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RATINGS: 233   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%.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2631) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2013
The beer appears a radiant orange hue with a small head that rapidly fades to nil. The aroma offers cinnamon, pumpkin pie, brown sugar. Sweet and definitely true to style. Lots of brown sugar and cinnamon character. Thin body with low carbonation. Alcohol content well hidden. A tasty beer, though a little goes a long way. A good beer to share a few ways.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (812) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2013
From a bottle in September. Pours an orange - copper with small head. Aroma of orange, light spices, pumpkin. Moderate carbonation and big mouthfeel. Flavors of pumpkin juice and spices. Overall tasty and bold but with some bitter notes.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (2712) - Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2013
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2013 bottling. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge pumpkin flesh, pumpkin seed, cinnamon, gingerbread, nutmeg, toast, caramel, brown sugar, clove, allspice, pie crust, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Absolutely insane aromas with incredible complexity and balance of pumpkin, malt, and spice notes; with great strength. Taste of big pumpkin flesh, pumpkin seed, cinnamon, gingerbread, nutmeg, clove, allspice, toast, caramel, brown sugar, pie crust, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of pumpkin, pumpkin seed, cinnamon, gingerbread, pie crust, nutmeg, clove, allspice, caramel, brown sugar, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of pumpkin, malt, and spice flavors; with big authentic pumpkin presence and fantastic malt/spice balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and lightly slick/syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely insane imperial pumpkin ale. All around amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of malt/pumpkin/spice flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A world class pumpkin ale for sure.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmm635 (881) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Poured burnt orange with a creamy white head. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Not overly spiced. Sweet flavor. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel. Excellent pumpkin ale!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (1710) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Pours burnt Orange with a touch of haze. Aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and earthy. Taste is sweet with the cinnamon adding a touch of heat. Medium bodied, soft carbibation, smooth. Delicious pumpkin, is very spiced but it maintains balance.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenryXXX (201) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
Pours a rusty pumpkin orange colour with a lacy head. The nose screams pumpkin pie, not just the spices, you get the sweetness and the roasted pumpkin flavour. The flavour starts with the normal pumpkin spice, and has a watery pumpkin flavour that carries it into a toasted speculaas. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1322) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
Slightly hazy orange with a small pale head. Aroma is pumpkin pie - pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, graham cracker. Slight creamy mouthfeel, sweet on the palate. Pretty much like liquid pumpkin pie, flavours match the aroma. Kind of wish I had a slice of pie right now.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sulawang (629) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
Visual: Pours bright golden orange with bits of suspended sediment, barely any head, thin micro CO2 ringed retention, some slow streams. Nose: cinnamon, nutmeg spiced malts, pumpkin, caramel, banana. (5)-aromatic strength Attack: subdued alcohol, crispness with fizzy-tingly mouthfeel Mid-palate: (6)-sweetness, (MAIN) banana, sweet caramel malts, pumpkin (HINTS) cinnamon & nutmeg Finish: ginger dryness, hoppy bitterness, toffee sweet aftertaste, soft bitter-hop finish. Summary: Great structure and interesting flavours. Quite different from all the other pumpkin beers that I’ve tried in that it has the sweetness and floralness of a tripel in addition to pumpkin and spices. Unique and recommended. (Note: all numbers above are on a 10-point scale, with 1 being weak and 10 being the strongest)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2164) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
A: Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Mild Lacing S: Pumpkin, Cinnamon, Mild Nutmeg T: Pumpkin, Cinnamon, Sweet Potato, Mild Nutmeg M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Drying Overall, a pretty smoothe pumpkin flavor without being over spiced to death. With the cinnamon in the background, it actually accents the pumpkin flavor and does not over power it, very solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldgrumpy (104) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2013
This is a great pumpkin beer. The spice is noticeable but it is well balanced and not overpowering. The pumpkin taste is good. Very smooth. Not watery like many of the pumpkin beers.


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