Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale - Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch AleRogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale

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Ratings: 639
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 42
Gots: 68 | FT: 2
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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.

25 IBU
75 AA
25º Lovibond

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-19-2011)
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of srhoadsy
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured chilled into a snifter.

Pours a medium brown with an inch of airy tan head that quickly recedes and leaves little to no surface layer or lacing.

Aromas of pumpkin, spice and carmel malts.

Taste follows through from the aromas. Spice, carmel, vanilla and pumpkin and a nutty background.

Body is light to medium with moderate carbonation. It does have a nutty aftertaste that lingers, that I personally didn't care for.

Overall a good representation of the style. Nothing really sticks out, but nothing is overdone either, which can be a problem with some pumpkin beers.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of andrenaline
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy dark amber colour, finger of head with solid retention and no real lacing.

S - Heavily spiced, with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves coming through alongside a light earthy pumpkin scent.

T - Much like the nose, but the spicing is pleasant rather than overpowering. The earthy pumpkin comes through on the finish with a touch of leafy greens, vanilla, and buttery caramels.

M - Medium bodied, a tad prickly and finishes wet.

O - Overall a tasty pumpkin ale that is surprisingly well balanced, and doesn't overwhelm the palette with spicing. Easily sessioned and well worth trying out if you're a pumpkin ale fan.

Photo of jrenihan
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

No freshness date on the bottle. ABV is listed at 6% rather than 5.6% (may be the result of LCBO lab testing).

Beer is an orange-brown colour with a moderately sized off-white head. Head dissipates quickly.

Nose contains cinnamon, clove, pumpkin, nutmeg. The expected pumpkin ale scents. Good.

Like the nose, the first thing I get is cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. The pumpkin is right behind. The orange peel comes through a bit as well. Spices are dominant, but not overwhelming. Quite a nice pumpkin ale.

Medium bodied, moderate to high carbonation, chewy.

Overall, a good pumpkin ale. Nothing revolutionary but tasty.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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

Tasted On: 12-05-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 750ml orange painted bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip pint
Purchased: Single from Midtown, Nashville

A: Brown/orange beer with hazy clarity. The head is 2 fingers high, tan, with good lacing and a fair amount of retention.

S: Big pumpkin aromas, with pumpkin pie spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and clove. Smells overall are sweet and malty, with not much hop aroma.

T: Taste is sweet and spicy with a lot of pumpkin flavor. Also has a vanilla note. Sweet but not cloying.

M: Medium in body and in carbonation, the finish is malty sweet and has lots of pumpkin pie spice notes.

O: Very good pumpkin ale -- it packs a lot of flavor in for a lower-ABV brew.

Photo of ONUMello
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Orange-ish brown with a 1/2-finger head that quickly settles.
S: Distinct pumpkin smell along with the full range of pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon/ginger/nutmeg/clove), each distinct. And I'll be damned if the evaporated milk, egg and pie shell aren't there too. This really does show every one of the aromas of each ingredient of a pumpkin pie, of which I've made dozens. Great job, Rogue!
T: The spices are a bit heavy in the overall balance. But the authentic tasting pumpkin is there and it's pleasant overall.
M: Again a bit heavy with a spicy kick and I'd prefer it to be a little more creamy (feels a bit thin) but in general I can't complain.
O: I really like the bottle and the amount of detail it explains as to how/where it's made and it's composition. I LOVE the nose. Though the flavors/mouthfeel are a bit unbalanced towards the spicy side and I wish it looked nicer, overall one of the better pumpkin beers I've had this year though, all things considered.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750ml orange paint covered bottle into a snifter. Wow the packaging here sure is a standout when sitting on the shelf. I hope other brewers dont follow this format and turn the beer isles into a crayola box. The brew pours a clouded amber brown color. A finger of creamy off-white head appears across the top and fades to a thin ring. 

The nose smells of cinnamon and fruity to citrus hops mixed with something like ginger zest. There is an earthen element running throughout the profile like the expected minorly vegetative inclusion of punpkin. Some caramel to toffee grain is alsp present before the onset of solvent alcohol.

The flavor is full of biscuit sort of grain quality and earthy to vegetative pumpkin flesh. There is some accenting cinnamon spice and fruity tinges that creep into more of a veggie aspect towards the back. As more sips are taken, some caramel to vanilla sweetness comes out and the aftertaste includes a minor nutmeg flavoring.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is smooth and easy drinking. Overall it is a pretty average pumpkin offering. I probably would not buy this again despite it's eye catching appeal on the shelf.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of peensteen
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy deep amber/orange colour, ring of off white head, little lace as well. Smell is spicy with lots of distinct pumpkin flesh, caramel, nutmeg and a touch of cinnamon with a bit of a hop kick here as well. Taste is lots of pumpkin spice up front, cinnamon, clove, mid palate sweetness, followed by a delicious and welcomed caramel malty flavour that sort of cuts through the pumpkin spice. Lightly carbonated, medium body, good weight. Quite the nice pumpkin beer even at a point when I was growing tired of pumpkin beers, flavourful and quite drinkable but due to pice point and bottle size I don't think me and this beer will be crossing paths again.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of korguy123
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2012 release. Orange bottle.

Slightly hazy brown pour with slight red highlights. Half finger soapy off white head. Lacing is minimal.

Pumpkin right up front, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and brown sugar. I don't get the orange as advertised on the bottle. I also don't see the point in it.

Pumpkin and cinnamon. The orange actually comes through and with the cloves actually works. Brown sugar and vanilla with slight digestive cookies.

Light body, medium to low carbonation.

Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale from Rogue Ales
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