Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale - Rogue Ales
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3.73/5 rDev -2.9%
Orange bodied with some creamy head and lace. Spicy aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. A better than average pumpkin ale.LCBO score.Good cinammon, cloves, star anise, pepper, vanilla. Good drinkability. I like that there is ore spice than pumpkin vegetable flavour.
12-30-2012 20:50:41 | More by Sammy
3.95/5 rDev +2.9%
Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Small particles of sediment are seen floating around after the pour. Smell is of toasted malt, biscuit, earthy pumpkin, and some spice aromas. Taste is much the same with a toasty and spice finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.
12-13-2012 04:53:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.9/5 rDev +1.6%
A: The beer is hazy dark orange-amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense off white head that slowly died down but never completely faded away, consistently leaving a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of pumpkins in the nose along with some hints of sweetness and pumpkin pie spices.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but has stronger flavors across the board.
M: It feels medium-bodied and rather smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I liked this beer because the taste was all about the pumpkins and had a bit of sweetness to make things more palatable and some hints of spices to add complexity.
11-21-2012 04:11:57 | More by metter98
4/5 rDev +4.2%
The Chatoe Rogue is back for the Halloween season. Where the endearing attempts at organic brewing with ingredients originating from the Rogue farms, many in the series have acquired lackluster reviews. But the love/hate relationship shows no hate here- this is a wonderful pumpkin ale!
A strong bronze clad structure pitches deep amber highlights through its mild haze. A firm and creamy slightly tanned head caps the beer with sturdy confidence and pocketed lace. Darker than the average pumpkin ale, but the hints toward brown ale appearances sell itself well.
Malt and spice fill the nose with an even-keel balance that never prefers either. Maple, french toast, bread crust, and pumpkin starch aromas are in perfect contrast to the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and clove. Its appetizing aromas make it hard to resist diving in immediately.
The semi-rich and succulent taste of malt starts with the natural brown sugar and maple sweetness, but then reveals drier taste of pecan, toast char, and slight cocoa. The muted flavor of pumpkin weave into the starchy taste of malt seamlessly- all reminding me of mom's french toast. The richer culmination of pumpkin and malt are met with the supple spiciness of nutmeg, allspice, and clove. Sharper cinnamon and ginger notes reveal in taste but allow the softer spices to dictate the balance.
But in texture, the cinnamon and ginger spice come to life and slice right through the medium textured malts and pumpkin complement. Low in hop character, its the holiday spices that pull out the drier toasted malt and mild coffeeish bitterness to close the beer along with warm alcohol.
The master brewers at Rogue finally puts together a home grown beer from home grown products that lives up to expectations- and doing so in a type of beer that rarely gets it right.
10-30-2012 17:19:28 | More by BEERchitect
3.9/5 rDev +1.6%
The pour is a slightly hazed burnt orange color with a white head. Strong spice aroma, as expected. Heavy on the nutmeg, cinnamon, and all spice notes. Sweet bread malt with a bit of toffee and biscuit. The flavor is dominated by the spices. A touch of vanilla to go along with the nutmeg and all spice. A nice malty sweetness and good body to go with it. I quite enjoyed this.
08-07-2012 05:52:58 | More by womencantsail
4.1/5 rDev +6.8%
A: thin head on a cloudy amber with slight golden hues body.
S: both sweet pumpkin pie and freash pumpkin can be noted in the aroma.
T: nice balance between pumpkin, spices and caramel malt. very clean tasting. The pumpkin isnt too sour but instead has a freashness to it.
M: medium body and moderate carbonation.
Overall: this is a very good beer for the style. the flavors are all there that you want without any off putting notes.
11-01-2012 04:28:01 | More by kylehay2004
4.03/5 rDev +4.9%
22 ounce bottle - $8.99 at Sherlock's in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a hazy, rich amber-hued body with a frothy, foaming, off-white head.
Smell: Smells of a moist well-spiced bread blended with oven-roasted pumpkin meats with a little bit of caramel and additional fruitiness.
Taste: Gritty, toasty baked homemade pumpkin bread with a slight, sweetish caramel edge to it. It has a nice blend of spices without this spice or that spice overshadowing the others (or the pumpkin). Standard Rogue house yeastiness. Slight bitterness aided by the spice character. Finishes out with more spice, but not too much spice, the roasty pumpkin, and some of that vanilla finally making an (albeit mild) appearance.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Has a smooth mouthfeel, but also a slight prickliness from the suds.
Overall: A half step above the average pumpkin ale, though at nearly two steps beyond the average pumpkin ale in price.
10-28-2012 21:03:58 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.25/5 rDev -15.4%
This beer poured out as a nice looking brown color with some red and orange hues to it. The head was white and kept a solid retention from start to finish. The smell of the beer has the traditional spiced and earthy aromas of most pumpkin ales. The taste of the beer is similar to the nose, it's got a good amount of spice in there without overpowering the other elements of the beer. The mouthfeel of the beer is light to medium bodied... similar to most of Rogue's ale in my opinion. The carbonation was good and the beer was drinkable. Overall it's a decent pumpkin ale.
11-10-2012 21:33:23 | More by Knapp85
4.03/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
10-25-2012 20:16:29 | More by oberon
3.63/5 rDev -5.5%
650ml bottle. Shouldn't the power to the people fist on the label be cradling a gourd, instead of the usual hop vine clench?
