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Imperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel Series - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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285 Ratings
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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 10
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brand Name: Imperial Pumpkin
Style: English Strong Ale
Color: Dark Amber/Brown
Bitterness Units: 30
ABV: 8.0%
Date of Introduction: August 2012
Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Caramel 80L and Caramunich malt
Hops: Nugget, Mt. Hood, Willamette
Packages Available:22oz. bottle, five-gallon “logs” & ½ Keg (15.5-gallon)
Availability:Late summer through early fall

Description: Long Trail Imperial Pumpkin Ale is the first offering in Long Trail’s new Brush and Barrel Series. This limited release seasonal treat is small batch brewed with pumpkins, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves, with increased malts and a touch of bitterness for the perfect balance.

(Beer added by: strengthdoc on 08-01-2012)
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ThatsThatDude

New York

1/5  rDev -72.8%

01-06-2014 18:07:06 | More by ThatsThatDude
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

09-19-2013 01:18:00 | More by DWolf
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jtierney89

New Jersey

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
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cleve00

Virginia

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
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.4/5  rDev -34.8%

On tap at Capone’s. Served in a Long Trail shaker pint glass. Caramel orange. Over spiced and quite dry. Some pumpkin spice. Tannic. Not very good. Wouldn’t try again.

01-09-2013 12:44:58 | More by Thorpe429
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1Sundown2C

New York

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

07-26-2013 23:52:26 | More by 1Sundown2C
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Tamaquadan

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

08-15-2013 11:40:47 | More by Tamaquadan
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jamesewelch

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

10-18-2012 11:58:26 | More by jamesewelch
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redfox405

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

09-09-2012 22:34:18 | More by redfox405
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Phread

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18.5%

08-28-2012 01:34:37 | More by Phread
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jdash3d

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.5%

10-16-2013 15:26:04 | More by jdash3d
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CKav

New York

3/5  rDev -18.5%

10-03-2013 19:51:55 | More by CKav
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.5%

12-05-2013 15:17:27 | More by NonicPanic
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Focusf111

Vermont

3/5  rDev -18.5%

09-24-2012 03:13:16 | More by Focusf111
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prisdefer

New York

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-02-2012 18:53:38 | More by prisdefer
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -18.5%

02-24-2014 20:20:34 | More by HopStoopid120
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redliner8

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.5%

09-22-2012 20:09:35 | More by redliner8
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.5%

09-27-2013 13:29:56 | More by dfhhead25
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -18.5%

09-18-2012 17:20:09 | More by Celtics76
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brbrocc

New York

3/5  rDev -18.5%

10-06-2012 23:51:33 | More by brbrocc
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djre4orm

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.5%

10-04-2012 16:13:16 | More by djre4orm
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.5%

04-17-2013 09:26:44 | More by Jason1337
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SpasmWaiter

Vermont

3/5  rDev -18.5%

08-11-2013 02:02:25 | More by SpasmWaiter
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kb2250

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.5%

10-22-2012 01:48:35 | More by kb2250
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rdilauro

Connecticut

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
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Imperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel Series from Long Trail Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.