Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale | Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch AleRogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

25 IBU
75 AA
25º Lovibond

Added by JohnGalt1 on 10-19-2011

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Ratings: 937 |  Reviews: 208
Photo of mpolewan
4.44/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of teromous
2.98/5  rDev -22.4%
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 archero
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ikidunot
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmeehan
3.8/5  rDev -1%
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 +3.4%
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 craigbelly
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Squire
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikebu
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bbtkd
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I like Rogue offerings in general, and they have had a number of pumpkin offerings. Maybe they are searching for perfection here. This one was one of the better pumpkin beers I've had. Nose is more pumpkin than pumpkin spice, taste follows. Throw more pumpkin spice in and sweeten it and it could be really good for those like me seeking pumpkin pie in a bottle.

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Photo of Vylo
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of foghornleghorn22
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
2.29/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

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 +4.9%
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 is white in color. Carbonation is medium in appearance...fine bubbles and 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 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 bfrank8
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of norinco
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Auraan
4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
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 -5.2%
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 Bytor1971
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
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 Jason_cs
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sloggettstrength
3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
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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Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 937 ratings