This beer pours a dark, murky golden brown hue, with two fingers of tight foamy pale beige head, which maintains some pretty sturdy retention, eventually leaving some swooping arches of lace around the glass. It smells like zingy pumpkin pie - cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, and sweet pumpkin mush, with a slight bready malt. The taste is a heightened bready malt, fleshy pumpkin, more sedate autumn victual spices - a bit of nutmeg and clove, for the most part, and a twinge of warming alcohol. The carbonation is frothy, but not all that strong, the body an unassuming medium weight, and generally smooth, a little carbonic prick getting up in its grill. It finishes more malty than anything up to this point - and with the pumpkin abated in flavour, if not in vegetal sweetness, the lack of off-setting hops becomes just a little too clear.
A decent enough pumpkin (pie) ale, all of the associated points are duly nailed, and recorded for posterity. I could just stand a bit more (or any) proper bitterness spread around. That would help with the beer vs. dessert conflict currently mucking up my consciousness...
11-09-2011 23:58:35 | More by biboergosum
3.98/5 rDev +3.6%
A - Pours with one finger of off white foam on top of a hazy, amber brown body. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves nice lace on the glass,
S - Nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and pumpkin with some toffee and caramel to back up the spice.
T - Sweet malt with a hints of allspice up front. Some gingerbread character in the middle with a touch of vanilla and nutmeg. Finishes with a nice balance of malt, sugar, and spice.
M - Medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish.
D - This is a much better than average pumpkin beer, with a great spice profile. The malt gives the beer a pie crust note that I have only otherwise experienced in pumking before. I don't want a lot of it, but it is much more drinkable than most.
11-01-2012 04:25:56 | More by nickfl
3.45/5 rDev -10.2%
Pours copper with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Above average head retention & lacing
S: Pumpkin pie spices
T: Some squashy notes, cinnamon, slight metallic notes up front. Cinnamon & nutmeg as this warms, dryness & a bit of vanilla mixes in as well, slight dryness. Finishes slightly sweet with all-spice & slightly dry
MF: Light/medium bodied, slight carbonation, stays a touch thin
An alright pumpkin ale but would never buy this again, there's several better for less money
11-11-2012 21:36:23 | More by russpowell
4/5 rDev +4.2%
one of the better pumpkin beers of this fall for me. appearance is attractive, right out of the orange bottle and into a tulip. its pale orangey brown in color, a little hazy, and boasts an incredibly active tan head with solid retention. the nose screams pumpkin ale. tons of spice, but an interestign blend. cumin maybe, not too much cinnamon, and the usual clove, nutmeg, allspice suspects. the taste features the pumpkin itself more than the nose. its earthy and flavorful, buttery in texture. i appreciate that this is a spicy pumpkin beer, but does not have much sweetness to it. that turns me off to a lot of these, but this one mixes pumpkin and spice perfectly, without an overdose of molasses, brown sugar, maple syrup, or anything else. great carbonation and a drinkably medium body. a perfect fall beer really. i wish it was more widely available, as ive only seen it in a few shops around town. yummy stuff.
10-22-2012 20:18:01 | More by StonedTrippin
3.83/5 rDev -0.3%
First had: on tap at Rogue, Portland, OR
I think there must have been a surplus of pumpkin ales made this year by all breweries. December and January and I'm still seeing them everywhere. Anyway.
This beer poured an appropriate burnt orange color, hazy, with a soapy tannish head that receded to a bubbly ringlet. Typical aroma of pumpkin and autumn spices. Taste of pumpkin pie, though pretty balanced between sweet and vegetal, with spicy hints of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg, maybe a touch of vanilla bean. Some bittering from hops and pumpkin skin in the finish. Medium mouthfeel; a fine drink overall.
01-10-2012 21:15:07 | More by Rifugium
3.95/5 rDev +2.9%
Poured from an orange bottle into a Chimay goblet.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish amber with just under a half finger of fluffy off white head. The head sticks around pretty well.
Smell: There is a mild sweetness from the malt. I'm getting just a hint of brown sugar along with some pumpkin. Everything works together and is quite pleasant.
Taste: Definitely not an in your face beer. I'm getting a nice, natural pumpkin flavor that works well with the malt sweetness. The malt reminds me a bit of brown sugar. There is a very mild bitterness that joins the mix in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a finish that is just a tad dry.
Overall: This is a nice pumpkin beer if you like pumpkin and not pie spice. Nice balance and very easy to drink. I'd have another.
10-29-2012 21:13:28 | More by oline73
3.68/5 rDev -4.2%
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.
11-07-2012 05:00:21 | More by Mora2000
3.76/5 rDev -2.1%
Pours dark copper with a thin head. A little lacing sticks.
The smell is of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spicing - also orange peel vanilla and herbal hops. Strong.
The taste is of pumpkin pie spicing and orange peel. Vanilla bean gives it a cream-like taste. A firm malt backbone and a hop bitterness add dimension, making it keep its "beer"character.
It is pretty smooth, with a slightly tinny aftertaste.
Overall, this is a nicely done pumpkin ale. Spices stand out but balanced. It has a pretty unique character to it!
12-30-2013 00:45:23 | More by jwc215
Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale from Rogue Ales
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