Devious Imperial Pumpkin | Allentown Brew Works

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187 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerImmediately on 08-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
187
Reviews:
50
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.4%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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Photo of woodychandler
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
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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Photo of q33jeff
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of FinkMeister
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JPowell712
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JMS1512
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide8425
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

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Photo of bluehende
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of TheNakedStiletto
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Keystone
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great pumpkin beer

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Photo of Jake_eff
4.52/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WVUbrew
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Robbie_Fish
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Valentno7
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Adams2U
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Onthe6ix
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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

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Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of DeadWalkerAir
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of muskiesman
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Stermax
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of WallstreetB
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of _morandi_
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Devious Imperial Pumpkin from Allentown Brew Works
3.79 out of 5 based on 187 ratings.
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