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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

485 Ratings
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Ratings: 485
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 27
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
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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chebode2

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-01-2013 05:26:58 | More by chebode2
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StuporJew

Texas

4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a murky burnt amber with a one-finger head that hangs around for quite a while.
Shows a nice amount of visual carbonation, almost akin to certain sour ales.

S - Reeks of pumpkin spice, which is a good thing, in this case. Nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon, with a hint of underlying earthy funk. It begs to be paired with pumpkin ale ice cream, which I made with this beer last year when it first came out. Hit me up for the recipe if you're feeling froggy... it's damn tasty. I've also made the ice cream with Tilburgs' Dutch Brown ale when pumpkin ale is out of season.

T - Dry, and a little creamy. The nose nods to the taste, with caramel malt backing up all the spices and pumpkin-seed notes. Unlike some of the other "Pumpkin" ales out there, this one delivers what it promises. (We're looking at you in disappointment, Sixpoint...) Not too heavy on any of the ingredients, this is a great beer for sipping, (Or if you can afford it, at $10 a bottle) chugging. Makes a great chaser for Bullit Rye Bourbon too.

M - Dry, almost to the point of being tannic, but that's likely a result of all the spices apparent in this beer. Not much heft to it, for being as dark in appearance as it is. Proof that the lovibond scale isn't always an indicator for mouthfeel. Carbonation is an afterthought here, but that's okay, because this is a tasty little monster!

O - One of my favorite pumpkin beers from last year, as it delivers what the label promises.
Also one of the best installments so far in the "Chatoe Rogue" series. Another nifty thing about this beer is this : Rogue grew all the ingredients for this beer, and ended up with around 1,100 pumpkins, when the recipe only called for about 350. The rest were donated to charitable organizations, and town carnivals for children to paint, and carve, in most cases free of charge. I think that's pretty rad. If you're in San Antonio right now, the HEB off of 280 has a few cases left, and has the bottles marked for only FIVE BUCKS EACH.
Cheers, People... Have a good-good!!!

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 23:50:05 | More by StuporJew
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justinm4bama

Alabama

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-27-2013 02:44:48 | More by justinm4bama
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jonathaniler

Florida

5/5  rDev +30.2%

01-24-2013 01:55:10 | More by jonathaniler
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superspak

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into signature shaker pint glass, 2012 bottling. Pours lightly hazy reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of caramel, pumpkin, pear, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, toast, brown sugar, clove, brown bread, and herbal hops. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of malt and spices. Taste of caramel, pumpkin, toast, ginger, pear, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, clove, brown bread, and herbal spiciness. Fair amount of spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, pumpkin, pear, toast, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, clove, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of flavors; with a nice malt/spiciness balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, slick, and foamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish, as expected of 5.6%. Overall this is a highly excellent pumpkin ale! Great balance and complexity of malt/spice flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable pumpkin beer offering.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 05:00:10 | More by superspak
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hreb

Washington

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750 mL painted bottle served in pint glass. Beer pours a nice red color with a huge foamy tan head. Big pumpkin pie aroma. Creamy and luscious from the first sip, offset with a biting carbonation. I think it could stand to warm up.

This beer happily blends real pumpkin flavor with a heavy dose of pie spices. I especially get ginger and nutmeg, though apparently there's even vanilla in here. Sweet flavors, but not sugary. Aftertaste is a little dull with some mysterious residue. Overall I'm finding this very enjoyable. Not the best beer to bring out the flavor of fresh pumpkin pie spices, but a great example of a pumpkin beer that showcases spice without neglecting gourd.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 06:16:47 | More by hreb
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OCHoundNBrewGrrl

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-14-2013 06:39:41 | More by OCHoundNBrewGrrl
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iKrystin

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-13-2013 20:43:21 | More by iKrystin
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DragonzBreath

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-13-2013 16:32:34 | More by DragonzBreath
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Chrixsus

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-12-2013 05:36:13 | More by Chrixsus
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runbirddrinkbeer

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This ale hit the shelves later than most which I like. Something strange about pumpkin ales in July in Florida...per Rogue the later release was due to growing their own GYO pumpkins and declining to use canned pumpkin. This is an attractive beer with hazy reddish orange body with creamy yellow head. The aroma of pumpkin pie spices is more subtle than other examples of this style, also a plus. The taste: this is , I am happy to report, my favorite of the years pumpkin ales! I've tried a BUNCH of them this year. Well balanced but not boring and no chemical off tastes. I know there is a fair Amount of variability in this style from year to year, ie Weyerbacher was great last year but disappointing this year, but hopefully Rogue will hit the mark again in subsequent years!

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 02:14:26 | More by runbirddrinkbeer
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

750 mL bottle from the LCBO; bottled on Oct 4 2012 and listed at 6.0%. I was getting a little sick of trying pumpkin ales a few months back when they flooded onto the shelves, but after a few months' abstention from such brews, I'm ready for more gourdy goodness. Poured into a snifter.

