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RATINGS: 218   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%.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trujahwarrior (506) - Monroe, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Happy Halloween, Pours a golden orange color with a thick fluffy white head that leaves spotty lacing. Smells like pumpkin pie spices and pumpkin, tastes like Pumpkin Pie with a slight alcohol presence. Mouthfeel is thick and slightly creamy with great carbonation. Overall this is my second favorite pumpkin beer besides Southern Tier’s Pumking.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CampesinoTino (752) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Bomber. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a sudsy layer of off-white foam. Aroma is a blend of roasted pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice and pie crust with a little orange marmalade. The flavor has a strong roasted, vegetal pumpkin seed and pie puree note upfront immediately followed by cinnamon, clove and ginger. Also in the mix is some vanilla, graham cracker, brown sugar and alcohol around the edges. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation and a slightly bitter, spiced finish. Overall, a top notch Imperial style Pumpkin Ale with excellent balance between the pumpkin, spice, malt and hops flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3119) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
22 oz. bottle. It pours a golden orange color with a small white head. I was surprised at how light the color was. The aroma is very interesting for a pumpkin beer with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. The nutmeg stands out as far as the spices go with a distinct minty quality along with some orange fruit. I do get a bit of pumpkin too, but the mint, ginger and nutmeg take center stage. The flavor is pretty much the same with a lighter body. It leaves a cooling sensation in the mouth with some florals in the finish to go along with a strong cinnamon and nutmeg flavor. Really good and different from most of the pumpkin beers this year.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4200) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2012
This poured the a lighter orange color with a tan head. Aroma was of mint, pumpkin, watermellon, and caramel. flavor was is almost all seeds, which brings out an odd watermellon flavor with light spices. Strange but not offputting,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8270) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
651mL found for $12 or something in Chevy Chase. Pours a clear, lighter orange. Dense, large, off-white to yellowish creme head. Good, longer retention and webby lacing. Smells like star anise, licorice, sweet orange gummies, big pumpkin spice, more fruity gum drops. Taste is spicy, very orange minty. Palate is lighter, moderately bitter, some medium to light oiliness. It’s nice. Needs to warm up.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcane7 (1657) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle with friends at Ray Ray’s. Light cinnamon, sweet malts, some pumpkin. Not over the top on spice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2012
22oz bottle: pours a clear deep golden bronze with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet caramel nose with good pumpkin notes and allspice. Starts with good fullness and rich pumpkin flavor and good nutmeg spice and bittering hop balance. True to style and enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anderson01 (201) - Idaho, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Cloudy appearance. Orange in color. No head once so ever. Lacing coats the side of the glass. Aroma is very minimal. Palate is watery. Medium-bodied beer with medium carbonation. The finish is very strong like hard alcohol. Pretty good for an imperial but wish it was creamier.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PhillyCraft (3134) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
On tap, hazy copper, thin white head, tons of nutmeg, peppermint, pumpkin, spicy hops. Good lacing, medium boideied. Not a bad pumpkin beer, still like the owl better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3793) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 19, 2012
22oz bottle in a plastic cup. Pours copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin, spices, caramel malts, and some floral hops. Flavor the same. Smooth texture. A good pumpkin beer.


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