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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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%.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Dark orange, thick white head. Mild pumpkin and pie spice aroma. Moderately rich body with strong pumpkin, spice bread, roasty nutty flavor and clovey pie spice. Very loaded with pumpkin flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (14396) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
On tap at TCBF, pours hazy orange. A potent strictly pumpkin aroma reveals itself in a huge pumpkin blast flavour - definitely one of the best in this style that I’ve tried.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of AmEricanBrew). Poured amber color w/ cream top. Aroma was of ginger, spice, and pumpkin. Taste was of sweet pumpkin and spice. Yummy beer!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Great Pumpkin Ale. 8.00% ABV-45 IBU’s. On Cask @ Elysian Tangletown. Smooth rich pumpkin spice caramel malty body. Excellent smooth Big brew. (4.75 / 5.0) Sampled 1/11/2005.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2010
bottle. Pours a clear orange with white bubbles instead of head. Nose is of pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste is like pumpkin pie, oh my! Tasty. Pretty good for a pumpkin/veggie brew. Mouthfeel is medium with slight alcohol.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Bottle thanks to maltomeal shared at the January RB tasting. Super pumpkin nose. Very gold color. Taste is very high in alcohol with overriding pumpkin tastes (which is not my favorite taste). OK in small quantities.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2010
2009 Bottle - Thanks KFInn! - Pours deep orangey amber with a small white head...aroma is massively spicy, cinnamon, coriander, brown sugar and squash...flavour is similar, sweet malty pumpkin and pie spice, great alcohol...far from sticky and tons of actual squash flavour, ginger...this rocked...easily the best imperial pumpin brew so far...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of AmEricanBrew) Pours a clear orange body with a moderate white head. Aroma of nutmeg, pumpkin, caramel, and allspice. Flavor of pumpkin, allspice, caramel malt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and nuts.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Thanks to MaltOMeal for bringing this beer. Pumpkin pie colored with little head. Nice nose of pumpkin and spice. Flavor is a lot like my mom’s pumpkin pie...with a clean finish. Really nice pumpkin flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6054) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2010
( 22oz bottle thanks to AmEricanbrew) Pours clear orange with nice head. Nose of pumpkin and cinnamon. Taste of butternut squash, cinnamon with a great spicy linger and tons more cinnamon here.


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