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
allfreej (555) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Poured orangey brown with a tan head. The aroma is pumpkin pie spice. Flavor is malty, and spicy, with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves predominating. The finish was mildly hoppy with a hint of alcohol. Great stuff!
Nejhleader (1444) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A pretty good pumpkin ale. Nice pumpkin taste and smooth body. For some reason i’m still saying blue moon pumpkin ale is the best.
JamesHellican (11) - USA - OCT 13, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had to settle for this beer because others we not available. It has a great aroma, but a little too hoppy for me on the finish. I thought an ’imperial’ would have a little more body to it. Great overall though
jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A copper color, with white frothy head, this has a great aroma of pumpkin and spice. The taste moves from a slight hop bite, into the spices, and finishes with the sweet, pumpkin-caramel flavors. The body of this was exactly what I was looking for in a Pumpkin Ale... A great way to celebrate autumn!
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Most defiinitely the best pumpkin ale I’ve had as it wasn’t too artificial and it was hyped up with a big complex spicy flavor. I just wish I had some nice pumpkin pie dessert with it.
GregClow (3154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with my wife over (Canadian) Thankgiving dinner. Thanks to HogTownHarry for the bottle. Pours a dark orange-amber with a big off-white head. Aroma is spicey as all hell, with lots of nutmeg and cloves. Body is a bit lighter than expected, but since we were drinking it with food, that was OK. Flavour is BIG - caramelly malt, kick-ass spices, sweet pumpkin, herbal hops. Man-o-man, this is some nice stuff...
Braudog (6299) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2009 If you liquified a pumpkin pie, this would be it ... shiny orange with a creamy whipped topping. Big nutmegy aroma. Very spicy fall-flavored brew, maybe good with a Thanksgiving feast, I’d think, but almost with a funkiness to it.
kmarthomebrew (18) - USA - OCT 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice pumpkin pie aroma. Pours a nice copper color, but has very poor head retention. Mouthfeel is a little light for a beer with Imperial in the name. A little heavy on the nutmeg, but that may just be personal preference.
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2006
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This offering from Weyerbacher pours a deep orange leaving a clear body that has a thick tan head that leaves pretty quickly. The aroma is exactly what I thought this brew would offer cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, pumpkin, very spicy similar to pumpkin pie. The taste starts bitter upfront, it has a little spicy twang that you get if you taste powdered cinnamon.
It then moves to a sweet malty cooked sugar syrupy feel on the palate that is balanced by a bitterness of acidic tart hops. The finish is slightly boozey but not as strong as expected from a 8% brew. This is a great "Imperial pumpkin" delicious and satisfies my fall beer cravings.