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Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
85
very good

522 Ratings
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Ratings: 522
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 9
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of mntlover
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep burnt orange color with small bar pour off white head. Some sparse lace left behind. Always nice to see a dark pale ale.

Aroma is nice sweet caramel malts nice fruity/floral hops.

Taste good big sweet malt base for a PA with good hops fruity, floral notes with lingering pine bitterness.

Mouthfeel is solid medium with fairly mellow carbonation.

Overall a good beer then again most Rouges are.

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3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

With the 'green' movement in full swing, Rogue contiues to challenge themselves with this OREgasmic Ale derived from home grown ingredients.

OREgasmic pours with the classic Rogue look of burnish amber which carries a medium-heavy haze. Malty-rich froathiness provides an eggshell colored head that forms, retains, and laces extremely well. All sorts of decorative patterns remain on the glass, long after the beer falls.

Balanced aromas of malt and hops sing the praises of a well made pale ale, however the character seem as much English as American. Caramel rich with the depth of English malts but without the biscuity scent. Pine and citrus give an earthy, spicy note rather than the strict citrus notes of American ales. Still, the beer's true malt aroma shines with the balance of noble aromatic hops, and a burst of fruity esters for a measure of complexity.

Medium caramel sweetness carries the early taste while the follow of hops deliver flavors of pine, fresh cut grass, and mint before leaving with a leafy bitterness that's slightly resiny. Medium attenuation leaves just enough sweetness to keep the brunt of 40 IBU's in check. Estery-hoppy with appricots, over-rippened red apples, tangerine, and white grapefruit leads to a fruity and sharp finish.

OREgasmic carries a heafty malty weight early and resides to only a semi-dry finish late. While never reaching complete dryness, there's a closure that makes the beer appealing in a more rustic and grassy way. Minty-cool evaporation occurs as the alcohol teases the palate while the grassy bite of hops create a dull spicy ending.

While the beer straddles the fence of what's expected from English and American pale ales, this is what Rogue does with nearly all their beers. It keeps them in the conversation of both but prevents them from acclaim for either. And, that signature pacman yeast has such an influence that all their beers taste nearly the same. Though this was a fine beer, no orgasm was ever reached, induced, encoraged, or denied in this review.

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3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gotta love the name.

Appearance:
This beer poured a rich dull copper that was unexpected given the fact that it's a pale ale. A thick, frothy light tan head formed and later blanketed the beer in my Duvel tulip. The beer appears hazy, but not unfiltered.

Smell:
Whoa, the smell gives you the best first impression of this beer. It has moved beyond a pale ale and into a category of extreme brewing. I am reminded of my first impressions with immortale by DFH, but the vanilla and maple isn't as strong.

Taste:
Spicy, Yeast, and Hoppppy bitterness. The ale is rich and gives the beer a good body to encompass these flavors. The bitterness from the hops is pure pine sap and way overpowering to give me any type of frothing in my loins (oregasmic). However, the beer remains decent, superior to many even still.

Mouthfeel:
Slightly off centered, the bitter aftertaste is gross after a while. The beer reminds me of a hoppy ale, borderline IPA-Belgian hybrid possibly. The sweetness comes through more effortlessly when the beer is warmed, but is a scavenger hunt.

Drinkability:
I liked this beer and thought it was a fairly drinkable beverage, especially for the price. There were off moments about the beer, but overall it had remarkable character and a smooth finish (despite a harsh, bitter aftertaste). I would compare this beer to wild devil belgian IPA or even a scotch ale. At a restaurant I think it would pair poorly, but if the opportunity arises I may still challenge my initial opinions.

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3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into 22oz. snifter. Rich honey with thick white head, good retention

S: Shared: both thought earthy, grass/hay, bread, little hops

T: Malty pale ale, similar to a Belgian pale ale, yeast bread, dry mild hops

M: Smooth and rich for a pale ale, solid carbonation, goes down nice

D: Interesting beer, takes quite a few sips to get everything. At the end though, didn't really want more. Maybe just not right for me that night.

Interesting background on beer, fun to try, interesting style, not sure where it fits i guess. I did enjoy it though, it was worth the price.

Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 522 ratings.