The Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

583 Ratings
The Fear Imperial Pumpkin AleThe Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by taylor714914 on 09-25-2011

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Ratings: 583 |  Reviews: 145
Photo of Metalaero
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of surfbird917
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer is like Christmas met Halloween and had a beer baby and it was good, spicy sweet and oh, so tasty. I think you'll like this beer a lot if you have any sort of sweet tooth. Don't get me wrong, this isn't candy and it doesn't taste like it. Its aroma is contradictory, slightly sour but with a nice whiff of nutmeg and maple sugar oh and pumpkin of course. It tastes like maybe a brown ale and grandma's pumpkin pie mashed together. Goes great with cold weather.

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Photo of Doodamis-Maximus
2/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of Shroud0fdoom
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle.

I'm usually not a homer, but this beer was there. This beer pours a very dark brown almost a deep red body, off white/khaki head. Looks pretty legit. The aroma is airy with pumpkin spices. Nut meg, Cinnamon with a hint of chocolate and toasted malts. Very pleasing to my nose! The taste

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Photo of WuBByG999
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of Bhlou07
3.68/5  rDev 0%

Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of hophugger
3.14/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Never ever have I seen a pumpkin ale this dark, wow!, pours a dark color with a tinge of deep orange red trying to peek through. Aroma is of pumpkin pie and spices and some sweetness. The alcohol bites you at first and then a pumpkin spice flavor comes through. The alcohol continues to burn ever so slightly. The flavor is decent but the burn is amazing. Decent balance of flavors and overall(besides the alcohol) a pretty mild mannered beer

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Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +8.7%

A: deep dark brown body, less than opaque edges; fat foam head a couple of fingers high left some lace down the glass

S: dark brown chewy pumpkin bread, molasses and spice

T: rich brown malts and slightly vegetal but mostly sweet pumpkin; spicy edges and molasses sugars; hearty dark bread quality, fruitiness of candied fig and date

M: medium-weight, warming and smooth, slight prickle on the palate; roasty brown aftertaste

O: better than I expected - the brown ale was well-suited to the pumpkin bread flavors and spice; rich and warming seasonal treat

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Photo of samnorton3709
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of spedprof
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of StephRai
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of georgiaboy8686
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Spreetaper
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Plissken
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.12/5  rDev -15.2%

Photo of wvdfh120fan
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of brocktune
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of dandaman289
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of DeadWalkerAir
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.14/5  rDev +12.5%

A: Darker than blood/rich mahogany. Light, creamy tan head, and consistent lacing. Very fearsome looking like blood dripping from a werewolf's canine. (4.75/5).

S: Toasted bread. Cinnamon, ginger, and allspice (4/5).

M: Slightly syrupy, full bodied. Low-moderate carbonation with a spicy finish, very well-attenuated finish (4.25/5).

T: Pumpkin puree with lots of warming cinnamon and ground clove. Dark espresso-extract like malt flavor. Lots of roasted chocolate malts as well. Slightly sweet ginger and pine hopping, resinous caramel. Walnut bitterness. Bitter and roast malt forward (4/5).

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Photo of kjmass
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of blinky1717
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

The Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
3.68 out of 5 based on 583 ratings.
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