Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Uinta Brewing Company

Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin AleOak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale
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Style:
Pumpkin Beer
ABV:
10.31%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 11.03%
Reviews:
189
Ratings:
749
From:
Uinta Brewing Company
 
Utah, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  75
Gots
  158
SCORE
89
Very Good
Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin AleOak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Notes: Aged in oak barrels.

39 IBU
Reviews: 189 | Ratings: 749 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by JohnnyK:
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JohnnyK from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Dec 13, 2013
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev +2.8%

The detailed oriented, artistically sculpted or masterfully blended care with pumpkins doesn't end with their Jack O' Lantern carvings, but actually extends into the world of flavor as well. And few do better than Uinta's imperial, oak aged, pumpkin ale.

Dark bronze and with tawny highlights, the deep amber beer looks like brandy after its bubbles subside. A deep thrust of the nose into the snifter delivers robust caramelized sweetness that stems from toffee and maple to sorghum and molasses. With the "pie" spices fluttering above, the rounded early palate and aroma is suggestive of graham cracker crust, praline and peanut brittle.

And as the decadent taste reveals its layers in the middle portion, bold spices rise to greet the sweetness in form of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and peppercorn. Slow dissolving sweetness leads to a high dessert taste as the linger of sweetness continues to support the spice.

The beautiful taste that suggests pumpkin pie taste in beer form finishes differently- it dries to a mid-sweet term with spicy heat and spice from dry oak, spice additions and elevated alcohol heat. What transpires afterward is a taste of rum cake, chestnut and port wine. As palate fatigue would normally accompany such taste, I'm wishing for more of this pumpkin ale and blue cheese pairing.

Nov 13, 2014
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Grinky from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Oct 26, 2013
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BostonHops from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6%

Jun 16, 2013
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Czequershuus from Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Oct 08, 2016
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Haybeerman from Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Feb 07, 2013
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BierJager89 from California

4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Reddish brown with a foamy mocha head.

S: Oak, pumpkin, vanilla in the nose.

T: Oak, a spicy bit of alcohol, vanilla, cinnamon, with a nice backbone of malt and pumpkin as well as some pumpkin overtones. Pumpkin is dominant, but not overstated.

M: Full bodied and smooth.

O: My favorite pumpkin ale. It's delicious! Definitely worth a try.

Jan 24, 2014
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CT_brewguy from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Oct 14, 2014
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caddybuyer from New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 into an oversized wine glass.

A-Deep rich ruby amber with a one inch head that settles to a ring. Marked clarity. Stunning color..amazing looking beer.

S-Fresh pumpkin and some fairly heavy handed spicing, but I do like a spiced ale. Ginger, nutmeg, cardamom. Sweet...pungent.

T-Creamy, bready pumpkin, rich in the initial palate. Highly spiced, but not overly so and a bit hot. Hint of oak on the back end. Very nicely done spiced pumpkin ale.

M-Superb mouthfeel, creamy and slightly slick, but well balanced carbonation.

O-A must buy for my celler for the spiced pumpkin ale fix. Any hotness in this will surely be cured with a bit of aging. Very nice effort.

Nov 01, 2011
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acp21178 from New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Oct 27, 2012
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smanson56 from New Hampshire

3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a dark brownish orange when poured slowly into my favorite glass. A dark in color but a clear beer with no cloudiness.
The nose brings hints of pumpkin but not carrying a lot of spice overtones like some pumpkin beers. The oak barrel aging add the certain woody overtone.
The taste is sharp perhaps a little strong on the alcohol side but that is somewhat masked by the very nice oaky taste from the barrel aging. I feel that the pumpkin flavor is a little lost to both the alcohol and the oak aging.
The mouth feel is smooth even with the little alcohol burn at the end.
This a good aged pumpkin beer a little light on the spices in my opinion but the barrel aging helps make up that lack. There is a little alcohol burn at first but did seem to mellow out as the beer warmed a little in my glass.

Sep 13, 2015
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kkmiller76 from New Jersey

3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Oct 22, 2016
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scm2787 from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Aug 24, 2012
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2ellas from New Hampshire

3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dec 17, 2015
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chugalug06 from Colorado

4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a C&C'd bottle...

A - Nice white foamy head rises. Brew is wonderful amber color, crystal clear.

S - Very light pumpkin. Some nice rice and potato scents too, almost like a good vodka.

T - Awesome! Great pumpkin and vanilla flavor. Very mild spice, great for the style.

M - Prefect, no heat! Perfect carbonation too. Very light and mild.

O - Great Imperial Pumpkin style! First i've had of this style, impressive. Great job Uinta!!!

Oct 16, 2011
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projhex from California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Nov 15, 2011
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dpgoblejr from New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Feb 23, 2014
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randylangford from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Oct 13, 2012
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mtdewa1 from New York

3.88/5  rDev -2.8%

Dec 09, 2014
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Cook82 from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Oct 05, 2014
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ryanpj from Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Nov 01, 2013
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jfstilling from South Carolina

5/5  rDev +25.3%

Nov 29, 2011
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marleyr from South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Apr 20, 2014
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thebouch01 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Nov 16, 2011
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Vylo from New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 24, 2016
Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 749 ratings