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

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279 Ratings
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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 7
Gots: 15 | 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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Lifsabch

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I'm not big on fruity beers; I'm more into IPAs and good stouts and porters. For kicks and giggles I'll try certain seasonals. I recall Shipyard Pumpkin being the first of its kind and I concluded 'this wasn't for me'. Then came Samual Adams Pumpkin. Overall I found this was an improvement. Today I had the privilege tasting Long Trail's Imperial Pumpkin on tap. Now we're talking! It was cloudy and amber in color. Taste was a near perfect balance of pumpkin and spices. I am scheduled to try Samual Adams Fat Jack this time next week. I almost can't see how it could be any better than this one but we'll see!

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2013 20:55:15 | More by Lifsabch
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Brianedonovan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-16-2013 17:32:12 | More by Brianedonovan
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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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Dmbphoenix

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-14-2013 04:03:25 | More by Dmbphoenix
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-13-2013 20:45:11 | More by kmos27
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a dark copper color with a 1" head that falls to spotty surface covering.

Smell: cinammon, clove, nutmeg, and some earthiness makes up the aroma components.

Taste: pumpkin flavors with nutmeg, cinammon, clove, and a moderate bitterness are the main flavors. Alcohol is slightly noticeable. There is a hint of earthiness late.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Light crispness to start, smooth at the finish.

Overall: a nicely flavored pumpkin ale that is enjoyable on a cool afternoon. Easy to consume and hits the tastebuds just right.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 16:42:05 | More by Gavage
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fearfactory

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

10-13-2013 01:44:33 | More by fearfactory
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Kevin_Siqveland

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-12-2013 21:37:04 | More by Kevin_Siqveland
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A fairly active pour yields just shy of two fingers worth of light khaki colored moderately creamy froth... Stellar retention... The color is a mix of rich bronze and medium brown... A limited bit of slightly sluggish carbonation can be seen rising in streaks towards the top of the glass... A very regal and sophisticated looking Pumpkin Ale...

S - A big nose with all the characters that one would expect... Sweet pumpkin puree... Cinnamon... Nutmeg... Just a kiss of cloves... Brown sugar... Graham cracker crust... Very nice aroma... It literally smells like pumpkin pie in a glass...

T - A big hit of boozy alcohol up front... The booze continues to linger throughout... The pumpkin pie aspects take a slightly distant back seat... They also become a bit muddled... The spices are dialed up a notch... The expected sweetness is non-existent... The brown sugar and pie crust linger beneath the surface... There is also a slight metallic tinge beneath the surface... There are some nice woody notes which develop as this one warms, but it seems to be out of place...

M - Sturdy and slightly rigid from the get go... Medium to full bodied... Starts slightly lush and finishes bone dry... Crisp carbonation...

D - Love the artwork on the label, but I guess that's the point of the brush & Barrel Series... Excellent appearance and aroma... Things drop off a bit in terms of flavor and ... It's still a rock solid beer and different lives up to it's "imperial" label... Not your typical Pumpkin Ale by any means, but that's okay... Just not sure this is something I would recommend nor indulge in with regularity...

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 02:23:20 | More by philbe311
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jp312

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-11-2013 23:48:47 | More by jp312
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EFR94

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

10-11-2013 23:46:46 | More by EFR94
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

10-11-2013 22:31:43 | More by In_Control_Mike
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bryreeves

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

10-09-2013 01:57:59 | More by bryreeves
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AdamElb

New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

10-08-2013 15:15:34 | More by AdamElb
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mitch3114

New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

10-07-2013 01:24:24 | More by mitch3114
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GFD400

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-06-2013 22:33:23 | More by GFD400
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-06-2013 03:29:26 | More by KJ2013
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DesMoinesMike

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

10-06-2013 00:58:03 | More by DesMoinesMike
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sketchyhoodie

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

10-06-2013 00:34:40 | More by sketchyhoodie
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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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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-03-2013 04:47:32 | More by mportnoy
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tviz33

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-02-2013 05:06:05 | More by tviz33
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thampel09

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

10-01-2013 16:31:31 | More by thampel09
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mtalley999

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.7%

09-30-2013 13:43:39 | More by mtalley999
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sgregory

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

09-30-2013 00:33:08 | More by sgregory
Imperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel Series from Long Trail Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.