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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
650 ml bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours a murky amber-copper colour with small eggshell-coloured head. Aroma is fairly spicy with sweet, fruity malt and some pumpkin. Flavour is sweet fruit, candy sugar, caramel ginger, nutmeg and pumpkin. Medium to full body. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NotWthoutStout (31) - Wharton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Outstanding aroma that made me breath deep before sipping and raising my anticipation of the coming experience. Smooth, pleasant mouthfeel and a depth of complex flavors, skillfully balanced, that all played well together. Reminiscent of a Barley Wine but with spices and caramelized sugars. I'm not a huge fan of most pumpkin ales but, especially as an imperial, Long Trail does this style very well. Definitely worth cellaring several of these. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fluffy (1752) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2014
had at recent bottle share. im not a pumpkin beer fan, but this one was better than most.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1785) - - SEP 24, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-23-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a darker reddish orange color with a one finger foamy head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a decent level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a nice blend of lightly roasted pumpkin and spice of nutmeg, coriander and cinnamon. Along with these smells are a good showing of sweetness with aromas of caramel and brown sugar as well as a bit of a bready like aroma with some characteristics of a yeasty like smell. Taste – The taste begins with a rather moderate showing of a biscuit malt taste as well as a decent amount of a pumpkin. Upfront there is a rather high level of sweetness from flavors of caramel and brown sugar. As the taste moves on, the pumpkin takes on a lightly roasted taste with the spices that were detected in the nose joining the taste profile. At the same time the sweetness lessens ever so lightly producing slightly drier (although by no means dry) taste which matches the increase in roastedness well. In the end a light alcohol taste comes to the tongue, leaving a warming spiced, still rather sweet, pumpkin flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is slightly below average. The thickness and slightly lower carbonation are quite nice for the style as it gives the beer a more creamy like feel complimenting very well the pumpkin flavors. Overall – An overall quite enjoyable pumpkin brew. It had a good level of sweetness which was balanced by the pumpkin, spice, and light roasted flavors quite well. A good one to give a go to if you have the chance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biznizness (1104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Notes from the Pike, Reading, PA, Oct 26 2013. Nice pumpkin, reasonably balanced for this style. Aroma of spice (nutmeg, cinnamon), just bitter enough. This drank really easy for the abv, I can see it sneaking up on you.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oOJUXEOo (300) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle. Copper in color, with a light off white head. Spicy and covers the ABV very well. Taste is slight cinnamon, and not overly dank. Nice pumpkin beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2206) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from wegmans. Pours hazy amber with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, pumpkin. The taste has a nice spiciness, pumpkin semi sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Underdogs88 (119) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Nutmeg and clove on the nose. Appearance is a light brown with an off white head with avg retention. Flavor is towards the malt side. Toasted malt with stone fruit. Ginger is present in the taste up front with clove and nutmeg on the end. Mouthfeel and carbonation is medium. High alcohol notes are present. Overall, it's a decent strong pumpkin ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5042) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bomber. My bottle is very different from the one pictured. This is kind of red hued and has a nice beige head. A pumpkin aroma. A powdery feel. Flavor is pumpkin and big malts. Plenty of spices including nutmeg and cinnamon. Some earth. No hops detected. Something kind of harsh remained throughout and was a negative. It reminded me of burnt brown sugar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3519) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2014
(bottle - 22 oz) Copper pour with a thin white head. Light pumpkin and a good amount of cinnamon and nutmeg in the aroma. Flavor is spices at the start but a nice pumpkin middle and a slightly bitter pumpkin pie and cinnamon aftertaste.


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