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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Long Trail Imperial Pumpkin Ale is the latest introduction to the Long Trail Brewmaster Series. This limited release seasonal treat is small batch brewed with pumpkins, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves with increased malts and a touch of bitterness for the perfect balance.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ReggieDunlap (3052) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Pours a deep amber with a medium lt tan head. Aroma is very spice forward...somewhat muddled. Flavor follows suit...excessive bitterness for my taste in the style. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is bitter and spicy...dry lingering spice. Just another spicy mess with no depth or pumpkin flavor at all.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tcane7 (1660) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Bottle with Pedro. Pours a clean dark amber with fluffy beige head and lacing. Aroma is pumpkin spice - cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and some pumpkin. Taste is pumpkin, cloves, nutmeg, with a sweet banana finish and a little bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (3999) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2012
22 oz bomber from Spirits Crossroads and my 1st pumpkin beer of the season for 2012. Poured a rusty orange body under an average to larger sized slightly foamy beige head. Aroma has a chocolate background with notes of pumpkin spices, toast and some pumpkin husk. Body is full and dry with lots of mid-flavor spices and finishes full and spicey. Flavor of toast, chocolate, pumpkin pie spice, dry pumpkin rind and grain. It’s okay and the ABV is well hidden but I’d rather have the king and yes I mean Pumking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rocbyter (1896) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Moderate pumpkin with a light spice and malt later in the aroma. Cloudy orange color with a medium white head. Sweet and pumpkin beginning with a light bitter finish. Nice mellower pumpkin beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (2842) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Decent pumpkin beer. Aroma was all pumpkin pie spice (heavy on the cinnamon and ginger). Pour was beautiful. Thick deep dark gold (light brown) in the middle then lightens as it goes outward with (surprise!) some sediment floating in there! One finger off white head. Taste was thick and chewy. There was a lot of roasted malt in this beer. The spices are not as heavy in the flavor but play nicely with that roastiness. Medium to light carbonation. Sweet pumpkin pie finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2296) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Pretty good pumpkin beer. Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, toasty malts. Taste is medium sweet with good spice flavor and a bit of pumpkin flesh. Not too bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (998) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Pours cinnamon with a thin white head without leaving much lacing. The aroma is quite flavorful full of spice. The taste has decent complexity. It’s very spicy on the nose but the finish and the palate leave just a little bit to be desired. I see this appears to be a brand new beer. I’ve had a ton of pumpkins and I would say that this most closely resembles River Horse’s. Pretty good overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
odinstyr (559) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Pours a clear orange-red with a nice tan head. Smells of pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, ginger, bread. Taste is sweet, lightly bitter, strong pumpkin, spices, malty - caramel and bread.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7829) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Draft at Capone’s. The pour was burnt sienna orangy, more toward brown, with minimal head. Nose was intense pumpkin puree and spices. Tasted rich, on the sweet side, with a big pumpkin flavor matched with not overwhelming spiciness and true graham cracker flavor in the aftertaste. This was world class.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
A reddish copper ale with a thin light lacing mocha head. In aroma, sweet peaty cinnamon, a bit of fusel alcohol, strong pumpkin spices. In mouth, a smooth spiced burned caramel malt, cinnamon, a bit cloying. On tap at Reservoir, August 5 2012.


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