1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Imperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel SeriesImperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel Series

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

378 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 378
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 12
Gots: 52 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 378 | Reviews: 76 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ALLISON01
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of liquorpig
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of brianmandell
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Mikecap
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InkedinRi
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of JakerLou
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Mpenders
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of bourassa23
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Hendry
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

Photo of wattersmike90
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of beerded_drunk
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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

Photo of RWACKO
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Bobbymozz
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of StephRai
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of TTripp725
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of domnalbrecc
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ckollias
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Veganjello
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Zdrummer15
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Maragoneus
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of beerfootfreak
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Epiccore619
4.08/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Ernsty52
1.04/5  rDev -72%

Photo of brend2b
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Imperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel Series from Long Trail Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.