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Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale - Rogue Ales

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530 Ratings
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Ratings: 530
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 9
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Brad007 on 06-14-2010

Brewed using 100% OREGON Ingredients. Micro Barley Farm first growth Dare™ & Risk™ Malts; Willamette, Sterling, and First Growth Micro Hopyard Revolution Hops, Pacman Yeast and Free Range Coastal Water.

15º PLATO
40 IBU
76 AA
6º Lovibond
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Ratings: 530 | Reviews: 184
Reviews by StonedTrippin:
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

sort of a mix between a pale ale and a hoppy amber. the pours is Halloween orange, cloudy, with a thick khaki head an inch or so tall with good retention. the nose is citrus hops, dry red malt, and mineral heavy water. its iron rich or something, and looks like it with its rust color. it has an orange juice taste to it, fresh squeezed, but isn't acidic. its also really bitter on the hop front, balanced out a little bit by some gentle candy sweetness from the malt. complex but pretty well balanced. unconventional. fuller body makes it more of a sipper than a pounder, but it does have very lively carbonation which keeps it from becoming too filling. overall a solid pale ale from rogue, I like the choice of malts, and wherever that citrusy orange flavor comes from is great. not my favorite in the chatoe rogue series, but a solid brew here.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a deep hazed burnt orange color with a very tight formed one finger clingy head that left broken chunks of lace behind as it settled into a creamy mass.A mix of caramel malt and spicey hop in the nose,I actually found the malt to be more prevelent than the hop.Flavors are very nicely balanced with the hops playing a bigger role,caramel/biscuit sweetness at the onset with a sharp and spicy hop kick in a lingering finish.A nice quaffing pale ale,very well balanced.

Photo of RoyalT
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance – This is a beautiful, muddy brown in color with just the slightest hint of orange. The head exploded out of the bottle but once settled became a nice, lingering, off-white pillow top.

Smell – The hop profile is modest but shows some depth and the lightly toasted malt provides perfect balance. There are some really nice citrus notes in here. Everything smells high quality.

Taste – The hops really come on strong at the taste. This is a more like an AIPA than an APA. The malt backbone though is no joke. The big, semi-sweet caramel and toasted bread keep the big hops in check.

Mouthfeel – This is the biggest APA by far I’ve ever had. It’s damn near full-bodied and oily slick in the cheeks. There’s a big bitterness to this one as well.

Drinkability – This is a serious big beer example of a classic American style. It went down very well but a full bomber will take a while to consume.

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a mug, this beer was a pretty cherry amber color. It had a thick tan head that lingered well, and left a bit of lace.
Mostly citrus aroma. Some sweet malt and caramel.
Grapefruit taste. Sweet, biscuity, caramel. A bit of herbal hops late.
This was a nice, medium-bodied beer. Very pleasant, will drink it again.

Photo of merlin48
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pours a murky orange amber body with a large offwhite head. Retention is good and lots of sticky lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma is caramel, vague orchard fruit, grapefruit, pine, and a hint of grassiness.

Mouthfeel has a creamy medium body and plenty of carbonation.

Taste is well balanced, overall. Hopping is aggressive for Rogue. Lots of grapefruit, pine, and grassy bitterness. No significant Pacman yeast presence that has wearied me on many other Rogue brews. Caramel malt sweetness provides a solid base but doesn't intrude. Clean and even finish.

Touted as 100% Oregon ingredients, this is one of Rogue's better offerings. Not a world beater, but solid and very drinkable.

Photo of ElSid
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Freshness Date: None

A: Amber syrup topped off with an inch of tan foam. Curtain like lace on the glass.

S: Caramel and sugar sweetness. There is also a touch of honey also. Then comes leaves, earth, and floral bitterness.

T: The palate is balanced sporting sweetness and bitterness in ample amounts. The malt brings the most interest: syrupy sweetness, caramel, brown sugar, and hints of honey. The sweetness if lathered on fresh bread. The bitterness is earthy and floral with a hint of citrus.

M: Medium feel and extra-syrupy with moderate carbonation.

O: Akin to fresh farmer's market produce, this "grow your own" Rogue Ale does a bit of everything. Leaning toward the barleywine style, this ale excels in the malt category with some decent hop support. Would like to experience more grow you own ales, as this one is good but needs a bit of polishing.

Photo of Mora2000
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is toffee and earthy hops. The flavor is citrus and earthy hops with some caramel and toffee malts. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A good beer, but not as good as some of the Chatoe Rogue black lager.

Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.19/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

650mL bottle from the LCBO. Had this on tap a few times and so I picked up a bomber to review.

Poured into a tall nonic glass. Surprisingly dark caramel in colour, nearly opaque, with a sturdy inch of off-white foam that produces nice sheets of lace. Nice looking brew, though hardly fitting of being called a "pale" ale.

Nose is caramel, cracker/biscuit, grapefruit and floral hops.

Surprisingly malty APA with loads of bitterness to the finish. Sweet malt, caramel, grapefruit, hop cone, floral hops. Could call this an IPA at the higher ABU, but still an impressive brew.

Thicker bodied, mildly astringent, mild but sufficient carbonation.

Solid brew from Rogue, one of their better ones. I'm all for promoting the whole sustainable, local, grow your own types of brews, but they also need to be good - this one manages to do that.

Photo of Franziskaner
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mahogany brown in color with a moderate murkiness. A fingernail thin bit of off white head rests on top. Light Brussels lacing. I get a faint aroma of piney hops and light malt in the aroma. The flavor is much more piney malt forward,but there is plenty of light malt backbone present. The mouth is fairly light and dry.

Photo of ehammond1
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Clear orange and amber with a thin near-white head. Lines and spots of lacing left down the glass. Very pretty.

Subdued and mild aroma. What's here is nice enough, though it's extremely bready and pretty simple. This is nicely balanced with a bit of earthy and grassy hop aroma and a touch of caramel sweetness, but the aroma is very muted and somewhat faraway.

A very bready pale ale dominated by pale and crystal malts and a touch of caramel sweetness. Moderate bitterness and very drinkable, though extremely simple.

Medium bodied and ample carbonation.

A very simple, bready, slightly sweet pale ale.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a clouded amber copper body with an off white light khaki head, which forms with nice intricate bands of lacing. Aroma has stale cereal notes hints of caramle and carbonation, with spicy herbal hops in the background. Flavor has a dry undying bitterness with malty sugary edges...what's going on with the Chatoe Rogue ales...a bit of malt upfront sweetness. Followed by dry doughy bitter sweet moments, The first sip of malts fills you with bread daough caramelized sweetness, while the second sip proves dry and bitter with leafy herbal hops. Mouthfeel is dry and mildly carbonated not bad stuff, smooth overall sensation. Drinkability is decent not much to report here, a vacation beer for chicks, because for me this doesn't carry out much of what the beer label is trying to do.

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

A light amber brew with an excellent off-white head.

I had a name but no style information for this beer when consumed, but pegged it as an Amer. PA in both aroma and flavor -- so it is largely true to style. The aroma indicates that it may have a bit more and a bit fresher hops than usual. Flavor follows aroma, but the mix of hops didn't blend as well as usual for Rogue, IMO. ... perhaps because they constrained themselves to using only ingredients from Oregon.

Photo of glid02
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Green's on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours an opaque copper color with a 1.5-finger cream-colored head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of thick pale malts with light amounts of floral and leafy hops. Also present are mild amounts of indistinct light fruit aromas that fade as the beer warms.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Grainy pale malt flavors kick things off and are joined almost immediately by good amounts of earthy and lightly pine-y hop flavors. Midway through the sip the hop flavors take over and carry through to a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without any problems and could have another.

Overall this is an understated but very drinkable beer. Not worth seeking out but if you come across it give it a shot.

Photo of BlazerT
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Teku/shaker glass.
A: Burnt orange/dark amber with big, light brown head, which lasts for pretty long. Medium lacing.

S: At first strong malty - caramel and bread notes, some sweet notes. Low aromas of piney notes, some dark fruit in the background.

T: The taste is very malty and sweet, there are some burnt/roasted malts noticable. Strong carmelized malts backbone. Everything is quite, but not perfect balanced with hoppy bitterness. The taste is Low to medium fresh, grassy and piney hop notes with some low floral accent. The aftertaste is definetely medium bitter with some burnt flavors and tangy character (rye malts ?)

M: Medium body and medium carbonation. Sticky and smooth texture. Finish is dry and sticky. No alcohol warmth.

O: Definetely solid malty beer. There is quite noticable strong bitter hoppy character. There is lack of knocking down hoppy aromas, which are characteristic for AIPAs. The thing could be the problem of time. It came a long way from the US to Poland via Amsterdam, so it could has strong influance on the taste and aroma.

Photo of MeneerBeerSnob
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a stein.

A-Pours a deep hazy amber orange with a thin finger of head of off white head

S-Smells of sweet malt, some caramel and citrus.

