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

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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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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Newbiebeer, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of far333
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Amber orange colored and opaque, with particulate matter in suspension. Low head that recedes quickly. Aroma of squashy vegetable, semi-sweet malt and subtle spice.

Even and balanced flavor of pumpkin and spices. Low bitterness, clove and dried leaves linger. Very well blanced flavors of pumpkin, malt, and spice. Subtle cinnamon and nutmeg, spices are not overpowering on this one, which I prefer in a pumpkin ale. ABV does not detract. Above average mouthfeel, full but not too viscous. Overall a very good beer, one of the best pumpkin ales I've had.

far333, Sep 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

SpectralAbyss, Sep 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

NOLAHopquest, Sep 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

skaboom420, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tumbler pint, the beer is a crystal clear, vibrant, ruby colored brew with a thin, filmy surface coating that is white and bright. Aromas of sweet, roasted pumpkin with some nutmeg, cinnamon, and all-spice highlighting throughout. Flavors are mild, with a roasted pumpkin backbone, both rich and sweet, with a bready characteristic. Spicing is present to keep things in check at the end and clean up the palate. Spicy and roasted aftertaste that is subtly sweet, which goes perfectly with the light, smooth body. Crisp, clean finish that leaves a slight spicing to linger in mouth. Pretty tasty.

GarthDanielson, Sep 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

MyMagicalPants, Sep 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Celtics76, Sep 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Chugs13, Sep 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

JeffTheJuice, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of iBeer16
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

enjoyed in a pint glass.
A- pours a amber/copper color. pours with a small 2 finger head that dissipates quickly. good carbonation
S- pumpkin, very real aroma, allspice, nutmeg, slight cinnamon, brown sugar. cloves, bananas
T- great strong blend of pumpkin and spices throughout, no overpowering pumpkin taste,very pleasant.
M- smooth, great body, full and light at the same time. creamy. great carbonation to leave palate refreshed.
O- on the pumpkin scale, sits in the middle of the road in regards to drinkability, definitely possible to drink 3, maybe 4. great flavors, scent, balance and mouth feel. balance is key here, nothing overpowering.

iBeer16, Sep 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

IPAchris, Sep 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

smonice, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of BARFLYB
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A few stealth pours from a bomber into a small Chimay glass

Imperial Pumpkin pours into the glass a semi hazy burnt orange with some bronze tints mimicking a sunset. The foam was tan/gold in color with an inch but died leaving no lace.

Smell is pretty standard pumpkin ale fare and kinda muted in scent. Pumpkin spice with some nutmeg and cinnamon. Hops are not present, a standard malt backing.

This is what I expected, some subtle spice with some pumpkin flavor in the back. The taste is larger than your average pumpkin ale, it's not pumpkin pie, but nutmeg over cinnamon with a grassy aftertaste that's light. It comes and goes like that.

Pretty much medium bodied, a nice build on this sucka. Thin with light carb. The aftertaste is non existent, spice, malt, nothing. No legs.

This is pretty decent stuff. Not being a huge fan of the style I find this easy as pie to take down. 8% is not that light though so a whole bomber while doable, would zonk me out.. I would like to find a happy medium between this and pumKING in both taste and ABV as I have not yet found a favorite Pumkin brew.

BARFLYB, Sep 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

SlickestWilly, Sep 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

EzraAtom, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of 57md
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a burnt orange with a finger of head that dissipates rather quickly. The nose has just a mild hint of pumpkin in it. The flavor is certainly full-bodied with some pumpkin and a touch of cinnamon. There is a touch of sweetness as well as a sourness that likely comes from the pumpkin itself. The finish is bitter, but not overly hoppy. There is some alcohol presence to this offering, but not enough to make it unpleasant. Big, good, but not great.

57md, Sep 15, 2012
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3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: slightly hazy orange to amber color with about 1 finger of bright white head which had a god ammount of laceing and some alcohol legs

S: lots of pumpkin pie scents nutmeg, cinnamon and clove with a hint of squash or bannana

T: tastes like a liquid pumpkin pie pretty standard pumpkin beer tasting however the alcohol was present on the taste

M: medium bodied with good carbonation

O: a fairly standard pumpkin ale it drank a lot like a dubble in the mouthfeel and the spice flavoring but alcohol was present perhaps some collaring may mellow that out a bit but by doing that the spices in the beer would also dissipate losing some of its character

smcnulty1981, Sep 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

kindbill, Sep 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

bluntedboywonder, Sep 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

RMoeNay, Sep 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

tellish33, Sep 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Maseitz, Sep 09, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

redfox405, Sep 09, 2012
Imperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel Series from Long Trail Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.