Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale - Rogue Ales

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85
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Reviews: 185
Hads: 542
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 10
Gots: 45 | 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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Photo of Roby923
4.73/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Correction to 2014 version - 90 ibu 76 AA. Perfect amber color. Balanced rich and bold taste. Rogue Farms Revolution, independent, Newport, freedom, and liberty hops. (168 characters)

Photo of AdamBear
4.65/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-dark cloudy amber with a thin but stable cream colored head. good lacing.

S-smells like a tamed west coast IPA. tropical fruits and hops. medium strength

T-comes in with a unique peppery herbal hoppiness. the taste along with a good bitterness lasts awhile. there is a great tropical fruits flavor that goes along with this. both flavors make up a good after-taste. this is a great and unique beer.

M-creamy medium to low carbonation with a semi dry finish

O-extremely impressed with this one. me being impressed with a rogue beer happens about once a year and today is that day. this might be the best APA i've ever had. i love the tropical aspect to this. its even better than some of my favorite IPAs. (710 characters)

Photo of BeersCriteria
4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a burnt orange with a white head. Lacing was spectacular, reminiscent of whipped cream!

S- Honey, Caramel, Juicy Fruits (Orange Peel, Grapefruit, Granny Smith Apple and a little Pear), Spicy Notes (Hint of Black Pepper and Cardamom). This beer smells SO GOOD and Im usually not big on smell.

T- It has a good hop bite in the beginning followed by a sweet malty caramel finish. There are tastes of clover honey, citrus fruits that have been over ripened (in a good way, thus the juicy characteristics), some nuttiness, as well as some bready qualities. The mouth feel was light to medium. This is a good pale ale!

Food Pairing- I had this with some sweet jalapeno and thai curry wings along with some seasoned potato wedges...it was a REAL GOOD match. This would also be good with sushi...sushi dabbed with some wasabi and soy.

I was pretty surprised to see the score this beer got, an 85? Are you guys kidding me?!? My favorite beer is Rogue Dead Guy Ale but this actually might replace it; if not, it comes a close second. DRINK THIS! (1,050 characters)

Photo of jtierney89
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

hazy rusted orange glow with a billowing and sticky off white head. Smells like a grapefruit citrus pine bomb with a nice malt body below it. Slightly resinous with hints of caramel and tobacco.

Gorgeous hop showcase on this brew. Fresh piney hop resin explodes on the tongue. Bright citrus character through out. Medium malt body carries the vibrant hop flavors over the tongue. The back end of the tongue receives a punch of grapefruit flavor and wallop of bitterness. Piney hop resin lingers in the mouth coating the tongue and making the mouth water. Rogue's house yeast gives this beer it's crisp carbonation and friendly body.

A new standard for homegrown brews and APA's a like. (688 characters)

Photo of TeddyBrew
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drinking my second one at David Copperfield's Ale House in NYC as I type. There were no single IPAs that were new to me on tap, so I went for this Pale Ale from Rogue, one of my favorites.

I was told it was hoppy like an IPA and thats what it is. Frankly this is hoppier than some well known IPA's that I've had. Simply put, IMHO this is an IPA, and I will judge it as such. And it is excellent!

Balanced, with that nuanced bitterness that you want in an IPA. This one is fresh and delicious! Big up! (502 characters)

Photo of ZimZamZoom
4.43/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A nice, very clear dark reddish copper colored ale, with a great thick tan head that fades in a sticky, rocky, lacy fashion. Pretty.

A big piney hop aroma, full of promise. Some caramel and burnt notes in the aroma as well. A nice pine spice taste, with sweet caramel malt. Stays sweet through the middle and then a nice bitter hop bite melds with some alcohol warmth to finish big and bold.

Big bodied, thick with malt and hops, sticky lacing, noticeably viscous on the glass...this would be a great American Strong or DIPA by appearance and taste. Not even in the same class as most APA's thus making it very hard to review to that style.

Great beer! (656 characters)

Photo of jneiswender
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a large bottle into a tasting glass. Served cool.

