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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

517 Ratings
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Ratings: 517
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 38
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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Photo of crobinso
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

crobinso, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of Zorro
3.18/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear reddish brown colored ale with a medium sized khaki colored head.

Smell is herbal with a mild pumpkin and spice aroma. Slight scent of vanilla and pie crust. Ginger and allspice are the strongest scents. Wood and strong tea are what remains of the hop scents.

Starts out sweet and spicy with green allspice berry smacks me in the mouth on the very first sip. Caramel and vanilla but the allspice really shoves aside all the other flavors.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Over priced and average overall.

Zorro, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - $8.99 at Sherlock's in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a hazy, rich amber-hued body with a frothy, foaming, off-white head.

Smell: Smells of a moist well-spiced bread blended with oven-roasted pumpkin meats with a little bit of caramel and additional fruitiness.

Taste: Gritty, toasty baked homemade pumpkin bread with a slight, sweetish caramel edge to it. It has a nice blend of spices without this spice or that spice overshadowing the others (or the pumpkin). Standard Rogue house yeastiness. Slight bitterness aided by the spice character. Finishes out with more spice, but not too much spice, the roasty pumpkin, and some of that vanilla finally making an (albeit mild) appearance.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Has a smooth mouthfeel, but also a slight prickliness from the suds.

Overall: A half step above the average pumpkin ale, though at nearly two steps beyond the average pumpkin ale in price.

ChainGangGuy, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Hellpop65, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of brez8791
1/5  rDev -74%

brez8791, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Orange painted brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap acquired at Cap N Cork nearby my gaff for $12.99 a few hours ago and served into a Uinta pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the style, which I'm in the mood for. The price generates high expectations as well.

Served straight from the refrigerator and side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger light khaki head of fair cream and thickness, and nice retention. Body colour is a vibrant dark copper. Nontransparent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Delightful pumpkin and spice. Toasted malts and caramel. Some cream. Smells exactly as a pumpkin beer ought to. Delightfully fragrant and appealing. An average strength aroma.

T: Rich evocative pumpkin, with some allspice, cloves, and cinnamon. Well chosen malts comprise the foundation. The base perfectly suits the flavour. Some brown sugar on the climax adds critical depth to the beer. Hopping is background and floral. Delightfully built. Very well balanced. One of the best pumpkin beers I've had. Perfect caramelization and light toasted quality.

Mf: Creamy, smooth, and delightfully wet. Good thickness and carbonation. Suits the flavours very well. Refreshing.

Dr: Quite drinkable and luscious. A delightful pumpkin beer. Exceeded my paltry expectations. I quite like it. Probably the best beer I've had from Rogue so far. Renews my interest in the brewery. I look forward to finishing this bottle. Hides its meagre ABV quite well. This is how a pumpkin beer ought to taste.

B

kojevergas, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

strongaf, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of GTB
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

GTB, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of bifrost17
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

bifrost17, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +4.2%

rolltide8425, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of pants678
3.05/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Deeper shade of amber that's hazy with an off-white head.

Cinnamon and nutmeg on the nose, little pumpkin--but do pumpkins really smell?

It's missing a sweet note but well spiced right up front. Dry, maybe too much so in that it doesn't hang around. Maybe some vanilla but that's a stretch. Really it seems to stop short, not necessarily needing to up the spice or pumpkin but maybe a good strong caramel note or some darker malts.

Bubbly head that doesn't really even lace. Feels like an amber

pants678, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of jmunsters
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy dark amber with a thick head that disappates slowly with little lacing
S - Nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice, light yeast
T - Light, a lot of real pumpkin flavor. Very fresh and bright spices.
M - Thin, carbonated and smooth. Rich.
O - Not gimmicky. This is what a pumpkin beer should taste like.

jmunsters, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of JRed
3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lively dark ruby red topped by a frantic beige head that settles down quickly. Strong aroma that is more fierce than satisfying: overspiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, and subtle vanilla. Flavors of cooked pumpkin, burnt pie crust, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, acidic vanilla, mild spicy hop presence towards the finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Prickly feeling. I expect better from Rogue. The beer could use less emphasis on the spices and bring in a heftier, creamier body. Diggin' the cooked pumpkins, the vanilla, and the hops but the ginger and clove could be tossed to the side.

