Imperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel Series - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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2.3/5 rDev -37.5%
Hazy tarnished orange color. Head less sticky then the smaller pumpkin ale by long trial. Much different nose as well. Faint pumpkin on the nose, some funky barnyard like scents. Soft pumpkin pie spices underneath it all. Some detectable alcohol.
Kind of bland actually for such a big pumpkin beer. On the bigger side of being medium bodied, bright effervescence. Sweet, malt is highly detectable with a bit of alcohol on the swallow. The pumpkin flavor is there but faint along with the spice, some spice on the finish though. Slightly sour and/or acidic on the back end of the tongue. Not very good.Kind of like they took their pumpkin ale, upped the malt without upping anything else. Drinkable but disappointing.
Compared to other pumpkins at this abv level, this one really crapped the bed.
08-23-2012 03:47:11 | More by jtierney89
2.38/5 rDev -35.3%
I havent had but 2 Pumpkin ales but the taste of the Imperial had an overwhelming unpleasant almost astringent taste that was off putting to me.
I have enjoyed Dogfish Head Punkin Ale very much but this Imperial Pumpkin was not a finisher. Sorry all, hate to be a negative but this wasn't fun. I tried to find some positives, such as smell definite pumpin pie spices but overwhelmed by the taste as I mentioned.
I think I will have another Dogfish Head Punkin Ale.
09-14-2013 17:18:17 | More by cleve00
3.08/5 rDev -16.3%
This time of year, I always look forward to the Pumpkin Beer/Ales. Most of the time, I judge one of these in terms of how I would drink this while having a Pumpkin pie and whip cream!
There was no question regarding the aroma. There was a good sense of pumpkin and spices here. My first sip, the initial taste was pumpkin with some fall spices.
However, the mouthful was a bit on the thin side. It was not big and full. I think more than anything that is why I was not a big fan of this pumpkin ale.
It is always so very interesting that from year to year, any one brand can change the overall taste of the pumpkin ale.
I am glad I tasted this one, but overall it was a little to light and thin for me
08-19-2013 02:31:35 | More by rdilauro
Imperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel Series from Long Trail Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.