Monday, October 31, 2011
Chatoe Rogue First Growth Pumpkin Patch Ale
Chatoe Rogue First Growth Pumpkin Patch Ale, the newest addition toe Rogue's rapidly expanding GYO (Grow Your Own) Chatoe Rogue series, poured a deep orange with a thin, beige-orange head. The nose presented a nicely balanced and understated pumpkin pie spice over a sweet but toasty and dry malt aroma.
Chatoe Rogue First Growth Pumpkin Patch Ale opened earthy and dry in the mouth, with a semi-sweet pumpkin flesh and malt flavor leading the charge. Cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, cloves, and nutmegs come through well balanced but delicately added; never taking over the malts. The ale faded slightly dusty and spicy, drying out completely by the end.
Chatoe Rogue First Growth Pumpkin Patch Ale is a tasty, fun way to celebrate the Fall season, and Rogue should be commended; both for growing their own pumpkins and for the tasteful addition of spices to the ale. Crack one open with me... it's Halloween!