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

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Ratings: 371
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.7%
Wants: 12
Gots: 53 | FT: 1
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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3.48/5  rDev -5.9%

Mpenders, Sep 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

bourassa23, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

No need to go into the same boring details, to me Pumpkin Ales tend to be generic in appearance, but vary in aroma somewhat and the proof is in the taste for me.
The main takeaway I got from LT Imperial Pumpkin is that the spices (the most dominant elements as pumpkin itself imparts little flavor) are relatively tame and don't impart that whipped cream and graham cracker crust loaded with sweet pumpkin that make Pumking so popular.

The taste never reaches the level of sweet as there bittering hops counteracting any sweetness that might be present. Finishes clean and the hops balance the pumpkin spices with an interesting take on the style. Those looking for a sweet pumpkin pie bomb probably won't care for this one, but I found it to be a solid representation of the style that is slightly off center.

Hendry, Sep 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

wattersmike90, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

For a pumpkin ale it pretty decent, I'm a huge Long Trail fan!!

beerded_drunk, Sep 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

RWACKO, Sep 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Bobbymozz, Sep 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

StephRai, Sep 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

TTripp725, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

domnalbrecc, Sep 22, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +5.9%

ckollias, Sep 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Veganjello, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Zdrummer15, Sep 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Maragoneus, Sep 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

beerfootfreak, Sep 16, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +10.3%

Epiccore619, Sep 15, 2014
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1.04/5  rDev -71.9%

Ernsty52, Sep 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

brend2b, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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 -12.2%

Soterios, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

costanzo_mike, Sep 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Nichols33, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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 +8.1%

WesternMdBeerMan, Sep 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +35.1%

devmclark, Sep 06, 2014
Imperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel Series from Long Trail Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.