Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

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Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin AleOak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale
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Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin AleOak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States

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

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Photo of jlindros
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice fluffy head 1 finger, hazy rosy caramel cranberry color.

Nose pumpkin pie, nice toasted malts and toasted pumpkin, light sweet malts and caramel, light earthy hops, hint of vanilla and oak.

Taste is rich, buttery oak and light vanilla, then nice pumpkin chai latte like flavor, light bready malts and caramel, very light spices, light pumpkin pie. Very little booze. Light earthy hops, light nutmeg and cardamom. Finishes semi bitter and light pumpkin pie and oak.

Mouth is a bit heavier bodied decent carb, very little booze.

Overall great, nice malts, nice pumpkin addition, booze is very well hidden, nice buttery oak, smooth and tasty and goes down much easier than I expected.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark ruby orange color with a one fingered, creamy head and light carbonation.

S - Pumpkin, vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon, oak, and bourbon.

T - Up front, pumpkin, vanilla, oak, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ending with oak, spices, and bourbon. Bourbon/oak presence is moderate but never overpowering.

M - Heavy medium body, lightly syrupy, gentle carbonation is light and prickly at first but finishes almost creamy.

O - It's a good pumpkin ale that has just the right amount of oak and bourbon without being overly boozy, this one works well.

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Photo of pzrhsau
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer pours a nice ruby red/burgundy maroon with a decent sized tan head.
S: A nice roasted squash and pumpkin aroma with some hints of oak. The cinnamon gives a nice warming aroma.
T: The beer has an immediate strong cinnamon flavor coupled with some nice oak. The wood adds some nice vanilla notes and blends well with the sweet pumpkin.
M/O: Very good weight and not too overpowering because of the alcohol content. Very good warmer type beer in every sense of the word.

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Photo of cawley333
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%

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4.3/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of Treebs
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Split this bottle amongst many people in line at the CBS release. Poured into my Deschutes snifter.

A: Pours a solid orange with brown swirls though out. Solid off-white head leaves some nice lace behind.

S: Great pumpkin and cinnamon on the forefront with a nice oak backbone. Nicely balanced.

T: Nice raw pumpkin with cinnamon and nutmeg giving it a kick. The barrel was well integrated and some vanilla sweetness comes through on the back.

M: Medium bodied with a nice sweetness left on the palate.

O: I really enjoyed this. The barrel qualities were well integrated and not overpowering at all.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle, love the label with the Jack-o-lantern,

A: Pours a deep amber to red with a medium full white head. Excellent retention with spotty lace.

S: Nice clear notes of roasted pumpkin flesh with brown sugar and light notes of cinnamon, not crazily spiced.

T: Brown sugar and oak with a nice sweet pumpkin flesh flavour backbone. Notes of nutmeg and cinammon coalesce well, light woody notes on the back end, lightly tannic.

M: Full-bodied and creamy, frothy, with a soft carbonation that works here.

O: Clearly in the upper echelon of pumpkin beers we can get in the Southland. The Pumking I had last night side by side overshadowed it, but having a bottle to myself I can better assess its qualities. A good beer for sure, if this was $10 I'd be ecstatic, but when it's pushing $17 for the 750 it makes it tough, even when this is so good in its style.

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Photo of Nickcal
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dwkasper
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of beagle75
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Clear, medium amber color with over one finger of dense parchment-tinted foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Bright vinous fruit, baking spices, balsamic vinegar, earthy cereal, and restrained oak combine for a decadent and interesting array of scents. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins off-dry, with early cloves and layered crystal and aromatic malts that are soon joined by honest pumpkin fruit against a mildly acidic (carbonic; not sour) backdrop. Flavors become mellow and earthy in the middle, with aromatic vanilla replacing the baking spice. The finish is clean, short, and lacking in bitterness; a phantom sensation of cola lingers on the palate. Spirituous vapors are encountered throughout the flavor profile, but are never outright boozy.

M: Medium viscosity, smooth and slightly syrupy on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This strong pumpkin ale is a pleasure to behold; it strikes a near-perfect stance incorporating attention to the signature ingredient, a mature application of wood-aging, and enduring awareness that this is a beer. It remains capable of being enjoyed as beer, with a clear attention to details exhibited by the brewer. Hard to find fault with; perhaps its greatest transgression is that it remains a beer brewed with pumpkin...

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4.28/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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

Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Uinta brewing company is another treat for this year. Uinta’s Crooked line of beers has its own marketing and has a lineup of big beers with big bold flavors including their all new pumpkin ale. Again this is an imperial pumpkin ale and as soon as you pop the cork on this 750ml beast you instantly can smell the pumpkin pie aroma wafting out of the bottle. The oak is very pronounced and lends a nice vanilla note to the beer and the oak character is very prominent but didn’t dominate the palate. There was enough malt backbone to place all the flavors in balance and included a nice finish of slightly sweet caramel and pumpkin pie that leaves you with a nice warm feeling inside, not to mention a slight warming sensation from the 10% abv.


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Photo of ASak10
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of cjacobsen
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to sweemzander for bringing this one out.

(A) Pours a clean, ruby color. Head is made up of smaller, tight packed bubbles. Decent retention. Surprised to see the darker color instead of the orange. Oak barrels must have done some good there.

(S) Aroma is evenly distributed between oak wood, pumpkin, spices, cinnamon, and some nuts.

(T) The pumpkin is apparent but not overwhelming and dominating the taste. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and spices help to downplay the pumpkin. The taste is semi-sweet. The malts add a bread character and the aftertaste is of spent cloves. The oak probably helped to downplay all the sweetness and added a decent earthy grounding to this flavor.

(M) It sits kind of grainy and chewy. Not off-putting, but almost what to expect from a spiced fruit beer with oak age on it.

(O) Really. Solid. Beer. I really enjoyed this as it's not the normal take on a pumpkin beer. Oak aging it really did something unique to this brew. It was pretty well balanced and just tasted quite excellent next to the spice-bag versions that some breweries put out. (Although I do tend to like the "spice bag" versions as well, not knocking them, just saying this one's different)

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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