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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Brewed at our original Capitol Hill location in Seattle. silver medalist at the 2007 Great American Beer Festival in the Fruit and Vegetable category, the world’s first Imperial pumpkin ale. Brewed with pale, Munich, Cara-Hell, Cara-Vienne, Cara-Munich and Crisp 45° L Crystal malts. Roasted pumpkin seeds in the mash, and extra pumpkin added in the mash, kettle and fermenter. Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. Formerly at 9.5%.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KornDogg (534) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Draft. Iron Hill WC. Nice pumpkin/ hop aroma but very little pumpkin flavor, hints of clove and cinnamon... not as much pumpkin as I would like

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
egajdzis (5380) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Amber with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of more spices, pumpkin, and caramel malts. Toast, caramel, nuts, pumpkin, and spices.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4518) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Tap at IH WC during Gathering of the Gourds 2009. Pours a translucent orange amber with a medium creamy off white head. Aroma of cinnamon, vanilla, ginger and nutmeg. Also getting some light toasted malt, caramel and nuts. Flavor was a match of the aroma. Nice mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3822) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Bottle courtesy of AmEricanbrew. Clear light rusted orange pour. Sweet perfumy aroma. Powdery and spicy with ginger prevailing. Large spiced taste, like licking the underside of the lid of a jack-o-lanturn after burned for a week. Hints of cinnamon but not overbearing. Well done.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Bottle from North Texas Crew tasting. Pours a clear orange with white head. Aroma of pumpkin, sugar, nutmeg. Flavor is the same with light cinnamon. Mouth feel is light-medium body with medium carbonation. Over all, not bad at all....

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 24, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2011 Bottle thanks to AmEricanbrew. Pours with a golden body and a fading white head. Aroma of pumpkin pie spice, with heavy handed use of cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is sweet with cinnamon and pie filling. Light bubbles, and a decent sweetness. Pretty darn good pumpkin beer! Nearly as good as Pumpking. 3.8

Re-Rate on tap at Falling Rock. Pours with a clear amber hued body with a small white head. Aroma is biscuity, bready with huge cinnamon notes. Flavors of pumpkin pie spices, biscuity, bready with lots of vanilla notes. Very well done. 4.0 4.0

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2009
22oz bottle from megamaltman... Pours a mostly cloudy orange brwon with a thin milky white head... Aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinnamon... Flavors are very smooth pumpkin and spiced flavors. Sweeter and less bitter than pumking. Nutmeg and cinnamon come out towards the middle and the end. Medi bodies and a very nice pumpkin beer

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2009
On tap at the Capitol Hill Elysian pub, in Seattle. Colour... deep reddish-amber with no head. Nose... lots o’ pumpkin then spice and brown sugar. Palate... crisp, hoppy, plenty of pumpkin, spice is there but subdued, pie crust, biscuits and a clean spicy finish. Certainly one of the finer pumpkin ales I’ve had!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2009
As far as The Hagus of Beers go, this one is the King of Scotland. Enormous pumpkin pie spice nose, cinnamon, clove even with some crusty bread. Rich mouth feel, like a bite of pumpkin pie caressing your tongue. Hearty pumpkin character, sweet, nutty, which light chocolate hints and a little earthy, caramel, nutmeg.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Fresh 2009 bottle. Pours a lightly hazed golden orange with a fluffy off white head. Nice nose of clove, nutmeg, and pumpkin spice. Flavor was perfect with just the right amount of cinnamon and spice, great pumpkin beer.


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