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Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale | Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch AleRogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States | website

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
Reviews:
179
Ratings:
769
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
12.69%
 
 
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61
Gots:
151
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Photo of q33jeff
2.29/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
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10/24/13
Dark Orange, clear appearance. Aroma is Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Taste is Pumpkin, Chalk, Formaldehyde. Thin feel, no carbonation. Disappointed that the Rogue finished so low in my Pumpkin Beer Evaluation. --- #6 of 8 in Pumpkin Beer Evaluation. --- Values Updated after Pumpkin Beer Comparison. Double Blind Evaluation of 8 2013 Pumpkin Beers: 1-Weyerbacher Imperial Pumkin Ale; 2-Dogfishead Punkin Ale; 3-Fegleys Devious Imperial Pumpkin; 4-Southern Tier Pumking; 5-Terrapin Pumpkinfest; 6-Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale; 7-Shipyard Pumpkin Ale; 8-Big Muddy Brewing Pumpkin

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- This pours a dark copper/brown color that is modestly hazy from the usage of yeast and pumpkin. The head is not overly there, but it is a small patchwork of thin film over the beer itself...it is white in color. Carbonation is medium in appearance...fine bubbles and plentiful....as far as lacing is concerned, it is wonderful, as there are plenty of small foamy circles clinging to the side of the glass...the texture of the beer looks slightly oily. Very nice overall!

S- Heavy pumpkin pie aromas, with muted notes of ginger snap cookie. Lots of baking spice is incorporated....hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger are the heaviest for sure, with malted grain/caramel brown sugar sweetness, fresh pumpkin and with accents of hoppy bitterness right on the finish.

T- The flavors follow the aromas closely albeit they are more muted than I would have expected! There is less ginger and more vanilla, and the cinnamon provides just an ever so slight tickle on the tongue and back of the throat...very nice! The pumpkin is natural and fresh in the middle and the finish is slightly bitter, and slightly of pie spice. It is rather nice!

M/O- Light to medium in body and the carbonation is tight, but zingy on the palate, this resembles a heavily spiced pumpkin dessert, and isn't overly sweet...something I really like about this! It is highly drinkable and I could easily put a couple of these bottles away in a sitting....I suppose it could get a little warm over time in terms of spice, as I'm experiencing on my lips.....love the character of the beer while burping. I highly recommend this one as it's much different than a lot of other pumpkin ales I've had!

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Photo of Auraan
4.41/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a deep reddish orange transparent body with minimal head. Overall impression of appearance is about on point for a pumpkin ale, orange/red body, minimal head. Scents of fresh unsweetened pumpkin flesh leading into sweet spicy aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, peppery cardamom and vanilla upfront with light supporting hints of the orange peel and ginger additions. Malt aroma is moderate imparting notes of brown sugar at levels along with light toasty aromas and doughy bread. Overall impression of aroma is of a very nice pumpkin ale. It allows the pumpkin to be showcased without being overwhelmed by overly sweet aromas or too much spice. What spice is present compliments the pumpkin and malt, creating a harmonious whole. Flavor begins mildly sweet, though not cloying or pie-like, imparting notes of natural pumpkin flesh sweetness, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, light ginger and orange peel, with medium-light malty notes of brown sugar and toasted malt. Middle switches to be lightly dry and spicy imparting notes of white pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and cardamom and pumpkin flesh, with a light brown sugar and herbal hop flavor. Finish is lightly dry with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, white pepper, orange peel and vanilla mingling with very light brown sugar and moderate unsweetened pumpkin flesh with light toasted malt and caramel. Aftertaste is of unsweetened pumpkin flesh, toasted malt, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, clove and light brown sugar that quickly fades leading into bready malt. Overall impression of flavor is of a fantastic pumpkin ale. It showcases pumpkin first and foremost, balancing it with a lovely spice presence and enough malt flavor to balance the pumpkin and spice. Unlike other examples of pumpkin ales, notably Southern Tier's Pumking, it does not try to follow the flavors of a cloyingly sweet pumpkin pie, but rather the rich vegetal spiciness of a good fresh roasted pumpkin, covered in spices with just a dash of brown sugar. Truly fantastic. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a smooth, lightly drying feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a very nice ale, easy to drink, smooth, filling and satisfying. Overall this is an excellent example of the pumpkin ale. From aroma to flavor it showcases the character of that most North American of gourds. It imparts the flavors of fall and avoids the pratfalls of cloying sweetness and canned pumpkin foulness that pervade the style. Along with Dogfish Head's Punkin' and anything Jolly Pumpkin, it shows what a good brewer can do with pumpkin as an adjunct.

