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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

658 Ratings
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Ratings: 658
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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 658 | Reviews: 153 | Display Reviews Only:
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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%

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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.

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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.

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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
2.67/5  rDev -30.5%
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
3.22/5  rDev -16.1%
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%

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4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
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

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly chill-hazed medium amber color with a fingers worth of head that fades to nothing in less than a minute

S: Pumpkin pie spices and a light sweetness come through the most. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove come through the most for the spices. Cardamom and ginger also present. Pumpkin come through a little bit as well

T: Starts off with the spices. Again, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove are the front runners. The crystal wheat provides some sweetness along with the vanilla. Orange peel comes through near the end to give a very light bitterness. Finishes with a mix of the spices and a light sweetness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A nice, well-balanced pumpkin beer that doesn't go overboard on the pie spices. Seems bigger than 5.6% (probably due to the pumpkins) while still remaining easy to drink. A little pricey as usual with Rogue, but the bottle is cool to show off

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 658 ratings.