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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

516 Ratings
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Ratings: 516
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 37
Gots: 40 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Nocontrol1977, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of scottfrie
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

scottfrie, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of Charlie_Hoss
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Charlie_Hoss, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of JxExM
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

JxExM, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of FrankJCurtin
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

FrankJCurtin, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of Hopswagger
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%

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!

Hopswagger, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%

Orange bodied with some creamy head and lace. Spicy aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. A better than average pumpkin ale.LCBO score.Good cinammon, cloves, star anise, pepper, vanilla. Good drinkability. I like that there is ore spice than pumpkin vegetable flavour.

Sammy, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of scratch69
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%

I poured a bottle into a mug.

Appearance- Clear coppery- brown with two fingers worth of a lingering, light tan foamy head. There is a lot of sticky lacing.

Smell- Clove , nutmeg, allspice, and caramel malts.

Taste- Pumpkin pie flavor with a strong spice presence, especially the nutmeg and clove.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with a generous amount of carbonation. Very, very smooth and creamy.

Overall- Very enjoyable, this is one of the better pumpkin beers that I have tried. Maybe Rogue needs to turn down the spice a tad but it is still a good beer.

scratch69, Dec 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

StArnoldFan, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of 12owls
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

12owls, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of StaveHooks
4/5  rDev +4.2%

22oz served in an Allagash cervoise

A - Pours a dark reddish copper color with an egg cream head. Darker than most pumpkin beers.

S - Dried spiced, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, sweet pumpkin, brown sugar, nutty yeast

T - Sweet and creamy pumpkin pie flavor, good bill of spice, allspice and cardamom being the most prominent, the cinnamon is faint. Pecans, cream, there's a clean character in there as well. The spice runs long into the finish

M - Moderate carbonation, thick feel, medium full body,

Very good for the style. It's full flavored with plenty of pumpkin and rides the edge of too spicy while maintaining a steady sweetness. Like this one alot.

StaveHooks, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of stoney1031
5/5  rDev +30.2%

stoney1031, Dec 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

t0rin0, Dec 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

2neardead, Dec 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Nightrain87, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of RickS95
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%

Very dark for the style as it pours a dark brown with some coppery red mixed in. Not hazy, but still dark enough to be opaque. The head is a finger and a half thick of very contrasting white bubbles. The two contrasting colors work well.

Not so much pumpkin as it is pumpkiny spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, caramel malt. Killer smell.

Like the smell, it's all about the pumpkin spices and not so much about the pumpkin. The scents are good, but they come across the taste buds as aggressive. It's certainly not a bad taste, just very strong in the spice area, particularly in the swallow. Again, all the tastes are good, just extremely in your face.

It's a bit spicy, even though the spices are pleasant. Very aggressive on the palate, almost too much. There's a hint of sweet from the malt, but the spices take over immediately and don't slow til well into the finish. No real hop presence because of the spicy feel.

Overall it's a good beer, just a bit in your face. Looks and smells greats, then takes a step back. A bit of mellowing would likely help.

RickS95, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of Oakenator
4.43/5  rDev +15.4%

Pours browinsh yellow. Unfiltered with a good amount of head that lingers around the rim but little to no lacing left on the glass. Smell reveals pumpkin, nutmeg and a heavy dose of brown sugar. Taste is similar with maybe a bit of cinammon. Spices are forward present and linger well onto the backend. Very good beer for the season.

Oakenator, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of depechemode1983
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%

A- The beer pours medium brown in color, with red hues when held to the light. The head is tan with moderate retention. Lacing is minimal.

S- Lots of spice up front. Getting a lot of nutmeg, clove and all spice. The nose is all in all very aromatic yet one dimensional.

T- Again the spices hit strong upfront. The pallet is bombarded with nutmeg and clove. The hops profile keeps it some what balanced with a slight piney bitterness.

M- Medium body in mouth feel with medium carbonation.

O- This is a slightly above average pumpkin ale, kind of a spice bomb. Its flavorful and festive but not very well balanced. Could use a little work.

depechemode1983, Dec 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

EigenBeer, Dec 20, 2012
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2/5  rDev -47.9%

APB, Dec 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

TheBigLebrewski, Dec 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

rob99er, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of biegaman
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Most pumpkin ales have a bright, cheery pumpkin orange colour, but Chatoe Rogue Pumpkin Patch looks like roasted pumpkin (which it is brewed with). Dark as though it were left in the oven a few minutes too long, the beer is nonetheless super sleek, with sparkling clarity and glossy mahogany highlights. Even its head appears off-coloured and has a dusty tinge.

Pumpkin Patch smells of mulled cider and toffee-apple - is there a better, more comforting fall-time treat? If I could turn liquid to wax with a touch of my finger I would use this bottle as an incense candle. My house would smell amazing. As usual it is he who shouts the loudest that wins and, in this case, that's cinnamon (though clove and nutmeg help make the perfumed experience truly 'surround-sound').

Trying to single out each individual spice in a pumpkin ale is like trying to tune-in to a single instrument in a philharmonic. Not only is it difficult but it also misses the point: like a well balanced orchestra, how the different components compliment and accentuate one another is ultimately what matters most. Pumpkin Patch has a tight group of spices that taken altogether is delightfully fine, fresh and beautifully scented.

The 2012 vintage lists cinnamon, orange peel, clove, and nutmeg as accessories to the roasted pumpkin. Not listed on the ingredients list but tasted are handfuls of pecans, toffee brittle, toast, apple cider and the slightest brush of lemon juice. As for pumpkin itself, squash is definitely CEO but doesn't micromanage and allows the clove and citrus to punctuate the finish.

Most impressively, the beer has an almost custard-thick texture. No flour or pumpkin puree in the house? This is all the filling you need for a pie! The only problem are those pesky bubbles, which come on a little strong and push the sweet-spicy flavours through at an unfortunately hurried pace (especially since the recipe steers clear of the excessive spiciness that plagues some of its pumpkin ale peers).

Chatoe Rogue First Growth Pumpkin Patch features a sweet-savory-spicy combo that evokes the most solacing of fall-time comforts. It's the beer equivalent of coming home to Mom's cooking. "Greens" feel free to use this ale as proof of the benefits of using locally farmed ingredients. While this would undoubtedly pair with a number of autumn delicacies, a bottle this size makes for a satisfying treat in its own right.

biegaman, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of Lawl3ss
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%

Chilled bomber into two shaker pints, no visible bottling date. 2012 (orange bottle) release.

Look- darker than expected, hazy brown with orange highlights. Opaque. Two fingers of toasted coconut head, decent retention, sparse lacing.

Smell- Aromatic, brown sugar, pumpkin/squash, cinnamon, mace, fairly sweet. Something vaguely fruity, but I can't quite put my finger on it. Candied grapefruit? Nice.

Taste- Similar to the aroma, straightforward but nice. Brown sugar, roasted pumpkin, vanilla, autumn spice. A touch of darker roast towards the middle, toasted biscuit. finishes with cinnamon and mace, aftertaste is light, whipped pumpkin pie filling.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, smooth carbonation. Full but not too heavy or syrupy, creamy feel.

Overall- Just what I was expecting, a well executed pumpkin ale with layered caramel, spice, and roasted pumpkin. Well done, certainly better than the average pumpkin beer. The price tag's a bit hefty at $10/bomber, but I'd certainly try it on tap.

Lawl3ss, Dec 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

KDE, Dec 14, 2012
Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 516 ratings.