Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale - Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch AleRogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale

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86
very good

640 Ratings
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Ratings: 640
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 42
Gots: 68 | 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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Photo of Crumpetsnbeer
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of jkball01
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of DbbC
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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

A - Pours a dark opaque brown with a nice three finger head which slowly dissipates to a light cap and sticky lacing.

S - Heavy brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice; cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. Minimal pumpkin smell, more like the baked pie smell than a fresh squash scent. A little more pumpkin shows through as it warms up.

T - Dark malt, slightly sweet at first with a hint of the spice. The pie spice comes in harder on the swallow, light pumpkin with a mild sourness and bitterness that smooths in the aftertaste.

B - Medium, bordering on light, body with medium carbonation. Goes well, could use just a little less bubbles.

O - Wow, this is an excellent pumpkin beer, as you would hope for from Rogue. Not missing any of the flavors you would hope for, just the right amount of pumpkin and not overdoing the sourness like so many others. My only complaint really is the carbonation is too high, but it certainly doesn't detract from the flavor. This is definitely one of the pumpkin ales I would use as a baseline to judge others and would probably grab a bottle next year.

Photo of Kerrie
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of DeeMalloy
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.55/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750 ml bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
5.6% ABV,

A - From the highly visible (and quite cool) orange bottle, this deep copper beer pours with clarity, carbonation streaming to the well retained light ivory head.

S - Pumpkin pie in a pint, Rogue's Pumpkin patch keeps everything in order perfectly; malt provides a wonderful crumbly crust filled with gooey pumpkin puree and a happy mess of spices from cinnamon to nutmeg, clove to cardamom. Orange peel and vanilla bean add a nice twist to a classic aroma!

T - Hearty maltiness is beefed up in flavor, bringing in toasted wheat bread crust slathered in warm, sticky caramel and sprinkled with spice and a pinch of cocoa. The usual suspects are here but cardamom, orange peel, and vanilla lend themselves very well to this beer, just like the aroma suggests. Dry roasted pumpkin seed flavor caps off this harmonious beer.

M - Smooth and medium bodied, this pumpkin ale feels like a dense slice of pie at first but sharp carbonation cuts through the feel and lightens it up, transitioning to a dry, spicy finish very nicely.

O - Round, well-balanced, and enjoyable, not only is Rogue's Pumpkin Patch a wonderful conglomeration of malt, gourd, and spice, but the fact this fall seasonal wasn't brewed until their pumpkins were ready for the beer means that it didn't hit the market in July like all the rest of the pumpkin beers, and for that I'm overly grateful to Rogue.

*As for the complaints about the price tag, it's a "Grow Your Own" bottle which means it's safe to assume using "home" grown hops, barley, and pumpkins might be a little bit more labor intensive than having it shipped to one's doorstep.

Photo of Chevelle66
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

Photo of SawDog505
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass. Pours a bright orange red, with a half inch of white, that settles quickly. Smell is like all pumpkin beers, cinnamon, pumpkin, clove, brown sugar, and apple sauce. Taste is exactly like the smell, no surprises, blended well. Body is medium especially for the low abv, could use a little more life, not dry, and easy drinking. This is solid, but expensive for a regular pumpkin beer at $9.99.

Photo of SeaAle
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of don1481
2.61/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Back in VA for work. At Yard House in Virginia Beach. Served in a pint glass from the tap.

Appearance: dark pumpkin color I'm growing accustomed to seeing in the type. No head.

Smell: Pretty typical for the type with pumpkin pie. Less spicy than say the 25th anniversary Lakefront.

Taste: to be blunt... Disappointing. Fizz covers up the flavor. Tastes like a seltzer water with pumpkin notes.

Mouthfeel: again, like seltzer water. Ugh.

Overall: pedestrian. Lacks a real pop to it. Watered down. Huge disappointment.

Photo of rdilauro
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This has not be the year of the pumpkin, at least for me. This Rogue Pumpkin did have more of the real pumpkin flavor that I enjoyed so much in different pumpkins last year.

There wasn't much of any nose on this one, sure, the typical pumpkin spices, but nothing alarming. Now, onto my tasting:

Initial Sip, I was hit with the cinnamon, clove, allspice and all the other pumpkin spices. Perhaps a bit too much. Then slowly the pumpkin started to come out. It was richer than some of the other pumpkins I've tried this year.

Now on the back end, I felt there was too much carbonation in this ale.

I would have enjoyed this one much better, if the spices were tamed a bit and take a notch or two out of the carbonation

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Roland45s
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured dark and smooth, very thick head (i poured pretty fast), a very robust spicy smelling beer with great pumpkin flavor. Tasted very similar to the Alewerks Pumpkin which I really enjoyed. Would definitely recommend, a little pricy at 10 bucks for a 750ml

Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 640 ratings.