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Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 500
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 7
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
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Oregon, United States

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

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

40 IBU
76 AA
6º Lovibond

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 06-14-2010)
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WOLFGANG, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of hosehead83
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
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!

hosehead83, Jun 29, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

AlaskanYoung, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of OlRasputin989
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
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!

OlRasputin989, Oct 13, 2010
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4.24/5  rDev +13.1%
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...

mdagnew, Jun 20, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
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!

ssteakley, Apr 19, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
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...

hopsolutely, Feb 26, 2012
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4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Moderater pour yields 1/2 finger yellowish tan head with good retention. I retained as much yeast in the bottle as possible, still a cloudy reddish brown color.
S: Bright citrus, cinnamon, a little biscuit and caramel, slight apple, but overall a tad bland which brings my rating down.
T: Fairly bitter, tastes like an ESB. Pleasant sweetness with mildly bracing hops following. Very nice, I like a lot.
M: Fairly bitter, chewy, full feeling.
D: I love it! I'd definitely order another and buy again. I wish it was sold in sixers.

dfillius, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of andrenaline
4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

andrenaline, Jul 11, 2010
Photo of rundocrun
4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

rundocrun, Jul 06, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

msmezher, Sep 24, 2010
Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.2/5  rDev +12%
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.

JohnnyBarman, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of allthatAles
4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

allthatAles, Sep 16, 2010
Photo of smakawhat
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Out of the bottle she pours a nice copper amber, hitting the glass with a bit of a dull presence and continuing. Pretty opaque, but some real nice character hues of orange at the bottom to a nice dark tan brown at the top. Head has lots of retention and cap with a big 4 fingers in size. Clumpy and aggressive. Islands of lace. Very nice looking.

Great nose on this beer. Toasty mix of soft malt and biscuit with brown sugar. A slightly tropical and fruity presence, airy and rich. Quite nice

A real nice solid palate borderline juicy, with a good coating. Palate fills with a good mix of malt sweetness and hop. Hop angle continues to a nice bitter pine, slight astringent but a good light toasty brown sugar finishes through.

Overall a real surprising and drinkable pale ale. Quite memorable would easily have again.

smakawhat, Sep 20, 2012
Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 500 ratings.