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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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162 Reviews
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Reviews: 162
Hads: 706
Avg: 3.87
pDev: 26.87%
Wants: 58
Gots: 115 | FT: 2
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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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Reviews: 162 | Hads: 706
Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy orange-brown in color, with a large, coarse off-white head, which fades only slowly. Thin lacing utterly coats the glass walls. Little carbonation is evident.

Aroma: Strong aroma of pumpkin pie spice, roasted pumpkin rind, and sweet caramel dominates the aroma; there are notes of vanilla as well.

Taste: Opens with roasted pumpkin rind, toasted malt, and pumpkin pie spices. As the taste progresses, the spices intensify a bit, and there is some earthiness. Throughout, there is an undercurrent of dark caramel. The spices are omnipresent in the taste, but, towards the close, the spices ascend, and there is a bit of smoky caramel and hints of vanilla.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, fairly full, with a hint of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Nicely done, a well-crafted example of my absolute favorite style.

Presentation: Packaged in an orange-enameled twenty-five point four ounce Belgian bomber, sealed with a pry-off crown.

In Memoriam: Pumpkin (April 1998 - November 22, 2014) - the best cat ever. We will always miss you

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Photo of mchegash
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - 3.75/5
Pours a deeper shade of red-orange, fairly clear, about 1 finger of head which dissipates almost immediately. Can see lots of carbonation rising up through the ale.

Smell - 4/5
Nutmeg, pumpkin, and cinnamon are most prominent. I can detect a little ginger as well. Also, it smells very "fresh". Like a cool ocean breeze on a lightly windy day. Maybe some minor malts/hops smell.

Taste - 4/5
Pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, some malts with a lightly caramelized sugar taste. Some light earthy hops taste. Overall this is a pretty good taste. Reminds me of DFH's Punkin Ale.

Mouthfeel - 3.75/5
Medium bodied. Crisp, yet very smooth. Carbonation is quite light.

Overall - 4/5
This was a good pumpkin beer. Probably not something I would buy again because of the price, and there are other good pumpkin beers out there which are much cheaper.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Strong, malty aroma has a good tone of pumpkin and more than a hint of cloves. Pours a translucent russet with a fairly thick buff head that leaves some good lacing. Malty flavor has a firm, but not overpowering, note of pumpkin plus hints of cloves and cinnamon and a touch of hops. Texture has good fizz and body. A very good beer for a Halloween party - or for Thanksgiving dinner.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter

A- pours a dark brown-amber color with an orange hue, small fizzy white head reduces completely, leaving just a few patches floating on top

S- buttery pumpkin pie aroma with an emphasis on nutmeg and cinnamon, the addition of vanilla gives it a whipped cream aroma. Sweet malty base gives hints of caramel & cola, slightly nutty and earthy finish

T- sweet caramel malt base gives way to notes of cinnamon, clove & nutmeg, but the spices are subtle. This leads to some vegetal pumpkin notes with a hint of vanilla. Pie crust sweetness on the finish

M- medium body with medium spritz carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp, biting finish

O- quite drinkable and doesn't go overboard on the spicing, nice pumpkin ale

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Photo of Ancalagon
4.83/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pumpkin beer is one of my favorite types of beer. This beer has the best pure pumpkin flavor of any of them. Color is that of pumpkin pie. Very little head. Smell is the same as the color. Taste is exceptional. Balances the sweetness with the spice. Doesn't go to heavy on spice. Exceptional pumpkin flavor. Love the finish. Feels slightly less thick than the taste. Overall, pure pumpkin gold.

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Photo of Krobii
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Very nice amber color with nice head

Smell - pumpkin pie is the first thing that comes to mind. spices really sing and real nice aromas

Taste - now this is what i was suprised with. the spices seem to disappear on the tongue no real flavors from the aromas that i noticed more toned down light bitterness. let it warm and the spices poked through just not as strong as other pumpkin beers ive tasted.

Mouthfeel - very light for the coloring moderate carbonation sweet feel.

Overall - actually alot better than most of the other pumpkin beers ive had this is a beer rather than a beer with tons of spices thrown in to resemble an over spiced pie.

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Photo of kemoarps
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

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Photo of stratusjeans
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%

I really enjoyed this beer. Pours a burnt orange with a little red and a nice beige head. This is the most pure pumpkin tasting beer I've had yet. Where Elysian's Night Owl Pumpkin Ale tastes like pumpkin pie, this tastes like pumpkin, and I really like it. The spices complement the pumpkin subtly rather than overpowering the flavor. I would rate this higher, but something about this beer makes me not able to drink a whole lot. One glass of this would be perfect, but 750 mL is quite a bit for one person. That could be me, but I think a great beer makes me want more than one.