A-orange body and an off white head

S-cereal smell, very malty

T-cereal , grainy, some resin flavor in there

M-medium

D-very nice. I would have this again. I am sure this would be great on tap. (262 characters)

Photo of DCon
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on-tap @ Cicero's in The Loop (St. Louis), MO. Poured into a Cicero's Beer School Pint Glass and enjoyed deeply!

Appearance- Received with a dark but clear amber body with a 2 finger head. Retention was great (staying at a half a finger head level for most the drink) but had almost no lacing.

Smell- Very sweet caramel and HUGE grapefruit aromas upfront. Next there were a spicy scent that made the beer even more interesting.

Taste- Has huge grassy and floral hops with the grapefruit coming up again. A nice breaded beer and huge amount of malt. Very bitter but great for the APA style!

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, and has a slow but steady mouthfeel (kept the hop taste around for more than usual).

Overall- Besides Brutal Bitter, one of my favorite from Rogue now! Has fantastic attributes as an APA and without a doubt carries the name well with "Oregasmic" ale. Would only drink 2 in a night, so drinkability was average. This is a beer to try when having a session night. (1,012 characters)

Photo of beachbum1975
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm a fan of orgasms, so I figured I'd try an Oregasmic Ale. I'm also a fan of growing your own hops and ingredients necessary to create a beer, more or less like Sierra Nevada's Estate series beers.

Pours an attractive, cloudy medium brown with muted brass highlights. Nice off-white head with good retention, leaving a halo around the edge of my tulip.

I love the smell of this beer. It's a hearty nougat, caramel sweet malt mix that's sublime. Worldclass malt bill used here - I love it. I also get the faith citrus of the hops, as well.

Taste reflects the nose. Great carbonation and mouthfeel. Nice pale ale that recalls the use of a quality malt bill in addition to nice hops. Great balance and highly enjoyable.

Recommended! (735 characters)

Photo of jwhancher
4.41/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bought a bottle of this at Total Wine right before the holidays. Have been saving this to pair with the right food. As per the bottle, fish & smoked foods would do well. I decided to finally crack it open with some cheeses (habanero cheddar -paired well, goat milk - not so much) from DiBruno Bros.

Poured into a tulip glass for review. Nice vigorous pour produced a nice frothy slight off-white head. Crystal clear ruby amber with no noticeable carbonation going on. Aroma is very malt forward. Caramelly & melanoidin rich malts. Residual sugars, maybe brown sugars, hide any aroma hops intended.

Tastes malty just like in the nose. Rich caramel malts with residual sugars but not cloying. Faint hop bitterness balances nicely. Feels a bit creamy, somewhat luscious due to the seemingly heavy amount of malt flavors going on. Medium-full, perhaps a little sticky sweet.

I love what this beer has going on. I admire Rogue's approach using all ingredients from Oregon including what I assume is mostly their own products from their farm. This one delivers. A great malt forward beer that I could come back to. Keep beers like these coming! (1,144 characters)

Photo of schoolboy
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this thing is a bomber in every sense of the word. It is thick. There is a tremendous amount of material suspended in it, making it look like apple cider with a nice head.

The APA taste is as it should be, over the top. It is perhaps TOO complex, but, no, I don't want to ding it for anything except maybe the somewhat harsh mouthfeel.

I like this a lot and hope to buy it again, and I want to savor the one I have. (423 characters)

Photo of acevenom
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a large snifter glass. The beer pours dark copper with a thick off-white head. There are lots of tiny streaming bubbles visible along the side of the glass. There are some spicy and tropical fruit aromas from the hops with some nice bready malt. There's a little bit of sweetness in there as well. Up front, there's this bread crust flavor and then the hop bitterness its in the back. The next sip brings those citrus and tropical fruit flavors. It's slightly spicy and earthy as well. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The finish is slightly dry with a lingering aftertaste. This is an excellent beer, but only just so. It's very delicious. (665 characters)

