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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

485 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 485
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 27
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

Specs:
14º PLATO
25 IBU
75 AA
25º Lovibond

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-19-2011)
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 20:07:42 | More by jondeelee
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Dark amber, moderate lacing, inch of froth

S - Bland malt, hops, a little pumpkin

T - Weak pumpkin and flavor overall

M - Medium bodied and carbonated

O - Pumpkin is a really hard beer to do well and there are many many more misses than hits.

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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Dark orange-y amber. Bordering on light brown. Deep color.

Sweet vanilla, pumpkin spices, clove, allspice, and nutmeg. Has a fervent spiciness, but the mellow sweetness is appealing. Malty and sonorous. Hops are at a premium around here.

Thinner flavor than expected. Vanilla, clove, cinnamon, and pumpkin flesh. Malty flavors with added hop bitterness. Spicy notes also reminds me of coriander.

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A: Dark purpleish ruby red with a tan ring of head.

S: Nose is all pumpkin pie with notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and cardamom.

T: Dry and roasty with notes of pumpkin and grass.

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Pours hazy copper with a large creamy head.
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Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.