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Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale - Rogue Ales

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85
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186 Reviews
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Reviews: 186
Hads: 543
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: 543
Photo of Ksmoove27
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look - Pours a solid copper-brown body with a 2 inch off white head that dissipated rather quickly. Decent lacing

Smell - not very prominent. It's a mostly bready malt. with a tiny bit of pine. No noticeable citrus or fruit notes.

Taste - also malt forward with a very bitter finish. Not sure where this comes from (but it is a good bitterness)

Feel - Medium smooth feel with good carbonation

Overall... Good but not great. A very malty pale ale with a decent bite of bitterness. But it lacks any fruit notes. (515 characters)

Photo of pianoguy
3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle with 12-4-14stamped on the bottom of the bottle

Pours a solid copper-brown body with a 1 inch off white head that dissipated rather quickly. Decent lacing

Smell is not very prominent. It's a mostly bready malt. with a tiny bit of pine. No noticeable citrus or fruit notes.

Taste is also malt forward with a very bitter finish. Not sure where this comes from (but it is a good bitterness)

Medium smooth feel with good carbonation

Overall... Good but not great. A very malty pale ale with a decent bite of bitterness. But it lacks any fruit notes. (565 characters)

Photo of Roby923
4.73/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Correction to 2014 version - 90 ibu 76 AA. Perfect amber color. Balanced rich and bold taste. Rogue Farms Revolution, independent, Newport, freedom, and liberty hops. (168 characters)

Photo of jellikit
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle.
Appearance: Amber/copper. Hazy. Nice, medium, fuzzy head. Nice lacing.
Smell: juicy fruit gum. Caramel. My wife says guava.......I don't know what guava smells like.
Taste: toasted bread and cracker malts. Earthy and citrus hops followed by a nice grapefruit peel bitterness.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation. Medium body. Dry.
Overall: meh...decent pale. A little different. Malty. Not bad. (412 characters)

Photo of drinkininthewood
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle, not the freshest - production date apr.29 2014 Specs > 16 Plato - 90 IBU - 76 AA - 24 L

A- murky brown with a touch of red. creamy off white head diminished to a thin layer with nice lacing.

S- I have a slight cold so my nose is a little off but the aroma is a little subdues with some sniffs of grapefruit and floral notes.

T- some crackery malts up front with a slight hint or caramel sweetness overtaken by assertive hop bitterness throughout. Lots of grapefuit and spicy hop oils resonate throughout my mouth. I wish i didnt have a cold right now because i feel like im only getting half the package. Finish is bitter and somewhat dry.

M- nice carbonation, it works well for the beer. mouthfeel is slick and medium bodied.

D- a strong flavor profile kept it enjoyable and very drinkable.

Overall i will be re-reviewing this brew ( sans cold ). Good brew the abv felt stronger than 6.0%. I felt that the 90 IBU rating is about right. Good brew but not the best from this brewery. I felt the hops to be a little overpowering to be honest. (1,073 characters)

Photo of Radome
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber bottle into a snifter.

L - Color is dark copper with lots of orange tinting. Head is light tan, thick and sticky. It has serious lacing on the glass.

S - Aromas are mainly of malt, with light toast, brown sugar and molasses. Hops are only secondary, and are earthy rather than highly citrusy. I detect what seems like slight oxidation, which makes sense now that I see on BA the beer was a seasonal summer release.

T - Flavors are also dominated by malt over hops. Malt is toasted and sweet with just a hint of a light roast note. Molasses. Hops flavor is earthy with a low citrus tang. Like the aromas, the flavors indicate an aged, slightly oxidized quality.

F - Medium body. Medium hops bitterness. Low to medium carbonation. Low alcohol presence.

O - There's no way to tell what this beer was like when it was fresh. My sample is aged, lifeless and slightly oxidized. It's just not very interesting. I won't seek it out again. (970 characters)

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%

Pours dark red with a bit of cloudiness. Massive rocky head never dissipates, very impressive. Sweet maltyness and some herbal, citrus hoppiness in the nose. caramel, and dried fruit malt mix with leafy, piney, citrusy hops in the taste. Bitterness doesn't seem like the 90ibus on the bottle.

A nice malt centric APA with high hop bitterness. Could be a bit more aromatic in the hop department. Still definitely worth a try. (431 characters)

Photo of MDHopster
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Believing is tasting and all that goes with it. The ratings on this beer are all over the map. Personally I found it quite pleasant. The head lasts a while with strong taxes on the sides of the glass. Smell is hoppy, taste also hoppy with good bitters, spice and fruit. Appearance is murky amber with tan head. Mouthfeel is aggressive between carbonation and bitters. But what the hell is "free range coastal waters"? (417 characters)

Photo of seedyone
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

05/16/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Went for this out of curiosity for pairing on food menu. On it's own it's not too bad. I'm the unhoppy guy today's crafters wish would go away. That being said, I could actually drink two of these (under the right circumstances).

If I was at a party and this was all there was to drink, I'd try to catch a ride to the beer store, but if I was on desert island I'd save it to pour on a wound. (431 characters)

Photo of Franziskaner
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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. (320 characters)

Photo of mdagnew
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
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... (1,130 characters)

Photo of BlazerT
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Teku/shaker glass.
A: Burnt orange/dark amber with big, light brown head, which lasts for pretty long. Medium lacing.

S: At first strong malty - caramel and bread notes, some sweet notes. Low aromas of piney notes, some dark fruit in the background.