Photo of eclaycamp
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bomber. I've had the other GYO Rogue beers and been sufficiently impressed. Pours a bright copper color with a gigantic tan head that lasts for days. Beautiful lacing too. Wonderful hops in the aroma but there's caramel and malt there as well. So far so good. First taste is a flavor explosion, with pineapple up front and tons of malt lurking in the background. As you palate acclimates you'll get more and more of the malt, sweet ceral and caramel goodness. Kind of like Honey Nut Cheerios. The hops yeild terrific bitterness (in a good way) to a spicy finish. Wonderfully slick mouthfeel and incredibly easy to drink. This beer is surprising, and not at all what I was expecting. That's a good thing. Probably my favorite of the Chatoe Rogue series. Very well done. (777 characters)

Photo of DogFood11
4.29/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rusty Orange body supporting a thin but sturdy cottage white head. Its an inviting brew.

Its a very balanced brew that is sharp on both fronts. Malts are toasty and have some charring bitterness. Hops are green and raw with a touch of funk. This is not a typical laid back easy drinking pale ale. Much more complex in the malt bill.

This is a fine brew. It has me interested in this series of offerings from rogue. I will hunt them down. (440 characters)

Photo of Docer
4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Buddy grabbed a bottle....

- Clear copper ale... white head... couple fingers.... down to a thin cake... simple.

- Wonderful malt notes... smokey almost, caramel, bready.... oats... citrus hops, bitter bright.

- Slightly sweet caramel, grain, oats.. smokey malt, woody... huge bitter hops... great bitter bite... and some citrus flare on top.... superbly balanced and zesty.

- Light bodied with a parching bitter bite.

- Overall Rogue has not failed with their first growth brews... the malt profile is near perfection, and I love the mix of hops... willamette are nice and bitter... plus some of their own... very balanced, and very drinkable. I love it. (661 characters)

Photo of malloyca
4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy orange in color without much of a head. The aromas tend toward sweet toffee and caramel with some orange and other citrus. These aromas translate into similar flavors, but they are also balanced by nice bitterness and bite from the hops. Well-balanced malts and hops and very easy drinking. (297 characters)

Photo of OlRasputin989
4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into pint...

A: pours a murky, rust color with a thick head of tiny bubbles that settles slowly. leaves some thin lacing and has great head retention.

S: hits the nose as soon as the bottle is opened. piney hops, caramelized grapefruit, and tropical fruits with a praline and biscuity malt background. this is labeled by Ba as an APA, but with this rusty color and sweet malt presence, I'm thinking American amber.

T: very spicy indeed. Resinous and fresh hop flavors are immediately present along with a peppery tropical fruit flavor with a buttery, cracker like malt reminiscent of an English IPA. finishes bitter and sappy

M: medium body with a great balance of carbonation to hops, one thing I've always liked Rogue Ales for. finishes dry and resiny.

Overall, friggin great. Wish I had bought two. We need more brewers who are willing to grow their own. Would definitely buy again first chance! (930 characters)

Photo of mdagnew
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown

Poured a nice crystal clear golden copper colour. White head with coppery hints poured big thick and foamy with a meringue like topping then faded slowly to good covering with thick edging... barely any carbonation bubbles... lots of sticky lacing...

Aroma - Lots of juicy mouth watering (slightly tropical ?) fruitiness (grapefruits, oranges, magnoes), light sweet caramel malts, buttery, some bready notes, honey, citrus and grassy hops, light pine, quite floral, talcum powder traces, faint rubbery notes, the faintest hint of clove...

Taste is pretty similar to the aroma... slighty tropical tart fruits (grapefruits oranges, limes), good peppery and citrus hop bitterness balanced by caramel sweetness, chalky traces, light metallic notes, quite biscuity...

