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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
86
very good

659 Ratings
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Ratings: 659
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 48
Gots: 81 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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.

Specs:
14º PLATO
25 IBU
75 AA
25º Lovibond
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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.

Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 659 ratings.