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Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale - Rogue Ales

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463 Ratings
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Ratings: 463
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 7
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
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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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3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 05:30:35 | More by TheSixthRing
Photo of rfgetz

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an attractive coppery amber color with nice cap of dense bone white head, almost cask ale in appearance. Scent brings notes of bread, roasted nuts and dull caramel along with some herbal and faint lemony hops. Taste leads with a quick kiss of bitterness, citrus rind and leads into a very bready, nutty and caramely middle (I've had some ESBs with less of these qualities). The hops return at the end with some herbal notes. Medium bodied, creamy, moderate carbonation. Interesting full malted pale with decent hoppyness... very English in its construction.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2011 14:30:06 | More by rfgetz
Photo of Gobzilla


3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a amber brown with yellow highlights with a 2 finger head that left lots of sticky lacing on the glass.

S: its kinda weird but I got sweet potato and malt aromas with bready, hops and spice notes. There is also faint citrus, wheat, and booze notes.

T: I got caramel malts up front with wheat flavors which also had a little hop bite. There was also citrus, various grains, and slight sweet potato accents.

M: medium body with a good amount of carbonation that had a grainy, bitter, and crisp finish.

D: drank very good but was not a spectacular beer. This is something I could have on a hot day by the pool.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2010 04:38:58 | More by Gobzilla
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3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rogue Ales--Oregon Brewing Company--Chatoe Rogue First Growth OREgasmic Ale--Revolution Hops & Dare Malts--Grow The Revolution--GYO--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 5.75% ABV. 40 IBU's. (4.0 / 5.0) Pale Ale? Lacy dense lasting of white head. Clear rich dark amber orange color. Malty aromatic floral mild hop front. Creamy mellow sweet malty caramel fruit crusty pine hint hoppy Amber Ale body. Mild hop spice balanced earthy citrus pine hint fresh zesty end. BC.Odd Hop Notes? Sampled 7/23/2010. 2 @ $6.49 Each.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2010 21:58:33 | More by philbertk
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North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a Hopus tulip pours a nice murky dark orange with a decent khaki head that diminishes to nothing and leaves no lacing on the glass. Aroma is nice citrus grapefruit hops in front of caramel malts. The taste is a slight let down from the nose, slight sweet caramel malts and citrus hops on the to but there is a nice amount of bitter citrus hops in the lingering finish. The beer is fairly light and crisp with mild carbonation. This is certainly an interesting beer, one that has me intrigued to try the other First Growth beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2010 01:38:13 | More by atsprings
Photo of Pencible


3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a hazy copper with moderate tan head.
S: It smelled like fresh citrus and copper hops, with a little caramel malt.
T: It tasted like lots of citrus and copper hops, with a little caramel malt (very similar to the scent but bolder). It had a strong bitter aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick with a little carbonation.
D: This was a solid pale ale, but nothing special. I love the concept of grow-your-own hops, but the actual impact on the quality of the beer is negligible. In the end this beer is enjoyable but not unique or worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2010 15:36:33 | More by Pencible
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3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a one finger thick bubbly tan head into a snifter that left a thin ring and sheet throughout. the body was a bright amber color.
s - caramel aromas dominate.
t - citrus fruits, some spicy hops with a nice malt backbone. very balanced.
m - crisp and medium mouthfeel.
o - very enjoyable and solid APA.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 16:30:09 | More by GPHarris
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3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear orange amber color; like a light copper. Poured a 2 finger bubbly light tan head with good retention. Lots of sticky lace.

S: Sweet, bready pale malts. Faint floral hop character; citrus, pine and grapefruit.

T: Tastes as it smells. Wet grains up front. Gives way to a solid earthy floral hop character; primarily citrus rind and pine. Sharp bitter cuts the resiny feel to balance.

M: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. A little resiny. Finishes dry.

D: Easily drinkable. Flavorful and balanced. Finished the bomber easy.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2010 13:07:18 | More by Haybeerman
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Quebec (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The IBU on BA and on the bottle is different, on the bottle I have right now it says 90IBU...

Amber looking beer with a very foamy thick and rich foam. Havent seen one like that since a long time. The body color is deep amber while the foam leave a thick residue on the glass.

Smell is bitter, fine hint of hops but a shy caramel presence is there.

