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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
Reviews:
185
Ratings:
797
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
26.42%
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
166
For Trade:
2
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Reviews: 185 | Ratings: 797
Photo of chinchill
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
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 +23.6%
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 +29.5%
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 -22.8%
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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Photo of bmeehan
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
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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Photo of Suds
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
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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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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