Rogue – First Growth Pumkpin Patch Ale

Rogue - First Growth Pumkpin Patch AleBrewed by: Rogue Brewery

Location: Newport, Oregon, USA

Style: Pumpkin Ale

ABV: around 5.6%

Commercial Description:

Created with pumpkins grown on Rogue’s Micro hop and pumpkin yard in Independence, Oregon. Fresh pumpkins are picked, loaded into our truck, driven immediately 77 miles to our brewery in Newport, Oregon, quickly roasted, and pitched into the brew kettle.


Aroma 8/10

Appearance 4/5

Taste 7/10

Palate 3/5

Overall 22/30


The aroma was just what I was hoping for, swells just like pumpkin pie, exactly the way I like my pumpkin beers to smell. You get a big hit of cinnamon and nutmeg as soon as you bring it to your face.

Looks great, I love how dark it is. Just about as clear as any other pumpkin beer I have tried in the past.

This is the best tasting pumpkin beer I have had to date. Except for my friends homebrew, but for some reason not of the breweries have matched it yet. Great taste of cinnamon and taste like a homemade pumpkin pie. Loved it!

It is fairly smooth on the palate, almost like a slightly flat soda. It also leaves more of a hops feel on my tongue than I would have thought coming from a pumpkin beer.

Overall it is an amazing pumpkin beer. I will definitely be buying another one next time I get a chance. Look forward to having a few more in the near future.


*This is by no means a professional beer review. I am just a guy who loves beer and want to share my thoughts on the beer I try and help others find new and interesting beers. There are thousands of beers out there, don’t be afraid to grab a new one.

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