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Photo of Svingjo
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

6.1% ABV - 25 IBU - Pours a clear coppery brown colour with a finger thick head that disappears fairly quickly lacing the glass. The nose comes forward with the expected pumpkin and spice notes. There are some light malt and caramel smells as well but nothing overpowering. The flavour is quite light with the pumpkin and malt taking the front seat while leaving the spices in the trunk. The mouthfeel is pretty light with a mild carbonation as well. An okay pumpkin beer but nothing to really make it stand out

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mahogany brown colored with a fingernail of beige around the rim and covering the majority of the top. I can smell nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. There's a suggestion of clove. I taste cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and pumpkin pie spice. The clove is judiciously used, but still makes its presence known. The body is moderately carbonated as well as spiced.

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Photo of sloggettstrength
3.08/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: Little head, maybe half a finger of brownish tan head. It is a dark burnt orange color with hints of ruby.

Smell: Pumpkin and spices like expected. Nothing overwhelming.

Taste: Slight pumpkin flavor, spices really overpower it for me, especially the cinnamon.

Mouthfeel: Very light and crisp on the tongue. Leaves your mouth dry.

Overall: It's an okay beer, would I have it again? Yeah, maybe if I can't find anything else to have.

Poured from a bomber.

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Photo of Viaduck
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tiny head with dark, Burnt orange body. Not much aroma. Kind of weird buttery pumpkin flavor. Some carbonation but not much. Very weak aroma & flavor. Not much of anything but ok or slightly better. Good.

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Photo of TequilaTom
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz Bomber. Pours a deep reddish amber with a short-lived light tan head. Smells of pumpkin spice and malt. Tastes pretty much like it smells, which is a good thing. A little light on the mouthfeel, but with a nice effervescence. One of the better pumpkin ales I've tried. Would get this again. A good pumpkin ale to fall back on if you can't find anything else you'd rather try.

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Photo of Shippy
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber. Pours an orangey, maple brown with a thin beige head. Spices are strong on the aroma, cinnamon and nutmeg present, along with pumpkin to a lesser extent. Taste touches on the same notes as the aroma with some sweetness (but not too much) and a touch of vanilla, which is a nice finish. The feel is medium/light and the carbonation is airy in a somewhat unpleasant way. Overall this is a very well balanced pumpkin and a good dessert beer.

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Photo of rcdmd
2.62/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Draft in a snifter, freshly tapped. Had no color, no body, and no presence. Would equate it with a a "Coors Light Pumpkin Ale". Was anxiously awaiting trying this one due to the amount of fresh pumpkin in the mash but sadly disappointed. Expected much more.

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Photo of EMV
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Gigi's in State College, PA

L: Pours a deep caramel brown with mild off-white head.

S: Pumpkin pie and spices. Nutmeg and cinnamon on the nose.

T/F: Not overly sweet which is a good thing. Spicy, as you'd expect from a pumpkin beer with Nutmeg, ginger, and cloves... a little vanilla as well. A tame bitter hop kick at the finish. Moderately carbonated.

O: I'm not the biggest lover of the pumpkin beers but this one is solid and drinkable. One of the better offerings I've had in the genre and it avoids the 'fizzy pumpkin soda' trap nicely. If you enjoy pumpkin ales then you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Tapped in Tarrytown NY.

Color is a reddish brown with little to no head on the pour.

Smell is nutmeg cinnamon typical spicing for a Pumpkin beer.

I always taste a slight sourness to good pumpkin beers- similar to a flavor profile I get in pumpkin pie. Evident here slightly, lots of the spicing in the flavor.

Decent pumpkin.

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Photo of MarkQ617
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this poured into a pint glass. Color was a nice orange-copper, good looking beer. Aroma and flavor pumpkin and spices as youd expect, plenty of flavor but not too sweet. Mouthfeel was a bit harsh, but overall not bad. Pretty decent pumpkin.

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Photo of daddypatstacks
4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is one of the best pumpkin beers I've had. The color was dark amber, and it smelled of malts and spices. It had a nice toasty malt flavor with a moderate amount of pumpkin and spice that didn't overpower the beer flavor. This is a well balanced beer, and it really hits all the notes a pumpkin beer should. No one flavor dominates with pumpkin being distinct but secondary to the malts. It also tasted super fresh, but maybe it was just my bottle. Medium bodied, and easy to drink- I would love to have it again if I could find it again.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Wasn't served in transparent glass, so the best I can describe it as is "dark reddish-brown". Had a tannish head. Last bit poured from bottle, so can't really comment on retention. On the nose, pumpkin spice. On the palate, that, but alcohol and roastiness as well. Very good. Medium-bodied and quite sudsy. Only was afforded a small taste at a friend's house. Want to find myself it so I can give it a proper review (and rating).

