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Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

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3.97/5
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746 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
uintabrewing.com

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.31%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in oak barrels.

39 IBU

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
746
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
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76
Gots:
159
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Ratings: 746 |  Reviews: 188
Photo of CoasterGuy
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigschoolrecords
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jaredkylemccann
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harrison8
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 8/19/15 and served on 10/29/18. Pours a plum-brown with two fingers of khaki head. Head retention is good, leaving a few dancing rings of lace behind. Aroma is big pumpkin followed immediately by spices - cinnamon and nutmeg. While the pumpkin and spice notes fade, which is very slight, notes of oak, toffee, burnt sugar, and molasses layer over toasted, biscuity, nutty, malts. It smells big, warm, and inviting. Flavor profile is pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and toffee - like a sugary pumpkin pie with a heavy hand on the spices. Biscuity, toasty, nutty malts form the crust, which is much more robust than an average graham cracker crust. Oak pokes through, but is otherwise dominated by the pumpkin, spices, toffee, and molasses. Its 10.3% ABV develops a little heat at the finale, as the beer warms. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a smooth, still texture, perhaps per the barrels and a little bit of flattening age. Overall, this still drinks big even after a bit of age. The pumpkin and spice notes, which typically fade, are still strong and sturdy. It carries a presence with each sip, despite the still texture. It seems to drive the experience via big flavor while nearing on a very difficult balance. Look score was bolstered 1/4 of a point due to the strong performance over 3 years after bottling, and for a barrel aged beer at that.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 750mL bottle.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kaseydad
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of patre_tim
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Amber and slightly hazy with little carbonation, and a finger of beige head.

Smells of pumpkin spices, creme brulee, hints of rum, and pumpkin.

Tastes like a pumpkin spice barley wine. Lightly sweet, hints of stinky foot, pumpkin spice, and a definite alcohol presence.

Syrupy, slightly oily body, with little carbonation, and an alcohol burn in the throat.

Got this in Albany, NY, drinking in Muskoka, Jan 14th, 2017. Strong and pungent, this one is a definite sipper.

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Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.34/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MrJuengling
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a semi-dark to bronzed dark brown color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated practically immediately. Lacing was mostly messy, and kinda stringing itself all over the place. The smell started off with boozy sweet sticky pumpkin spices, ginger, slight allspice, and slight cinnamon. Light breadiness warms into balance it out, damn, and wow! The taste was boozy sweet with subtle balancing sweet pumpkin spices really nicely. There was a subtle sweet boozy aftertaste running into a sweet sticky finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with an awesome sipping quality about. Overall, an absolutely fantastic imperial pumpkin ale.

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Photo of lic217
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: REddish brown with re hues and a light tan head. Big head and lots of lacing. Crystal clear.
Aroma: Pumpkin, alcohol
Taste: Pumpkin spice, vanilla, oak, and some caramel sweetness. Has some heat to it on the finish, some slight oxidation flavors
Feel: Syrupy
Overall: Drinks like an american barleywine with some age on it (bottle is about 20 months old)

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Photo of TonyLema1
3.59/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: murky, rust colored, big tan head
S: tons of oak, not a lot of spices, but it's over a year old
T: oaky, some spice some pumpkin
F: good mouthfeel
O: it's a good sipper and I got it cheap, but probably won't revisit

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Photo of Svingjo
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frasergrove
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bb-magic
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ruger_44-Redhawk
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I love anything barrel aged and a pumpkin must be a challenging feat to nail. But this one is pretty good. The array of spices is present with added vanilla and booze. I would definitely get again if other imperial styles weren't available.

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Photo of Boone757
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkmiller76
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Duff27
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Czequershuus
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours a murky deep rust with a small head. The aroma offers up lots of nutmeg, candied orange peel, brown sugar, clove, pecan - essentially all the classic winter spices. The flavor is quite sweet, with nutmeg, clove, almond paste, vanilla, orange peel, and roast apple. The mouthfeel is full and sticky, almost syrupy with pillowy carbonation. Overall this fits well with in this style - a big, sweet, spice driven beer - and while it may be gauche among a certain set, I am actually growing fonder of these. The barrel aging makes this a more complex, with big vanilla notes woven right through the spice.

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Photo of psweendogg
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 746 ratings