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Patterson Pumpkin - Full Tilt Brewing

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Patterson Pumpkin
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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 16.1%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Tilt Brewing visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: YardmanFTB on 08-30-2013)
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Photo of Jason
3.89/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

These are the pumpkin beers I live for if and only if I am in the mood for a pumpkin beer, with more and more Imperial Pumpkin ales coming out year to year it just makes me not want to drink anything lesser. Full Tilt brings it here, seeks out this brew and make it a part of the holidays or a pumpkin tasting.

LOOK: Sizable froth, good retention, hazed dull brassy hue

SMELL: Pie spice, ginger and cinnamon are more prevalent, bready, mild caramel, big kiss of alcohol

TASTE: Toasted bread, smooth, warming, ginger, allspice, mild pumpkin meat, brown sugar, balancing hops, slightly boozy, grassy, malty, slowly drying spicy finish

Jason, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

RichardMNixon, Oct 23, 2013
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2.98/5  rDev -15.8%

Bierleichen, Sep 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

earlholman, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of Kegatron
3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Pours a deep copper, topped with a frothy slightly off-white head. This retains with a rich and creamy look, leaving back thick swathes of lacing. The aroma has a thick warm sweetness to it, which intermingles with a green mix of pumpkin and hops. Zesty spices are scattered throughout. The taste is similar, with a strong sticky sweetness that surrounds a core of pumpkin and hop flavors which are unfortunately coming off as a little vegetal feeling and leaves this raw and bitter on the finish. Spicing is solid and sticks to sweetness. I’m finding them to be strong but not overdone. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied with a firm crispness to the carbonation and then more of a slick creaminess on the edges. The strong alcohol shows itself in the flavors but for the size, this is actually fairly smooth as far as close to 10% ABV is concerned. This was a little rough around the edges in spots (with that high alcohol shining a spotlight on some of the problems) but with $8-9 for a 4-pack, I’d say that this is still worth checking out. Heck, with most Imperial Pumpkin bombers out there now running $7-8 for a bottle, this isn’t a bad deal for your pumpkin and high alcohol fix.

Kegatron, Sep 17, 2013
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2.4/5  rDev -32.2%

Cpotter3914, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

ConradKenney, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of bum732
2.49/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

S: Very pumpkin puree heavy. Some cinnamon and nutmeg. Raw pumpkin. Slight fruit notes.

L: Cloudy, amber orange. White creamy head that dissipates.

T: Sweet malt up front with a medium pumpkin savoryness following. Almost spicy, medium high bitterness. Fairly boozy in the back of the throat, warming. Quite bitter into the finish.

M: Medium full bodied, medium carbonation. Alcohol warming.

Not good, flavors are all over the place and a complete mess. Drain pour.

bum732, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of gillagorilla
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter

A: Hazy muddled copper body with a one finger creamy tan head. Nice lacing.
S: It definitely smells like rubbing alcohol (or solvent as another reviewer noted).
T: This just tastes like a hoppy IPA with a big malt base. I get just the slightest hint of spice to it. Not sure if I would know that this was supposed to be a pumpkin beer if I had it blind, but I like to think that I would pick it up. I can't believe this is only 48 IBUs, especially considering how hoppy and bitter is. I mean 48 IBUs for 9% alcohol is quite low for something that tastes like this. A nice bit of warming to it.
M: Smooth with just a bit of carbonation felt, and some slight burn that comes through in the mouthfeel too.
O: This is just an IPA at the end of the day. I really get no spice that is able to be separated out from that of the malt. That being said, it is quite good. I will say this is my first Full Tilt beer, despite living in Baltimore.

gillagorilla, Sep 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

mendvicdog, Oct 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

MaltLickyWithTheCandy, Aug 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a clear copper color with an off-white cap that fades leaving parchy lace. The head holds in a penline around the perimeter of the glass.

The aroma has a solvent kick of alcohol along with a little bit of fruit and pumpkin spices. The alcohol is the dominating attribute of the nose and while that isnt a terrible thing, it also isnt that enjoyable.

The taste is surprisingly hoppy and bitter. A little spicy but with a huge solvent alcohol impact that distracts from any underlying pumpkin or malt flavors.

This is a medium bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. Surprisingly boozy and bitter. I was not the biggest fan of this; bigger isnt always better.

stakem, Dec 05, 2013
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Patterson Pumpkin from Full Tilt Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.