Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale
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Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch AleRogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale
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Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #49
ABV:
6.1%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,921
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 12.92%
Reviews:
218
Ratings:
968
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Oregon, United States
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Fall
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SCORE
87
Very Good
Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch AleRogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale
Notes: Also known as Rogue Farms GYO Pumpkin Patch Ale

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
Reviews: 218 | Ratings: 968 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of flagmantho
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bright orange 750mL bottle into a tulip. This vintage (2019, I'm assuming) is 6.1% ABV.

Appearance: rich, deep amber hue with a crystal-clear body and a finger of frothy ivory foam atop. The head subsides pretty quickly, but the color of the body is just incredible.

Smell: smooth, sweet malt with a nice dash of nutmeg and cinnamon. The vanilla and cardamom are there too; everything is blended very well and though the spice is not subtle, no individual element sticks out too much. This is a very nice execution of the style.

Taste: lightly toasty malt with a fair dose of sweetness. The spices are more pleasant in the aroma than in the flavor, where I feel like they just don't complement the beer as well. It's not bad, but it might benefit from a little more attenuation or a little less spicing.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a good level of carbonation and a nice creaminess. I like it.

Overall: the spices don't play as well in the flavor as they could, but they are just right for the aroma.

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flagmantho from Washington, Sep 02, 2019
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3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16oz draft

Bartender pours a small half finger of head into a tall teardrop glass. Fades quickly. Initial lacing looks decent. Body is a dark brown with hues of orange. Looks fine so far.

Aroma is quite nice, fresh pumpkin, slightly malty, definitely nutmeg, cinnamon too I think. Not too over the top spiced, still smells like pumpkin and not pumpkin pie, though I'm not too picky either way when it comes to this style. Nice solid nose, not outstanding, but very solid.

Flavor is ok. I mean I guess I don't know where I stand on this style, on one hand I want it to taste like beer, on the other hand, it's flavored to taste like pumpkin for a reason. This particular brew is a light pumpkin flavor, still tastes like beer, so I guess it's kinda a wash. Light notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. It's a good pumpkin beer, nothing more.

The body is quite light. Carbonation is somewhat low. It's ok, smooth enough, wouldn't mind a little more character tho.

Drinkability is very high. It's light, un offensive, tasty enough.

The appearance turned out meh, patchy lacing. Party due to a sub par pour, to be sure, but still.

Overall it's an ok beer. The more I drink it, the more I would appreciate a slightly bigger flavor, but it's fine.

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

I tried this at The Nook in Huntsville, Alabama. It poured a hazy amber with white head that left some lace. The scent had pumpkin and spice notes. The taste was pumpkin leaning but not enough to make it enjoyable. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's an ok beer.

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Photo of Nass
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This year's version of Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale is just not hitting the spot for me. The pumpkin is not there enough & it taste sort of watered down. The cost of this fancy looking bottle it is just not worth it folks. Rogue should put some more emphasis on what they are putting inside the bottle than how pretty & eye catching their bottle or can is. Cheers! B-

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Nass from Florida, Oct 09, 2018
Photo of Bloodchaos94
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6.1% ABV. 25 IBU. Really like this beer. It's October so I figured I'd give it a go, and I'm glad I did. Sweet, mild but enjoyable pumpkin taste mixed with subtle earthy spices. Slightly bitter finish. Definitely worth the try. If it didn't cost so much ($13) I'd buy another.

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Bloodchaos94 from California, Oct 07, 2018
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3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a small chalice: color is amber, head is light tan with fine bubbles that present about 1/2 inch thick.
Smell is pleasant mix of pumpkin flesh and pumpkin pie spice with cinnamon and ginger notable.
Taste is similar with a notable pumpkin flavor then pumpkin pie spice blend of cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg; light grassy hop character, some breadiness.
Mouthfeel is fairly crisp with quite a bit of drying from the spice level.
Overall a very good pumpkin ale with quality pumpkin character and just enough spices to counter the light flavor.

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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania, Sep 30, 2018
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3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Moderate pour yields a one slightly off white head over a deep amber or copper body with scant lacing. Nose of pumpkin and spice and everything ni...where was I? Oh yeah. the taste is where the pumpkin pie comes into full effect, very tasty, and just shy of becoming over the top with the spice. Good feel and overall, I would drink this again, at an autumn party with the aforementioned everything nice dragging me along.
Cheers!!!

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bobv from Vermont, Sep 19, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale brewed by Rogue Ales, with an ABV of 6.10% This pumpkin ale pours into a pint beer glass a nice light brown color with a small white head. There is some spotty light lacing to this brew, it does stick to the side of the glass. The smell is rich with spices and pumpkin. Smells just like pumpkin pie, you pick up cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. The spices might be a little over the top, we shall see. This brew reminds me of fall. Now for the taste, it is rich with lots of spices, with pumpkin flavors. You also pick up on some nice grains and malts in the taste as well. Really an easy drinking brew, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale has a super nice balance to it. It is really hard to pick up on the 6.10% in this pumpkin ale, it is just that smooth. The mouth feel is Bold, rich, spicy, Pumpkin, clean, smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm going to give Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale 4.25 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to.Rogue Ales, did a real nice job with this pumpkin ale. If you enjoy pumpkin ale or pumpkin pie this is one to look up.

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Photo of BenHoppy
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A marzen looking pumpkin beer brewed with real pumpkins, this is the greatest pumpkin beer. Taste is straight up pumpkin with a touch of nutmeg, cinnamon, and Oktoberfest marzen makes this the perfect autumn beer.

