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Patterson Pumpkin - Full Tilt Brewing

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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 YardmanFTB
4.78/5  rDev +34.6%
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.

YardmanFTB, Aug 30, 2013
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mhammer616, Nov 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.97/5  rDev +11.8%

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Photo of Jason
3.89/5  rDev +9.6%
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
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

ThisWangsChung, Sep 10, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev +8.5%

wiscokid920, Oct 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

earlholman, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of gillagorilla
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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Patterson Pumpkin from Full Tilt Brewing
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