T-Sweet malt, spicy bitter hops. Caramel and toasted bread. Very faint citrus and floral notes.

M-Light-medium body, lots of carbonation

O-Very malty for an APA but not in a bad way. I continue to fall in love with all the Rogue brews and recommend trying this one for fans of APA.

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

22oz bottle. Hmmm...oregasmic ale? That's a lofty promise! Or perhaps something to do with this state's beavers? I'm here all night, folks, tip your waitress well!

Anyways, this beer pours a slightly hazy orange brick amber hue, with four crazy-ass fingers of teemingly foamy and bubbly off-white head, which eventually settles, leaving some thick and thin layers of splotchy lace around the glass.

It smells of biscuity, semi-sweet bready and grainy caramel malt, a certain hard-water minerality, and piney, citrusy, and floral hops. The taste is more crackery, bready caramel malt, kind of sweet and crispy, all at the same time, warming herbs, orange rind, pine needles, and a further earthy, somewhat spicy green-tea bitterness.

The carbonation is moderate, and weirdly, pleasantly tight, the body a decent medium weight, mostly smooth, and sort of airily creamy. It finishes on a strong drying trend, the malt going all nutty with its crackery aspirations, and the earthy, piney, and pithy citrus hops prevailing.

A veritable West Coast treatise for that real-ale kind of flavour, Yankee-style, all with an estate aura, to boot. Easy, and duly pleasurable to drink, with just a subtle homage to the grand English bitters of lore. Now, onto whether this is actually or(e)gasmic or not - I'm guessing your mileage will of course vary, but this is certainly revving me up.

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

Appearance - Pours a cloudy, burnt orange color with an off-white, puffy 2 finger width head. Good retention. Fair lacing with good stick.

Smell - Caramel and citrus primarily. Bread aroma comes through as it warms. Not much else.

Taste - Lightly toasted bread character to start, with hints of caramel, then gives way to a firm, moderate citrus hop bitterness. Touches on spice. Subtle, lingering pith bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, though it coats the mouth nicely. Soft, but well carbonated.

Overall - A very good, though somewhat safe pale ale from Rogue. Great balance. Sessionable, if it weren't so darn pricey. Maybe not a beer I'd buy again, unless it were offered in six packs at better value.

Photo of Metalmonk
3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This has got to be 1) the most environmentally-friendly ingredient list I've ever seen, and 2) the most stat-nerdy bottle label I've ever seen. Until someone comes up with 100% biodegradable glass, I guess no beer can be truly 100% green, but I appreciate Rogue's incredible efforts in this area.

This beer is a wonderful thing to behold, appearance-wise. The beige head is superbly creamy, and the color is a hazy orange-y bronze. Not a ton of lace (I don't dock points for lack of lace, although I'll sometimes lift a score for that beautiful clingy stuff. Like you cared).

My first, second and third thought when smelling this beer was, "This smells really freaking weird." A complete and utter oddity, it sits somewhere between seaweed, yams and peanut butter. Musty and somehow of the ocean, whatever "yammy" says to you, and exotically, weirdly nutty. Maybe. Or not at all. Definitely some mango, that I know for sure. Basically I'm pretty much at a loss how to describe this aroma. I'll give an extra half point for originality.

Tastes a bit strange too. Still thinking peanut butter, or maybe just peanut. Still thinking buttery yams. And still something that reminds me of steamed seaweed, something I like to eat on occasion, but rarely enjoy in my beer (and this isn't the first beer to remind me of the stuff). There's a good herbal element here, and getting even closer to "normal" beer characteristics, there's a kind of cinnamon-y vibe that you get in a lot of pale ales and IPAs (think S.N.'s Torpedo, for instance). There's also a fruity element that opens up with warming. About halfway through the glass I was getting mango--the sweetness and juiciness, mostly. Ultimately, a nutty/grassy finish remains the last thing in the mouth until the next sip, as it's long and lingering. This flavor isn't my favorite, but it's pretty complex, and it plays tricks on the palate.

There's a tartness that accumulates over time, and that has some effect on the feel, seeming a little bit puckery, but having plenty of silky slickness that does well for this rather odd beer.

Oregasmic? I don't know. Certainly more "Ore" (ie. Oregon) than "oh mama, the fireworks..." It's just very, very different. Probably an acquired taste, and one that has been fun to try and acquire, but unfortunately this is my only bottle. Yet...not sure I'd return. After all is said: this is a beer I will never, ever forget, for better or worse.

