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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2454) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Pours a dark amber with fluffy beige head and good 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. the alcohol is a little noticeable in this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2390) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Pours a one finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Cloudy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Strong pumpkin pie nose and flavor is sweet pumpkin pie spices, hints of hops at finish. Higher ABV is hidden. $6.99 for a 22oz bottle from Market Basket Concord, NH.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamJackson (2385) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Picked it up at our local Co-Op. Just put out last week. Enjoyed in a Hill Farmstead Glass.

A - Burnt Golden Brown. Almost no head.

S - Heavy very dominant pumpkin scent up front. Not very sweet scent though. Some spices.

T - More glorious pumpkin. Very tasty. American bitter hops. some piney notes, lots of creamy sort of spicy vanilla pumpkin puree sort of taste. Some nutmeg

M - 40% carbonation. Medium body.

O - Surprisingly good for pumpkin beers. Enjoyable and solid.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2361) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2239) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maverick34 (2174) - New York, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Draft from Waterfront Manhattan. Orangey brown pour, your standard cinnamon nutmeg etc

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2069) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obxdude10 (2027) - Limerick, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a small off white head. Nose is lightly pumpkins with a hint of alcohol and some sweet malt notes. Palate is smooth and kind of thick, light warming. Flavors of sweet malt, pumpkin, light spices. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (1975) - 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.


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