Devious Imperial Pumpkin | Allentown Brew Works

Devious Imperial PumpkinDevious Imperial Pumpkin
BA SCORE
3.86/5
189 Ratings
Devious Imperial PumpkinDevious Imperial Pumpkin
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
Ranking:
#10,789
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
189
pDev:
11.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 189 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of Dodo2step
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
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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Photo of BG3
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of DMXLOX22
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a single of this in a variety pack. Looks mighty nice. Lets see how another pumpkin beer does tonight.

Appearance: Has a nice, dark, orange hazy appearance. I would say just under an inch of head before it quickly dissipates. Very reminiscent of Autumn, which makes it look delicious.

Smell: Pretty heavy on spices, but there is a scent of pumpkin. I mostly note nutmeg and cinnamon.

Taste: Has a slight sweetness to it, but heavy on the flavor. Must be the 9% that is first noticeable. The cinnamon and pumpkin is definitely available here and this brew doesn't lack on the roasted malts either.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation. Nice, smooth body and finishes off dry. Likeable from the start. I would totally recommend this beer and may have another this weekend if I hit up any bonfires. Cheers!

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Photo of jrfehon33
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of thedoubler55
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A dark brown in color, just a bit transparent but barely. About a finger of off white head at the top, and a bit of lacing around the glass.

S: Strong gingerbread and cinnamon notes up front, with some slight nutmeg and brown sugar.

T: Lots of spice on this brew, strong notes of caramel, gingerbread, cinnamon, very unique but way to spicy for a pumpkin brew for my liking.

M: Medium bodied, lots of carbonation and lots of spice.

D: This was not a terrible pumpkin brew, but not my favorite. Way to spicy for my taste buds, good notes of cinnamon and gingerbread though.

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Photo of undeadozzy
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Poured from a tap. Looked like a generic lager with a deep reddish brown amber color with a foamy head that seemed to go away by itself.

S - Smell is incredible! Smells like a homemade pumpkin pie! The spices are spot on and the pumpkin is insane!

T - Very heavy on the spice. Not sure if it's just the keg or the beer, but its very heavy. Like the taste of a slice of pumpkin pie, but dialed up a few notches. Very tasty regardless, but a little too much.

M - Thick and heavy, Very filling feeling. Very heavy and thick beer, almost feels like you ate a pie after drinking a few of these guys!

O - A very delicious pumpkin beer. Very good, but maybe a little less on the spice. Overall though, a very tasty beer for the fall!

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Photo of 57md
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a ruby-copper blend with half a finger of head, most of which dissipates quickly. The light smell of pumpkin pie spice graces the nose. There is a bold flavor of pumpkins upfront with a touch of sweetness. The finish has an alcohol sourness that borders on the point of unpleasant. Notwithstanding the finish, this is the boldest version of this yearly offering yet.

October 2015 update: It's been a couple years since I sampled this seasonal brew. I can report a definite upgrade in both the potency of the nose and a distinct softening of the alcohol sourness on the finish.

November 2015 update: Sampled a year-old Devious and found that the alcohol is definitely more muted with age. Also, there is a strong hint of both brown sugar and vanilla in the flavor profile - never really experienced that before.

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Photo of JeffTheJuice
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Profchaos20
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Rojada1988
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Sovietfox
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +3.6%
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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Photo of themind
4.55/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a class A beer! period! I have had many pumpkin beers and this really is the best one I have had to date. Great aroma and a fantastic taste! Just really a great beer. I am surprised this isnt rated higher because I think this spanks Weyerbachers Imperial.

Bottom Line: Best pumpkin beer I have had!

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of dakx13
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Devious Imperial Pumpkin from Allentown Brew Works
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 189 ratings
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