Nick of the North

Pumpkin Fork-lore

Nick Ortloff - Monday, November 03, 2014


Well, we're on the last legs of fall before winter decides to rear it's ugly head. So why not finish the fall off with Patch Pumpkin Ale. This beer comes from Pitchfork Brewing, which is a brewery based out of Hudson, Wisconsin. Whenever I'm in the Twin Cities, I try to make my way over there at least once to get a growler fill (or two) as well as checking out their latest selections, which is always changing on what seems to be a daily basis.

Patch Pumpkin pours a clear yet dark copper color with some mild visible carbonation.

The nose starts out with some pumpkin notes which is backed up with a warming aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, spices and mild hoppiness.

The flavor starts out with some pumpkin and nutmeg notes before transitioning to a nice yeasty, cinnamon and mildly hoppy finish. The cinnamon-spice aspect of the flavor are nicely balanced and work with the other elements of the taste, rather than overtake them.

Patch Pumpkin Ale is a nicely balanced beer that is sure to please any craft beer drinker. Even those who aren't exactly fans of Pumpkin Beers will probably find something to like about this beer.
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