Taste at fist is smooth, shy bitterness with a shy fruity hoppiness followed by spices and malt which ends up in a rich bitter maltyness.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 04:07:10 | More by 3Vandoo
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3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- 4 Dark hazy auburn color, almost like an apple cider. Creamy thick beige head. Looks inviting. Smooth but not very sticky lacing.

S- 3.5 Balance of malt and hop aromas tilts to the malty side. It smells slightly bready and spicy.

T- 4 The hops come thru more in the flavor of this brew than the smell, but they are still well-balanced by the malts. The fruity hop flavor is then complimented with a nice spicy-sweet finish.

M- 4.5 Creamy and smooth yet still very clean. Great level of carbonation. Medium-light body; just right for a pale ale.

D- 4 This is another tasty offering from Rogue. Kudos to them for growing and utilizing their own ingredients. Overall I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a good quality pale ale. I could enjoy several of these. It's well-balanced, smooth and not-too-heavy. The flavors aren't necessarily bold but they are enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2011 14:46:19 | More by KYBrewgrass
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New York

3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chatoe Rogue OREgasmic Ale is a cloudy orange/amber with a dense yellowish head that thins to a film and leaves really nice lacing. It has a faint, slightly sweet, hoppy aroma with notes of grass, pineapple and orange. It's medium bodied and very smooth with a crisp, dry finish that leaves the tongue a touch chalky. It tastes slightly dry and pretty bitter. There's lots of orange peel flavor and it's very nicely balanced. It's an enjoyable, solid pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 18:26:15 | More by yesyouam
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3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip from a bomber.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden amber with a two finger ecru colored fluffy sticky head with plenty of pretty lace down the glass.

Smell: Very malty sweet with a nice hoppy grass back note. Fruity hop bitter smell. Nice.

Taste: Just about the same as the smell. Sweet malts mixed with a fresh hop bitter finish. Not to spicy but you can pick up pepper notes on the front of your tongue. Long lasting dry finish.

Mouth: Smooth and dry. Medium carb. Nice oily feel that stays long after the sip.

Overall: A very nice APA. Almost walked by this one too. Very glade I didn't. Good drinkable beer. Do yourself a favor and give this one a try. This one would pair great with some spicy chinese food.


Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 00:17:39 | More by fwiz
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3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip from a 22 oz. bottle.

A: Pours a deep amber to red hue with a thick eggshell head that holds itself well. Lacing is decent. The beer is slightly hazy, which is a bit off-putting for this style.

S: Some caramel like malt combined with toast and dried fruit accompany floral, citrusy hop notes.

T: Much like the smell, but malt is more pronounced. Caramel sweetness, along with fig and cookie combine with just a hint of nutty character. Hops lend flavors of pine, some grapefruit, and a hint of orange peel. Finish is dry and clean.

M: Full bodied, and very chewy. Almost too much for this style of beer. It does have that signature Rogue mouthfeel though.

D: Overall a decent brew. Not my favorite offering from this series, but well worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2010 04:49:12 | More by WYVYRN527
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-18-2013 21:26:19 | More by JakerLou
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West Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2010 05:00:25 | More by WVbeergeek
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-16-2012 22:43:21 | More by cHurley
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-13-2013 01:33:07 | More by Nage37
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-28-2013 03:54:29 | More by Mikemost
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-26-2013 20:24:21 | More by Hopmodium
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

deep orange amber. Very dark color on this one with almost a reddish hue to it. There was ample carbonation apparent in the form of lots of bubble chains streaking toward the surface and building tons of foam across the top. After the pour a large head of white foamy and frothy lace appeared across the top, perhaps as high as three inches before finally settling down

Big notes of pine and sugar, not so much heavy on the citrus side, and to be honest there was much more of heavy resiny aroma to it then a large floral display. Very nice grain notes were also becoming very much apparent; bring a good fullness to it. There was an underlying maltiness, almost akin to an amber ale that seemed to be showing its head as well, giving it a bit more character then just a hop ale.

nice piney note starts to kick in, subtly at first but then getting stronger as the flavor builds before finally taking over the palate completely and turning into a very nice dry and bitter finish, leaving you there waiting for another sip.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 04:59:47 | More by mikesgroove
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-13-2013 00:08:51 | More by WillAndSarah
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-08-2013 21:16:10 | More by irishkyle21
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-15-2011 07:21:07 | More by Travisnin
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-02-2013 01:53:03 | More by Pugs78
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-20-2013 05:09:50 | More by throwerbri
Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale from Rogue Ales
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