Devious Imperial Pumpkin
Allentown Brew Works

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From:
Allentown Brew Works
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Pumpkin Beer
ABV:
9%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 11.92%
Ratings:
192
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Sep 13, 2019
Added:
Aug 19, 2010
Wants:
  12
Gots:
  24
SCORE
87
Very Good
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3.85 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania on Sep 13, 2019
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3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

part of a flight at good ta go friday night.

brownish body with orange tones, not much of a head, faint lacing

Nose is of pumpkin spices, as you would expect.

Taste is all about the spices, doesn't seem to be much behind it.

Mouth is medium, finish is dem spices again.

Overall, run of the mill okay pumpkin spice beer.

Jan 22, 2018
 
4 by Slack from Virginia on Jan 01, 2018
 
3.5 by Python6586 from Pennsylvania on Aug 22, 2017
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3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

This was poured into a tulip at a bottle share last month. The appearance was a nice looking bronzed orange color with a thin slim quarter finger white foamy head that quickly died off. Barely any lacing. The smell had a strong big authentic pumpkin with a delicate ginger spice and a light vanilla rolling through. The taste copied the smell and carried a nice sweet pumpkin but a delicate ginger spice that I really liked. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a good sessionability maybe leaning towards the sipping quality. The carbonation was extremely smooth and good. Overall, what a nice imperialized pumpkin ale. If I lived in its distro, I’d probably be buying this all of the time. Good stuff.

Jun 08, 2017
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4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

It is always an exciting occasion when my local, in-person trader, tone77 stops by for a drop-off & pick-up. I never know what gems he might be bringing me, but the latest one revealed this one. Yay!

From the bottle: "Family owned and operated. Brewing award-winning beer since 1998."

I Pop!ped the cap & as has become my standard, I employed a very gentle pour. Once in the glass, though, it was fair game & so I gave it a vigorous in-glass swirl to raise a brief finger of foamy, fizzy, light-tan head that could not wait to fall away to wisps. Bye! Color was Coppery-Brown (SRM = > 17, < 22) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled deeply of nutmeg, cinnamon & allspice. I could really get behind this, especially in the Fall. I will readily cop to be wildly behind in my drinking of bottled beers, but it is still chilly enough, even in early April, to make this a welcome drink. I have been a fan of Pumpkin beers since their inception, although I realize that it is more the spice(s) that drive them than actual pumpkin. It's okay by me. This was very spicy, especially with cinnamon, but there was also nutmeg & allspice present. Finish was dry & spicy, but I would have it no other way. I am now beginning to anticipate the Fall of 2017 & the return of such beers.

Apr 04, 2017
 
3.82 by q33jeff from New Jersey on Nov 27, 2015
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3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a pretty, dark amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of spices, pumpkin. Taste is spices, malts, light pumpkin, some hints of alcohol. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall a good quality beer worth trying.

Oct 29, 2015
 
3.55 by FinkMeister from Pennsylvania on Oct 03, 2015
 
3.95 by JPowell712 from Pennsylvania on Sep 26, 2015
 
3.77 by JMS1512 from New Jersey on Aug 14, 2015
 
4.07 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania on Jul 05, 2015
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4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by DarkerTheBetter from Minnesota

This one's a slightly hazy honey-copper with a thin collar of creamy head.

Smells of clover honey, pumpkin spices, and ginger.

Kind of has a fruit-cake thing going for it in the flavor, with molasses, spices, and dark fruits. Just imagine if gramma got to baking a few months early and grabbed some extra allspice and nutmeg. Well packaged flavor profile! A lot of these are a cacophony of flavors, while this one manages to meld together into something neat. Well done!

Feels present and dense, but thankfully clean. As the presence dissipates, it reveals a bit more of the spice.

I was caught off guard by this one. It seems to be really well put together and pleasingly balanced.

Apr 22, 2015
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3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by bluehende from Delaware

Fairly low spice and a nice example of a pumpkin ale.

Feb 17, 2015
 
4.28 by TheNakedStiletto from Pennsylvania on Jan 11, 2015
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Keystone from Pennsylvania

This is a great pumpkin beer

Jan 03, 2015
 
4.52 by Jake_eff from Pennsylvania on Dec 26, 2014
 
4 by WVUbrew from North Carolina on Dec 02, 2014
 
4 by Robbie_Fish from New Jersey on Nov 20, 2014
 
3.75 by Valentno7 from Pennsylvania on Nov 17, 2014
 
3.75 by Adams2U from Wisconsin on Nov 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
by Onthe6ix

Very smooth, subtle taste of pumpkin that's not overwhelming. One of the best imperial pumpkins out there.

Nov 14, 2014
 
4 by Griffith from Connecticut on Nov 10, 2014
 
3.52 by DeadWalkerAir from South Carolina on Nov 09, 2014
 
4.16 by Gkruszewski from New York on Nov 04, 2014
 
3.75 by muskiesman from New Jersey on Nov 02, 2014
 
3.25 by Zetcha7x from Pennsylvania on Oct 30, 2014
 
4 by Stermax from Pennsylvania on Oct 28, 2014
 
3.75 by WallstreetB from Pennsylvania on Oct 24, 2014
 
3.75 by _morandi_ from California on Oct 20, 2014
 
4 by baconfromwalmart from Pennsylvania on Oct 19, 2014
 
3.25 by ColdWaffles from Pennsylvania on Oct 18, 2014
 
4.25 by Antg8989 from New Jersey on Oct 17, 2014
 
4.09 by macesq from District of Columbia on Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
by Garf42cd from Pennsylvania

Found at the candlewyck in buckingham pa

Sep 28, 2014
 
3.92 by mpalestino from Pennsylvania on Sep 27, 2014
 
3.99 by cantal from Pennsylvania on Sep 27, 2014
 
2.75 by Doodamis-Maximus from Pennsylvania on Sep 27, 2014
 
4.24 by Dettra on Sep 21, 2014
 
3.76 by podes from Pennsylvania on Sep 16, 2014
Devious Imperial Pumpkin from Allentown Brew Works
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 192 ratings