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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed at our original Capitol Hill location in Seattle. silver medalist at the 2007 Great American Beer Festival in the Fruit and Vegetable category, the world’s first Imperial pumpkin ale. Brewed with pale, Munich, Cara-Hell, Cara-Vienne, Cara-Munich and Crisp 45° L Crystal malts. Roasted pumpkin seeds in the mash, and extra pumpkin added in the mash, kettle and fermenter. Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. Formerly at 9.5%.

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3.8
nasmith003 (252) - Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Smells like pumpkin pie, pours a clear light orange color without much of a head. A creamy body with a delightful pumpkin spice taste with a light allspice and cinnamon finish.

3.7
J_man (1022) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Smells like a pumpkin pie in a bottle in a good way. Truly has a pumpkin orange color and is only slightly hazy despite being unfiltered and topped with a small white head. Taste is fairly strong nutmeg and allspice with a noticeable gourd/vegetal taste in the background. Body is light and might do a bit better with some more malt and alcohol, but overall well balanced. Lasting pumpkin pie spice and vegetal taste on the tongue. Really good pumpkin beer and it hides the alcohol well. Happy Halloween everyone!!

3.6
commonmac (1336) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Large bottle picked up by blonderedhead at Stinson Liquors. Poured into a pint glass. This one has a healthy pumpkin presence from the onset. You can really smell the nutmeg, cinnamon, and other elements of a pumpkin pie. The color is also reminiscent of the Thanksgiving dessert delight but with a little bit more golden orange than tan/beige. The taste is big and pretty artificial which I think works both in its favor and against it in the long run. Initially it gives you what you asked for when you purchased it. Lots of pumpkin and a strong feel of autumn. Upon further consumption, the fakey pumpkin pie taste starts to get pretty old and it becomes a sweet, sugary and alcohol heavy affair. Those conflicting feelings affect the overall rating. It’s something you should try during the season but one pint is surely enough.

3.5
kidobutai (698) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Decent head but substantial, long-lasting lacing. Great aroma, strong pumpkin, creamy and smooth.

3.8
Luvystypotables (2065) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Smells like pumpkin pie, pours a clear light orange color without much of a head. A creamy body with a delightful pumpkin spice taste with a light allspice and cinnamon finish.

3.7
seehaferb23 (284) - - OCT 23, 2016
Mixed feelings on this Imperial Pumpkin Tasted by Cannery Row Beer Club. Cheers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
bth122 (1638) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Draft at Rocks. Clear light Amber color. Good cinnamon and pumpkin aromas. Medium body. Average carbonation. Little warming alcohol. I compare all pumpkin beers to Southern Tier Pumpking. And this is almost as good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
jake65 (4000) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Draft at Growler Guys. Copper orange color with a thin layer of white head. Aroma is the usual pumpkin pie spices, most notably nutmeg. Tastes moderate in spice, a soft maltiness with more nutmeg, light roast. Easy drinking.

4.5
Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2016
I was impressed with how nice this beer smells. It was rich with caramel and get very autumnal. The taste was sharp and felt like gingerbread alongside pumpkin and really made this more enjoyable. Great stuff.

4
Mark_Eck (1998) - - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish copper. Aroma and taste are amazing pumpkin and spices. Best pumpkin beer I’ve ever had.


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