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Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale - Rogue Ales

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494 Ratings
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Ratings: 494
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%
Wants: 7
Gots: 32 | 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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Photo of tapman
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%

Hazy and bubbly, this brew pours a light amber with a frothy off-white head with small, tight bubbles which for homebrew means a good fermentation by healthy yeast. I likes 'em un-filtered, yessir.

Right away I get a very grainy caramel malt flavor, similar to many homebrews I have tasted. I get some earthy hops in the nose which I already know are willamette and sterling, both of which are pretty mellow. I am not familiar with Revolution hops, but I assume they are in that vain (a fuggle hybrid???). Not a lot going on in the nose for me, but what is there is subtle and pleasant.

Sweet and flowery up front with a sharp wave of bitterness immediately afterward. Talk about your early hop additions! Before the strong bitterness and grass in the middle, the beginning has a lot of sweet, mid-range malt character that does linger a little towards the end. I would use less bitterness i this one, but it is pretty balanced and a little heavier than most pales which justifies the extra bitterness for me.

Very drinkable. May take the palate to warm up to puckering bitterness, but the large amount of dissolved carbonation does a nice job of keeping this one light in the mouth while drying out those sour patches on the tongue.

Good, but not superb. Really reminds me of stellar homebrew, but I have had cleaner offerings from Rouge.

tapman, Jun 23, 2010
Photo of Janderson91
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

No freshness info. Enjoyed on 08/01/11.

A - Pours a pretty clear deep red color with a large white head. Leaves a wall of lacing. Very good looking beer.

S - Some sweet malts, spicy rye, and a very earthy hoppiness. Some citrus hop aroma is present also.

T - Very similar to the nose. Pretty sweet with some of that rye spiciness. Pretty bitter toward the back with the earthy, citrusy hoppiness that was present in the aroma. Just a hint of linger bitterness on the tongue.

M - Mouthfeel is pretty creamy for an APA. Good stuff.

O - Overall, this was a good APA, I enjoyed it a lot. Probably wouldn't pick it up again since SNPA is always available but I'm glad to have tried it.

Janderson91, Aug 02, 2011
Photo of mountdew1
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a nice slightly dark orangey amber. Head was a nice thick frothy dirty white color. It clung just a bit, and was made of big bubbles. Small streams of carbonation rose from the bottom. Aroma had a hint of sweetness, slightly earthy floral, with a bit of hoppy bitterness. Taste started off robusty malty with a bit of honey, but then switched to a hoppy bitter quickly. Felt great in the mouth. Coated very well, and was nicely carbonated. Overall was a great beer. But it was a bit expensive for what it was, beyond being first growth, nothing worth the cost.

mountdew1, Aug 12, 2011
Photo of UDbeernut
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

bottle poured into a cheater pint. dark amber color, minimal head but gobs of lacing. caramel and pine wrap around the tounge. alcohol is surprisingly warming on a chilly summer night. a nice beer, perhaps one I will look for again perhaps on a cold dreary winter night.

UDbeernut, Sep 12, 2011
Photo of teromous
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

A: Very hazy dark copper body with a very thick lush off-white head. Light barely even makes it through the body. Leaves great lacing on the glass. It looks darker than most APAs, but the overall appearance is fantastic.

S: Tons of hop aroma. There's pine at first, then caramel scent peeps in, then more of that pine sap. The hop aroma is very rich and full in this beer. It doesn't smell like fresh hops from a bag, but there's a bunch of hop aroma.

T: Very good vlavors. There's a bit of grapefruit flavor and pine. It's pretty much what you expect from your standard APA. Lots of hop flavor in this. It leaves a lot of pine resin bitterness in the back and on the sides of the tongue. There is a bit of sweetness at the tip of the tongue but it quickly fades.

M: Smooth moutheel with moderately strong bitterness, just enough carbonation. Dry.

O: Overall I was highly impressed with this beer. I was on the fence with giving the taste a 4 or 3.5. I didn't feel that it was outstanding but it was still very impressive. I recommend that hop lovers give this one a shot because it is a wonderful experience.

teromous, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Drumnart
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

Drumnart, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of Franziskaner
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

Franziskaner, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%

Bomber from the Ottawa LCBO for $7

Appearance - Hazy amber colour with a large size frothy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, grapefruit, hops

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and hops. There is also some grapefruit, cherry?, and some resin. It ends with a fairly decent dose of hops.