JRed, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of bluejacket74
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, 2012 vintage in the orange bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a copper/orange color with about an inch light tan head. Head retention is good, and there's a small amount of lacing. The aroma is nice, it smells like pumpkins, nutmeg, cinnamon, and a bit of ginger. Nice balance between the pumpkin and spices in the aroma. Taste is similar to the aroma, but the flavor seems to be more pumpkiny than spicy although the spices are noticeable. The taste reminds me of eating pumpkin bread. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and slick with moderate carbonation. I think this is a good overall pumpkin ale. A bit pricey at $9.99 a bottle so I probably wouldn't pick this one up very often, but it's definitely worth trying.

bluejacket74, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of ryser2k
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

ryser2k, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-dark orange amber with a thin darker cream colored head.

S-smells like a typical pumpkin ale. Good mix of pumpkin and spice. Decent strength. Nothing new and exciting, except this smell reminds me more of the inside of a pumpkin than many others. Nothing bad.

T-comes in with a creamy and sticky taste of pumpkin flesh and some mild autumn spices. It really does stick to the tongue with a small amount of bitterness. There's a faint matching after-taste. Flavors are good but mild. Nothing too exciting or disappointing going on.

M-very creamy. Low carbonation. Sticky finish

O-it's an okay pumpkin ale. I respect they use their own grown ingredients. It's adds some respect. Other than that, this is maybe just a little better than average. I would only put it down a few notches from punkin and Pumking, but for the price...that means ill never get it again.

AdamBear, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an imperial nonic a deep pumpkin orange with a billowing sticky one and a half finger slightly off white head atop.Aromas mainly of vanilla and roasted pumpkin,not overly spiced wich is good.Not sweet at all on the palate,one of the dryer pumpkin ales I have had.Roasted pumpkin,vanilla,light pumkin pie spice,and a almost earthy finish.This is a top notch pumpkin beer,it has the pumpkin flavor,a little spice,but a drying finish wich makes it very drinkable for the style.Well done by Rogue here.

oberon, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Oct 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

GRG1313, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of Duff27
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Duff27, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.5 A: Faintly hazed medium amber color. Two fingers of frothy/creamy beige head. Retention is about average and some irregular lacing is left.

3.5 S: Pumpkin has a good strength in the nose. Most pumpkin beers either skimp on the pumpkins or don't even use them at all. Nice to smell one that does neither. However, the spices are a bit weak on this. Just light cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Moderate caramel, a light toast, and a enough neutral sweetness to round things out.

3.5 T: Like the nose, there is enough pumpkin, but not enough spice. I want more of all of the spices, but especially the nutmeg. Fairly dry overall with just a light caramel sweetness. Lightly toasty. Easy drinking, but don't expect this to impress you.

3.5 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Could use some more creaminess, but it's not bad overall.

3.5 D: Good pumpkin flavor in this, but nothing else is any better than the ordinary, which seems to be a theme when it comes to pumpkin beers.

DavoleBomb, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of Kromes
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A hazy amber color with a thick tan colored head that dies down to finger's width.

A nice roasted pumpkin and nutmeg/allspice aroma.

A solid pumpkin flavor right off the bat. The spices then kick in....some cinammon, nutmeg, and a bit of ginger. It finishes smooth and a bit sweet with no over the top spice lingering like some other pumpkin ales out there.

Medium body and a smooth feel to it. Good carbonation to give it some body.

Rating it against the other pumpkin beers available, this is right up there. What it lacks in ABV, it makes up for in flavor. Great balanced beer...which is hard to do with such strong spices.

Kromes, Oct 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

PopnLoads, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of Rizalini
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber bottle into my Deschutes tulip...

A - Pours a semi-hazy amberish, ruby red color, with a very fluffy 3 finger head that fades rather quickly leaving almost no lacing.

S - Smells of spices run rampant. Allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg take center stage, with the pumpkin and an underlying sweetness taking a backseat.

T/M - The taste is a little thinner than I was expecting, and actually lacking a little. The allspice is huge in the flavor. Very dominating. A lite carmel malt backbone, but bordering on the watery side for me. Heavy on the spices, but light on the pumpkin. Light mouthfeel.

O - I was disappointed with this one honestly. I was just expecting more of a pumpkin forward brew, with the spices taking the backseat. Not the other way around.

Rizalini, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of bluckbeyes
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

bluckbeyes, Oct 23, 2012
Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.