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Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Imperial Pumpkin AleImperial Pumpkin Ale

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2,482 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,482
Reviews: 985
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 128
Gots: 294 | 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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Fergyx825
3.18/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Dark amber, not see through. Looks grainy. Little head, but not expected out of a bottle.

Smell: Spices, pumpkin and alcohol. Smells very much like the name.

Taste: Spiced, and high alcohol taste. Bitter, definitely more sweet. Taste not very similiar to the smell of the beer.

Mouthfeel: Carbonated, very light, easy slugging capability.

Overall: Never know what to expect w/ appearance, but i'd think an ale especially a pumpkin would be lighter in color. The smell of this beer is the highlight, i really enjoy the spices and pumpkin, but the alcohol is noticeable by smell. Tastewise, this is better than last yr. More flavorful.

Photo of marley2112
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BradShook
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of ChipMurray
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of DeFaz
3.22/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours an amber color with orange highlights. Really disappointing pour, as there is almost no head and what is there refuses to cling to the glass.

Smell: Alcohol, spice, malt, caramel, and pumpkin, in that order. Spice is a bit overpowering, and the alcohol doesn't help. I like a pumpkin ale with a lot of fresh pumpkin on the nose, and this doesn't have it.

Taste: Brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg are strong, and probably too strong. Taste unfortunately reminds me of cough syrup. The malt tastes fine but isn't too interesting, and whatever pumpkin is there is drowned out by the alcohol. The beer has an ABV of 8%, and unfortunately, it tastes like it has an ABV of 8%.

Mouthfeel: Thin and acidic. It goes down easy but I'd prefer it was a bit thicker.

Overall: This doesn't do much for me. There are a lot of pumpkin ales out there, and I know that being an imperial pumpkin ale this needs to be bold and strong, but it just doesn't quite have the balance that it needs to work around that alcohol. It's not a bad brew, but for the price it's not something I'll buy again.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of CountDrunkula
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,482 ratings.