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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

172 Reviews
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Reviews: 172
Hads: 747
Avg: 3.87
pDev: 26.61%
Wants: 61
Gots: 140 | 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.

25 IBU
75 AA
25º Lovibond
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Reviews: 172 | Hads: 747
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bright orange cling-wrapped bottle purchased from Ledger's Liquors in Berkeley, CA. Shared with Sam and Rich in Sydney.

Pours a deep reddish hue with good clarity, and a reasonably frothy, and slightly pillowy head of off-white that leaves a little bit of fine lace. Carbonation is decent enough, especially when the glass is tilted. Looks good.

Nose is full of pumpkin spice, sweet, clinging and quite full-bodied. Nutmeg, ginger, perhaps a touch of clove. There's a big suggestion of sweetness as well, which helps accentuate the pumpkin note, although there's not a lot of true pumpkin character noticeable: just the pie spice. It's still pleasant enough, though.

Taste is also pretty pleasant smooth. Decent sweetness to the body, minimal sharpness from booze or hops, and most of the characters accentuated by a pleasant residual spice note that gives clove and nutmeg mingled with brown sugar and crumble. There's a lightness on the back, but by then the spices have come and done their duty, so it's no bad thing—indeed, it's a slightly more refreshing beer than a Pumpkin Ale usually is.

Overall, yep: this is a pretty decent Pumpkin Ale. It's a style that can be a bit underdone or lackadaisical, but this has enough body and oomph to push it through to something worthwhile. I liked it.

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Photo of BigBry
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Draft pint, sampled a while ago..transferred from notes today.
Poured slightly hazy brown liquid with a chunky, beige head. Foam falls away to a film, streaky lace.
Nice pumpkin pie aroma, toasted malt, and pumpkin. Taste has all the same elements, with a good cinammon spice finish. Low level of carbonation, but still slightly crisp and not flat.
One of the better pumpkin beers I have tried.

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Photo of bens0n
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear, dark coppery color with a small amount of foamy light tan, off white head. Not too much lacing going on, head dissipates fairly quickly.

On the nose I detect a tiny bit of pumpkin, but the bready malt from the pacman yeast dominates the nose, overall pretty mild.

Flavor wise theres more of a pumpkin presence. Not overpowering by any means, but after a few sips the pumpkin and spices come through the pacman yeast. I'd say its pretty similar to rogue's dead guy ale, but with a pumpkin twist. Its not a pumpkin-pie flavor though, its more like pumpkinseed. Its on the bitter side, not sweet by any means.

Its pretty smooth, not too thick, easy to put down.

Overall, a decent offering, but nothing too special.

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Photo of philbe311
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A slightly vigorous pour yields a cascading late developing two fingers worth of orange tinged light khaki colored whipped froth comprised of big chunky bubbles and a bit of a rocky top... Average retention gives way to a full rich layer of lacing... The color is a slightly murky mix of deep rich amber and medium brown... A couple of stray rapid paced carbonation bubbles rise within...

S - Rich roasted pumpkins... Sweet potatoes... Light brown sugar... The spice component is predominately nutmeg and clove with just a hint of cinnamon... Overall the spice profile is rather mild... Some light and sweet orange zest also lingers beneath the surface which adds a nice layer of depth and complexity...

T - Brown sugar... Sweet roasted pumpkin puree... A light graham cracker crust presence... A surprising light roast malt component... A hint of orange zest... The spice component is mild but starts to emerge on the finish...

M - Dense... Medium bodied... Spry prickly carbonation... Rich... Sightly sleek... Uniquely satisfying...

D - A very well developed Pumpkin Ale... Rich and robust... Rather quaffable... Falls squarely in the middle of the Pumpkin Ale spectrum between spicy and cloying... Tasty and satisfying... The orange bottle is a nice touch as well...

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Photo of EBeckett3
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- brown orange, decent head & laces
S- spices, clove prominent
T - Smoother than anticipated without the overwhelming pumpkin pie tase in most offerings, more pumkin, less spice - carbonation added a refreshing bite
M- medium, balanced, but not lasting note
O- probably the best I've had of the bunch. Could even do another one.

Poured into two pint glasses in my kitchen prior to seeing Brian Wilson-Jeff Beck show.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured one finger of head on a clear, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is rich pumpkin and spice.
The taste is malty with a nice pumpkin flavor.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Pumpkin ales are not my favorite, but this one is tolerable.