Photo of HugePlume
2.97/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle into a pint

A- A light amber hue, with a slight haze. Poured with a modest 1 finger white head, that dissipated rather quickly. Unappealing color.

S- Toasted malts and vegetable hop notes.

T- Nondescript malt profile with more musty veggie like hops. Does nothing to peak your interest.

M- Meduim bodied, could have used some more carbonation.

O- Not impressive. Could have easily come from your average small-town nano brewer. Rogue can do better than this.

Photo of allthatAles
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

*note Pour was das boot. however, i think the boot makes an excellent agitator. so i went with it.
Pour: deep red with bronze tones. Thick, head is certainly well structured and breakdown never exceeds 1/8in head.

Nose: bready, malty, the hops are there. but more so as an earthy funk front and back. it imposes itself on the glass.

Mouth:the malt profile is dimensional. the hops play as deeply citrus undertone which is married to an almost smoky character. One malt provide a dryness center of the mouth. while a light coating remains round the edge with touch of hops. its almost salty, could be the free range water, but i like it. its like swimming in the NW waters. light soapy character upfront.

this is my first true encounter with the GYO. i'm interested to see a little more from the Risk and Dare hops, actually all ingredients.

Photo of Sammy
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hoppy beer with a good malt backbone. Carbonation right there. Golden colour with creamy head. Faint hoppy aroma. Tastes hoppier than the 40 IBU. Some vegetable notes. Good drinkability.Medium mouthfeel, a little honey, and ginger.
On tap at Cole's.

Photo of CanuckRover
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fine looking beverage. Deep, clear, orange with a big, thick, sea foam head.

Malt and hops work well together on the nose. Spiced bread pudding. Dark toffee malt with good spicy hopping, cloves take the lead.

Taste is true to the aroma. Spice takes on a bit of pine. Malt is complex, sweet but full of character. Surprising bitterness in the finish, just a bit resinous.

A nice beer and a fine tribute to Rogue's partners.

Photo of FernMaster
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

The name of this beer is such an awesome pun. Unlike the end theme to Starcraft 2, "Terran Up the Night." (idk, if that's the actual song name but that's the chorus. Imagine the kittens inspired by kittens girl, "yuck!")

The pour of this beer has about three fingers worth of head, that's without an aggressive pour. There's moderate lacing too that lasts during the whole drink. It's a darker amber color, with a little bit of carbonation. All in all a very attractive looking beer.

You can definitely notice the hops in the nose. Their GYO malts add a nice smell which I can only truly describe as "full-bodied." Earthy is also a good word.

The taste too is also earthy. There's a hint of fruit with the hop addition but the malts cut back the bitter, fruitier flavor and make it a little more earthy in it's drink. It's not a terrible flavor but not the greatest.

The mouthfeel is sort of thick and the carbonation you can see is definitely felt in the taste. It's a very easy drink, but a little pricey for this beer. I like it, but if it was a dollar less I'd feel much better about this purchase. I like it, but I think this is a one time thing like.

Photo of GDBEERMAN
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into imperial pint glass.
A: A foamy tan head, leaves nice sticky lacing. The body is a deep amber in color, with a dense haze. A bit darker on both the head and body for an APA, looks really good.
S: A nice complexity of hops and malts play into this aroma. It must be the trademarked Dare and Risk malts that are used. Notes of an earthy, lawn clipping style of hop aroma, not that of a English hop profile, just a unique west coast hops.
T/M: A bit of a spice on the front, a mellow hop body is a bit low on the carbonation. The malt finish is a nice and warming feeling, with notes of roasted almonds. A very smooth mouthfeel, holds a bit of a lingering taste, that is subtle, but still all there. A good overall hop/malt balance.
D: This is a quality APA, but the hops nor malts are really pulling through to make it all-star. A very typical Rouge brew, which is just that, basic and typical for specific style.

Photo of Fatehunter
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out of bottle into tulip glass. The most beautiful looking ale I have ever seen. Opaque orange-rust color with 1/4 inch of head that held. Lots of bubbles on the pour.

S - My nose was at least a foot away when I poured it into the glass and I could distinctly smell the beer. Very bright with pear and citrus, grapefruit the most apparent, with some malt at the end.

T - Hops early, grapefruit and accompanied bitterness. Taste stays on the tongue long after.

M - Crisp and clean. Not very carbonated despite all the bubbles on the pour.

D - It took me a while to drink the bomber. I would be satisfied with 12oz in one sitting. The flavors are a bit too much after a few glasses for me.

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Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale from Rogue Ales
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