Devious Imperial Pumpkin | Allentown Brew Works

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allentown Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States
thebrewworks.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerImmediately on 08-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
188
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.24/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of gestyr
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 into a tulip glass.

A: A nice orange/amber with a firm off-white head that lasts but leaves a minimum of lacing.

S: Pumpkin, earthy tones, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, biscuit, malt

T: First the taste of alcohol hits you but then the other flavors kick in and the balance is reached. Pumpkin followed by the typical pumpkin pie spices intermixed with a good biscuity malt backbone. No alcohol aftertaste.

M: On the low side of medium bodied. No carbonation sting.

O: I liked this beer. It goes good on a rainy evening. At first the balance wasn't there but then everything seemed to fall into place flavor-wise. I probably will buy this again.

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Photo of BeerCon5
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber color with about one finger of white fluffy head that quickly disappears.

The scent is of a variety of spices; most notable are nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon. Alcohol is also very noticeable.

The taste is dominant of spices also, cinnamon and nutmeg mainly with some pumpkin flavor also. Again alcohol is very noticeable.

Medium body, a bit of a chewy feel, moderate carbonation

This was one of the better pumpkin ales I’ve had. The high alcohol content made it a little unbalanced but I still enjoyed it.

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Photo of alleykatking
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml caged and cork bottle. Thanks to chefmonty for this wonderful beer that was included in the Secret Halloween.

A- Pours a dense and murky brownish orange color with some more brownish bronze color on the sides of the glass. One finger light off white head shows poor retention. Light spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- This is a spice forward pumpkin beer. Light cinnamon and gingerbread in the front of the nose. There is a light bready underbody to the aroma with nutmeg and allspice being secondary spices.

T- The spicing in the front of the beer is mostly cinnamon and nutmeg which is what I expected. The middle of the beer is mostly a caramel bready dough flavor...with light gingerbreadish tone. There is some pumpkin in the back with vanilla off flavors that hint here and there. The spicing in this beer plays a good role in the front with the pumpkin coming in the backing.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little prickley for the beer at times. Tons of spicing on the front end of the beer. Light pumpkin, spicing, and alcohol in the aftertaste. This beer is balanced for being a spiced beer with the malts and other flavors counterbalancing the spices. Medium drying on the palate from the alcohol. Clean tasting with no off flavors.

D- This has been a treat to drink. A nice balance of spices and pumpkin flavors. I was very impressed as this beer has been one of the best pumpkin ales I have had this year. The ABV is high but very well hidden until the end of the bottle.

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4.16/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Capone's today - 16oz. pint.

Pours a deep amber color, with the minimal head fading to a perma-film with decent lacing.

Plenty of spices in the aroma - nutmeg and cinnamon. Hard to really grasp everything, as it was served a bit too cold.

Real pumpkin quality in the flavor along with a ton of spices - not too sweet however. Good English hoppy bitterness to balance the thick malt profile. Rich, but not cloying - good carbonation, and somewhat prickly finish.

Not an all-nighter in terms of drinkability, but solid overall, and one of the more enjoyable beers in the style.

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4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P- AOH

A- light red and/or dark amber in color. Clear and head is minimal. Average lacing.

S- cinnamon, nutmeg, malt vinegar, clove and pumpkin. Lots of notes in the nose and they all go well together for what i want with a pumpkin ale.

F- Clove and cinnamon dominate the palate and it tastes like a hcewy pumpkin pie with cinnamon sprinkled on top.

M- chewy and heavy in the mouth. the spices linge and coat the mouth as well leaving a nice lip smacking flavor.

O- The 9% doesnt hit you until its almost gone but a good PA thats for sure. I bought a sixer and it was well worth it.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Even though I lived in PA all my life this is the first time I ever seen Allentown Brew Works beers pop up.

A - Pours a very dark amber brown, clear with a 1/4 inch of sticky creamy head that falls to a good lace.

S - Smell is very nice I get the pumpkin (sort of like a squash smell) brown sugar, brown malts?, and a touch of cinnamon. Hope are there but subdued sort of citrus like.

T - Seems very balanced I first get the Pumpkin as sort of a vegital taste but quickly it's washed out with mild cinnamon and all spice, mild yet tasty. The finish sort of mixes between the mild bitterness of hops clashing with a brown malt base.

M - Medium and quite easy to drink despite of it's insanely high ABV. Mild warming feeling though the first few sips as a reminder that it's a Fall beer.

Overall it's recommended that you drink this cold since when it warms the hops become sort of cloying and makes for a weird taste mid palate. Fresh from the fridge though it's quite tasty! Lives up to it's hype!

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Devious Imperial Pumpkin from Allentown Brew Works
3.8 out of 5 based on 188 ratings.
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