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Photo of JustinAniello
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark opaque brown with a nice three finger head which slowly dissipates to a light cap and sticky lacing.

S - Heavy brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice; cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. Minimal pumpkin smell, more like the baked pie smell than a fresh squash scent. A little more pumpkin shows through as it warms up.

T - Dark malt, slightly sweet at first with a hint of the spice. The pie spice comes in harder on the swallow, light pumpkin with a mild sourness and bitterness that smooths in the aftertaste.

B - Medium, bordering on light, body with medium carbonation. Goes well, could use just a little less bubbles.

O - Wow, this is an excellent pumpkin beer, as you would hope for from Rogue. Not missing any of the flavors you would hope for, just the right amount of pumpkin and not overdoing the sourness like so many others. My only complaint really is the carbonation is too high, but it certainly doesn't detract from the flavor. This is definitely one of the pumpkin ales I would use as a baseline to judge others and would probably grab a bottle next year.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.55/5  rDev +17.6%
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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Photo of SawDog505
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
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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Photo of don1481
2.67/5  rDev -31%
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.

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Photo of rdilauro
3.22/5  rDev -16.8%
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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Photo of Roland45s
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
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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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
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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Photo of JackieTH
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Attractive hazy copper-amber with a tawny foam that persists as a eighth inch layer with lines of lace.

Smells like pumpkin pie with an emphasis on the pumpkin squash and not a lot of sweetness detected.

Taste is pumpkin squash right off the bat, there is caramel malt, biscuit, light amount of pumpkin pie spices, nutmeg I think, very lightly sweet, definitely not sugary. Focus is on the pumpkin here.

Body is medium perhaps a bit too light for the style. I would like it a bit creamier. Carbonation is zesty.

Overall this is a pretty good pumpkin ale, and packs a nice wallop of pumpkin without cloying sweetness nor veering totally into pumpkin pie mode. If you are looking for a pumpkin ale that's not totally pied out, give it a try. I enjoyed.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle (1 pint 9.4 fl oz.), with no apparent bottled on date present. I had last year's version of this beer, which was labeled as Chatoe Rogue First Growth Pumpkin Patch Ale. This 2013 release simply identifies itself as Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale, much like the bottle pictured, only it is a painted ceramic orange. Looks pretty sweet.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours a burnt sienna orange colored body with some chestnut highlights when held to the light. Two fingers of big bubbly off-white head audibly sizzling away to a ring within seconds. About average appearance for the style.

S - This is where the beer starts to kick it up a notch. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cola, carbonation, and then cream, vanilla, butter, brown sugar, ginger, and authentic whipped pumpkin puree.

T - Taste follows suit of the nose: crisp cola, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, herbal spice rack notes, cream, whipped pumpkin puree, and a slightly bready finish.

M - Feel is crisp and lively with nice carbonation dancing on the tongue. Finishes beautifully; creamy and smooth with some slight stickiness.

Overall, I can safely say this is probably my favorite pumpkin beer out of all that I've tried so far, which is a lot. Definitely a top-notch pumpkin ale, one I will continue to look forward to every year. Highly recommended.

Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale ---4/5.

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Photo of Goosehunter75
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a hzey dark honey with 2 finger tan head. Very good retention

S - Smell like a pumpkin pie! Lots of nutmeg aroma along with some pumpkin, caramel, and cinnamon

T - MMM....very good fall beer. Not as sweet or pumpkin like as I thought it would be. Great use of hops to balance the sweetness with just enough pumpkin and nutmeg flavors to make it work. Hops are really present at first and then the beer fades to the pumpkin pie taste!

M - A light bodied beer. Slick feelnig in the mouth. Smooth for the most part with a little alcohol burn

O - A great fall beer! I enjoyed theu se of hops in this pumpkin beer. Most dont have quite as much kick. It seemed to balance the sweetness of the pumpkin quite nicely. A very unique flavored pumpkin ale

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Photo of lindsaylandeen
4.73/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my fav breweries. Have not had one that I don't love. They are now popping up all over the place. I would love to see more on tap but as of now have only seen Dead guy. I figured living in Chicago I might see more but no dice! If any one has any info on the bars that carry it around my town let me know!!

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Photo of hopsolutely
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A well balanced and surprisingly tasty beer, despite the horrific orange bottle!

