The Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

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The Fear Imperial Pumpkin AleThe Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale
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3.7/5
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The Fear Imperial Pumpkin AleThe Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
flyingdogbrewery.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Thesoundandthefury on 09-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,485
Reviews:
153
Ratings:
617
pDev:
13.24%
Bros Score:
3.83
 
 
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Ratings: 617 |  Reviews: 153
Photo of jonbozz
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Reverend-Nolan
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brian1357
5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bf7
2.73/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Urk1127
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tommy5
3.09/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of luke12345
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMike
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HermitDan
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrJuengling
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Oktoberfest
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not a huge fan of Flying Dog, but this one looked interesting and I'm glad I took the $3 plunge. Very dark for the style and very tasty too. The usual pumpkin and spice combination you'd expect and in a 9% brew. I'll get this one again.

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Photo of gordavidson
3.34/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Soul_Train
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Golfontap
4.62/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dinglehacker
4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into dimpled seidel.

Appearance: Dark, ruby brown when held to light. Thin khaki head.

Nose: Sweet and creamy, like frosting.

Taste: Pumpkin is prominent at first, but the roasted malt and hops balance it. Nutmeg and clove prominent on the tail.

Smooth medium mouth, medium dry finish.

Unique take on pumpkin ale. A dark desert drink for the autumn.

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Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GeorgianBayPackr
2.87/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Very disappointed in this beer. Huge boosey quality and over-spiced character has destroyed yet another Imperial Pumpkin Ale by not letting the pumpkin note shine through as it should

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Photo of Lukass
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If I had to guess, I would say this was a pumpkin stout with spices. Very dark pour, with a quickly dissipating tan cola head. Smell is nice and warming, with clove and fall spices. A craft shop/candle shop seasonal kind of smell. There is a lot going on in the flavor - some harshness from the spices but it give it a nice bite against the malty sweetness and some roast. Maybe even a hint of coffee on the back end... roasted barley perhaps? That would explain the color. There is a lot of complexity in this beer, and I'm digging it. This is not just another pumpkin ale. I had the privilege of trying Good Gourd last week and I honestly think this beer beats it out. Now I may need to get a few more to enjoy on a crisp fall day because it's still friggin' 90 degrees out here!

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Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep cola color with a tight, white head that leaves little to no lacing.

Smells of pumpkin spice and some toasted malt.

Tastes of the pumpkin spice layered over a solid malt base. Spices lead off with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and clove. This gives way to pumpkin and toasted malt with notes of caramel and toffee. Earthy hops add towards the end along with some spicy bitterness. Finishes with some lingering spice.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a nicely done pumpkin, but definitely on the heavy side.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ummswimmin
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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The Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 617 ratings