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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617 Ratings
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:
#31,937
Reviews:
153
Ratings:
617
pDev:
13.24%
Bros Score:
3.83
 
 
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of dar482
4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a deep dark reddish brown with a tan light brown head.

The aroma is of sweet pumpkin and some brown sugar along with cinnamon, but tons of nutmeg and other spices. A good amount of sweetness and caramel malt in the back.

The flavor hits in front with wonderful melt of sweet juicy pumpkin, brown sugar, caramel, and cinnamon and spice. It hits in front and then to a bit of the middle. It then punches with a rolling bitterness of woodiness, roots, or herbal tea. This combines with the spices and then counteracts the sweetness and pumpkin well.

The hoppiness and bitterness really separates this beers from other pumpkin ales. This is really bitter and for serious beer lovers that can take the bitterness in this.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Deep brown with ruby highlights and a nice pale-tan head that settles slowly and leaves behind a satisfying lace. Uniquely dark for the style.

S- Aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, a little allspice coupled with a nice, bready malt.

T- Nice and toasty for the style, with spices complementing, but not overwhelming the flavor.

M- Mouthfeel is nice and creamy; also refreshingly satisfying. Carbonation is just right.

Overall, I'm glad to have picked up a six-pack of this stuff. I wasn't even aware of this beer until tonight, and though I turned down a few other pumpkin ales (there are a lot nowadays) in favor of this label, I'm glad I chose this one.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.48/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.28/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tulip.

Appearance: Very dark brown, with light bubbles on the body and a off white head that's roughly a quarter inch off the body.

Smell: Freakig potent pumpkin scent heavy nutmeg. Comes and goes not heavy stickiness but very good to inhale.

Taste: can you say pie Ina glass because that's what it tastes like, slightly creamy and heavy pumpkins and cinnamon. It's sweet with malts and brown sugar how can you go wrong.

Mouth: Sticky and smooth.

Overall: incredible purchase and best one of the night here at TJ Finleys, thank you for offering this gem. Salud!

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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