M&D - Smooth initially with a little sharpness underneath... medium bodied... an extremely quaffable brew - just slightly above sessionable at 6.0%

Overall - An excellent APA... one of the best i've had in a while. If this was readily available i would always have it in my cupboard... highly recommended... (1,130 characters)

Photo of hosehead83
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a "bomber" bottle into a standard pint glass
Deep amber in color, with a big, thick, creamy head of foam
Aroma-Malt and spices
Taste-Spicy, fruity,definite malt backbone-a nice hop bite leads to a rather long, bittering finish.
Bottle gives no real indication as to what type of beer this is. I pegged it as a malt-based pale ale, with some spicy, almost rye-like flavor. It's a little different take on a traditional American pale ale-and a pretty tasty one. I was pleasantly surprised. Well done! (510 characters)

Photo of ssteakley
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What is Oregasmic Ale? Well strong caramel as soon as you open the bottle and pour into a glass. Orange citrus up front on the taste and a nice balanced hop on the finish. I could get use to this one. I bought it on a whim just because of the name and while it is not That sexy it is a a good beer, one for special o occasions though! (334 characters)

Photo of andrenaline
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big props to my neighbor for splitting this bomber with me.

A - Pours a cloudy caramel / copper colour with a red hue and a finger of head. Head retention is pretty good, with a thin layer lasting throughout the pint and leaves a nice amount of lacing.

S - Scents are dominated by floral hops, but the finish is caramel malts, almost a buttery caramel scent.

T - Lemon citrus hops come off the top with some chocolate malts following through. The finish is bitter and the butter caramel lingers on the tongue.

M - Very light and goes down very smooth. The carbonation is perfectly balanced, not too bubbly, but enough to keep it from having a syropy feel.

D - Extremely delicious beverage. Would totally grab a bomber of this again. Perfect for a hop lover (even though the flavour is mild, it's definitely noticeable), but also has a nice malt presence for those looking for a balanced beverage. (901 characters)

Photo of rundocrun
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650 mL bottle into a pint glass. No freshness date to be found.

A - Pours a crystal clear amber-brown. Quite dark for an American "Pale" Ale. Yields 1 finger of off-white head that fades slowly leaving a light ring of lace around the glass.

S - Nice mix of deep earthy, and bright citrusy hops. Hints of caramel and ripe dark fruits come through the haze of hops. Even some very very subtle candied or caramelized orange smells amid everything else. I must say, a surprisingly complex nose for a style that is usually focused on straightforward hop presence with malt usually taking the back seat.

T - Taste is just as the aroma would indicate. Pine and sweet citrus from the hops up front followed by a clean malty backbone. Hints of brown sugar, plums, and raisins follow, adding complexity to the sweetness. Hop bitterness finally makes and appearance midway through and lasts through finish along with the aforementioned "caramelized orange" flavor.

M - Medium, slightly syrupy body with a bitter, dry finish. Some residual sugary sweetness sticks to the tongue after each sip.

Overall, I was surprised by how incredibly complex this beer was. I've had enough IPA's and APA's to think I know what the styles generally have to offer, but this was one that threw me for a loop. My only critique was that Rogue may have been trying to do too much with this beer. With so many flavors and aromas going on, it's almost a detriment to it's drinkability. For a one-and-done type beer, it's excellent though. (1,523 characters)

Photo of hopsolutely
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank-you, Oregon! An excellent APA...

Pours a dark, hazy amber - almost burnt orange - with a decent copper coloured head. Mouthfeel is crisp and pleasant. Aroma of caramelized malts and tropical fruits leads into a beautifully well balanced taste. Citrus fruit, mango and pineapple - everything I could ever hope for in "west cost" hop flavour is included. And the bitter finish lingers for an impressively long time.

Definitely a beer I'll buy again and a brewery I'll continue to support whenever I get a chance... (521 characters)

Photo of msmezher
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My second beer in the Rogue First Growth series, OREgasmic Ale was definitely a treat. I met this beer with high expectations, after recently sampling the Single Malt Ale in this line-up, Rogue's Double Chocolate Stout, and nearly every year-round beer Rogue offers. This beer definitely met my already high expectations of quality and taste. The beer poured a goldish amber color, with a little frothy head and an initial smell of roasted malts and fresh hops. This ale was also well balanced between hops and malt, despite having distinct tastes for both. The hops were spicy and citrusy, while the malts were roasted and carmel-y.
If you support Rogue's call to "Grow Your Own" this is definitely one to try, and in terms of quality it definitely matches up to Rogue's standards. (782 characters)

Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
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. (841 characters)

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