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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 malts 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, and brown sugar are added; creating a rich, full-bodied, Fall drinking experience youíll want to revisit again and again.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
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 thatís 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 isnít 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 canít wait to see what Full Tilt does in the future.


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gendv138 (1329) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Hazy golden orange with two fingers of off-white head. Nice webby lacing. Aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon, herbs and spices, brown sugar and vanilla. Tastes of pumpkin, lots of spices, some cinnamon, vegetal notes, bitter notes, some booze. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation. Smells better than it tastes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle:   Somewhat of an orange cinnamon stick sorta of spiciness.   Its a little like orange zinger.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Hides the 9% well.   Has a little potpourri in there too.   Could use a little more sweetness on the finsh.   Otherwise its decent.   Pumpkin like spices could be brighter too.   Potpourri finish.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigguns22 (676) - Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2014
No one of the better beers of this style but not bad. A cloudy dark amber color with a small off white head. Aroma is mostly spices but pleasant. To much bitterness and spices are heavy. Needs more pumpkin and vanilla to balance it and lighten the alcohol notes but still pretty good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2618) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with a average beige head. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon and spices. Flavor of toasted malts, pumpkin spices, cinnamon and some brown sugar.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9690) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Tap at World of Beer Baltimore. Pours lightly hazy amber with a medium, creamy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast malt, dates, earthy hops, cinnamon and vanilla. Flavor is malt forward, pumpkin, cinnamon and vanilla, dates and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOSSbrewer (1635) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle at Dempsey's in Baltimore. Pours a hazy amber with no head. Aroma is pumpkins and slight cinnamon. Flavor is bitter with lots of pumpkin spice. Alcohol is prominent. A bit too much. Overall a balanced and nice pumpkin ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1504) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle via StateLine.. Dark orange in color, small head. Nose of some vegetable notes, pumpkin, spices, malty. Flavor is pumpkin, sweet malts, spices, and brown sugar. Little heavy on the spices but still good. Maybe some spicey rye notes? Medium body, quaffable... for being such a high alcohol content brew, they did a good hiding it. Overall. Good brew

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (943) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Burnt copper color, cloudy, decent lacing. Taste is warm with plenty of alcohol, at 9%. Strong, decent amount of punkin, not too spicy, nicely done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Draft. Pours deep orange amber with a thin head. Pumpkin spices, some almost cider-like notes, and lightly toasted malts. Pretty good.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3393) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle from Shawan Liquors. Pours golden with a quarter inch of white foam. Pretty big pumpkin on the nose. Unfortunately the experience of drinking tis beer peaks here for me. The taste is very heavy ginger. Finish lingers a bit. I think thereís some hometown scoring own this one.


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