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RATINGS: 125   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rocbyter (1904) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Moderate pumpkin with a light spice and malt later in the aroma. Cloudy orange color with a medium white head. Sweet and pumpkin beginning with a light bitter finish. Nice mellower pumpkin beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1563) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 14, 2012
22 oz bottle. Pours orange/amber with a one finger off white head that settles down to a thin ring. Aroma is light spices, mostly nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavor is semi sweet. A little light pumpkin flavor with the aforementioned spices. It is a bit boozy at 8%. Medium bodied with a nice smooth mouthfeel. Nice job.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8617) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Derek881 (1010) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9226) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2663) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours reddish orange with a nice off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin spice, nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavor was pumpkin pie, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and other spices. A decent pumpkin brew

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHopster (817) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2012
(Bottle). The aroma is abundantly spiced with note of alcohol. The flavor is overwhelmed by the spices instead of pumpkin. The alcohol is warming and nice for a cool fall day. The Long Trail Brewmaster series has been very impressive but this one falls a little short. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2012
22oz bottle-disappearing lt tan-dk amber. A-sweet med malt, cinnamon/nutmeg. T-sweet med malt, cinnamon/nutmeg, 2nd earthy hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6150) - 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.


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