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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

638 Ratings
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Ratings: 638
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 42
Gots: 66 | FT: 2
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Photo of bmwats
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Photo of kkmiller76
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of bens0n
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
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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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 638 ratings.