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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2193) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3677) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy, dark amber with creamy, off-white head. Aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, cereal malts, floral notes, figs, and dates. Flavor starts sweet and malty but surprisingly has some strong hop bitterness on the back end; dry finish with some light spices. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2306) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2013
From a bottle. Pours hazy medium reddish brown with a thin fizzy head. Tastes like pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg, slightly sour. Not too spiced and not very sweet. Low/medium body and carbonation. Smells like squash vegetables, spices, and alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deathserv (24) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2013
22oz. bottle picked up at Astoria Bier & Cheese in Queens. Limited run "Brush and Barrel" bottle that features a piece of local Vermont art on it. Very nice packaging. I believe that this is the same as the standard Imperial Pumpkin, however (someone please PM me if I am incorrect). Opaque, orangey-brown hue reminiscent of a dried apricot. Attractive, roughly 1 cm orangey head that mostly dissipated after a few seconds. Aroma was the most underwhelming part of the beer - generally inoffensive but nothing special, faint fruit aroma and less spice than I was expecting. Very nice sweet, caramel and spice flavor that tastes lower in ABV than the advertised 8%.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westchesterco (1057) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Poured from a bottle clear golden aroma of spices and tastes like a bitter pumpkin pie with cinnamon overtones

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3820) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head. The aroma is cinnamon, spice, ginger and nutmeg. Medium mouthfeel with nice cinnamon and ginger flavor with light spice in the finish. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1511) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle via SL.. Dark red in color.... not much head. Nose of some spices...Malty, bready. Taste is more of a winter warmer of harvest ale. Light spices, malty, bready, good but where is the pumpkin? Body is medium, low carbonation. Easy to drink. Overall... not really a pumpkin but a nice brew...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stampion (157) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Puts dark amber and cloudy. The pumpkin and spice are their bit not overpowering. Nicely done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3697) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Orange brown pour with tan head. Cinnamon, nutmeg and some pumpkin aromas. Flavors follow, not all that vibrant.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndrewMichaelZ (63) - - MAR 7, 2014
Pours deep copper with a subtle off-white gently head. Head fades to a minor ring with light lacing. Sweet pumpkin notes lead the nose with hints of nutmeg. Drinks with a moderate bitterness that is almost balanced with the spiced pumpkin. Medium-body with high carbonation. Not overly sweet like other pumpkin ales but not on the level of Pumking or Punkin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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