Devious Imperial Pumpkin
Allentown Brew Works

Devious Imperial PumpkinDevious Imperial Pumpkin
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Allentown Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #90
Ranked #17,872
3.86 | pDev: 11.92%
Nov 21, 2022
Aug 19, 2010
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Reviewed by flgimp from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Not big on pumpkin ales but this was special. Great nose and taste. Pumpkin not overwhelming but comes thru nicely with other spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger) and malts.
Nov 21, 2022
Rated: 3.98 by CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania

Sep 01, 2022
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Reviewed by JJKBeerLvr from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a 16oz can into pint glass. There was a canned date of 07/25/22 on the bottom of the can, and I drank this less than 1 week from purchase.

Appearance: Dark Amber/orange. Deep brilliant color but not hazy. There was a 2-finger head that was light tan in color. The head lasted about 1 minute, leaving a very thin covering. There is no lacing on the glass.

Smell: Pleasant, with a spicy aroma. Strong pumpkins and pepper aromas dominate. Some caramel aroma to a lesser extent. Aromas were apparent as soon as the can was opened.

Taste: Very nice pumpkin taste. I can definitely taste the pumpkin, and there are some spicy flavors, which makes for a unique taste. I like this better than many other pumpkin ales I have tried.

Mouth-feel: Medium body, and with a smooth body. Medium/Strong alcohol, which matches the 9% on the label.

This is an interesting seasonal beer by Fegley's. It is something different that I will buy this again. I do like their Bourbon Barrel Aged Pumpkin Ale a little better, due to the added variety of flavors.
Aug 21, 2022
Rated: 3.85 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Sep 13, 2019
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4 by Slack from Virginia

Jan 01, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by Python6586 from Pennsylvania

Aug 22, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.82 by q33jeff from New Jersey

Nov 27, 2015
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.55 by FinkMeister from Pennsylvania

Oct 03, 2015
Rated: 3.95 by JPowell712 from Pennsylvania

Sep 26, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by JMS1512 from New Jersey

Aug 14, 2015
Rated: 4.07 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

Jul 05, 2015
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Reviewed by DarkerTheBetter from Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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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Rated by bluehende from Delaware

3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Fairly low spice and a nice example of a pumpkin ale.
Feb 17, 2015
Rated: 4.28 by TheNakedStiletto from Pennsylvania

Jan 11, 2015
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Rated by Keystone from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is a great pumpkin beer
Jan 03, 2015
Rated: 4.52 by Jake_eff from Pennsylvania

Dec 26, 2014
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