Overall - I have a feeling this beer was spectacular in March - when it was brewed. It's still good, it just tastes a little muted. Still a good amount of hop bitterness though and a solid beer.

spinrsx, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%

Got a 4oz sample at a tasting. Bottle price 9.00

A - Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a half inch of head

S - Smells of musky malts and pine bitterness with a bit of caramel sweetness in the mix.

T - Kind of like estate ale from SN only not as clean. Dirty sweet malt taste with a more earthy type hop, bitter and sharp, with a dry finish. Harsh, yet tasty.

M - Medium bodied. Wasn't that good but it was different.

Overall I liked how earthy the hops were in the compared to clean and citrus like hops I have in typical offerings. Different yet but drinkable... well kinda. Bottle was way to expensive so try to get it on tap. Will it be more refreshing on tap!

DrDemento456, May 04, 2011
Photo of fragilemacabre
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%

Poured into a chalice AND a pint glass. Take that!

it's a milky reddish-brown, almost looking like apple cider, and leaves some gorgeous lacing on the pint glass. First reaction upon smelling: "it smells like pizza. WHY DOES IT SMELL LIKE PIZZA?" Seriously. Between the yeastiness and, I swear, a tomato scent... almost Spaghettio-esque. I don't understand, but I'm curious.

Yep. Still tastes like Spaghettios. Pizza is gone. Between the yeastiness and the tomato-esque tartness... yeah. Upon further sipping and letting it sit for a minute, I'm finding a very tart maltiness, more like beer and less like Boyardee, though that's still there.

I find the transparency of the GYO angle compelling and really do appreciate the information on the bottle, as well as Rogue trying something it seems isn't a standard on the beer market. It's even a tasty beer! I'm just confused.

fragilemacabre, Sep 29, 2010
Photo of nitro0292
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%

Poured a rusty and cloudy red-orange with one finger's worth of ecru head. Very good retention indicates lots of hops. So far so good.

Aroma is of sweet fruits (peach, pineapple, mango) and some caramel malt. Not a typical pacific north west aroma, but appealing.

Taste resembles a weak DIPA past its prime as it presents a good balance of malt and hops, with malt carrying the day. An adequate bitterness supports the malt and lingers on the finish to dry out the palate. Solid.

Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Hop oils coat the mouth a sting just enough. Carbonation is on the lower end, but adequate.

Label says "Orange-amber in color, malty aroma, spicy fruity hop flavor with a solid malt background and lingering finish." This is exactly what it is.

Wish I had it a little bit more fresh. To me this is more of an amber ale than an APA, but a solid brew nonetheless.

nitro0292, Oct 25, 2011
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%

Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice hop flavors.

UCLABrewN84, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of OakedCanuck
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%

22oz bottle into pint. From notes

A - Pours a nice, deep copper to amber colour with slightly off white head with nice formation

S - Citrusy, some grass and grains, caramel

T - much the same as the nose. Orange peel, lemon, sweet caramel, wheatgrass.

M - Medium body and a bit slick.

D - A nice surprise from Rogue. Very easy to drink, balanced and ABV was well hidden.

OakedCanuck, Feb 07, 2011
Photo of bbeane
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%

A- Poured into my DFH snifter... starts with a murky dark amber colored beer topped with a finger thick off white head that recedes leaving some lacing behind

S- Sweet malty aroma with some hints of bread

T- Starts out very sweet and malty when it first hits your palette, but finishes with the typical APA bitterness... tasty

M- Medium body with medium carbonation

D- An interesting APA that I would enjoy again based on taste but not on price


bbeane, Aug 17, 2010
Photo of oberon
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

oberon, Jul 05, 2010
Photo of ocelot2500
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%

Pours a clear dark orange amber color with a tight, large off-white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of toasted malt and floral hops.

