Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale | Rogue Ales

Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch AleRogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale
BA SCORE
3.85/5
815 Ratings
Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch AleRogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

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

Added by JohnGalt1 on 10-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,913
Reviews:
191
Ratings:
815
pDev:
12.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
173
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 815 |  Reviews: 191
Photo of Sabtos
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Shimmering burnt red body under a lumpy beige foam that fairly quickly recedes to a thick ring.

I'm happy to say, for the sake of the beer's name and description, right up front is that nicely caramelized pumpkin, followed by what simulates a charred pie crust note, with a light spice combo that is cinnamon-forward, a hint of root beer, and a round but crisp feel.

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Photo of Bluerabbitbell
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black Bear Burrito. Solid offering from Rogue. Always good to try another one from Rogue!

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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBrewsky
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hard to pass up on that classic panted bottle especially at 5 bucks for the bomber. Not sure if it's from this year or last so if the flavors are muted and crap no biggie.

Very lively carbonation the head sits at a 1/4 inch that sticks around for a bit before setting to a ring. Beer is very brown looking with mild amber hues at the base much darker than I expected. Smell is fairly good all aspects of pumpkin, some brown sugar and cinnamon are all represented even though faint. Taste again a mixed bag but all muted. Hoppy... but faint
Vegital... but balanced
Spiced... but faded

All make for actually a pretty drinkable pumpkin ale surprisingly! Smooth easy to drink and downright session able.

Overall sure it may not be the most spiced heavy or pie tasting pumpkin ale but to me it's pretty much as basic as it could get without being too much. If you ever questioned to try the style I would start here it really seems they tried really hard to make an exceptional brew.

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Photo of ImperatorScab
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spursfaninla
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

looks kind of dank and sandy. Taste is soft. However, I am drinking this in Feb, and it was released in the fall. Also consider that the place I bought it, total wine, does not refrigerate.

Overall, a drinkable beer, although far from a flavorful one. You get a taste of pumpkin and the spices, but they are muted.

However, the alcohol is muted also, so it does that, so not bad.

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Photo of perfectsilence3
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBorsato
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Deep murky rust color.

Nice white head; no lace.

Yeah, straight up pumpkin pie in the nose. Like, an actual slice of pumpkin pie. Spice and creaminess in equal measure. Inviting.

Medium/thick mouthfeel.

Pumpkin pie taste recedes; slight macro-lager-ism asserts. Not bad; but far from the beergasm the smell promised. Disappointing.

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Photo of Ealanjones
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HamdenHector
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: crystal clear; amber colored; 1 finger light khaki head that receded to a wispy cap; no lacing;

S: cinnamon, clove, and ginger;

T: follows the nose; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: no pumpkin character - just spice;

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Photo of dream
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treycotton
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zbooks
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griphon
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap in Greenville SC..
Orange-brown with a pretty good head
A substantial amount of pumpkin pie spicing in both the aroma and the taste, but enough dark malts to show through.
Has a fairly good balance but a little too spicy, particularly the aroma. Eventually a good squash taste joins the cinnamon and nutmeg.

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Photo of AlexanderEagle
4.77/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rogue Farms' Pumpkin Patch Ale gets everything right that most pumpkin ales these days get wrong.

First, the smell. A fresh pour of Pumpkin Patch into a tulip glass hits the nose right away with the aroma of pumpkin pie, as if one was standing over a freshly made pie, using one's hand to waft the molecules toward one's face. There is more emphasis on the vegetal pumpkin as opposed to the spices usually associated with pumpkin beers (cinnamon, cloves, etc.). This is a good thing. Left to sit for 10-15 minutes, and as it warms, the spice notes grow more noticeable, but are never aggressive or overwhelming. The aromas offer a really pleasant preview of what is to come as you tip the glass back.

Now for the taste. True to the aromas, Pumpkin Patch hits the tongue with mellow but distinct flavors of vegetal pumpkin, followed by moderate elements of cinnamon and clove. Again, as with the aromas, the flavors are moderate and mellow and make for a really enjoyable drinking experience. The beer finishes with a slight sweetness, and goes down easy. The pumpkin flavor lingers for a long while after, smooth and pleasant.

For those who care about its look, it pours with a reddish-brown color, and nearly no head. For me, what matters most is how a beer smells and tastes. And it smells and tastes wonderful. Well done, Rogue Farms.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best pumpkin beer there is. For me if i want a pumpkin beer i want it to taste like pumpkins. This company has their own pumpkin patch and they brew with their own pumpkins, can't get better than that. I had it in a tulip and drank it while carving pumpkins and watching football. The color is dark brown like you'd get in a good marzen Oktoberfest beer, not brown like Newcastle but Oktoberfest brown. It's Damn good, if it weren't $11 a bottle I'd buy it every year. It's a must try for everyone interested in a good pumpkin beer. Tastes like pumpkin mixed with Oktoberfest perfect for Halloween. It has hints of cinnamon and nutmeg that is so subtle it doesn't take away the delicious taste of pumpkin. This is what you want to taste in pumpkin beer. So glad I finally found the perfect pumpkin beer. Smells like pumpkins too.

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Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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