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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: 38
Gots: 40 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
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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Ratings: 516 | Reviews: 134 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

JSchock7, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of Bitterbill
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle bought locally for $11.19.

It's a great looker...deep deep red/brown, slightly hazy, good +1 finger head of foam, and is good with the lacing.

Man does this EVER smell like fresh pumpkin pie! Some cinnamon and nutmeg, I think, in there as well.

The taste doesn't quite live up to the smell. It's good and tasty; lighter with the pumpkin and spices than I hoped for but still a very good example of the style. A decently low abv to make it an easy drinker. I like.

Bitterbill, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of Phyllisia
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Phyllisia, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of DNofBN
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

DNofBN, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of skaboom420
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

skaboom420, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of DeanMoriarty
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 22oz bomber for $10.99 at Baron's Market and poured it into a Forestinne branded tulip glass

A: Pours a hazy walnut hue with a decent head that dissipates after a few sips, leaving only minor amounts of lacing.

S: Spicy molasses cookie dough batter, pumpkin pie and a slight hint of piney hop.

T: Very earthy - rooty sarsaparilla and turnip (most likely from the pumpkin), spiced black tea, fig and graham cracker with a very mild hop finish

M: Creamy yet crisp mouthfeel with a slight bitterness from the hop, good amount of carbonation for the style that lends to the crisp dry finish of this one. .

Love the GYO series by Rogue. This ones a bit overpriced but so enjoyable it's almost worth it. ...but lets be honest - this is really a $7. beer wrapped up in a $12. price tag.

DeanMoriarty, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: thin head on a cloudy amber with slight golden hues body.

S: both sweet pumpkin pie and freash pumpkin can be noted in the aroma.

T: nice balance between pumpkin, spices and caramel malt. very clean tasting. The pumpkin isnt too sour but instead has a freashness to it.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: this is a very good beer for the style. the flavors are all there that you want without any off putting notes.

kylehay2004, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of nickfl
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one finger of off white foam on top of a hazy, amber brown body. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves nice lace on the glass,

S - Nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and pumpkin with some toffee and caramel to back up the spice.

T - Sweet malt with a hints of allspice up front. Some gingerbread character in the middle with a touch of vanilla and nutmeg. Finishes with a nice balance of malt, sugar, and spice.

M - Medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - This is a much better than average pumpkin beer, with a great spice profile. The malt gives the beer a pie crust note that I have only otherwise experienced in pumking before. I don't want a lot of it, but it is much more drinkable than most.

nickfl, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of harrylee773
1/5  rDev -74%

harrylee773, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of bsuedekum
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

bsuedekum, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of ToddKaiser
4.95/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is one of my favorites

I have tried virtually all of the pumpkin beers there are at my liquor store. They have around 25 so in my opinion this one tops them all.

Yes very pricey at 12 dollars a bottle. It is 25 oz. though so that is not bad.

It is very hard to describe but has a full flavor and does not lack in the pumpkin department like a lot of pumpkin beers.

You must purchase the beer first and foremost to understand it, Rogue did a great job and I will be trying more of their beer shortly.

ToddKaiser, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of Hopmodium
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Hopmodium, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of ChrisKuhns
4/5  rDev +4.2%

ChrisKuhns, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of ortie
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

ortie, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of brock146
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a glass

A: Dark amber and cloudy.

S: Pumpkin spice. Lots of nutmeg

T: Pumpkin and pumpkin flavor. Sweet and spicy.

M: Creamy and perfectly carbonated

O: One of the best pumpkin beers I've tried. Very delicious and nicely balanced. Thanks Rogue

brock146, Oct 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

st9647v3, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of jsanford
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love the painted orange bottle.

Pours a lovely orange-brown with a soapy off-white head that fades to a patchy haze. Nice aromas of fresh pumpkin,cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, and sweet malt. Reminds me quite a bit of Weyerbacher's Pumpkin offering. Taste is equally nice, more sweet malt, brown sugar, and caramel with authentic pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Really drinkable, excellent pumpkin beer. Smooth mouthfeel, a bit crisp, with a medium body and good carbonation. Really great Pumpkin Ale, I'm impressed highly!

jsanford, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of shockrocker65
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

shockrocker65, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Chatoe Rogue is back for the Halloween season. Where the endearing attempts at organic brewing with ingredients originating from the Rogue farms, many in the series have acquired lackluster reviews. But the love/hate relationship shows no hate here- this is a wonderful pumpkin ale!

A strong bronze clad structure pitches deep amber highlights through its mild haze. A firm and creamy slightly tanned head caps the beer with sturdy confidence and pocketed lace. Darker than the average pumpkin ale, but the hints toward brown ale appearances sell itself well.

Malt and spice fill the nose with an even-keel balance that never prefers either. Maple, french toast, bread crust, and pumpkin starch aromas are in perfect contrast to the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and clove. Its appetizing aromas make it hard to resist diving in immediately.

The semi-rich and succulent taste of malt starts with the natural brown sugar and maple sweetness, but then reveals drier taste of pecan, toast char, and slight cocoa. The muted flavor of pumpkin weave into the starchy taste of malt seamlessly- all reminding me of mom's french toast. The richer culmination of pumpkin and malt are met with the supple spiciness of nutmeg, allspice, and clove. Sharper cinnamon and ginger notes reveal in taste but allow the softer spices to dictate the balance.

But in texture, the cinnamon and ginger spice come to life and slice right through the medium textured malts and pumpkin complement. Low in hop character, its the holiday spices that pull out the drier toasted malt and mild coffeeish bitterness to close the beer along with warm alcohol.

The master brewers at Rogue finally puts together a home grown beer from home grown products that lives up to expectations- and doing so in a type of beer that rarely gets it right.

BEERchitect, Oct 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

brealbg, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of Roose13
4.7/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a glass

A: Cloudy amber with a medium creamy head

S: A wonderful sweet aroma of pumpkins, brown sugar, and spices.

T: Natural pumpkin flavor. Just balanced and perfect. Brown sugar and nutmeg. Some malt.

M: Creamy, medium carbonated.

Overall: Holy crap Rogue just may have made one of the best pumpkin beers out there.

Roose13, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of egrace84
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

egrace84, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of oline73
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an orange bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish amber with just under a half finger of fluffy off white head. The head sticks around pretty well.

Smell: There is a mild sweetness from the malt. I'm getting just a hint of brown sugar along with some pumpkin. Everything works together and is quite pleasant.

Taste: Definitely not an in your face beer. I'm getting a nice, natural pumpkin flavor that works well with the malt sweetness. The malt reminds me a bit of brown sugar. There is a very mild bitterness that joins the mix in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a finish that is just a tad dry.

Overall: This is a nice pumpkin beer if you like pumpkin and not pie spice. Nice balance and very easy to drink. I'd have another.

oline73, Oct 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

tjonesjr, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of crobinso
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

crobinso, Oct 29, 2012
Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 516 ratings.