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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: 705
Avg: 3.87
pDev: 26.87%
Wants: 57
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: 705
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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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a hazy orange color with a one finger of off white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell - There is a big hit of roasted pumpkin with lots of spice of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and clove. A bit of a bready smell mixed with some caramel and brown sugar sweetness round the aroma out, and when mixed with the rest of the smells, create a very nice roasted pumpkin pie like aroma overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a roasted pumpkin and rather sweet flavor upfront. The sweetness is a nice mix of brown sugar and caramel. The caramel flavors take on a bit of a more toffee/buttery nature as the taste moves on, with some more bready and doughty flavors coming to the tongue as the taste advances. Some spice flavors of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and allspice, which are lighter upfront, get even stronger more toward the end of the taste. Along with the spice growing stronger, so too do some of the roasted pumpkin flavors. Along with these flavors increase, so to comes some hints of a citrus, vanilla, and ginger like flavors more toward the end, with the mix leaving a still quite smooth pumpkin pie flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side for a brew of only 5.6% abv with a carbonation level that is rather average. The moderate body is decent for the pie like flavors of the brew, although a slightly thicker feel may have been more appropriate. While an even lower carbonation may have accentuated the pie like flavors of the brew even more, overall the feel was still OK as it matched the abv well and did keep it a very crisp and easy drinking pumpkin brew.

Overall – A tasty, easy drinking, pumpkin ale. Lots of spice and roastedness with a good level of sweetness. A rather enjoyable drinker overall.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 750 ml. bottle. Sampled on November 22, 2013.

It pours a fairly clear looking medium amber with a modest off-white head that diminishes to a ring after a few moments.

The aroma has some toasted caramel malts intermixed with pumpkin spices as one would expect but nothing unique.

The body falls into the medium range with a smooth texture.

The sweeter and molasses malts tend to jump forward before the nutmeg, cinnamon, and other pumpkin spices do leaving them in the dust. But they do catch up ultimately with a quick, clean finish. It was not bad but not one that I would have every year.

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Photo of 57md
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a brownish copper with a finger of off-white head. The nose has notes of pumpkin but also mild traces of spice, as well. There is also pumpkin in the flavor profile and the finish is slightly dry. This is a full-bodied pumpkin offering that is solid, but not quite exceptional.

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

Out of a bottle at Haven in Orange, CA.

Like the Zombies singing, "Time of the Season" Raul had to dip himself into a pumpkin. And like Olivia Munn swimming in a pool of jello, Raul was quite feeling this one.

Subtle like Adriana Lima in a one piece, this one is doin' it right well.

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Photo of bmwats
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tumbler.

A: Medium brown. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Settles slowly. Pervasive pockets of carbonation cling to the sides of the glass. Nothing much in terms of lacing.

S: Ridiculous amount of pumpkin, accentuated with nutmeg, cinnamon, and basil.

T: Pumpkin is dominant... sweetness is not. The fall spices, however, are prominently on display; enhancing the pumpkin. A sourdough malt character, and a little bit of a light hop bite.

M: Light body, spicy throughout. The spice sticks with you throughout the experience. Kind of steely lingering aftertaste.

D: Sip and enjoy. Can be session-ed, but worth spending a little time with.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Decent head, no real lacing. Nose is pumpkin-y and fall spicy. Full pumpkin and spice flavor, but not sweet. Probably a good thing, because if it was as sweet as the initial nose gave off; it would probably be a little too much. Anyway, well-balanced. Overall, this is a good quaff.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bright orange cling-wrapped bottle purchased from Ledger's Liquors in Berkeley, CA. Shared with Sam and Rich in Sydney.

Pours a deep reddish hue with good clarity, and a reasonably frothy, and slightly pillowy head of off-white that leaves a little bit of fine lace. Carbonation is decent enough, especially when the glass is tilted. Looks good.

Nose is full of pumpkin spice, sweet, clinging and quite full-bodied. Nutmeg, ginger, perhaps a touch of clove. There's a big suggestion of sweetness as well, which helps accentuate the pumpkin note, although there's not a lot of true pumpkin character noticeable: just the pie spice. It's still pleasant enough, though.

Taste is also pretty pleasant smooth. Decent sweetness to the body, minimal sharpness from booze or hops, and most of the characters accentuated by a pleasant residual spice note that gives clove and nutmeg mingled with brown sugar and crumble. There's a lightness on the back, but by then the spices have come and done their duty, so it's no bad thing—indeed, it's a slightly more refreshing beer than a Pumpkin Ale usually is.

Overall, yep: this is a pretty decent Pumpkin Ale. It's a style that can be a bit underdone or lackadaisical, but this has enough body and oomph to push it through to something worthwhile. I liked it.

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

Draft pint, sampled a while ago..transferred from notes today.
Poured slightly hazy brown liquid with a chunky, beige head. Foam falls away to a film, streaky lace.
Nice pumpkin pie aroma, toasted malt, and pumpkin. Taste has all the same elements, with a good cinammon spice finish. Low level of carbonation, but still slightly crisp and not flat.
One of the better pumpkin beers I have tried.

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Photo of bens0n
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear, dark coppery color with a small amount of foamy light tan, off white head. Not too much lacing going on, head dissipates fairly quickly.

On the nose I detect a tiny bit of pumpkin, but the bready malt from the pacman yeast dominates the nose, overall pretty mild.

Flavor wise theres more of a pumpkin presence. Not overpowering by any means, but after a few sips the pumpkin and spices come through the pacman yeast. I'd say its pretty similar to rogue's dead guy ale, but with a pumpkin twist. Its not a pumpkin-pie flavor though, its more like pumpkinseed. Its on the bitter side, not sweet by any means.

Its pretty smooth, not too thick, easy to put down.

Overall, a decent offering, but nothing too special.

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Photo of philbe311
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A slightly vigorous pour yields a cascading late developing two fingers worth of orange tinged light khaki colored whipped froth comprised of big chunky bubbles and a bit of a rocky top... Average retention gives way to a full rich layer of lacing... The color is a slightly murky mix of deep rich amber and medium brown... A couple of stray rapid paced carbonation bubbles rise within...

S - Rich roasted pumpkins... Sweet potatoes... Light brown sugar... The spice component is predominately nutmeg and clove with just a hint of cinnamon... Overall the spice profile is rather mild... Some light and sweet orange zest also lingers beneath the surface which adds a nice layer of depth and complexity...

T - Brown sugar... Sweet roasted pumpkin puree... A light graham cracker crust presence... A surprising light roast malt component... A hint of orange zest... The spice component is mild but starts to emerge on the finish...

M - Dense... Medium bodied... Spry prickly carbonation... Rich... Sightly sleek... Uniquely satisfying...

D - A very well developed Pumpkin Ale... Rich and robust... Rather quaffable... Falls squarely in the middle of the Pumpkin Ale spectrum between spicy and cloying... Tasty and satisfying... The orange bottle is a nice touch as well...

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Photo of EBeckett3
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- brown orange, decent head & laces
S- spices, clove prominent
T - Smoother than anticipated without the overwhelming pumpkin pie tase in most offerings, more pumkin, less spice - carbonation added a refreshing bite
M- medium, balanced, but not lasting note
O- probably the best I've had of the bunch. Could even do another one.

Poured into two pint glasses in my kitchen prior to seeing Brian Wilson-Jeff Beck show.

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Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale from Rogue Ales
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