T: The taste is very malty and sweet, there are some burnt/roasted malts noticable. Strong carmelized malts backbone. Everything is quite, but not perfect balanced with hoppy bitterness. The taste is Low to medium fresh, grassy and piney hop notes with some low floral accent. The aftertaste is definetely medium bitter with some burnt flavors and tangy character (rye malts ?)

M: Medium body and medium carbonation. Sticky and smooth texture. Finish is dry and sticky. No alcohol warmth.

O: Definetely solid malty beer. There is quite noticable strong bitter hoppy character. There is lack of knocking down hoppy aromas, which are characteristic for AIPAs. The thing could be the problem of time. It came a long way from the US to Poland via Amsterdam, so it could has strong influance on the taste and aroma. (1,066 characters)

Photo of ssteakley
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
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! (334 characters)

Photo of bmwats
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a standard pint.

A: Medium brown. Pours a 1+ finger, frothy, white head. Settles slowly, leaving a thick, persistent foam blanket. Plenty of beer ring lacing. Head renews fully with each pour.

S: Pine, honey, and citrus.

T: Pine straw. Lots of lemon pith. And a woody malt tone.

M: Biting hop character. Bitter and crisp. Dry finish.

D: Sipping experience due to character.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Frothy head, persistent foam, and lots of lacing. Nose is very piney, very citrusy, with a distinct sweet note. Very bitter pine hop, bitter lemon pith, and a bit of woody character. Overall, this is a good quaff. (665 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)

Photo of 3Vandoo
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
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. (489 characters)

Photo of mdcrouser
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In Maryland for one night of business, so I figured I'd better buy and review something that I couldn't find in KC - and Rogue was it? In Maryland? Yep. Also, I'm drinking it from a plastic hotel cup, so take anything in the post below with a grain of salt.

Frothy, creamy tan head caps a pretty reddish beer - almost like an Irish ale.

Strong vegetative/herbal hoppiness with this one - big in the nose.

Enjoying this one because it's big both in its hops and with a steady bit of maltiness and a bit of spice to close - almost comes across as a light-hearted look at a barleywine.

Sticky, prickly on the tongue, with light carbonation.

Tasty and a different take on highly hoppy ale without getting into IPA territory. (730 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 teromous
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (1,113 characters)

Photo of mntlover
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
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. (410 characters)

Photo of spinrsx
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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. (688 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a hazy reddish copper amber with a two finger off-white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of bready and biscuit malt, grassy hops with a hint of sourness. Flavor follows with biscuit malt and grassy, citrus hops with a slight, pleasant sweetness. Finishes with lingering hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied. A nice hopped ale that is dark for a pale ale, bordering on amber ale territory, but the flavor is appropriate for a pale ale. Nice balance of malt and hops. A good dinner ale. (554 characters)

Photo of thehyperduck
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

650 mL bottle from the LCBO; no freshness info, but listed at 6.5%. I loved the pumpkin ale in this series, and beyond that Rogue hasn't disappointed me yet - but to be fair, I skipped those donut-inspired collaborations. Served slightly chilled.

Pours a deep copper-brown colour, foggy with sediment, and topped with nearly two fingers of the frothiest, creamiest, stickiest, cream-coloured head I've ever seen. It leaves a doily pattern of lacing clinging to the glass as it recedes slowly over the next few minutes. Fresh aroma with lots of pine sap and citrus to satisfy the hopheads, as well as an underlying backbone of toffee, honey and biscuity malts. Enticing.

A solid, well-balanced pale ale. Bready malts and caramel/toffee sweetness come through at first, but are swiftly countered with pine sap and juicy grapefruit. Finishes with a slight tropical fruit vibe that becomes pithier and drier into the aftertaste. Medium-bodied, with restrained carbonation and a smooth, somewhat oily mouthfeel that clings to the palate, leaving a bitter feel behind and encouraging quick sips. The alcohol isn't much of a factor in the flavour, but you can tell it's there, and for that reason one bomber is plenty for me tonight.

Final Grade: 4.07, a solid A-. Rogue Farms' OREgasmic Ale is a very solid APA that will easily appeal to any fan of the style, as well as those of milder IPAs for that matter. There is plenty of West Coast hoppage to satisfy the cravings of hopheads, but the subtle sweetness of the malt backbone helps keep it all in perspective throughout; a textbook, full-flavoured American-style pale ale. Well worth a try, and one of the best pale ales I've had the pleasure of quaffing so far this summer. (1,727 characters)

Photo of ElSid
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Freshness Date: None

A: Amber syrup topped off with an inch of tan foam. Curtain like lace on the glass.

S: Caramel and sugar sweetness. There is also a touch of honey also. Then comes leaves, earth, and floral bitterness.

T: The palate is balanced sporting sweetness and bitterness in ample amounts. The malt brings the most interest: syrupy sweetness, caramel, brown sugar, and hints of honey. The sweetness if lathered on fresh bread. The bitterness is earthy and floral with a hint of citrus.

M: Medium feel and extra-syrupy with moderate carbonation.

O: Akin to fresh farmer's market produce, this "grow your own" Rogue Ale does a bit of everything. Leaning toward the barleywine style, this ale excels in the malt category with some decent hop support. Would like to experience more grow you own ales, as this one is good but needs a bit of polishing. (865 characters)

Photo of CanuckRover
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fine looking beverage. Deep, clear, orange with a big, thick, sea foam head.

Malt and hops work well together on the nose. Spiced bread pudding. Dark toffee malt with good spicy hopping, cloves take the lead.

Taste is true to the aroma. Spice takes on a bit of pine. Malt is complex, sweet but full of character. Surprising bitterness in the finish, just a bit resinous.

A nice beer and a fine tribute to Rogue's partners. (425 characters)

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Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale from Rogue Ales
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