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Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale - Rogue Ales

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186 Reviews
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Reviews: 186
Hads: 544
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 10
Gots: 46 | 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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Reviews: 186 | Hads: 544
Photo of Rodekill
2.42/5  rDev -36%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I think the idea of a brewery growing its own hops and malting its own barley is pretty dang cool, so I had to buy a bomber of this one.

Pours a murky brown with a sturdy off-white head. Decent nose, but as with many Rogue beers, it has a harshness on the palate that is off-putting. Grainy, not well-balanced.

I've tried to like Rogue, but it hasn't happened in the 15 years or so since I had my first one, so it's just not my thing.

But having said that, I've had plenty of beers from Rogue that were better than this one. Would not buy again. (549 characters)

Photo of SkunkWorks
2.48/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Couldn't find a freshness date on the bottle.

Look: hazy amber. I haven't seen an APA this cloudy in some time. The head is thick and is about three fingers. The head is tan colored. Looks very carbonated.

Smell: I get a lot of fruity hops, some herbs, caramel, and some citrus hops as well. Not overly aggressive in terms of hops and smells very sweet. The smell is fairly strong and I could smell the glass with my nose about a foot away from the glass.

Taste: sweet and malty with some fruity hops as in the smell.

Feel: medium bodied but kind of thick for an APA. Not very crisp despite the early amount of carbonation. Not enough bitterness either. Alcohol is hidden well.

Drink: I dunno how many of these I would drink.

Overall, I am not the biggest fan of this one. It was decent but nothing extraordinary. I also couldn't really tell that it was an APA because the hops aren't really out in front as they should've been. Maybe my bottle is old or something but there was too much malt for my taste. The mouthfeel was perhaps the most disappointing part. I wouldn't really recommend but maybe give it a try if you're a big fan of Rogue.

EDIT: I had another bottle, hoping to give this one another try. The beer tasted the same with the added fact that it was a gusher. As soon as it was opened, it geysered out so I lost about half of the beer in that fashion. Contacting Rogue to complain was fruitless. I would definitely recommend avoiding this beer at all costs. (1,524 characters)

Photo of dwarvenfriend
2.51/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A-Pours murky brown/amber. Nice big head with lots of lacing.

S-Beautiful citrous hop smell. Big Orange rind.

T-Lots of orange on the front, but the flavor is very fleeting. The hops continues long after the beer is gone, but it seems to be too much.

M-Big hops in the mouth but the they tend to leave unpleasant bitterness that lingers too long

D-Hard to enjoy this beer for anything more than the big orange up front. The hops are the least pleasing thing in this beer. (476 characters)

Photo of jmarsh123
2.52/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On draft at Scotty's

Pours cloudy copper with a decent off white head. Good lacing and retention.

Aroma is on the malty side with some citrus notes, but way too much sweetness for a pale.

Unfortunately aroma carries over into flavor. Very weird profile. Entirely too much sweetness for a pale ale, but still finishes bitter and astringent somehow. Flavors are all over the place.

Decent medium bodied and quite resinous creating a viscous mouthfeel. Got a little cloying.

A complete mess. I'm amazed this is only 40 IBU with as astringent a finish as it has, but way too malty up front. All around mediocre. (612 characters)

Photo of zimm421
2.6/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. Appears a nice amber color with a thick, tan head. The head has great staying power and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is slightly musty. Just doesn't seem quite right. Almost smells like a sweaty sock. There are some slight hop hints, but definitely isn't enjoyable. The taste starts very malty, a nice bready flavor and then becomes slightly bitter. The hops added some good spiciness, but there's not really anything overly impressive here. The bitter aftertaste also sticks around for a very long time.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some sharp carbonation. Doesn't exactly go down easily, but after a few, it gets easier. Overall, nothing impressive.. The aroma and flavors aren't right, and I'm just not feeling these traits together... (794 characters)

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
2.83/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On-tap. Tumbler glass. From my notes -dec´11-. Deep orangish amber color. Foggy appearance. White froth & rocky crown. Some spooty lacings. Fairly good retention.Mildy caramelized malts, slightly bready & toffee aromas with floral & citric notes to the nose. Flavors show woody hops & some citrics over a sweet -no annoying- malty backbone. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily texture. Slightly astringent in the middle. Subtle hoppiness is felt at the finish & lingers on the aftertaste. Refreshing. (505 characters)

Photo of zeledonia
2.96/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an orangey amber color, translucent, with substantial orange-tinged cream-colored head.

Smell is mostly citrus hops, with some pine, and odd soapy overtones. But there's really not much there - the smell is disappointingly weak, and just a touch unpleasant.

The flavor, similar to the smell, just doesn't have a whole lot to it. It kinda ramps up from weak wheaty malts in the front to more potent citrus and pine hops in the finish that carry a bit of bitterness. Pretty straightforward, not much complexity or subtlety to the flavor at all.

Body is medium-light, with medium carbonation. Not bad, but not really notable in any way.

