Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
733 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
Ratings:
733
Reviews:
184
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
155
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 733 |  Reviews: 184
Photo of CharlesK
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crbnfbr
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spedprof
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.02/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a ruddy dark brown color with a light tan colored slim head. Lacing was mainly messy and somewhat stringy.
The smell has some pumpkins with strong boozy notes. Vanilla, woodiness, cinnamon and nutmeg slide in to each other to balance.
The taste had a big sweetness from the boozy and vanilla notes up front. Woodiness leads into the spices and pumpkin takes a bit of a backseat.
The mouthfeel had about a light to medium body with a decent sessionability. Carbonation is pretty subdued in this one allowing the beer to take on a syrupy boozy sort of feel.
Overall, it's an okay take on a pumpkin ale. If anything, I'm pretty sure Uinta did everything they're supposed to, but I'll stick with Pumpkick and Night Owl as my go to pumpkin ales until further notice.

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Photo of Stephen_Woods
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of adamranders
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TH28
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Appearance: Deep brown, murky, moderate white head. Aroma: Strong oaky vanilla notes, cherry, with only a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste: Rich toasted maltiness with strong woody oak character and vanilla. Moderately strong bitterness with only a touch of pumpkin spicing with cinnamon and nutmeg. Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body with slight creaminess, low carbonation. Finish: leaves a lingering woody oak and cinnamon flavor on the tongue. Overall: One of the best pumpkin beers I’ve had, with strong barrel characteristics that dominate the flavor profile, with minimal pumpkin spicing in the background. A nice warmer for the colder temps of the season.

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Photo of Martelljw2
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sbanacho
2.46/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Blu Wolf Bistro in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a clear amber color, with a small foamy head, and basically no lacing.

Smells like vanilla, spicing, pumpkin, oak, and some very slight pumpkin, and some slight booziness.

It tastes pretty similar. There's a subtle level of spicing, which is my preference with the style, and some vanilla and oak from the barrel, and some actual pumpkin. It's not the best pumpkin ale I've had, but it's still a really solid entry anyway.

This is medium bodied, with a bready and slightly boozy mouthfeel, and a lower level of carbonation.

Nice stuff here from Uinta.

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Photo of sunsjammer
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Docrock
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwagner003
3.3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rlee1390
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The oak dominates the other flavors. Pumpkin and spice are present but they definitely take a back seat to the oak. Not sure age would do this beer good as far as balancing goes though.

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Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ultrarunner100
4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nickcal
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of anon
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.16/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gouettn
3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dilbert65
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerturf
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Rusted Caramel
S: Dark wood caramel pumpkin spice
T:sweet, oak, smokey, dark pumpkin hints
F: Smooth high alcohol content noticeable in taste
O: Great brew for an imperial pumpkin the oak barrels took any harsh notes out and made the beer very smooth.

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Photo of MikeLegen
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LittleJohn73
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kerry4porters
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 733 ratings.
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