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Iron Hill Ichabod Imperial Pumpkin Ale
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This extra strong spicy Belgian pumpkin ale is truly a beer from the farm. It is unfiltered with a beautiful Burnt orange color. Ichabod’s nose is filled with flavors of the harvest including clove, allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The palette is sweet with hints of roasted pumpkin, and caramel. There is a warming finish that is both fruity and aromatic. Over 6 pounds of pumpkin per barrel were added right to the mash. Drink enough and you’ll lose your head too!


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Tasted from Growler courtesy of MrBendo. Poured a medium and cloudy amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of spices (cinnamon and cloves), pumpkin, caramel, bananas, and vanilla. Tastes of the same spices, bananas, pumpkins, caramel, fruity, and candi sugar. Light alcohol in the finish but overall well hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2008
From a growler. Cluody dark orange and brown colored body. Fruity and sweet sweet blood oranges pulp and fresh squash. A bit of sugar sweetenes things up but seems to be mostly natural. Body is medium to full, and overall it’s peppery, spicy, and fruity. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Draft at Phoenixville. Pours hazy brownish coppery with tan head. Nose was pumpkin, spice, caramel malt. Tastes intense, with a pumpkin and pie spice flavor and dense, complex finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Growler sampled on 10/25/08 thanks to MrBendo: Pours a hazy copper bronze with a thin, spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet toasty caramel toffee and pumpkin spice. Body starts with good fullness and light pumpkin flavor with lots of sweet caramel malt. Well balanced with good complexity. A nice pumpkin beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
after4ever (6169) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Draft at Elysian Great Pumpkin Beer Fest (GPBF) 08. Very nearly the beer of the day. Dark amber under a light tan head. Big sweet strawberry and pumpkin flesh nose. Creamy medium body. Pumpkin, biscuit, light caramel, very subtle funk, and a hard to place dark note, maybe anise, all on the mid-palate. Delightfully, intriguingly complex. Long nutty pumpkin finish. Absolute triumph.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (6106) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 25, 2009
(11/8/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in North Wales. Muddy dark brown color. Aroma of pumpkin, malt, spices (cinnamon, nutmeg) and some fruity esters notes. Very sweet flavor with some pumpkin, spices, sugar and alcohol. Medium-bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5863) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Murky dark amber/ off white head. Big vegetal earthy pumpkin meat aromas with allspice, nutmeg. medium bodied/ rich mouthfeel. Very nice caramel sweet, pumpkin meat, nutmeg, vanilla flavors. @Elysian Great Pumpkin Beer Fest 2010.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2008
This stuff was great. Lots of spicy yeast, fruity esters, spice, sweet malts, orange, pepper, some toasted nuts, and maybe banana. A ton going on in this one. Orange brown pour, hazy with a thin sticky head. The flavors are sweet and spicy. Lots of yeast and fruit. Really a standout to me at Pumpkin Fest.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5365) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Poured a murky brown orange color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of banana nut bread, some clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, caramel, and vanilla. Taste of more spices, cinnamon, light ginger, clove, banana, nuts, bread, caramel, brown sugar, pumpkin, and light alcohol in the finish as well.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Thanks to MrBendo for the growler share at Kramer tasting. Pours a hazy deep amber with a thinning head. Aroma is instantly ginger snap cookies, with lots of cinnamon spices, clove and nutmeg seems on the low side for a pumpkin ale- ok sweet caramel as well. Toasted malts, caramel sharp crystal spice becomes well rounded in the flavor with more cinnamon and a less pronounced ginger character- all spice and clove in the end and an ok earthy piny bitterness.


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