Pours a deep orange-bronze colour, muddy with sediment, and topped at first with two fingers of frothy, off-white head. Retention isn't great; it seeps away over the next few minutes, leaving behind a soapy film and narrow collar at the surface, as well as some scant lacing. The aroma is spicy and appealing, with lots of gingerbread and fresh pumpkin pie, as well as accents of allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg. It's a slightly sweet bouquet with a nice, underlying mashed pumpkin feel, but the spice is definitely in the forefront here. This kind of makes me nervous, because I tend to prefer balanced pumpkin beers, not spice bombs.

That worrying turned out to be for naught though, as the taste is deftly balanced between sweet maltiness, dry spiciness, and pumpkin flavour. The nutmeg and cinnamon grab my attention at first, followed quickly by some buttered pie crust, brown sugar, pecan and mashed pumpkin that gradually overtakes the spice. The clove shows up more toward the finish, alongside hints of allspice, orange zest and leafy hops. Spicy, lingering aftertaste that clings to the palate. Medium-bodied, about right for a 6.0% brew; although the carbonation is biting and nearly distracting. Ridiculously drinkable, perhaps moreso than any other pumpkin ale I've tried previously. Not boozy at all; I can't detect any ethanol.

Final Grade: 4.3, an excellent A grade. Rogue's Pumpkin Patch Ale is a fine specimen of this occasionally-obnoxious style - everything is balanced perfectly, with lots of spicy goodness for those who enjoy that aspect of the style, but never going overboard. This is not a spice/booze bomb that will exhaust your palate. The malty sweetness, gourdy flavours and (relatively) dense body do their part keeping the spice in check, generating an unbelievably quaffable spiced ale. As much as I love Pumking, I like this stuff nearly as much, although for different reasons. Pumpkin Patch is obviously much lighter and nuanced, and for that reason I would suggest it as a perfect introductory pumpkin ale for newbies interested in trying the style. I would also highly recommend it to seasoned pumpkin-loving BAs who are looking for a great fall/winter spiced sipper. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 00:43:07 | More by thehyperduck
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-07-2013 23:21:22 | More by oldp0rt
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chadman7il

Illinois

1/5  rDev -74%

01-07-2013 01:28:37 | More by chadman7il
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michele97394

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-07-2013 00:10:45 | More by michele97394
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Bobheed

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-06-2013 16:20:43 | More by Bobheed
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Long813

Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Production Date: Oct. 4, 2012

A: Pours a cloudy red body with two fingers of off white head. Retention is minimal and leaves some lacing.

S: Strong front of pumpkin and spice. Mix of spices I can't pick out follow. Very pleasing aroma.

T: Tons of pumpkin and spice. First beer of this type that isn't strong on the spice than the pumpkin. Delicious.

M: Medium bodied with low low carbonation. Leaves a sweet aftertaste. Alcohol doesn't come through either.

O: Pleasing pumpkin ale, the taste, body and aroma are all spot on. Though, for the price, it can't beat out some of the local brews for much cheaper. A solid make from Rogue none the less.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 02:09:33 | More by Long813
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Rojada1988

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-05-2013 18:47:10 | More by Rojada1988
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HoppyHoward

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

01-05-2013 06:15:56 | More by HoppyHoward
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Nocontrol1977

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

01-04-2013 04:53:04 | More by Nocontrol1977
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scottfrie

California

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into block15 snifter. Purchased for $8.49.

A: Pours a lightly hazy ruby amber with three fingers of soft looking off-white head. Head slowly faded into a thick and lasting fuzzy film that left thick streaks of lace down the glass.
S: Dominating notes of pumpkin spice on the nose. Fresh pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, lemon zest, allspice, cardamom and pepper mix well to create one of the more natural and inviting pumpkin beers I’ve come across.
T: More pumpkin like the nose but perhaps not as rich. In addition to everything mentioned I get flavors of brown sugar and orange citrus rind. The sweetness falls off in the finish and the aftertaste is full of lingering spices.
M: This is where the beer falls short. The body is on the thin side of medium and the mouthfeel is slightly watery. The real problem is there are far too many bubbles. If this beer was slightly thicker and far less carbonated it was be awesome.
O: Great flavor for the style, not overly spices nor synthetic and syrupy tasting like many are. Let this beer warm up and burn off a few of the bubbles and you’ve got a great evening sipper.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 02:37:42 | More by scottfrie
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Charlie_Hoss

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

01-02-2013 18:17:05 | More by Charlie_Hoss
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JxExM

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

01-01-2013 22:13:41 | More by JxExM
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FrankJCurtin

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

01-01-2013 20:17:04 | More by FrankJCurtin
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Murky dark brown body with hints of orange. Big dense creamy tan froth that settles to a bubbly layer of creaminess.

S: Aroma is killer! Fresh pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Roasted (real) pumpkin, nutmeg, brown sugar, allspice, clove, barley and notes of cream.

T/M: Spice forward with a backsplash of delicious roasted pumpkin and toasted salted pumpkin seeds. Gingerbread cookies grace the palette once warmed. Medium-full body with gentle prickly carbonation. Finish is creamy and smooth with a dose of spiced hops and pumpkin seeds.

O: Fantastic pumpkin ale! This is full flavored not diluted and has real pumpkin flavor. This is the best pumpkin ale I have has the pleasure of drinking. Hats off to Rogue for this masterpiece. Cheer!

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 01:05:37 | More by Hopswagger
Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.