Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In celebration of the Halloween Party tonight, out comes the 12 oz bottle of Imperial Pumpin Ale.
Nice orangy hue with medium head that leaves no lacking on the glass. It’s got a caramel and spice nose with maybe a soft yeast scent. Nicely sweet taste with the pumpkin spice to linget on the top of your mouth, Alcohol is really only noticable when it hits your belly, not obvious in the taste at all. Very interesting beer, that goes with the season. I wish I had a slice of pie to go with it. Mmmm...pie.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is nicely spiced – cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice and brown sugar. Body is an autumn leaf orange color with a light white head. Flavor is spicy – nutmeg, pumpkin, malt and a touch of raisin. Finish is also spicy.
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 28, 2006
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle from black95t.
pours a heady dark orange reddish brown . smells of cinnamon, a lot of clove, something like a peppermint too. cinnamon flavor is intense. it dominates everything at first. minty finish. the pie spices are easy to taste here, very aggressive. a bit too much of a mouthwash like sensation to this. the clove is really starting to make itself known the more i drink of this. reminds me of lavender right now. i think this is too much spice and not enough from the base beer to match it. this is not one i will seek out again. i like the cinnamon toast flavor in this, but then it just keeps dog piling. it is cinnamon overload, and clove overload, then the alcohol dries me out and leaves it medicinal.
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Bottle.2006 version. Pours dark orange with ruby highlights. Thick, frothy, off-white head. Aroma of pie filling, cinnamon, clove, and spices. Flavor of light pumpkin, not overpowering. Malt, caramel, spices, and honey. Smooth going down, the malt, honey and a slight alcohol finish/warming more present as it warmed. Syrupy, sticky mouthfeel. Flavors meshed together well. Glad I got to try this, I missed out last year.
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 year old bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a thin head. Aroma is of pie/mulling spices slightly sharp clove and cinnamon with pumpkin and a mild cookish malt in the back. Flavor is a mild pumkin, a mild biscuity malt, and a medium cinnamon, clove. Not bad if you like pumkin beers a little fuller then most.
jonjon (22) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 23, 2006
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
I was really excited to try this one, and really dissapointed. Smells like a stick of Big Red. The taste was actually much less spiced than the aroma, malty and non-distinct, but I just couldn’t get over the disgusting cinnamon smell. I drank this out of a big snifter, and I had to stick my nose right in it to take a sip. Drain pour.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pumpkin ale pours out a nice murky brown color with a medium head. The aroma is great--tons of pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon--smells a lot like pumpkin pie. Good taste as well. Plenty of those spices come through in the flavor and it has a nice creamy mouthfeel. The best pumpkin beer I’ve had to date.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks to mamabeer and her papabeer. Copper/brown body under an off-white head. The aroma contains the spices of a pumpkin pie: clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, brown sugar, and, of course, pumpkin. Lightly carbonated and medium bodied. Smooth in the mouth. The pumpkin tastes more like real pumpkin than some other such ales. Weyerbacher makes some good stuff and this is quite good. Sipping pumpkin pie. Much rather eat the real thing, though.
mamabeer (39) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle = Mamabeer should know - this IS the mother of all pumpkin beers. This is the first pumpkin that comes through in AROMA and appearance. One whiff gives you all those warm fuzzy spices - nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. Of course the golden copper pumpkin color only enhances its appeal.
Smooth palate with a taste that makes you want to take another bite!
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
reddish amber body with no head...aroma of light pumpkin and heavy cinnamon/nutmeg...flavor is initially heavy in cinnamon and nutmeg, and finishes with a brown sugar, pumpkin aftertaste...average palate