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

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313 Ratings
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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 11
Gots: 33 | 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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Photo of Roguer
4.16/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark, long lasting, two-finger creamy head (with a semi-turbulent pour). Nut brown ale, shot through with a hint of orange glow. Thin but contiguous lacing.

Smells like a Belgian: sweet and yeasty. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and the pumpkin comes in the back end. Good balance on the aroma.

Surprisingly complex. Sweet and spicy, with a pumpkin pie finish. Some resiny yeast. A bit of a dry gourd feel on the palate.

Thick and full-bodied. Coats the entire mouth. No sting, mild foaming.

This leaves no doubt that it's a pumpkin ale, but it doesn't rely solely on a gimmicky flavor. It's very tasty, and a perfect complement for a cold New England Fall evening. I would consider drinking this regularly in season if it were available on tap. At ~$5.50 a bomber, it's also reasonably priced.

Nice artwork on the bottle, too.

Roguer, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of ckollias
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%

ckollias, Sunday at 02:20 AM
Photo of Veganjello
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Veganjello, Saturday at 06:31 AM
Photo of beerfootfreak
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

beerfootfreak, Sep 16, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +10.9%

Epiccore619, Sep 15, 2014
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1.04/5  rDev -71.7%

Ernsty52, Sep 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

brend2b, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Scrapss
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Poured from the 22 oz bomber into a tulip.

A: Orange brown with a hint or red. off white head that does not last long.

S: Aromatic hydrocarbon with deep caramel malts. Phenolic resin with a sweet pumpkin note. Spices are muted and play supporting role.

T: Super sweet malt with a lightly orange and pumpkin tang with a bready then spicy white pepper note.

M: medium with a tinge of creaminess. Slight sweet lingering finish with maltiness through out.

O: This is a big in your face tour of malt. It's the perfect big malted pumpkin for a crisp fall night. The pumpkin and spices are not making a bold statement...rather a supporting flavor.

Scrapss, Sep 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Soterios, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

costanzo_mike, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Nichols33, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of brother_rat
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Bottle, poured into a tulip. Had a Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin last night so I wanted to try this during the 1 pm games today. Solid. A: poured a very pumpkiny orange-brown, with a thick head that was creamy white on top and more orange down towards the beer. No lacing, and the head did not stick around long. S: great pumpkin flavor, but lots of spices. There was a malty sweetness, but no creaminess. T: warming, solid cold and after warming up a bit, with aggressive spice and pumpkins. No hops whatsoever, as expected. Aftertaste of some dry spices and an earthiness, like a wet grain. Tasted more bitter than sweet. Solid, but not great--mostly nice because it wasn't imbalanced like a lot of other pumpkin ales. M: mouthwatering and medium-bodied. You do feel that 8% ABV. O: Pretty good, and better than most pumpkins. Nicely balanced and not overly spiced nor super-sweet, but a bit too much astringent/bitter flavor for me, and you could taste the higher content more than other imperial pumpkins.

brother_rat, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

WesternMdBeerMan, Sep 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

devmclark, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

WVbeergeek, Sep 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

JCasaz1, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%

one of the better pumpkins going in the early season here. its great, not over spiced, which i love, but also not under flavored. featuring the pumpkins better than most others i have seen, just a light nutmeg hit in there, and maybe a little honey or maple sweetness as it finishes. the alcohol is warming, and when the beer is room temperature, it burns just enough. maybe its still hot outside, but this beer brings me to fall. i like the beers that take me someplace, and this one definitely does that. rich caramel malts and even a hint of rye spice in this, although i question its presence. it is a little thin in body for its size, so the booze stands out more than it should towards the end. mild cinnamon on the close, but its never spice before squash. overall a nice beer from this series, seasonally perfect in the early going.

StonedTrippin, Sep 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

wrightst, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

rypkr, Sep 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

mquinn919, Aug 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Lesiks, Aug 31, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -7.6%

NJBeachhouse, Aug 30, 2014
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Imperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel Series from Long Trail Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.