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Patterson Pumpkin - Full Tilt Brewing

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Patterson Pumpkin
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BA SCORE
82
good

33 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: YardmanFTB on 08-30-2013)
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YardmanFTB

Maryland

4.78/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy amber with orange hue (due to the presence of pumpkin) with a thick creamy white head. The pumpkin pie spice aroma is off the charts on this beer while remaining pleasant. This is incredibly smooth for 9.0% ABV. The 48 IBUs mask the sweetness from the heavy malt bill and brown sugar. A delightful beer that goes down as the best pumpkin beer that I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 15:30:53 | More by YardmanFTB
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wrightst

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

07-12-2014 15:56:05 | More by wrightst
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jryanj927

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

09-24-2013 23:30:22 | More by jryanj927
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

09-10-2013 02:45:14 | More by oriolesfan4
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

10-17-2013 22:42:02 | More by MarvinSnyder
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Necropsy

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

11-07-2013 22:36:25 | More by Necropsy
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.8%

10-23-2013 00:24:52 | More by RichardMNixon
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-17-2014 22:46:38 | More by Rhettroactive
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.8%

10-25-2013 12:36:34 | More by AngusOg
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.8%

09-20-2013 21:56:22 | More by Boone757
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bmur112

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-08-2013 12:18:22 | More by bmur112
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DRBiser

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.8%

10-31-2013 22:37:04 | More by DRBiser
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev +7.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 03:32:36 | More by Jason
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a murky orange color. The head is a healthy off-white shade about one fingers high, with a gentle rockiness to the texture. Head retention is pretty good, and nice lacing is left behind on the glass.

S: WOAH that's heavily spiced. Compared to my benchmark for the style (Schlafly Pumpkin Ale, FYI), the spicing profile is a little more shameless, drowning out some of the pumpkin qualities - if only slightly. Brown sugar is also quite prevalent. It also seems like a few hop notes try to poke through, as well.

T: Yes, this is spicy. Not just with the strong spice notes to start, but with some back-end hoppiness, as well, and even a touch of spicy alcohol after warming up some. The hops not only provide bitterness, but also a touch of herbal flavor. Some brown sugar characteristics come in the aftertaste. The only real problem with it is that the spicy flavors overwhelm the pumpkin ones. Decent complexity makes this one rock-solid, though.

M: Rather heavy...rather dry...and also rather bitter. Aside from a slight linger on the back of the palate, this isn't all that sweet. A touch of spicy alcohol is felt when it warms up. All together, the end result is a surprisingly drinkable brew.

O: After their shockingly decent pale ale, I figured this one would be good, too. And it is. Despite some of my niggles, this is a tasty, well-nuanced pumpkin ale. I can't wait to see what Full Tilt does in the future.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 19:42:58 | More by ThisWangsChung
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earlholman

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-02-2014 20:09:28 | More by earlholman
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-27-2014 14:53:45 | More by goblue3509
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

09-11-2013 19:04:36 | More by duceswild
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-01-2013 16:42:28 | More by Gatordaddy
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-04-2013 03:09:45 | More by mendvicdog
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Miguelitoo

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-20-2013 00:42:41 | More by Miguelitoo
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-18-2013 13:14:46 | More by Proclarush
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Medium amber colored body, eggshell white colored head with lots of lacing. Body is somewhat hazy, but carbonation bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass.

S- Pumpkin pie aroma. Lots of nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, hints of toasted malts.

T- Pumpkin pie flavors give way to lots of hot, boozy flavors. The spices come through, but the booziness takes away a lot from this one.

M- Full bodied, very hot, medium carbonation.

O- This one has a lot of potential, but needs the alcohol to be dialed back some. Maybe some age would help this one, but I found it to be too hot. This may be the strongest pumpkin beer I have had abv-wise, and it shows.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 02:21:58 | More by stephenjmoore
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 21:37:50 | More by Kegatron
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10%

07-27-2014 01:12:27 | More by DrBier
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oline73

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -10%

10-14-2013 16:23:05 | More by oline73
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Patterson Pumpkin from Full Tilt Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.