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Patterson Pumpkin - Full Tilt Brewing

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Patterson Pumpkin
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BA SCORE
81
good

48 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.29%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: YardmanFTB on 08-30-2013)
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

ygtbsm94, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
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 Kegatron
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
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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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

oline73, Oct 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

mendvicdog, Oct 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

oriolesfan4, Sep 10, 2013
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

yourefragile, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of stakem
3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
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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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

wrightst, Jul 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

duceswild, Sep 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

DrBier, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Rhettroactive, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Boone757, Sep 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

AngusOg, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Gatordaddy, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

lupercmda, Thursday at 12:50 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Morey, Oct 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

jpd7374, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.88/5  rDev +9%
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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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

AndrewMichael, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of bum732
2.49/5  rDev -30.1%
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
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

DRBiser, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

goblue3509, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

stephenjmoore, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

bmur112, Nov 08, 2013
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