Pumpkin Patch Ale
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Pumpkin Patch AlePumpkin Patch Ale
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Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #57
ABV:
6.1%
Score:
87
Ranked #20,428
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 12.92%
Reviews:
224
Ratings:
988
From:
Rogue Ales
 
Oregon, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  83
Gots
  214
SCORE
87
Very Good
Pumpkin Patch AlePumpkin Patch Ale
Notes: Also known as Rogue Farms 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: 224 | Ratings: 988 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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klarcbarr3 from Michigan

3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rogue Pumpkin Patch pours a frothy 2in. head over a coppery, slightly cloudy body. The scent is mild, with allspice, cloves, cinnamon, wheat, and vanilla notes. The taste is also on the mild side, with a yeasty push on the aftertaste. The head has good retention, and the lacing is more substantial than a typical pumpkin brew. The mouthfeel is slightly watery. All elements are decent to good, there are no major flaws or detriments to Pumpkin Patch, and at 6.1% ABV, it is eminently drinkable. I wish there were something a bit more compelling here.. the slight cloud visually clues that there is some real pumpkin within, but it tastes like more was needed. The spices are nicely blended, but also a bit understated. The base is nice.. but Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale needs more detail and finesse, to elevate above its' seasonal rivals.

Wednesday at 06:03 PM
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 6/22/21. 16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours amber; small off-white head that fades leaving solid lacing and retention. Nice color. The aromas have your typical pumpkin spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Some caramel. Malts are there. The flavors follow the nose. The spices lead the way. More cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. The ginger is very pronounced. More caramel along with some mild hints of cocoa. Moderate to low bitterness. Any bitterness is coming from the spices. Mild sweetness. Malts do their thing. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, spritzy, smooth and slightly fluffy.

This is a solid pumpkin ale. It's straight forward for the style, but not in a bad way. It might not be unique or different for the style, but it's still enjoyable stuff. It has everything that you'd look for in the style, more or less.

Sep 18, 2021
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KT3418 from Colorado

4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Is this under a different name on here or is brand spanking new? Anyways excellent pumpkin ale. Great flavor a little more bursting than Upslope or 4 Schnozzes

Sep 07, 2021
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GreesyFizeek from New York

3.08/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This one pours a golden amber orange-ish color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like bitter nuttiness, pumpkin seeds, a sort of bitter herbal aroma, and some light spice.

This is oddly bitter for the stye, and there's no real spice character. The pumpkin is done nicely, roasted and almost smokey, with light caramelization. The bitter nuttiness is just slightly off-putting, and it almost feels a little bit stale on the back end.

This starts out smooth, but then ends kind of astringent on the back end. The beer itself feels very thin, as well.

I haven't had anything from Rogue in years, and this beer shows why I had been staying away.

Oct 04, 2020
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hopsputin from New Jersey

4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dark cherry and mahogany color with some dark ruby red. 1 finger dark tan head

S: pumpkin meat. Butternut squash, nutmeg, coriander, clove, cinnamon. Sweet caramel, more squash and pumpkin. The bottle has a tasting note of shortbread cookies, and I agree!

M: solid medium mouthfeel with strong moderate carbonation

O: this is a really nice pumpkin ale. Meaty squash flavor and pumpkin spice. It’s mellow yet in tact

Sep 27, 2020
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BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look: Pours a drabby, light brown with a beige one finger head of foam that fizzles away quickly. A thin ring remains; leaving no lacing. Opaque.

Aroma: Roasted chocolate malt. Toasted bread and of course pumpkin. Almost to the degree of pumpkin pie. Cinnamon is restrained. Mildly tart.

Taste: Very mild. It tastes good but its quite light. Pumpkin only comes through gradually over the course of the tasting experience, it doesn't jump out at you. Cinnamon isn't overbearing at least. Mild chocolate malt richness plays a supporting role in the back with a bit of rye bread.

Feel: Very watery. Somewhat flat. Light body. Low carbonation.

Overall: There isn't much to comment on unfortunately. It's not bad but it's very underwhelming. I wish it had more flavor and body.

Sep 21, 2020
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maddogruss from New Jersey

3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours rich amber body with an off-white head with ok retention and lacing
S: sweet nutmeg and clove with hints of burnt caramel
T: clove raft with nutmeg, allspice, and ginger; hints of burnt caramel in the aftertaste.
M: medium bodied and pretty smooth
O: nice pumpkin ale, overall; pretty well balanced between the malts and spices.

Sep 18, 2020
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flagmantho from Washington

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.

Sep 02, 2019
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MaltsOfGlory from Oregon

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.

Jan 04, 2019
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WoodBrew from Ohio

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.

Oct 17, 2018
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Bloodchaos94 from California

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.

Oct 07, 2018
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

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.

Sep 30, 2018
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bobv from Vermont

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!!!

Sep 19, 2018
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nicholas2121 from Ohio

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.

Aug 25, 2018
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BenHoppy from Michigan

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.

Dec 02, 2017
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LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | 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.
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. Cinnamon is not close behind - along with the spices. 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. Somewhat thin on the back end
O - great pumpkin beer with huge flavor. A big kick of pumpkin and fall spices especially cinnamon. The only thing letting this one down is a somewhat thin finish. Otherwise a fantastic pumpkin beer.

Dec 02, 2017
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HoodviewBrew from Texas

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.

Nov 25, 2017
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Wasatch from Colorado

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!

Nov 05, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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.

Oct 28, 2017
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Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

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.

Oct 28, 2017
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Sabtos from Ohio

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.

Oct 16, 2017
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

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.

Sep 10, 2017
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spursfaninla from California

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.

Feb 24, 2017
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

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.

Dec 30, 2016
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CTHomer from Connecticut

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;

Dec 16, 2016
Pumpkin Patch Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 988 ratings