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BenHoppy from Michigan, Dec 02, 2017
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4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

L - Opaque brown with a medium tan head that sticks around and leaves some lacing behind. There's a very slight orange glow around the edges. Definitely different compared to the other pumpkin beers that typically have a hue favoring orange but still not a bad looking beer.
S - Pumpkin and fall spices - nutmeg, ginger, cloves, cinnamon.
T - Follows the nose: pumpkin and fall spices: nutmeg, ginger, cloves, cinnamon. The pumpkin is definitely the dominating flavor though. I don't taste too much vanilla - it's there but not as present as it is in other pumpkin ales. There's somewhat of a slight watery aftertaste which is surprising because the initial taste is very flavorful. Sweet malt to tie it all together.
F - medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Nothing off-putting but nothing special in terms of feel.
O - A really good pumpkin beer, but just somewhat lacking in some finer details that make other pumpkin ales, in my opinion, better than this one. This beer tastes very authentic in its pumpkin flavor but is sticking to that "natural" pumpkin flavor, I feel the flavor feels somewhat subdued to other greats in the category. Overall a good beer that's definitely worth a try.

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Photo of HoodviewBrew
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad beer but the the price should have a heavier mouth feel and a little more pumpkin spice taste. This was a little bland. Plenty of more affordable pumpkin beers out there that are better such as Blue Moon Pumpkin Wheat.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml
ABV: 6.1%

Poured into a Trillium glass a pretty nice dark golden amberish color, pretty nice carbonaition, with a pretty nice thick/creamy/foamy off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with a nice touch of cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, pumpkin, cardamom, slight hop note, slight ginger. The taste is really nice, malty, slight hop note, very nice touch of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, cardamom, ginger. Medium body, ABV hidden very nicely, nice sweetness with this one. Overall, a very tasty Pumpkin Ale!

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Wasatch from Colorado, Nov 05, 2017
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a clear mug.
The appearance was a semi-dark copper color with a thin wisp of a little white foamy head. Not much lace, but somewhat brisk and sliding.
The aroma had a nice balance of biscuits and caramel/toffee malts to cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Vanilla extract seemed to glide in underneath.
The flavor was moderately sweet with the vanilla extract coming in faintly for a nice balance and then those spices came in to grace the overall balance of the taste. Aftertaste was somewhat pumpkin fresh sweetness with the biscuits and the allspice.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt as projected.
Moderate finish of the allspice and pumpkin fresh sweetness.
Overall, a pumpkin ale that has stood the test of time, many people can hate on Rogue's, but they keep brewing this beer because people keep drinking it and it STILL gets good marks. Me, this is one I'll have again. Also, it pairs well we cheesecake but keep the cherry topping off, just a light drizzle of maple syrup on the cheesecake is all one needs.

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

22 oz

Pours clear orange amber, eggshell film for a head.

Mild sweet pumpkin aroma, hints of caramel and biscuit.

Flavor of sweet pumpkin and caramel malts, allspice, brown sugar and nutmeg. Coppery finish.

Medium body, tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Decent pumpkin brew, pretty good flavor and drinks easy. Worth a go for pumpkin fans, definitely a lot worse.

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Cylinsier from Pennsylvania, Oct 28, 2017
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3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
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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Sabtos from Ohio, Oct 16, 2017
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
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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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania, Sep 10, 2017
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3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
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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spursfaninla from California, Feb 24, 2017
Photo of GuyFawkes
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
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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GuyFawkes from Illinois, Dec 30, 2016
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3.25/5  rDev -16%
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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CTHomer from Connecticut, Dec 16, 2016
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3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
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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chinchill from South Carolina, Nov 12, 2016
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4.77/5  rDev +23.3%
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 +29.2%
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 teromous
2.98/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I don't see any bottle date but at the bottom there is a number stating "1501300315"

Appearance: The body is a dark mahogany brown with very good transparency. The head is a creamy texture with an eggshell white color and a short stature. Not much head retention and no real lacing.

Aroma: There is a very light sulfur aroma intermixed with clove. The aroma feels very weak.

Taste: I get a very light bit of woody character mixed with some watered down cinnamon. Very light flavors.

Mouthfeel: The body is light. This beer doesn't need much of a body to carry the light flavors and aromas it provides but it still feels too light. It feels watered down.

Overall: If you are looking at a beer that hints towards pumpkin beer flavors but doesn't fully commit then this is your beer. If you are the type of person who wants your pumpkin beers to be a full-on experience then this will likely be a letdown. I wouldn't buy it again and I wouldn't recommend it. The beer is just too weak. If you really need to get a pumpkin beer and nothing else is around this is a drinkable and mildly enjoyable beer but the whole time you will probably be thinking about some other beer you wish you had.

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teromous from Virginia, Oct 02, 2016
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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer doesn't taste like a pumpkin beer so much as it does an Oktoberfest kind of beer. It's very autumnal and a little spicy, which is nice, but I don't get much by way of pumpkins. Still very enjoyable and very smooth.

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bmeehan from Pennsylvania, Sep 26, 2016
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3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml bottle, this brew is a clear, chestnut color without a head at all. Plenty of carbonation, but no head. The smell is one of the better pumpkin beers that I've had in a while....the blend of spice to malt, with just a little vegetable pumpkin presence, is excellent. Flavorful, malty, balanced...ginger and nutmeg are notable, caramelized sugar...pumpkin pie. The body is full, but not thick. This is a very well made pumpkin brew.

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Suds from Missouri, Sep 23, 2016
Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 968 ratings