Imperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel Series | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Imperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel SeriesImperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel Series
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States
longtrail.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brand Name: Imperial Pumpkin
Style: English Strong Ale
Color: Dark Amber/Brown
Bitterness Units: 30
ABV: 8.0%
Date of Introduction: August 2012
Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Caramel 80L and Caramunich malt
Hops: Nugget, Mt. Hood, Willamette
Packages Available:22oz. bottle, five-gallon “logs” & ½ Keg (15.5-gallon)
Availability:Late summer through early fall

Description: Long Trail Imperial Pumpkin Ale is the first offering in Long Trail’s new Brush and Barrel Series. This limited release seasonal treat is small batch brewed with pumpkins, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves, with increased malts and a touch of bitterness for the perfect balance.

Added by strengthdoc on 08-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
429
Reviews:
90
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.83%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
79
For Trade:
0
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1.04/5  rDev -72%

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2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

Photo of jtierney89
2.3/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy tarnished orange color. Head less sticky then the smaller pumpkin ale by long trial. Much different nose as well. Faint pumpkin on the nose, some funky barnyard like scents. Soft pumpkin pie spices underneath it all. Some detectable alcohol.

Kind of bland actually for such a big pumpkin beer. On the bigger side of being medium bodied, bright effervescence. Sweet, malt is highly detectable with a bit of alcohol on the swallow. The pumpkin flavor is there but faint along with the spice, some spice on the finish though. Slightly sour and/or acidic on the back end of the tongue. Not very good.Kind of like they took their pumpkin ale, upped the malt without upping anything else. Drinkable but disappointing.

Compared to other pumpkins at this abv level, this one really crapped the bed.

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Photo of Justindemino
2.3/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of cleve00
2.43/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I havent had but 2 Pumpkin ales but the taste of the Imperial had an overwhelming unpleasant almost astringent taste that was off putting to me.

I have enjoyed Dogfish Head Punkin Ale very much but this Imperial Pumpkin was not a finisher. Sorry all, hate to be a negative but this wasn't fun. I tried to find some positives, such as smell definite pumpin pie spices but overwhelmed by the taste as I mentioned.

I think I will have another Dogfish Head Punkin Ale.

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.44/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Capone’s. Served in a Long Trail shaker pint glass. Caramel orange. Over spiced and quite dry. Some pumpkin spice. Tannic. Not very good. Wouldn’t try again.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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Photo of gwiedman1
2.84/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sweet smooth hint of wine. An ok beer.

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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Imperial Pumpkin Brush And Barrel Series from Long Trail Brewing Co.
3.72 out of 5 based on 429 ratings.
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