Tastes of a good dose of hops up front followed by a maltiness. Hops are floral with a bit of earthiness and pine to them. Malts have a good caramel note. Plenty of bitterness with only a touch of sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a crisp amount of carbonation.

ocelot2500, Aug 28, 2010
Photo of Gouxman
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%

I've always been a fan of Rogue beers. Though they've never really knocked my socks off, their beers are truly inventive and flavorful. I went between grabbing the new Double Chocolate Stout and the new Chatoe series out of the fridge. I wasn't ready for a heavy dessert just yet...

The newest installment in the Chatoe Rogue series, labeled "OREgasmic Ale" (I had a laugh) is a great interpretation on an APA.

This beer pours a deep copper amber with an off white head and dissipates into the beer while still clinging on to the side of the glass.

The aroma is predominately comprised of piney and citrusy hop notes with a slight caramel malt musk.

The hop aroma comes through nicely in the flavor jumping out upfront with resinous hop bitterness that leaves earthy hints of pine and orange peel. The bready, toasty malt base plays a nice role by balancing out the hop bite.

This brew has a great mouthfeel and nice balance between the citrus hop notes and semi sweet malt base. At only 40 IBUs the hops are definitely present, but don't overpower the beer. And at only 6% above you can easy polish off a bomber or two without feeling too bad about it.

It is good to see breweries like Rogue and Sierra Nevada growing and using their own hops and barley in their beers. The dedication to their product really shines through in the liquid. Though I think I enjoyed the Chatoe Rogue Schwarzbier more, I could easily enjoy another one of these sometime soon.

Gouxman, Sep 01, 2010
Photo of Kromes
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%

A: A hazy copper color with a thin off-white head that laces the glass.

S: Toasted caramel malt with a touch of floral hop.

T: A nice sweet caramel and toasted malt flavor with some floral hop and almost pineapple or tropical fruity esters. Bitter and a bit dry in the finish.

M: Medium body with good smooth carbonation. Good feel to it.

O: A quality pale ale. I really like the flavors in the beer. Sweet and fruity, but balanced out by the bitterness from the hop.

Kromes, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of WesWes
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%

The beer pours a hazy amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a pretty solid pale and crystal malt scent along with a spicy hop aroma. It's sweet with some light biscuit character and a touch of hops. The taste is good. It has a very malty flavor that boasts of pale and crystal malts along with a damn fine hop taste. It goes down easy with a good amount of bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good, malt forward, APA. It's balanced well with excellent hop notes; a good drinker.

WesWes, Oct 07, 2010
Photo of biegaman
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%

OREgasmic pours with a dulled copper colour and sandy-toned head that's thick as a sponge cake. Though I doubt it could have been intentional, I like that a beer made 100% from Oregon grown ingredients be appropriately, completely cloudy. Typical.

The aroma has a profile very reminiscent of Rogue's Dead Guy Ale; it showcases both resinous pine-y hops and toffee-laced malts which have the distinction of being simultaneously sticky-sweet and yet also toasted enough to seem crunchy. Again, classic Pacific North-West.

OREgasmic owes its wholesome, delectable taste as much to farmers as it does fermenters. You can't achieve this kind of strong, garnished and delicious flavour with mediocre ingredients. The malts are honeyed but heavy, the hops very prominent. It drinks, to my palate, like an ultra-hopped (Americanized) ESB, though at 90 IBUs it could almost be considered an IPA.

The palate can't seem to chose between caramelly coffee-cake-like notes or the pine resins and grapefruit pith. Ultimately, however, there's a persistent, almost atmospheric floralness that turns sweet into bitter and tips the scale with a vegetal kind of spice (think bitter greens).

I like that Rogue OREgasmic Ale embodies the trademark tastes and features of Cascadian ales - not to mention the independent, environmentally-conscious, pioneering 'do-it-yourself' spirit of the region itself. I'm sure it took a lot of time, money and sweat for Rogue to start their own farm - it's good to see that all that hard work is being put to good use.

biegaman, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of merlin48
3.9/5  rDev +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.

merlin48, May 27, 2011
Photo of Mora2000
3.9/5  rDev +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.

Mora2000, Jul 10, 2010
Photo of biboergosum
3.9/5  rDev +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.

biboergosum, Sep 25, 2010
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.9/5  rDev +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.

TheSixthRing, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of rfgetz
3.9/5  rDev +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.

rfgetz, Aug 05, 2011
Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.