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Flying Dog Wild Dog The Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale

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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Why is there only one time of year – as goblins, ghouls, and ghosts frolic on front lawns – when we embrace THE FEAR? At all other times, THE FEAR dominates us, controls us, and prevents us from greatness. What is there to THE FEAR? Disagreement? Criticism? Humiliation? Whatever THE FEAR is that consumes you, embrace it, along with this Imperial Pumpkin Ale. Only then will the true artist in you rise up.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3182) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Hazy, dark brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Light sweet. Alcohol, spiced pumpkin, Nice Pumpkin Ale, quite strong ABV for little added complexity. Bottle from Wine Rack, Henley-on-Thames.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (1946) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown color, creamy foam. Aroma: sweet spices, cinnamon, honey, sweet pumpkin pie, wine and malt. Taste: sweet, cinnamon, caramel, spices, wine and white port, slightly burning.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewtalita (222) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 16, 2016
Dark brown, lingering head. Aroma gingerbread spice - a ton of it. If its your thing, you can proceed :) Also some vermouth and cloves. Palate medium, low carbonation. Taste is liquid ginger dough, liquory. Port wine finish. Nice one, albeit one can be too many. This beer is made to be shared :)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rusos (540) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown colour. Aroma spicy, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, gingerbread, caramel, Pumpkin, nutmeg. Taste quite the same, warming alcohol. Good one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (2083) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Draught @ Headkeeper: In a tulip glass. This one pours a dark, opaque reddish-brown. There was a thin tan head that left some lacing. Lots of malts to the nose, along with some pumpkin pie spices. The taste is very good. Lots of malts, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices. Some slickness in the mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5555) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2016
Aroma is pumpkin, spices and medium sweetness. The flavor is spices/cinnamon, malts, slight pumpkin, slight sweetness and a mix of sour and coarse heat in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (943) - Delaware, USA - MAR 25, 2016
An above average pumpkin ale, though I thought it to be a bit on the sweet side.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1788) - - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, chocolate, and some pumpkin and spices.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Poured into a perfect pint. 4.0 A: Clear deep amber color. Two fingers of foamy beige head. Retention is pretty good and a good finger of interrupted lacing is left. 4.25 S: Big potent pumpkin in this. Spices are just as strong with cinnamon and nutmeg leading the way and allspice and clove just underneath. Maybe a hint of ginger as well. Molasses and dark caramel. Toasted malts lead a sweet aroma. Very nicely done. 3.75 T: This is an in your face type of brew. The spice mixture is really potent, perhaps even a touch too much. The allspice flavor is the most aggressive and really hits you hard. Again, there’s a strong pumpkin component. Toasted malts, molasses, and dark caramel malts make a formidable malt base. I’m not sure if it’s the hops or the spices, but this has a bit too much bitterness in it. Still, it’s pretty damn good. 3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Decently creamy with a tinge of booze on the finish. 3.75 D: Great nose and good otherwise. This is an aggressive pumpkin beer that does a lot of things right and does a few things a touch too strong. ★ 1,117 characters DavoleBomb, Sep 26, 2015

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (9684) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Lots of spices in the nose and flavor, but has the body to support it. A little sweet, and more bitter than expected with a lightly toasted malt and caramel backbone.


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