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Photo of LouZ
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a dark copper color from bomber with little head and no retention. Aroma was pleasant; the notes of pumpkin spice you'd expect from the style. Taste was good and not ovpowering on the spice. Feel was a bit thin, however. I think this could be even better with a bit more chew to it. Overall, a solid entry into the vast pumpkin beer category.

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Photo of naomiyaki
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pumpkin Rating: Fair
Drink Again: If I could get it, yep!
There is a very strong spell that brings to mind all manners of delicious pumpkin based savory foods, which is a nice contrast to a lot of the sweet 'n spicier pumpkin beers out there. I'm not sure if the flavor holds up, but it has a light and not unpleasant sourness that's very drinkable. I could see it pairing well with anything big, oily, savory. About to pull some squash based macaroni cheese and find out.

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

look: cloudy amber with a moderate sized tannish head.
smell: aromatic spices and sweetish pumpkin pie.
taste: Much like the nose.
overall: Doesn't knock your socks off but this is a very nice Pumpkin ale.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.59/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Deep ruby color, clear. One finger head and no lacing.
S- Nothing artificial about it. Like drinking cold leftover pumpkin pie.
T- Spiciness, worthiness, and pumpkin pie all meld seamlessly. Not too strong or lite.
M- Medium high carbonation. Creamy.
D- Wow, a great pumpkin beer from the brewers at Rogue!

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Photo of Glanzman
4.42/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great looking bottle.

Pours a gorgeous caramel color with a 1-finger, off-white head.

Smells of malty caramel, pumpkin and spices... Mmmm.

Taste great. Not overpowering with the spices but enough that they let you know they are there. Great pumpkin taste.

Some pumpkin beers are very subtle... some are overpowering. This one is in the middle.

Overall a great pumpkin beer.

A 22 ounce bottle in a pint glass.

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Wow yumm wheres the love for this. this Is well balanced the only downfall would be the smell not much other than bread but nice mix of pumpkin and malts

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Photo of Jwk11
4.85/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Personally think this pumpkin beer is underrated. Well balanced, not too sweet, pumpkin bread taste. Beautiful color, great long lasting head and good lacing when poured into a snifter. I just opened a bottle of the 2015 brew.

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Photo of jasonpeckins32
3.27/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very deep auburn brown color. White colored foam levels a nice layer on top.

Its smells of malted wheat, nutmeg, and pie crust.

Flavor is milder than I was expecting. I notice a bit of cloves, maybe some mandarin oranges, but not much else in the way of pumpkin or pumpkin pie spices. This reminds me more of an Octoberfest than a pumpkin ale.

Medium bodied. No qualms there.

Again, this is more reminiscent of a Marzen/Octoberfest than a pumpkin ale in my opinion. I may try another bottle again soon to see if I just found a dud with this one or something.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy amber color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention is good. Lacing is great. Strong pumpkin spice aroma. Mild licorice. Strong clove and nutmeg. Great pumpkin taste. Some cloves and nutmeg are evident. Definitely heavy bodied. Mild carbonation. Great pumpkin ale!!!

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Photo of GarrettB
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

October 18th, 2013 - Rogue's contribution to the Pumpkin Beer wave is a pretty beer. It looks like living amber, bubbling with activity, but deep, dark and almost flirtatious with its vegetal blush. The aroma is alluring, too, nice and restrained, but giving off clear hints of the gourd. Underneath, and excavated with a little aggressive sniffing is the pumpkin pie sweetness, minus the crust of said pie. Sweet, but not candied, and not too much sugar. Of all the elements of a good pumpkin pie, this is most closely related to the canned pumpkin, but lower, slower, and a little more rubinesque. The carbonation is very healthy, and helps prop up a heavy body, although you can see its knees wobbling a bit. The aftertaste is dry, focused on the botanical touches of the pumpkin, like a cooked slice of pumpkin flesh sprinkled with sugar. And the foretaste is sweeter, though harder to catch through that first rush of bubbles. The vegetable bitterness and herbal quality is laced in there with a dash of sugar. All throughout the mouthfeel is really doing an excellent job of pushing the beer's positive qualities, while the flavor is also solid, but just a little overshadowed by an excellent palate. All in all, this is a great pumpkin beer, and outstrips a lot of the little orange bottles that sprout in liquor stores around this time.

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