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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apotekhin (49) - ISRAEL - DEC 10, 2013
Great beer. Had it at a blind tasting and I actually did not feel the pumpkin. Wonderful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2387) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Markkind (43) - - DEC 9, 2013
750 ml about 2 months old. Pours red. A nice creamy head. Smell isn't overpowering, but nice spice notes - cinnamon, gingerbread, and what seems to be pretty fresh pumpkin (not sure if it's canned). Taste starts with sweetness from the pumpkin, and then the spices surface and all linger together. Clean finish, minimal to no bitterness. One of the better balanced pumpkin beers I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFGrind (1833) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Medium bodied dark amber Pumpkin Ale with plenty o’ pumpkin aroma and body. Spices are part of the make-up, however, not overbearing. When I read it was an English Strong Ale style it all made sense. Bitterness is evident but not the center of attention. Well done offering from Long Trail. I have been impressed with the Brewmaster Series and at only $5 a bomber a welcome bargain.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 28, 2013
THOUGHTS: Rather nice. Very nice for the price, too. Very smooth and easy to drink. Definitely a ramped up version of their regular pumpkin ale. Hid alcohol nicely. Not the best pumpkin beer, but a nice beer in general. It did get a little sweet toward the end and slightly cloying. Not just a pumpkin beer — it’s a real beer, too. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a kind of murky, dark, orangey red that was just about brown in the glass with nice carbonation and an average to large, creamy, off-white head that mostly diminished, but left excellent lacing. The aroma contained moderate grain and cereal; light caramel; hints of cocoa; light citrus hops; slight pine hops; brown sugar, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lighty acidic; while the finish was moderately sweet, lightly acidic and lightly bitter. There was caramel, grain, brown sugar, pumpkin, cereal, citrus hops, light pumpkin pie spices, hints of cocoa, more spices as it warmed, and some milk chocolate. The medium to full body was fairly creamy with tingly carbonation and a slightly alcoholic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4763) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (983) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Poured from big bottle. Aroma of pumpkin and brown sugar. Thick, cloudy orange amber with a bit of head. I taste pumpkin pepper, banana, cinnamon, brown sugar, grass and alcohol. Definitely not as sweet as other pumpkin ales. Spices and hops give this a crisp, somewhat dry feel - kinda refreshing. Gets better as it warms. Well done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (544) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
1 pint 6 fl oz bottle. Pours a surprising clear ruby hue with a tan/orange coloured head. Aroma is spice up front, and a surprising amount of banana. I mean a LOT of banana. As for taste, sweet with heavy notes of Lyle’s Golden Syrup up front, dried fruit, caramel, light cinnamon, light bitterness, and lots of malt notes. If tasting blindly, I might guess something in the bock family. The pumpkin beer notes are awfully light. It is however a good beer, even if it doesn’t resemble something from the pumpkin beer family. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlovell2 (652) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4289) - 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.


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