I found this to be a totally unremarkable beer with a slightly soapy aroma. Some malts, some hops, not much else to it. I'm not a big fan. (782 characters)

Photo of HugePlume
2.97/5  rDev -21.4%
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. (475 characters)

Photo of bum732
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

S: Slightly grassy hops, prominent malt with slight toffee. Some biscuit as well.

L: Cloudy, reddish brown. Creamy white head with little retention. Solid lacing.

T: Slight, spicy hop flavor up front, before a big malty body overwhelming. Medium herbal bitterness with a slight dry toffee not. Finishes fairly dry with an herbal hop finish.

M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Meh. (387 characters)

Photo of mactrail
3.06/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Hugely hoppy. Looks nice with the orange amber color and exemplary lacy foam along the tulip glass. Mouth feel is also delightful, at least until the bitterness takes over. Starts with a warm glow of malt and then the flash bomb of hops goes up. Extremely bitter. Very odd aroma of wet dirt, compost, old barn. Murky aftertaste.

I truly think the IBU stats listed must just be a wild guess. This one bores right into that hop receptor and hits the "Salivate" button. It's even more arrogant than the more well known bastard. (525 characters)

Photo of IronDjinn
3.08/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From a 650 ml brown bottle. Pours out a cloudy copper amber, light tan spongy head with great retention.

Clean earthy notes on the nose, grains, herbs and soap gum notes.

Clean yet earthy grainy malt up front in the flavour, earthy character in the middle, perfumey, herbal hops on the finish. Very English in character, seems like a souped up ESB.

Smooth velvety medium-bodied mouthfeel, low carbonation.

Good on Rogue for using all local ingredients for this one, but it's still pretty mediocre all the same, not worth the price tag. (540 characters)

Photo of ktrillionaire
3.12/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at Hoptomic. Pours a brassy amber hue and is capped with a short-lived off-white froth. The nose is mellow, showing as much malt as hops, and not too much of either. What aroma I do detect is vaguely earthy and sweetly floral. The flavor has more of the earthy tone, accompanied by a healthy dose of biscuity and caramelized malt. There is a metallic tone in the flavor that reminds me of a Euro Strong Lager, so that is a big knock against it. The feel is a tad prickly and slightly skinny. Why do so many organic beers suck? No matter, I can accept that they just do. Overall this really isn't horrible, but I'd not be terribly interested to have it again. (665 characters)

Photo of russpowell
3.15/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Scored this at Goebels in Wichita

Pours copper/auburn with 2 fingers of tan head. Superior head retention & insane lacing

S: Faint breadyness

T: Caramel, breadyness, earthy & herbal hops, dryness up front, plus just a touch of woody hops well. Malty sweetness (toffee), breadyness, woody hops & a touch of astringency surface as this warms, some cakeyness arrives to try to balance this out. Finishes bitter & with some astrigent notes, some caramel is hiding underneath

MF: Medium bodied, subtle carbonation & okay balance

Drinks alright, I applaud the risk taking, but this one doesn't really work for me. I blame the hops in play here (643 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.16/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a murky apricot nectar color with a very impressive head; nice retention and the foam leaves a smattering of lace

Smell: Caramel and pine with a lot of sappy character

Taste: Caramel dominates up front, with the piney hops arriving in the middle; after the swallow, the sugary malts overwhelm the palate

Mouthfeel: Thick and syrupy, with moderate carbonation

Overall: Very sweet for an APA; tastes more like a hoppy amber; the thick mouthfeel is a real detractor (484 characters)

Photo of Xul
3.21/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy amber, capped by two fingers of foamy, pale beige head. Retention is good as the head recedes every so slowly, leaving moderate lacing down the glass.

S: Lots of earthy and herbal hops up front with some citrusy undertones, followed by a strong, sweet caramel base. Some lightly toasted grain in the background.

T: Earthy and herbal hops up front again, but in a better integrated form, along with some pine notes. Caramel base comes in mid-palate and is joined by som citrusy hops. Piney hops come back for a resinous finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, feels a bit too watery towards the backend.

D: Goes down pretty easily but I wouldn't be interested in more than one. (717 characters)

Photo of IronMickey
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: deep amber, frothy head-- over a finger tall. pretty unremarkable.

S: some fruit, some hop, a slight biscuit-y malt note

T: balanced, nice malty flavor with biscuits and a hint of chocolate and a clean hop finish

M: smooth, carbonated but not excessively, dries substantially with the hop finish

D: pretty drinkable, not something I'd go bananas over-- not sure what to compare it to, but yet it seems like a lot of things

overall, good, but not remarkable (464 characters)

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.32/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

5.0 A: Pours a murky amber with a brownish tint. Two and a half fingers of beige creamy/frothy hybrid head. Very good retention and plenty of lacing. Really a looker.

3.0 S: The smell is incredibly weak. Some hints of caramel malts, earthy hops, and yeast.

3.0 T: This tastes a lot like a decently brewed homebrew due to the intense yeastiness I had going. Yeast gives an overall bready vibe. Caramel malts, sticky resiny hop oils, earthy and piney hops, peach and orange fruitiness. Moderately bitter. Okay, but perhaps a bit yeasty.

