Review: Dry Dock Imperial Pumpkin

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This week we are taking a look at Dry Dock Brewing’s Imperial Pumpkin.

Dry Dock is a brewery located out of Aurora Colorado and they make a wide variety of beers.

One of my absolute favorite summer beers (though it is available all year round), is Dry Dock’s Apricot Blonde.  If you want a beer with strong apricot flavor that isn’t over powering or too sweet, this is it. Fantastic.

But today Fall is on the brain and we’re talking about their Imperial Pumpkin, so let’s get to it!

Smell: 5/5 :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin:

Strong spice smell full of cinnamon and allspice.  A little clove in there as well.  The minute you smell this beer you know you are in for a fall inspired brew.

Head: 2/5 :pumpkin: :pumpkin:

The head is foamy white but on the smaller side.  Which is nice because when you really want to drink that beer, having to wait on the head to go down can be a bit of a distraction.

Dry Dock Imperial PumpkinColor: 5/5 :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin:

This beer has a nice dark amber color with hints of orange.  If beer can provide an atmosphere of warm and inviting than this one does just that.  Looking at it, makes you think of warm blankets and chilly evenings.

With the head being white and the beer being darker, it provides a lovely contrast.

Taste: 5/5 :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin:

Bang on. I love pumpkin beers that are aggressive with their spice.  I don’t want a “hint of cinnamon”.  I want that cinnamon to smack me in the face.

This beer does exactly that!  The spice starts with the nose and stays with you through the entire sip.  It doesn’t dissipate at all or leave you feeling a little disappointed on the finish.  The spice is there with you through it all.  Amazing!

Plus you get the flavor of roasted pumpkin in there as well, a winning combo!

If you see this beer out and you like highly spiced pumpkin ales, give this a try!


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