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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HeadyDE (605) - Delaware, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Draft offering..not really ready for the pumpkin onslaught but its here anyways..about as dark orange color as one can expect..not much carbonation or head..aroma is dominated by weak graham cracker and some bland spices..mouthfeel was not memorable..tad watery and didn’t really have that good pumpkin beer kick in the teeth..to tell you the truth this reminded me of a cross between dfh punkin and st pumking with unfortunately much more characteristics of the dfh than the southern tier..has some zing at the abv but beyond that not worth IMO...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (6100) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4oz sample at Max’s Hop Fest 2013. Pours a hazy mahogany brown with some very white head. Smells like a candle, brown sugar, candied yams, burnt marshmellow. Flavor is like eating candied yams on Thanksgiving, burnt marshmellow, clove, super sweet, nutmeg, vanilla. Very sugary finish. A little too much.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3785) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle from Weis Market Lewisburg. Pours burnt umber with a couple of inches of foam. Leaves a little lacing in the glass. Pretty big pumpkin on the nose. Kind of sweet on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid but feels a little early to be drinking a pumpkin beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obxdude10 (2127) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Pretty decent pumpkin seasonal. 22oz bottle from the Collegeville Wegman’s. The beer pours a dark ruby orange color. Even though the beer doesn’t offer much of a head, it does leave some nice, cascading lacing around the inside of the glass. The nose features some pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, light yeast and cloves. Most of those qualities show in the body of flavors, as well. I also taste a little ginger, very light rye bread and toasted malt. This offering is a tad light on pumpkin flavor, but for $6 a bomber, it is worth a taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1914) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Reddish brown maple syrup color with a bit of oof-white head. Aroma and taste are tuned down imperial pumpkin, but still pretty textbook. $5.5/22

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2599) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2013
From the 22 fl. oz. bottle. This has been renamed the "Brush & Barrel Series" rather than the "Brewmaster Series." The pour is medium amber with an orange glow and even a slight reddish hue up to the light. The head is bountiful. The aroma has a great pumpkin note along with sweet malts, a little wheat, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Hops are played down. The body is bold. Here come the hops! The taste begins with a sweet and pumpkin flavor but then the hops pull out of the background and leave a moderate lingering bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (14430) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle shared with Sr. Jackson in Canaan, NH. Pours bright copper-red with a fine, white cream head. Sugars and autumn spices in the aroma, definite sweet pumpkin notes. Big sweet flavor with pleasant pumpkin, nutmeg, wintery spices now, a bit of alcohol. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, lightly warming, with cinnamon and nutmeg, mild dryness. Nicely spiced overall. I like sweet pumpkin beers, generally, and I think this one is good stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
[5059-20130113] 650mL bottle. Grainy spiced gourd mash aroma. Hazy, dark amber brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Burnt boozy bread and fruity toast flavour has a lingering boozy charred finish. Medium body. A little heavy on the burnt spicy boozy notes. (6/3/6-/3/12) 3.0
(w/ jercraigs)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (2560) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
22oz bomber. Pours a deep orange color with an inch of foamy tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, and all spice. Taste has lots of spice upfront, pumpkin background, finishing with a light malty sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5602) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured an orange-caramel color with a large foamy orange-white head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was a lovely mix of sweet malts, strong nutmeg and clove, faint cinnamon and sourdough bread. The flavor was sweetish and bready with moderate nutmeg and clove and light cinnamon. Long finish of bread and nutmeg. Medium body. Nice.


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