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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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%.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2009
22oz bomber courtesy of glkaiser poured into a tulip. Pours a deep, clear amber with a one-inch creamy head that shows excellent retention and some spotty lacing. The aroma is fantastic, just like a pumpkin pie with lots of brown sugar and sweet pumpkin aroma with just the right mix of spices, especially cinnamon and clove. The best smelling pumpkin beer I’ve come across. The taste isn’t quite as great as the aroma but that’s a high hurdle. There is plenty of pumpkin and spices in there with less brown sugar sweetness than the aroma. The finish is slightly dry and almost peppery. The mouthfeel is super smooth with strong carbonation. It’s pretty full bodied and sticky sweet on the palate. This is, without a doubt, the best pumpkin beer I’ve tasted. Fantastic stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2010 Had a bottle of this shared with me a a get together at Bailey’s Taproom. An orange pour with a thin, khaki head. Nice, pumpkin/squash and spiced nose. Bread-like malts, boozy, prominent yeast notes all balanced by a wonderful pumpkin character. Interesting compared to the Punkin that was pouring off the tap at the same time. No Pumking though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: October 01, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange, wispy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, sweet pumpkin, cinamon and other spices
Flavor: big sweet pumpkin flavor, mellow spices stay in the background, light bitterness follows the spices
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4431) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to americanbrew. The look is clear, golden in color, with not too much head. The smell is ginger, spiced, nutmeg, pumpling, and good. The taste is a sweet spiced pumpkin flavor. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Bottle thanks to americanbrew. Clear orange pour. Aroma is pumpkin, clove, cinnamon, whipped cream. Flavor is cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg. Tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2009
bottle thanks to americanbrew. poured hazy amber with a white head. aroma was cinnamon, ginger, and pumpkin. flavor was like the best pumpkin pie ever. i am not usually a big fan of pumpkin beers, but this is done right.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6245) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2009
bottle, thanks to americanbrew, orange color with white foam,spicy pumpkin aroma with pumpkin pie filling and bready crust flavors, excellent pumpkin beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Draft at Iron Hill West Chester. Poured light amber golden in color with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, bready. Tastes of pumpkin spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves. Decent body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5025) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2009
bottle thanks to americanbrew. amber with a white head. pumpkin, nutmeg and other spices on the nose. decent thickness with flavors of nutmeg, pumpkin and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KornDogg (554) - 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

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