Patterson Pumpkin
Full Tilt Brewing

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Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #293
ABV:
9%
Score:
83
Ranked #40,221
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 17.22%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
65
From:
Full Tilt Brewing
 
Maryland, United States
Avail:
Fall
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
83
Good
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Reviews by MrWonka:
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1.22/5  rDev -66.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Am I really the only individual who thought this beer tasted awful? I don't even like to be/sound negative but this beer gave me no choice. Perhaps I bought a skunked 4-pk. It literally tasted almost like soap it was just gross. Maybe that's why there's still so much of it left at the liquor stores I go to? Idk, but what I do know, is that I won't b shelling out $ for another.

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Photo of Jason
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
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

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Photo of woodychandler
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

I am slowly reducing the backlog here at Chez Woody, unearthing beers that had been purchased and set aside awaiting an approved pic and forgotten in the interim. I spoke with the Full Tilt people in BAL last fall and they are an enthusiastic group, to be sure. I picked this bottle up at The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop here in Lancaster, PA.

From the bottle: "Full Tilt Brewing's Patterson Pumpkin is a deceptively smooth Imperial Pumpkin Ale. This seasonal 'feast' begins with a grain menu comprised of 2-Row Pale, Dark Munich, Red Wheat, and Carapils joined with Pumpkin in the mash. Sterling, Willamette, and Crystal hops are added to the boil to balance the malt sweetness. Finally, for the delectable pumpkin pie taste and aroma, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and brown sugar are added; creating a rich, full-bodied, Fall drinking experience you'll want to revisit again and again."; "Full Taste. Full Pride. Full Tilt."

I Pop!ped the cap and gave it a fairly heavy-handed pour, resulting in two-plus fingers of foamy, tawny head with moderate retention. Color was a hazy Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13). Nose had an almost perfume-y sweetness, unlike any Pumpkin beer that I can remember. The spices were there, but the cloying sweetness was front and center. Mouthfeel was full, thick, like a dollop on my tongue. The taste was much better than the nose! It had a really rich sweetness to it, belying what they had said about the hops addition, but the melange of spices worked well to somewhat dry it down. The alcohol was also quite noticeable, which may be off-putting to some drinkers of this style. Finish was somewhere in the grey area between semi-sweet and semi-dry. The alcohol and the spices helped to keep the sweetness in check, but the point at which one ends and the other picks up was blurred in this case.

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Photo of qchic
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

'Tis the season. Another big offering, but this one fails to crack my top 5 pumpkin beers. One of the spices just jumps out a little more than I'd like, leading to unpleasant bitterness halfway through each gulp. Finishes ok, though still a little challenging to get through 12oz.

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of Kegatron
3.42/5  rDev -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.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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2.57/5  rDev -28.6%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of stakem
3.11/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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Patterson Pumpkin from Full Tilt Brewing
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 65 ratings