Imperial Pumpkin Ale | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,729 Ratings
Imperial Pumpkin AleImperial Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
weyerbacher.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
We set out to make a bold monument for The King of the Pumpkins!
This 8.0% ABV pumpkin ale is the mother of all pumpkin ales. It is heartier, spicier and more “caramelly” and “pumpkiny” than its faint brethren! We have added lots of pumpkin along with cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of cardamom and clove, giving this beer a spicy, full-bodied flavor.

This truly is an Imperial Pumpkin Ale. Perfect finisher on a cool autumn night or match it up with a slice of pumpkin pie and fresh whipped cream.

Added by cbl2 on 09-17-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,729
Reviews:
1,025
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
13.37%
 
 
Wants:
161
Gots:
483
For Trade:
2
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4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint.

A - Rich ruby hue with a light ivory head. Good lacing.

S - Brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and some spices.

T - Follows the nose with a sweetness deriving not from the puree but from roasted pumpkin! Spices are concentrated and accentuated by the warmth of the alcohol.

M - Medium- body with fair carbonation.

O - Not really the most session-able beer I have ever had, but I did enjoy it. I liked how the sweetness was not the focal point, but rather the warm spices. Most of the top tier pumpkin brews (Pumking in particular) really overload that sweetness. This is a good change of pace.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours murky brown with a small off-white head fading into just a wisp. Decent lacing.

Very bold aroma. Tons of nutmeg and cinnamon. A bit of pumpkin, but drowned out by the spice profile.

Flavor is a little more restrained although still tons of cinnamon. A bready caramel flavor in the middle and finishes a bit drier with some clove. Not bad, but a little over spiced for my pumpkin tastes.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin for something this hefty of an ABV, but alcohol isn't noticeable.

Decent pumpkin. I've certainly had worse although I wish the spices were a bit more restrained on this one and more natural pumpkin came through.

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5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm rating this beer all 5s because I think it is absolutely excellent. LOTS of flavor, lots of alcohol, and probably one of my favorite pumpkin beers alongside Dog Fish Head's Punkin Ale with the exception that both are different and not totally comparable.

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Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,729 ratings.
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