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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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 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%.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AAEA (266) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
22FL OZ ($8.99) without a doubt the best pumpkin beer out there. tastes like a liquid pumpkin pie and then its 8.1% ABV. worth the money. I have noticed that this will clear out of a shelf in 2-3 hours after being stocked so NO I will not tell you where I get mine. lol

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KKBreakaway (4) - marysville, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2013 does not count
pumpkin pie aroma, light copper color. spicy beginning with a sweet bread cinnamon middle taste and lingering nutmeg ending

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2014
My first rated pumpkin beer while in Seattle even though itís the 26th and Iíve been drinking them all month. This one is pumpkin colored with an aroma of pumpkin pie like sweetness. Initial palate Is has pronounced carbonation. Cinnamon and pumpkin flavor right up front. Middle leads into slight alcohol flavor, pumpkin pie sugary sweetness with a medium full body that lasts throughout. Finish is complimentary with a slight dry lingering bitterness that offsets the sweet spiced flavors. This pumpkin brew is by far the best Iíve had yet this season. The 8.1 alc is sneakily masked as well.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (6403) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2010 Courtesy of 5000 via trade

Bottle: The aroma on this is incredible...pumpkin, caramel, graham cracker, nutmeg, vanilla, and cinnamon. It pours a hazy brownish-orange with a small off-white head that is pretty much just a thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with pumpkin, caramel, and graham cracker. The finish has cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and faint vanilla. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Probably the best pumpkin beer Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CampesinoTino (800) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerandhockey8 (354) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - SEP 21, 2013
From 22oz bottle to shaker. Pour is a nice orange yellow, darker and hazy. The nose is gingerbread, cinnamon, pumpkin, spices. Taste is medium bodied, mostly sweet. Finishes so well with that spicy pumpkin pie feeling on your pallet. Elysian absolutely murders these fall beers, very impressed.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (4666) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sirmixsomewhat (200) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2016
I was impressed with how nice this beer smells. It was rich with caramel and get very autumnal. The taste was sharp and felt like gingerbread alongside pumpkin and really made this more enjoyable. Great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Andre. Pours orange with a white head. Smells of pumpkin spices, and sweet malt. Tastes very pumpkiny with some chocolate hints.

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