Pours a clear and dark amber colour with an off-white head that disappears pretty quickly. A satisfying mouthfeel, neither too oily nor light. Malt-forward aroma has both roasted and caramelized malt profile, with a nice spiciness in the background that's not limited solely to "pumpkin pie". The flavour also balances the roasted malts with a fruit sweetness in the body, and the spices ride the bittering hops in the finish. Nice mix of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and even some black pepper.

More complicated than expected and a real pleasure - will look for it again.

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Photo of chefhatt
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle
I poured this into a glass, it has dark cooper color body with a small white head. The aroma has a nice spice of cinnamon and nutmeg. The taste is strong of spices and has pumpkin on the back of the tongu. The mouthfeel is smooth and overall this is a great pumpkin beer.

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Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $10.00

Appearance - Copper with a large size fizzy off-white e coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes.

Smell - Malts, all-spice, pumpkin

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel, malts, all-spice. There is also a decent amount of pumpkin and some cinnamon. It ends with a sweet and spicy aftertaste.

Overall – One of the better pumpkin beers I've had. It's not over the top like ST Pumking but it's also not boring/thin like some of the other pumpkin beers are. My bottle was 7 months old and was still drinking very nicely.

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Photo of skylander7
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber purchased in the fall from Liquor Express in Huntsville AL and shelved at home. Poured into a snifter on 3/30/13 at around 40 degrees at around noon.

-Pour: Good bit of head and carbonation in the glass. Head dissipated after about a minute or two. Very nice pumpkin hue to the color.

-Nose: Smells like pumpkin pie to me, nothing overly dramatic. I like pumpkin pie though so no worries!

-Taste: Pretty much the same. Cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkins, wheat, some malts, spices. None of them were overbearing, but I felt that this was a much better balance of taste than most other pumpkin beer types that I've tried.

-A medium feel to it with medium carbonation, went down pretty smoothly.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a brownish auburn with decent head on top of a bready, subdued pumpkin and cinnamon aroma, not really noticing much else although a touch of other sugary goodness (probably caramel). It is a light to medium bodied beer that is smooth and easy to drink and finishes crisp and easy thanks to the spice and decent hops and carbonation. As for the taste, a good chunk of pumpkin is noticeable but it is not overpowering and thankfully the spices in here, like a touch of nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, balance the beer, as do some sweet and bready. So while not overly sweet or pumpkiny, it is also not watery and too spicy and almost no pumpkin is noticeable as I have found in some other (cheap) pumpkin ales. Not the greatest or tastiest pumpkin ale but I got my "pumpkin fix" and it was sweet enough to enjoy as a dessert beer and that's all I ask.

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Photo of GodOfBeer
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Yet another pumpkin ale...this one using homegrown pumpkins though.

Pours a nice cloudy copper brown with a thin off-white head, not much lacing.

Smells the same as every other good pumpkin ale I've had: like pumpkin pie with a lot of spices!

Tastes of nutmeg, pumpkins, cinnamon and pie. Lots of sweet malts and a nice hoppy backbone. Very well balanced, one of the nicest pumpkin ales I've had.

The mouthfeel is amazing, nice and creamy and just the perfect amount of C02

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Very dark amber colored body, almost looks cola colored when not held up to the light. Sticky ring of thin tan bubbles that coat the side of the glass on top.

S- Pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel malt. Nothing out of the ordinary for a pumpkin ale.

T- Almost tastes like a malty amber or a brown ale complimented by the pumpkin and spices. None of the pumpkin pie flavors overwhelm the beer, which is a nice change of pace. Much more subtle than I was expecting, but a pleasant surprise nonetheless.

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, easy drinking.

O- I was expecting a ton of pumpkin and spices in my face, but what I got was a well executed amber ale with complimenting pumpkin flavors.

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Photo of videofrog
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. No freshness date.

A: Dark garnet red with burnt orange edges. Nearly opaque. Three finger off-white head. Sediment present in final pour.

S: Roasted pumpkin, cinnamon and clove.

T: Roasted pumpkin up front, cinnamon and various spices in the middle, peppery alcohol and earthy hops in the finish.

M: On the thicker side of medium. Carbonation was lively.

O: One of the better pumpkin ales I've had, especially considering I sat on it for nearly 3 months. Rogue can be a little pricey, but they always seem to make solid beers.

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Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.