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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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very good

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Ratings: 647
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 45
Gots: 72 | FT: 1
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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.

25 IBU
75 AA
25º Lovibond
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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of biegaman
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of TerryW
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy chestnut colour with a moderate head that makes its way down to just a thin ring. Minimal spotty lace.

Aroma is just a whiff of spice, earthiness, alcohol. A touch of sweet malt, too

Lots of caramel malt to taste. Undertstated spice (thank goodness). Earthiness from pumpkin. Dark fruit. And alcohol. Mouthfeel is quite soft, a little bit of creaminess keeps iit from being thin bodied.

An evenhanded approach to a pumpkin brew, quite drinkable. Not overly spiced. A little too boozy for a 6% brew, though. Alcohol just a little too present.

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3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Small particles of sediment are seen floating around after the pour. Smell is of toasted malt, biscuit, earthy pumpkin, and some spice aromas. Taste is much the same with a toasty and spice finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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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.

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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%

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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%

Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 647 ratings.