4.0 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Chewy and somewhat creamy. Not bad here.

3.5 D: Not a bad beer, just not one that stands out in any way. It's dominant flavor is yeastiness, which I'm not too fond off. To some extent, it seems like a homebrew that hasn't quite finished bottle conditioning. (883 characters)

Photo of AlexanderSelby
3.34/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The color is a little cloudy/muddy for a pale ale in my opinion, and the smell is fruity-hoppy with a touch of sweet malt. So far, not a knock-out. The taste is more complex than I think it is at first. It starts out as an aggressive hop attack, but further into the beer the flavors come to life: the hops show their individual qualities, bitterness upfront, and fruity in the middle and then a particularly smooth malt base finishes it off.

Slightly jarring at first, almost falling into a tastelessly unbalanced bitter hop attack (perhaps from the first growth hops, as the crop typically needs a few years to develop), but the tongue gets used to it after a while and the beauty of the individual ingredients come out. (723 characters)

Photo of PicoPapa
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle. Pours a murky kind of swamp water color with very little head. Some lacing. Aroma is sweet. Picking up on some brown sugar, pine, caramel, and bread. Taste is piney and sweet. More of that brown sugary/sweet bready taste. Slightly bitter. Pretty smooth and easy to drink. Overall it is a decent beer but a bit pricey. Would like to try it on tap before I shell out 8 bucks for another bomber. (405 characters)

Photo of beertunes
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a deep orangeish-amber color with about an inch of light beige head that had low retention but good lacing.

The aroma was very hop forward, lots of citrus with some pine, and just a bit of grainy malt in the background. The flavors were a much bolder version of the scents. There were sharp, tangy hops supported by a solid malt base. The beer had nice citrusy finish.

The body was good, full without being heavy or sticky. Drinkability was good, the beer went down nice and easy. Overall, a tasty brew. It was a bit too dark and hoppy to truly be a Pale Ale, but still one of Rogue's better recent efforts. Try it when you see it. (664 characters)

Photo of csiewert
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours an amber color with a finger of off white foamy head that retains and laces nicely. The aroma is somewhat weak but consists of citrusy hops and bready malt. The taste starts with caramel sweetness and then becomes citrusy and earthy. The beer finishes harshly carbonated but finishes clean tasting. Overall a good beer. (335 characters)

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Coppery reddish and cloudy, nice head and great lacing.

Smelled pretty good, quite caramel malty with a hoppy texture that's pretty piney.

Tastes nice and hoppy with no shortage of earthy malt background flavors and a light piney-ness with moderate bitterness. Has a small amount of that particular burnt-malty flavor that I can't quite identify but don't care for. However, it doesn't really take much away from the beer so I'm rating it quite well anyway. A pretty nice beer.

Feels thick and rich, moderate bitter aftertaste and ample carbonation.

Drinks a bit below average for the style. There are other APAs that I much prefer.

Value wise this one would not rate very well. For this price I could almost get a six pack of some APAs that I would rather drink. (769 characters)

Photo of NEhophead
3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 fl oz brown bottle served in a tumbler.

Pours a murky, burnt auburn in color beneath a densely creamy white head; very good strength.

Fragrant floral hops with a hefty mustiness. Slightly bitter caramel malt that accentuates the musty, tea quality.

A mouthful of floral bitterness from the very beginning. Sharp citrus notes cut the filmy texture and musty flavor, despite being short-lived. Biscuity malt with a touch of diacetyl. Spicy black pepper attempts to cut cut the floral bitterness in the finish, but fails to do so.

Medium in body; rough and filmy on the palate. Almost leaves your mouth craving water.

A bit one dimensional in terms of flavor profile, but the toughest obstacle to get past is the texture, especially in terms of drinkability. (764 characters)

Photo of denver10
3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A hazy orangey-copper with a huge cream colored head that I had to let sit for a minute or two before I could even try to explore the beer. Nice lacing. I could smell a nice does of orange rind as I awaited the foam to die down. Once I got to smell the beer up close the citric aroma remained strong, this time both the fruit as well as the rind, and also showing itself was a nice doughiness from the malt. A very nice and inviting aroma. A fruit forward flavor, orange and lemon, with a bready malt base (that gains in strength as it warms) to this. This beer isn't very sweet, its more refreshing with a touch of bitterness that kicks in towards the second half and carries into the aftertaste. Not much life to the flavor though. A crisp medium body to this with a dry finish. Overall, nothing wrong with this beer but I found it to be quite boring. (853 characters)

Photo of vkv822
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz : tulip pint
from notes

Pours a clear, coppery, burnt orange. Foamy, off white head.

Floral, herbal notes, slight citrus. Has a solid, slightly sweet, biscuity malt backbone.

Medium body, foamy carbonation. Standard.

A well done American pale ale. Nothing outstanding, but tasty nonetheless. (300 characters)

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Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale from Rogue Ales
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