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Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale - Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch AleRogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale

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Ratings: 664
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 50
Gots: 83 | FT: 1
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-19-2011

13 Ingredients:
Rogue Farms Pumpkins, Great Western 2-Row, Carawheat, Weyermann Carafe Malts, Rogue Micro Hopyard Rebel Hops, Ginger, Cloves, Vanilla bean, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, Free range coastal water and Pacman Yeast.

25 IBU
75 AA
25º Lovibond
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Ratings: 664 | Reviews: 155
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Photo of schoolboy
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wow. What a great way to start a fall beer session. This exceeds my expectations.

It pours a great light brown color. Clear, with just a bit of head turning to a light fizz. The aroma is first rate. Not too pumpkin pie (like a Pumpking, though I love those), yet just enough real pumpkin smell.

The taste similarly is real. Real ale (brown?) and real pumpkin, with other stuff, but not too much spice. A nice complex blend. A great refreshment.

The aftertaste is very pleasant. Just a little bite. No booze. This is a very good pumpkin ale. The bottle was a lot cooler than the photo - solid orange.

Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an imperial nonic a deep pumpkin orange with a billowing sticky one and a half finger slightly off white head atop.Aromas mainly of vanilla and roasted pumpkin,not overly spiced wich is good.Not sweet at all on the palate,one of the dryer pumpkin ales I have had.Roasted pumpkin,vanilla,light pumkin pie spice,and a almost earthy finish.This is a top notch pumpkin beer,it has the pumpkin flavor,a little spice,but a drying finish wich makes it very drinkable for the style.Well done by Rogue here.

Photo of don1481
2.67/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Back in VA for work. At Yard House in Virginia Beach. Served in a pint glass from the tap.

Appearance: dark pumpkin color I'm growing accustomed to seeing in the type. No head.

Smell: Pretty typical for the type with pumpkin pie. Less spicy than say the 25th anniversary Lakefront.

Taste: to be blunt... Disappointing. Fizz covers up the flavor. Tastes like a seltzer water with pumpkin notes.

Mouthfeel: again, like seltzer water. Ugh.

Overall: pedestrian. Lacks a real pop to it. Watered down. Huge disappointment.

Photo of mojohawk21
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of aszatk01
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of beerhunter13
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of EastBay_Nick
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of BigMarty1980
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Beaver13
3.13/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 ml bottle. Pours hazy ruby amber with a big rocky off white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is very nice pumpkin pie spices - a good blend of cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice.

The flavor is a bit subdued compared to the nose - some sweet caramel malts with very light spices (a little cinnamon) with a grassy bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an OK pumpkin beer.

Photo of dparvu
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

This ale is quite a delicious pumpkin ale. It pours like a slice of pumpkin goodness deep orange and clear with a half inch of head. The aroma brings all the warmth of fall. The spices come through marvelously in the smell. The taste begins with the sweet flavor of the pumpkin then moves to all those wonderful notes of spice. The mouthfell is exactly what a pumpkin ale, the flavor of the pumpkin as well as the spices linger for a appropriate amount of time. If you come across this regardless of the venue, give it a taste.

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is full of cinnamon and a bit of nutmeg. I also get some other assorted spice notes, as well as some toffee. The flavor is more of the same. I get some pumpkin and caramel/toffee notes, as well as a good bit of spice. I get a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove notes, with a hint of allspice mixed in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of sgn4779
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured very cold from the bottle. A very nice orange/brown colour with a perfect cream-coloured head. The smell was not overly pumpkin like most of the pumpkin beers that are out there. The pumpkin taste is also A LOT more subtle than the majority of the pumpkin beers available. Some of them are over-spiced or under-flavoured, but this on is quite balanced. Overall a nice pumpkin ale.

This beer is part of their GYO (Grow Your Own) movement. It is made with their own hops, malt, and pumpkins.

Would I buy it again? Yes. It was a very good pumpkin beer.

Photo of jondeelee
3.57/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First Growth Pumpkin Patch Ale (2012 bottling) opens to a rich, pumpkin pie aroma, the spices and pumpkin very nicely balanced to quite closely approximate that of a good pie: nutmeg, clove, allspice, and cinnamon mingling well with good measures of pumpkin meat. Unlike many pumpkin beers, the pumpkin and spice notes here are, while strong, not overwhelming; indeed, the nose has to be decently close to the brew to pick up a scent. The pie notes are supported by the sensation of a homemade graham cracker crust, with light toast crust notes for extra texture. Sugars from the malts add a layer of whipped cream, as well as caramel. Hops add a thin rind of pine scent, adding to the holiday/festive feel. As a whole, the nose is very nice, presenting a solid, understated pumpkin pie aroma.

On the tongue, the beer continues its resemblance to a well-made pumpkin pie, the spice notes – again, nutmeg, clove, allspice, coriander, with additional touches of white pepper – nicely mingling with pumpkin meat. The spices come across slightly heavier here than on the nose, and while not overspicing the beer, they do somewhat outshine the pumpkin. And the pumpkin notes, while mainly good, do have a slight raw edge to them, as if not fully baked. Toast crust and floury baguette add a pie crust rim, and light touches of apricot fruit esters add an interesting fruity complement to the pumpkin. Very light pine notes from the hops, though these do grow slightly late in the mouthful as the sugars die off, adding a resinous texture to the late notes. The aftertaste is much the same as the main mouthful, though with slightly more resinous hops, and lingers for a decent while. Mouthfeel is a watery medium-light, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is nice pumpkin ale, and perhaps a good introduction to the style for many. But I found the complexity and potency of the ale to lack somewhat, and the flavors (as well as the mouthfeel) to be overly watery. A measure or two more of ingredients, resulting in, among other details, a higher ABV, would have done this beer wonders.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of StuporJew
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a murky burnt amber with a one-finger head that hangs around for quite a while.
Shows a nice amount of visual carbonation, almost akin to certain sour ales.

S - Reeks of pumpkin spice, which is a good thing, in this case. Nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon, with a hint of underlying earthy funk. It begs to be paired with pumpkin ale ice cream, which I made with this beer last year when it first came out. Hit me up for the recipe if you're feeling froggy... it's damn tasty. I've also made the ice cream with Tilburgs' Dutch Brown ale when pumpkin ale is out of season.

T - Dry, and a little creamy. The nose nods to the taste, with caramel malt backing up all the spices and pumpkin-seed notes. Unlike some of the other "Pumpkin" ales out there, this one delivers what it promises. (We're looking at you in disappointment, Sixpoint...) Not too heavy on any of the ingredients, this is a great beer for sipping, (Or if you can afford it, at $10 a bottle) chugging. Makes a great chaser for Bullit Rye Bourbon too.

M - Dry, almost to the point of being tannic, but that's likely a result of all the spices apparent in this beer. Not much heft to it, for being as dark in appearance as it is. Proof that the lovibond scale isn't always an indicator for mouthfeel. Carbonation is an afterthought here, but that's okay, because this is a tasty little monster!

O - One of my favorite pumpkin beers from last year, as it delivers what the label promises.
Also one of the best installments so far in the "Chatoe Rogue" series. Another nifty thing about this beer is this : Rogue grew all the ingredients for this beer, and ended up with around 1,100 pumpkins, when the recipe only called for about 350. The rest were donated to charitable organizations, and town carnivals for children to paint, and carve, in most cases free of charge. I think that's pretty rad. If you're in San Antonio right now, the HEB off of 280 has a few cases left, and has the bottles marked for only FIVE BUCKS EACH.
Cheers, People... Have a good-good!!!

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