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RATINGS: 112   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Lightly hazy orangish/amber pour, big fluffy head. Aroma of spices, pumpkin pie, toffee. Sweet and spicy with lots of pumpkin pie notes. Pretty decent pumpkin beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Derek881 (1006) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Poured this beer from a large bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a rusty copper/dark-amber color with a good bit of sediment at the bottom, and an average-sized, tan head that had good lacing, but average retention and cling. The aroma featured a big blend of spices, including brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon, along with notes of pumpkin, caramel, and cloves to go with a light pine hops effect. It had a good, sweet taste with a somewhat bitter spice, paired with tones of pumpkin, nutmeg, and candy, and also had a slight sour effect. It had a thick mouthfeel, but gave way to a thinner finish which was a bit harsh; the beer had good life and carbonation and was quite dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Long Trail Imperial Pumpkin is a murky copper ale thatís topped with a generous and long lasting, creamy yellow foam of a head. There are lots of spices in the nose: coriander, nutmeg, etc. Itís smooth and full bodied. The finish is chewy and a bit dry. Itís quite sweet. It tastes boozy-- boozier than it is. I taste possible fusel and lots of spices. Thereís a long, lingering juniper bitterness. Iím known to enjoy crazy pumpkin ales with great delight. This one is just kind of... rude.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2371) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Thin head of varying sized bubbles with minimal carbonation. Spicy aroma with lots of ginger and nutmeg along with some vegetal aromas. Color is a very impressive bright copper red. Body is a bit thin and watery. More spices dominate the flavor with some pumpkin, toasted malts and earthy flavors. Bit of a dry and chalky palate. Minimal alcohol presence for an 8% brew. Expected a bit more body for this brew. Decent but nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (3763) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Pumpkin,barley malt aroma. Hazy amber, medium yellow head. Tastes as it smells. Not the greatest pumpkin Iíve had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8322) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Bomber from Oak Tree, S. Plainfield. Pours a hazy amber color with a large creamy tan head. Poor head retention but nice lacing. Aroma of big pumpkin notes, spice, squash, faint herbal and malty notes. The taste is pumpkin, spices, herbal and nutty notes and a tart finish. Medium bodied. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (10985) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle. Hazy dark brown color, huge beige head. Aroma of gourd > spice. Taste is cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet brown raisin bread. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2774) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2012
The aroma is pumpkin pie spices, brown sugar, light booze, pumpkin. The appearance is relatively clear deep amber, off-white head. The flavor is like the aroma, pie spices, caramel, pumpkin. Boozy. The finish is light booze, pine, spices. Medium/thick in body, creamy mouthfeel. The booze comes through too much, especially considering itís only 8%. Still, pretty enjoyable overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4362) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Pours deep amber into a snifter. Sweet hot pumpkin pie aromas. Thick with sweet nutmeg and ginger upfront turning to pumpkin and cinnamon in the lasting finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlovell2 (727) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2012
22oz bottle from The Perfect Pour. Happy Long Trail distributed this far south. Pours dark amber with white head. Malt aroma with cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Caramel malt flavor with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove flavors. Then some peppery notes in the finish with hops and some bitterness.


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