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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

1,983 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,983
Reviews: 937
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 78
Gots: 114 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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JordonHoltzman

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A brown hazy body with no real head present.
But as soon as I pour it out of the bottle, it's like I took a pumpkin pie right out of the oven. Wow this smells good. Fresh pumpkin and autumn spice aroma pleasantly remind me of thanksgiving that I love so much. Cinnamon, nutmeg, clove. All individually pinpointed but together make this beer smell exactly as a beer with this name should.
And the taste matches the smell. Just as I would hope.
Mouthfeel is fantastic. Smooth with medium level carbonation, which leaves the beer feeling like it came straight from the bright tank.
Overall this is probably the best pumpkin ale I've ever had, and pumpkin ale is probably my beer style. I let this beer sit in my fridge for a two or so months, not in the mood to do a review. I look forward to next year, when I will by this beer by the case!

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 03:52:19 | More by JordonHoltzman
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VeganUndead

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

04-04-2014 06:50:01 | More by VeganUndead
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TangoJuliet

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-02-2014 14:45:51 | More by TangoJuliet
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-02-2014 13:58:42 | More by IAmHollywood13
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caddyguy

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-01-2014 18:35:25 | More by caddyguy
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Cosmos83

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

03-30-2014 22:58:53 | More by Cosmos83
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marleyr

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-30-2014 18:36:10 | More by marleyr
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nate_lyon

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.9%

03-25-2014 20:09:54 | More by nate_lyon
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yeaprolly

Washington

5/5  rDev +28.5%

03-25-2014 01:36:24 | More by yeaprolly
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Stermax

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-21-2014 14:03:17 | More by Stermax
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-19-2014 00:04:38 | More by paulys55
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SharkNado

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-13-2014 01:52:05 | More by SharkNado
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BH712

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-12-2014 01:49:34 | More by BH712
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

03-12-2014 00:43:08 | More by Zetcha7x
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Iamjeff6

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-11-2014 21:21:26 | More by Iamjeff6
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MonicaC

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-07-2014 04:23:45 | More by MonicaC
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-03-2014 07:03:16 | More by Tiernan
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BeerDazed

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-02-2014 19:53:40 | More by BeerDazed
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miclormic

Maine

2.35/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I could not disagree more with these ratings. I typically do not like pumpkin ales because they DON'T TASTE LIKE PUMPKIN! They all taste like a watery pumpkin pie,YUK.

I decided to try this one because it was an "IMPERIAL" .the only thing imperial about it is the price. PASS this one by, it fizzles.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 14:41:40 | More by miclormic
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angeepangie

Ohio

5/5  rDev +28.5%

02-28-2014 00:54:06 | More by angeepangie
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Russf3181

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

02-27-2014 03:59:36 | More by Russf3181
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-26-2014 16:33:02 | More by Griffith
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

02-24-2014 01:47:01 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-10-2014 00:05:16 | More by Goldndomer
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

not my favorite pumpkin beer, but maybe its past its prime not in february. dark rusted orange color without much head at all and some cloudiness. the nose is spice forward, with cardamom being the prime mover. i love cardamom, and its use here contributes a lot, but i dont get much of the pumpkin itself in either nose or taste. it comes across as a spiced strong ale, more of a winter warmer than a pumpkin because the vegetable just is so far back. not much sweetness, and not enough body either, but its interesting layers of flavor, clove and cinnamon too. had this been fuller bodied and more pumpkin heavy, i would have loved it, but the 8% abv seemed a little exposed given its thinness, and the spices, while done well, had nothing to hang on to. something was missing.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 17:09:59 | More by StonedTrippin
Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,983 ratings.