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Dry Dock Imperial Pumpkin Ale



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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
This spiced imperial pumpkin ale is autumn in a glass. Real pumpkin added into the mash brings a rich, smooth base to this copper colored ale. Saigon and Indonesian cinnamons, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, mace and cloves spark thoughts of all the gruesome things that make this such a special time of year!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
George999 (371) - Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2016
From the bottle the color is Amber and cloudy, the aroma is spices, sweetness, pumpkin. The taste is nutmeg cinnamon and cloves, reminiscent of a dark unsweetened pumpkin pie. The balance of sweetened pumpkin to spice is good, stronger notes of spice to pumkin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1428) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2015
A little late on this brew, but call it extra aging for extra effect. Dry Dock’s heavy addition to the pumpkin game comes with all the spooky icons - Mr. Skel, Jack-O-Lanterns, ominous starry night, and a pirate flair. The beer is a semi^clear pumpkin range, with a head almost too shy to emerge. Perfumed, vegetable and herbaceous, all at once, Dry Dock’s vegetable beer is powerful on the nose. Lots of brown sugar, baked butternut squash, pumpkin flesh and a bit of caramel. The flavor is less assertive, with both a thinner palate, and a less assertive flavor. The alcohol, wisely, acts as support for the delivered flavors, most of them a slightly weak spice concoction: clove, brown sugar, all-spice, rock candy, and caramel. I was expecting something much beefier, but I actually appreciate the modesty of the flavor profile. Maybe that’s a result of letting this simmer for a year, but the balance it instills makes this an excellent pumpkin beer. A shame Iame to it late, but we still eat pumpkin pie around Christmas, right?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (1850) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Aromas and Flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices. a copper colored tint with a small head. Medium weight and smoothness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4530) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Draft at the North brewery. Pours hazy copper with a fizzy beige head and decent lacing. Tastes like pumpkin pie, cloves, roasted pumpkin, dry spice, roasted malt, and a hint of orange. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like pumpkin pie cinnamon, roasted malt, and light booze.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
X (172) - California, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Bomber. Lots of spices in this one. I get the usual pumpkin pie line-up of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves both in the nose and in the taste. The spices really were overpowering. Not really a fan of this sort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4572) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma is heavy in spices; cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice and clove with some pumpkin pie. Taste is of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4823) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Tap at the brewery. The smell is heavy cinnamon, nutmeg, spice, good. The taste is sweet, spiced, too much. Slight haze. Orangish color. Beige head. A little too much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (1055) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2015
From a 22oz bottle into a Deschutes tulip glass. Pours light brown with small head and lace. Aroma of a spicy pumpkin pie. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of rich malts, grains, cinnamon, clove, brown sugar, slight white pepper. Overall refreshing, nicely spiced and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Bomber. Poured clear, fiery orange with a short-lived white head. The aroma picked up meaty pumpkin and a bit of graham cracker with accents of cinnamon, cloves, and just a hint of dried chiles. The flavor found pumpkin meat and a bit of caramel at the core with allspice, cloves, and cinnamon laced throughout.. no rough alcohol.. very tasty! Medium-bodied with low-moderate carbonation.. good mouthfeel.. nice one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (4984) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2014
22 oz bomber from Biggie Wine & Liquor, poured into my Funkwerks goblet. Deep copper and light hazy appearance with a small, light tan head. Aroma of roasted pumpkins, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, vanilla, light ginger and light caramel malts. Similar flavor, heavily spiced with mild sweetness and light bitterness. Medium body, smooth and creamy with mild carbonation and a lingering spiced finish. Overall, it’s over spiced and a kind of hard to drink. A good bottle to share, I think 22 oz was too much for me.

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