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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8002) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2013
22oz bottle: pours a clear deep orange bronze with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet caramel and ginger nose with some cinnamon notes and a touch of pumpkin flesh. Starts with pretty good fullness and a chewy toasted caramel sweetness with a touch of grainy notes and English hops before some cinnamon and clove spice atop a mild pumpkin flavor give way to a drier finish. Not quite as clean or as flavorful as I had hoped. More pumpkin and less spice would be preferable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazed amber brown with a thin to medium sized beige head. Soft pie spices and a touch of pumpkin, with a bit of yeast and a little sweet malt and toast. Medium bodied, a touch of warm booze, slightly overcooked pie crust, a bit of pie and spices. Finishes with a bit of spice, a touch of tart sweetness. Decent and easy drinking, but not all that great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Bottle:   Deep dark dirty caramel, frothy beige head, nice lacing.   Strong nutmeg and cimmamon on the nose.   Spicy up front, very bready.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Cloves seem to creep up on the backside, they linger long.   Not as big as I expected, but a bit more UMPH than your standard Pumpkin Ale.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6249) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber orange with a beige head. Sweet caramel malts, banana yeasty notes, light toasted bread, and pumpkin pie spice. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (6242) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Tom L. Hazy amber with a beige head. Nice aroma of pumpkin, some clove, a bit cinnamon. Sweetish flavor with malt, caramel, pumpkin, some spices and a drier finish with some bitterness. Medium-bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6197) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
My bottle [660ml] shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel. Pours a dark orange-copper with an average size long-lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma of spices, pumpkin, lactic notes, caramel malt, some alcohol and it’s just a touch vegetal. Flavour of pumpkin, spices, cream and a slightly harsh boozy finish. Medium bodied. Not one of the best of the style but quite good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6127) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
2013-02-22 - tasting hosted by blankboy, with gregclow, jercraigs and mabel - bomber c/o blankboy. Pinkish copper pour with a smallish but lasting rocky slightly cream tan head. Vegetal (but the vegetable is pumpkin, so that’s okay) and candy necklace sweet aroma, a little pumpkin pie spice - even a little hint of jalepeno, which really detracted from the overall; a bit boozy. Spicy, some alcohol, pumpkin malt, not as sweet or vegetal as the aroma - not bad, not a great one though. Average body, a little astringency from the spicing, low level carbonation, finishes quick and dry with a somewhat gritty/earthy aftertaste ... not badly made, but a little all over the place for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6108) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2012
bottle, orange copper pour, decent nose and flavor of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg & allspice. spice was lighter than anticipated, evident but not overbearing, decent pumpkin

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5930) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2013
En fût. Pinte dégustée chez Ramunto’s Bick Oven Pizza (St. Johnsbury, VT). Arôme: Odeur de muscade et autres épices à citrouille. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de muscade et de cannelle avec une pointe d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de muscade en arrière goût. (Rating #5176)


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