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
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
Ratings:
809
Reviews:
189
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
12.69%
 
 
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67
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Ratings: 809 |  Reviews: 189
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orange bodied with some creamy head and lace. Spicy aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. A better than average pumpkin ale.LCBO score.Good cinammon, cloves, star anise, pepper, vanilla. Good drinkability. I like that there is ore spice than pumpkin vegetable flavour.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: thin head on a cloudy amber with slight golden hues body.

S: both sweet pumpkin pie and freash pumpkin can be noted in the aroma.

T: nice balance between pumpkin, spices and caramel malt. very clean tasting. The pumpkin isnt too sour but instead has a freashness to it.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: this is a very good beer for the style. the flavors are all there that you want without any off putting notes.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Small particles of sediment are seen floating around after the pour. Smell is of toasted malt, biscuit, earthy pumpkin, and some spice aromas. Taste is much the same with a toasty and spice finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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

one of the better pumpkin beers of this fall for me. appearance is attractive, right out of the orange bottle and into a tulip. its pale orangey brown in color, a little hazy, and boasts an incredibly active tan head with solid retention. the nose screams pumpkin ale. tons of spice, but an interestign blend. cumin maybe, not too much cinnamon, and the usual clove, nutmeg, allspice suspects. the taste features the pumpkin itself more than the nose. its earthy and flavorful, buttery in texture. i appreciate that this is a spicy pumpkin beer, but does not have much sweetness to it. that turns me off to a lot of these, but this one mixes pumpkin and spice perfectly, without an overdose of molasses, brown sugar, maple syrup, or anything else. great carbonation and a drinkably medium body. a perfect fall beer really. i wish it was more widely available, as ive only seen it in a few shops around town. yummy stuff.

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Photo of djrn2
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Knapp85
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a nice looking brown color with some red and orange hues to it. The head was white and kept a solid retention from start to finish. The smell of the beer has the traditional spiced and earthy aromas of most pumpkin ales. The taste of the beer is similar to the nose, it's got a good amount of spice in there without overpowering the other elements of the beer. The mouthfeel of the beer is light to medium bodied... similar to most of Rogue's ale in my opinion. The carbonation was good and the beer was drinkable. Overall it's a decent pumpkin ale.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy dark orange-amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense off white head that slowly died down but never completely faded away, consistently leaving a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of pumpkins in the nose along with some hints of sweetness and pumpkin pie spices.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but has stronger flavors across the board.
M: It feels medium-bodied and rather smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I liked this beer because the taste was all about the pumpkins and had a bit of sweetness to make things more palatable and some hints of spices to add complexity.

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

The Chatoe Rogue is back for the Halloween season. Where the endearing attempts at organic brewing with ingredients originating from the Rogue farms, many in the series have acquired lackluster reviews. But the love/hate relationship shows no hate here- this is a wonderful pumpkin ale!

A strong bronze clad structure pitches deep amber highlights through its mild haze. A firm and creamy slightly tanned head caps the beer with sturdy confidence and pocketed lace. Darker than the average pumpkin ale, but the hints toward brown ale appearances sell itself well.

Malt and spice fill the nose with an even-keel balance that never prefers either. Maple, french toast, bread crust, and pumpkin starch aromas are in perfect contrast to the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and clove. Its appetizing aromas make it hard to resist diving in immediately.

The semi-rich and succulent taste of malt starts with the natural brown sugar and maple sweetness, but then reveals drier taste of pecan, toast char, and slight cocoa. The muted flavor of pumpkin weave into the starchy taste of malt seamlessly- all reminding me of mom's french toast. The richer culmination of pumpkin and malt are met with the supple spiciness of nutmeg, allspice, and clove. Sharper cinnamon and ginger notes reveal in taste but allow the softer spices to dictate the balance.

But in texture, the cinnamon and ginger spice come to life and slice right through the medium textured malts and pumpkin complement. Low in hop character, its the holiday spices that pull out the drier toasted malt and mild coffeeish bitterness to close the beer along with warm alcohol.

The master brewers at Rogue finally puts together a home grown beer from home grown products that lives up to expectations- and doing so in a type of beer that rarely gets it right.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle. Shouldn't the power to the people fist on the label be cradling a gourd, instead of the usual hop vine clench? Just sayin'.

This beer pours a dark, murky golden brownish amber hue, with two flabby fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and somewhat bubbly beige head, which maintains some pretty sturdy retention, eventually leaving some swooping arches of lace around the glass.