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Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%

Really liked this one. Pours a dark brown with an off white head that slowly trails the glass as it fizzes. The smell is full of pumpkin and malt with some very interesting spices. The flavor was full of pumpkins in the beginning but the addition of cardamom (typically an Indian spice) gives this pumpkin ale a very unique taste profile that I think works great and gives a nice balancing spice to the usually very sweet pumpkin ales.

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Photo of anon
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown, light when held up to the light with an orangiah hue to it. A decent head with little retention and lacing.

Smell is mostly of pumpkin, clove and nutmeg. Light vanilla notes. Lacking on the cinnamon kick and spice, as most pumpkin ales seem to. Or maybe that's just me.

Same comes through in the taste. Maybe I'm just a cinnamon lover. But it needs that extra spice. Overall very smooth and enjoyable, definitely worth a shot.

And the sweet orange bottle is a nice souvenir.

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Photo of dparvu
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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.

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Photo of uvachief
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Solid pumpkin ale. Pours dark orange from draft with little head that dissipated quickly. Cloudy. Smells of spices with a hint of cloves. Tastes like pumpkin, vanilla, all spice and cloves with a little nutmeg. Very light and smooth in the mouth. Clean finish. No bitterness. Better than Dogfish Head.just behind Schlafly and Alewerks. Excellent.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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Photo of hardy008
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark amber with a one finger beige head. The aroma has pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spices. There is cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger.

Tastes much like it smells with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and toasted malt. There is also a light hop bitterness at the end.

Medium bodied with low carbonation. There is a light pumpkin spice aftertaste. Easy to drink. I am glad I gave this beer a try. Worth picking up again.

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Photo of Samp01
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle. Pours a dark rusty orange amber with a small beige head. Aroma is of sweet pumpkin spices, nutmeg and some malt. Taste same as aroma, but not overly sweet or cloying like other pumpkin ales, a bit of cooked vegetable flavor and mild caramel malt undertones with some mild bitterness, Palate is a medium body, good carbonation, sweet and very palatable brew. Finishes with sweet pumpkin spices, nutmeg, some cooked vegetable notes, mild caramel malt and some bitterness on the end for balance. Could have used a bit more pumpkin spice. Overall this is a good, easy drinking, and unassumingly nicely balanced brew.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bronze colour, quite pale on the edge. Lovely steady carbonation up the sides. Head is off-white, dense, retaining well. Looks nice.

Smells like a gruit. Lots of aniseed, clove, slightly tart with a touch of pepper. Light caramel malt as well. Yeah, interesting but I don't love it.

Cinnamon upfront on the palate and then all-spice all the way through. Big spice mix and Chinese medicine shop character, with some floral notes, aniseed and a decent burnt caramel undertone. Decent flavours: plenty of spice without strangling it.

Gets a little prickly midway. A touch on the thin side, but OK.

Interesting beer, but I can't say I'd trample my mother to death to get another glass.

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Photo of ahommell
4.46/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Head is tan to off white and is considerable. Deep pumpkin color with dark brown tones.

S: Cinnamon, Pumpkin, Nutmeg, Cloves, Anise, Orange, Vanilla, Chinese Five Spice.

T: Roasted pumpkin pie. IF Pumpkin Pie were a beverage this would be it. I would say it is missing whipped cream... but it almost has that quality as well. Full marks. Roasted and dry, this beer is fantastic. Pumpkin really shines as a part of the beer's flavor profile instead of just being an add on flavor.

M: Light to Medium bodied. Fantastic carbonation.

O: It is July. It feels like early October in my mouth. Fantastic. I don't normally agree with the Rogue beers... but this one is heads and tails above the rest. Truly a treat to drink.

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Photo of halo3one
3.34/5  rDev -13.7%
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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Photo of thecheapies
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Drinks pretty easy. Has a good bout of carbonation. Body is unmemorably medium.

A good pumpkin ale. I would recommend.

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Photo of BierJager89
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

M: Medium bodied, IPA-like carbonation.

O: A nice toasty pumpkin ale. Definitely recommended for those who like the style.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
4.37/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy copper with a large creamy head.
Nose shows cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves along with a soft but unmistakable pumpkin hit amongst sweet malty gingerbread notes.
More spices as flavours along with very subtle pumpkin, gingerbread and some herbal astringency. Wouldn't mind a longer-lasting sweet malty finish. Nonetheless, very enjoyable stuff.
Nice creamy mouthfeel. Could be just a little thicker though.

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Photo of Paincane
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep hazy amber body with a thick creamy tan head. Good lacing and above average head retention.
S: Vegetal pumpkin, cinnamon & nutmeg aromas produce a very pleasing nose.
T: Flavors include roasted pumpkin & malt. Starts sweet, spiced middle and a lightly bitter clean hop finish.
M: Smooth medium bodied brew.
O: Good pumpkin beer that is more vegetal than spicy.

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Photo of jwc215
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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!

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Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.