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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
87
very good

612 Ratings
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Ratings: 612
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 39
Gots: 61 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
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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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.

schoolboy, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of kemoarps
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

3.5/4/4/3.5/4
Pours that deep orange amber one would expect. Crisp and clear appearance. Hard pour lead to a decent sized almond meat head, but that dissipated almost immediately, leaving a little faerie ring and rash. No lacing.

Nose starts off pie sweet and buttery, with an earthy pumpkin aspect decidedly present. One of the better balanced pumpkin beers I've smelled recently: presenting the gourd with a bit of sweet to augment its naturally creamy notes, but without assaulting your olfactory bulb with sugar and spice (with or without everything nice).

Flavour follows the blueprint as laid out by the aroma, Starting with an almost honey sweet lead in, before the earthy/creamy pumpkin meat offers itself. I don't really get any of the traditional spices in accompaniment, at least initially, but towards the tail end it does turn towards that traditional lightly toasted malts and light bitterness. As it warms, allspice and some subdued nutmeg and maybe cloves? Maybe not? make a small appearance.
Body is a little thin and watery for my personal preference, but this was a pleasant surprise. Very well put together nicely balanced pumpkin ale that opts to showcase the gourd itself instead of nestling it in a swaddle of spices that overwhelm its vegetal simplicity.

kemoarps, Today at 04:39 AM
Photo of TMoney2591
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served from tap in a tumbler at Firkin.

Haven't had a non-donut-inspired Rogue beer in a while, so I figured I'd stick with the vague sense of the season and try out their pumpkin ale. It pours a clear sienna-amber topped by a finger of sandy foam. The nose comprises caramel, mild pumpkin pie spices, and a twinge of dark greens. The taste brings in more of the same, relatively heavy on the clove and cinnamon. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, not a bad pumpkin ale at all, one that hits the spice notes without burning the tongue with them. Well-balanced and enjoyable.

TMoney2591, Yesterday at 06:38 PM
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3.24/5  rDev -15.6%

diablo14, Saturday at 02:15 AM
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Drknight, Friday at 10:17 AM
Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev +4.2%

First off, this is the very best pumpkin beer bottle going. If it's in the liquor store, you will see it. Really love the packaging and glad Rogue goes through the effort.
Pours a clear amber orange color with a small head. The aroma is all pumpkin and spices. As for taste, this is a very balanced ale with a great pumpkin flavor and just the right amount of spices. While there are better pumpkin ales, this is a very good one.

spacecake9, Thursday at 12:10 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

mdaschaf, Wednesday at 08:45 PM
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3.84/5  rDev 0%

sampsonw, Nov 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Scott_McCool, Nov 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Farinag16447, Nov 17, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -3.6%

AlaskaAg, Nov 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Urs, Nov 16, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +11.5%

SourDave, Nov 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

BryceB, Nov 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

mikefuski17, Nov 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

wolf_switzer, Nov 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

seavercm, Nov 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

NJBeer265, Nov 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

kybeerdrinker, Nov 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

DaftPatrick, Nov 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

JJStorm, Nov 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Shveta, Nov 10, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -1%

dpage27, Nov 09, 2014
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Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 612 ratings.