia

3/5  rDev -22.9%

09-09-2012 17:27:29 | More by mhbarber
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b2rade2n

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10%

09-09-2012 14:34:08 | More by b2rade2n
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HopHeadInOhio

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-09-2012 13:50:00 | More by HopHeadInOhio
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-09-2012 04:23:08 | More by heddar33
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bgibson85


4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

09-09-2012 02:37:01 | More by bgibson85
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JasonONeill

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-09-2012 00:33:55 | More by JasonONeill
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JKAllen


4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

09-08-2012 10:18:29 | More by JKAllen
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WynnO

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-08-2012 05:18:50 | More by WynnO
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ChrisPratz

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -11.8%

A: Very nice deep reddish amber coloring, pours to a fingers worth of head that quickly dissipates to little to no blotchy patches across the top.

S: Nice aromas. smells like i just opened the top of a box of pumpkin pie. Heavy ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice and clove all rounding out with some sweet caramel and malts. Very nice.

T: Alot of spices floating around here. Nice all spice and cinnamon on the get go, makes way to some of the spicy clove flavors. Really tastes like a nice big bite of pumpkin pie. Alcohol flavoring is very noticeable at the end as well due to the high ABV.

M: Very light carbonation makes for a smooth crisp flavor palette and then makes way for the dry finishing after taste. Higher ABV also brings a noticeable heat at the back of your throat on the way down.

O: Not a bad pumpkin ale. I'm not a huge fan of these types of beer but its brewed about an hour and a half away from my house and everyone raves about it this time of year. If your a fan of spicy beers and/or pumpkin pie, this def won't disappoint.

09-08-2012 04:15:12 | More by ChrisPratz
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.55/5  rDev -8.7%

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A: Pours an amber/mahogany color with a fingers worth of tannish head that quickly fizzles away to nothing

S: Up front, this is all spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, cardamom... almost enough extras in there (cardamom and cloves... really?) to make it like Christmas spices instead of fall... Underneath that you get some malts, booze, and maybe some pumpkin. Just possibly a little overkill here on the spices

T: Again, enough of the spice rack in there to make it like Christmas and Halloween combined... Really not much else behind except for maltiness and booze

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Again, really just too much spice to be enjoyed on any decent basis. The cinnamon especially is way too over the top, and there are too many spices in there to have it make any sense palate-wise. If you don't like spices in your beer, be sure to stay clear of this one

09-07-2012 18:36:13 | More by BEERMILER12
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Skeletor1976

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

09-07-2012 17:09:31 | More by Skeletor1976
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tlazaroff

Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +14.4%

Big, huge pumpkin spice on the nose! More so than any other pumpkin beer in recent memory. I get meaty pumpkin and even a graham cracker crust. Really really aromatic beer.

Deep orange (borderline red) in color with a frothy whipped very light tan head. Perfectly clear and no carbonation bubbles visible, but beautiful lacing.

Rich in pumpkin flavor right away with background notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice to support it. Caramel on the backend and just enough bitterness to make it not too sweet. It has a fine, pretty much smooth mouthfeel with lower carbonation levels and a medium body. Thoroughly enjoyable and entirely pleasurable.

09-07-2012 04:06:24 | More by tlazaroff
Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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