It smells like peppy, zingy pumpkin pie - cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla, and sweet pumpkin mush, with a slight bready, crusty caramel malt. The taste is a promoted bready caramel malt, still rather fleshy pumpkin, more now sedate autumn victual spices - a bit of nutmeg, cardamom, and clove, for the most part - and a twinge of slightly metallic warming alcohol.

The carbonation is surely frothy, but not all that strong overall, the body an unassuming middleweight, and generally smooth, a little carbonic prick now getting all up in its grill. It finishes more malty than anything up to this point - and with the pumpkin continuing its flavour free-fall - if not exactly in vegetal sweetness - the lack of off-setting hops becomes just a little too clear.

A decent enough pumpkin (pie-adjacent) ale, all of the associated ticks are duly nailed, and recorded now for posterity. I could, however, stand just a bit more (or any) proper hop bitterness spread around - that would help with the whole beer vs. dessert conflict currently mucking up my consciousness.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Orange painted brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap acquired at Cap N Cork nearby my gaff for $12.99 a few hours ago and served into a Uinta pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the style, which I'm in the mood for. The price generates high expectations as well.

Served straight from the refrigerator and side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger light khaki head of fair cream and thickness, and nice retention. Body colour is a vibrant dark copper. Nontransparent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Delightful pumpkin and spice. Toasted malts and caramel. Some cream. Smells exactly as a pumpkin beer ought to. Delightfully fragrant and appealing. An average strength aroma.

T: Rich evocative pumpkin, with some allspice, cloves, and cinnamon. Well chosen malts comprise the foundation. The base perfectly suits the flavour. Some brown sugar on the climax adds critical depth to the beer. Hopping is background and floral. Delightfully built. Very well balanced. One of the best pumpkin beers I've had. Perfect caramelization and light toasted quality.

Mf: Creamy, smooth, and delightfully wet. Good thickness and carbonation. Suits the flavours very well. Refreshing.

Dr: Quite drinkable and luscious. A delightful pumpkin beer. Exceeded my paltry expectations. I quite like it. Probably the best beer I've had from Rogue so far. Renews my interest in the brewery. I look forward to finishing this bottle. Hides its meagre ABV quite well. This is how a pumpkin beer ought to taste.

B

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of oline73
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an orange bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish amber with just under a half finger of fluffy off white head. The head sticks around pretty well.

Smell: There is a mild sweetness from the malt. I'm getting just a hint of brown sugar along with some pumpkin. Everything works together and is quite pleasant.

Taste: Definitely not an in your face beer. I'm getting a nice, natural pumpkin flavor that works well with the malt sweetness. The malt reminds me a bit of brown sugar. There is a very mild bitterness that joins the mix in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a finish that is just a tad dry.

Overall: This is a nice pumpkin beer if you like pumpkin and not pie spice. Nice balance and very easy to drink. I'd have another.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of superspak
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into signature shaker pint glass, 2012 bottling. Pours lightly hazy reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of caramel, pumpkin, pear, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, toast, brown sugar, clove, brown bread, and herbal hops. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of malt and spices. Taste of caramel, pumpkin, toast, ginger, pear, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, clove, brown bread, and herbal spiciness. Fair amount of spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, pumpkin, pear, toast, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, clove, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of flavors; with a nice malt/spiciness balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, slick, and foamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish, as expected of 5.6%. Overall this is a highly excellent pumpkin ale! Great balance and complexity of malt/spice flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable pumpkin beer offering.

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Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of nickfl
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one finger of off white foam on top of a hazy, amber brown body. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves nice lace on the glass,

S - Nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and pumpkin with some toffee and caramel to back up the spice.

T - Sweet malt with a hints of allspice up front. Some gingerbread character in the middle with a touch of vanilla and nutmeg. Finishes with a nice balance of malt, sugar, and spice.

M - Medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - This is a much better than average pumpkin beer, with a great spice profile. The malt gives the beer a pie crust note that I have only otherwise experienced in pumking before. I don't want a lot of it, but it is much more drinkable than most.

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Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an imperial nonic a deep pumpkin orange with a billowing sticky one and a half finger slightly off white head atop.Aromas mainly of vanilla and roasted pumpkin,not overly spiced wich is good.Not sweet at all on the palate,one of the dryer pumpkin ales I have had.Roasted pumpkin,vanilla,light pumkin pie spice,and a almost earthy finish.This is a top notch pumpkin beer,it has the pumpkin flavor,a little spice,but a drying finish wich makes it very drinkable for the style.Well done by Rogue here.

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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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