RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 youll want to revisit again and again.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - 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 thats 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 isnt 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 cant wait to see what Full Tilt does in the future.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3748) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2016
12oz bottle from Wine World. I bought this out of a discount 99 cent bin. I bought it in September, so I am pretty sure this was already a year old. I dont like pumpkin beers but figured Id give this a shot. So, expectations going in were low. But maybe the age actually helped this beer our because I am actually digging it. Color is hazy dark orange gold. Big head at first but settles into a thick halo lacing, not sticky. The beer isnt bucking with over the top spices associated with American pumpkin seasons. Aroma is a lightly barleywined beer with light spices. Its akin to the new Ballantine Burton Ale with some spices. There is a present, faintly cherry alcohol with mild spices. Flavor has a slightly more spice kick but a heavy but not stinging alcohol heft. Finishes with some fruit cake flavors and a graham cracker, pumpkin pie flavor. Not strong carbonation which makes the medium body a little heavier. Yet, there is a carbonation tingling on the front of the tongue. A warming alcohol long aftertaste, which is nice. I must have a crazy unrepresentative bottle. But thats why I keep buying the crap, because once in a while its worth it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SteveOrz85 (240) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. A good off white head which thins to nothing after a few minutes. Decent lacing. Aroma is good and nicely filled with fall spices. Taste is lightly sweet and medium to heavy bitter. A medium bodied beer with thin texture and average carbonation. A little hoppy for a pumpkin ale. Hops overtake the fall spices in finish. Little disappointing overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 29, 2015
[ Bottle ][ 12oz ][ Gift ][ Free ][ Conical Pint ][ 8.12.15 ]
>> Opaque brown pour with medium thick foam. Nose is cinnamon bread, spices, Twizzlers. Taste is perfume, too dry, Michaels arts and crafts store. Dusty, sickly finale. Drainpour.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
sloth (2859) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Thin, off white head, short lived, skimpy ass ace. Murky, orange, brown ass poop color. Nose is perfumey, weird. Body is medium,lame carbonation. Weird flowery flavors, maybe some nutmeg and other rancid weird ass flavors, perfumy, flowery, just a fuckin mess. bottle from statelineliquors. Oh God..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (46696) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Full Tilt Patterson Pumpkin ].
Clear medium yellow - amber orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly to fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, pumpkin, allspicce, nutmeg, brown sugar, spicy, pumpkin spices. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, spicy bitter, pumpkin, alcohl, nutmeg, spices. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150116]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rasmus40 (18814) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, pumpkin and spicy - nutmeg and ginger. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. Sticky. 160115

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
chrisv10 (16161) - DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle, 9%. Hazy dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel and spices. Flavour is malt, caramel, pumpkin, spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, spices and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (23015) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber color, cream colored head. Aroma of cinnamon toast. Taste has vanilla, mixed pumpkin spice. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (6488) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear orange body with a one finger frothy off-white head. Some nice lacing. The nose is a bit heavy handed on the nutmeg and ginger for my tastes, it obscures the pumpkin pretty much. A sweet caramel malt base. If the aroma was heavy handed, then the flavor is even more so. The ginger especially jumps out at me, and I dont really see that as a flavor that I associate all that much with pumpkin beer, or even pumpkin pie for that matter. Very spicy and hot from the ginger and cinnamon, though the heavy sweet malt base does do a bit to temper it. Lingering spic finish. Medium bodied and a bit clingy with firm fizzy carbonation. Dont real dig the spice bill on this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7660) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured a dark orange color with a small foamy white head. Aroma was serious pumpkin pie notes, brown sugar. Alcohol is noticeable. Flavor was notes of pumpkin gourd, pumpkin pie spices. A touch boozy on the finish.

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