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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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 worldís first Imperial pumpkin ale. Brewed with pale, Munich, Cara-Hell, Cara-Vienne, Cara-Munich and Crisp 45į 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%.


4.6
   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 IBUís. 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 (1092) - 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 (1651) - 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 (12567) - 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 momís 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 (5952) - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Bomber, labeled at 7.7% ABV. The body is a clear, dark amber color. A small head of smooth beige foam settles in as a microscopic film, leaving ultra-thin, sheety flares of lacing on the glass. Aromas are strange, showing a tart, bretty overtone and soured pumpkin notes that Iím sure are unintentional. Hints of celery salt and coriander represent everything I have about pumpkin beers. The flavors are just off from start to finish, entirely too tart and heavily spiced. Sour, cheesy funk isnít something I expected to find in a lingering, nasty finish. The palate is medium-plus in body, moderately carbonated, and somewhat astringent. Something must have gone horribly wrong with this brew, because it downright sucks. Awful.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2010
22 oz bottle, 2008. Lightly fogged honey brown with brief foamy head. Nose is brown sugar, nutmeg, clove and pumpkin with roasted nuts adding a nice touch. Luscious body, like a thin puree. Zingy carb, reminding me of fermenting fruit, adds to the rustic appeal. Taste is squashy pumpkin, toffee, cinnamon stick and nutmeg with allspice in a bitter finish. The kind of brew iíd expect to find in a colonial tavern.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (8615) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Shared by bhensonb. Pours an orange-tinged copper with almost no head - just a few bubbles - and an herbal pumpkin aroma. There is a harsh medicine flavor, but the caramel malt comes through at the end, along with some nice spices.


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