Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin AleOak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale
BA SCORE
80.7%
Liked This Beer
3.97 w/ 734 ratings
Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin AleOak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.31%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in oak barrels.

39 IBU

Added by rudzud on 09-05-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,445
Reviews:
185
Ratings:
734
Liked:
592
Avg:
3.97/5
pDev:
11.08%
Alströms:
3.99
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
156
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 734 |  Reviews: 185
Photo of Hohnbaum
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nick4444
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours deep garnet red with frothy tan head. Okay distribution of medium to small bubbles, good retention. Smells of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, sweet rice milk and a faint bit of oak. Clean taste of pumpkin spice, with the oak coming through on the finish. Finish is bitter and slightly astringent. Tastses a bit of raisins with a hint of bourbon character, as well as a vinuous quality. Nose opens up a bit as the beer warms, smelling a bit of pumpkin pie. Lingering taste of alcohol. Medium to full bodied, with the tingle on the tip of the tongue. Very tasty pumpin beer, but perhaps a bit too bitter.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.46/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.42/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Duvel snifter glass.

A - 4.75 - Pours a dark ruby orange color, much darker than most pumpkin ales I have had. Easily form a two finger, light tan colored head. Decent head retention, high head potential. Spotty lacing.
S - 4.5 - Lots of sweet pumpkin meat and light hints of vanilla bean. Not a lot of pumpkin spices here, more focused on the pumpkin meat, but the oak barrel aging definitely adds vanilla which is very nice.
T - 4.25 - Once again, sweet and slightly savory pumpkin meat with more vanilla, spice are very light but present here including all-spice, clove, cinnamon and nutmeg. The 10% alcohol is very well hidden in the flavor.
F - 4.5 - Surprisingly more thick and creamy than I was expecting, very nice.
O - 4.5 - A VERY good representation of the pumpkin ale style. Oak barrel aging adds a nice touch of vanilla both to the aroma as well as the flavor and I highly recommend this brew to fans of the style.

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Photo of Osulou92
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Leechb1
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mlockman
4.37/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Phenomenal brew. Even after 2 years of cellaring, smells and tastes strongly of pumpkin spice.

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

Photo of bareju
3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 9/2014. Pours a dark Amber with no head. Sweet malt followed by spicy pumpkin pie spices. No discernible pumpkin or oak taste. Smell is heavy with caramel and candy sugar. Not bad but nothing special.

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

Photo of Dwreck
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Very nice Imperial pumpkin ale.. Taste the pumpkin, nutmeg, spices, and the oak.. Not boozy for a 10%er bottle was from 2013 so that mite have mellowed it out a bit.

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Photo of Slack
4.67/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amber to copper in color with moderate head and lacing. Smell is cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, sugar, wood, and maybe vanilla. Taste is a boozy pumpkin pie with notes of vanilla, spice, and some bitters. Mouthful is a bit oily but light to medium with medium carbonation. Overall one of my favorite pumpkin beers.

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Photo of beerinmybelly
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schoolboy
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had been waiting to drink this, and maybe I waited too long. Bottled 9-18-2013 and drank 2-15-2015. I also let the expectations build up.

It has a huge coarse head. Brown. The aroma is like a funky ale with a little pumpkin.

The taste was boozy, yeasty, over the hill ale, with some pumpkin. The aftertaste is sweetish. There is just a hint of bitter left in it.

Aging this was not a good idea. I should have just consumed it when I bought it.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

4.25 A: Clear deep amber color. Two fingers of beige creamy/frothy head. Retention is good for a beer this big and plenty of lacing is left.

4.25 S: Lots of pumpkin spices - cinnamon, allspice, cardamom, clove, ginger. Pumpkin meshes well with an intense caramel maltiness. Touch of toastiness. Oak adds another layer of complexity with just a hint of vanilla.

4.0 T: Perfectly sweet - in the moderate range. Caramel, oak, and cinnamon are the strongest flavors. The other spices mentioned above aren't far behind. Vanilla, toastiness, and a hint of brown sugar.

4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Light to moderately creamy. Smooth with a light tannic finish.

4.0 D: Really good beer. Love pumpkin beers.

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Photo of Polish1989brew
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WOLFGANG
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of riotontheroad
3.44/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoelClark
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle date of 8/21/2013. Sampled on 8/24/2014.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip.

Appearance: Slght hazy brown, with medium to heavy bubbles to the body. Head is a lighter tan with an orange tint rising to roughly - notch below a finger's length.

Smell: Had a woody scent. Definitely pumpkin, nutmeg scent but light.

Taste: Heavy pumpkin almost overpowered by the bourbon. Sweet pumpkin pie, cinnamon but not really spicy which isn't a bad thing.

Mouth: medium bodied and bready. Very sticky, almost like a sweet syrup.

Overall: very good beer and definitely took me by surprise. I have two absolute favorites in pumpkin ales, this one has reached my top five. Tasty and powerful and paired desser even better. Salad!

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Photo of chinchill
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Large 2014 bottle.

Pours red-brown with a fine head that leaves ample sticky lacing.

Flavor matches Uinta's description, with vanilla, oak and bourbon from the barrel aging, medium and dark malts, and pumpkin and pumpkin spices.
Weaknesses are a less than optimal blend of flavors and overly obvious high ABV. The aroma is not plaqued by these issues and, consequently, is better than the flavor.

Feel: harsh with all 10.3% evident.

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Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80.7% out of 100 with 734 ratings
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