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Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 527
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 9
Gots: 43 | 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.

40 IBU
76 AA
6º Lovibond
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Ratings: 527 | Reviews: 184
Photo of ktrillionaire
3.12/5  rDev -16.8%
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.

Photo of Tone
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy, amber color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of citrus hops, hint of roasted malt, slight sweet malt, and a hint of floral hops. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. There is a noticeable dryness. Tastes of citrus hops, slight floral hops, sweet malt, hint of spice, and slight grass. Overall, good feel, body, and blend.

Photo of beertunes
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

Photo of merlin48
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of allengarvin
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one bordered on being a gusher. On the cap-lift, foam poured out of the bottle. I was able to catch it in a glass quickly, though. It's a cloudy brown beer with a substantial, inch-thick head (poured into a weizen glass). Nose is hop-dominated: grassy, resinous, lightly fruity hops. On taste, it's not as bitter as expected, nor is hop flavor as strong as hoped. There is some nice malt in there, but it's not a particularly exciting or memorable beer. The Chatoe line hasn't had any big winners so far.

Photo of DCon
4.42/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on-tap @ Cicero's in The Loop (St. Louis), MO. Poured into a Cicero's Beer School Pint Glass and enjoyed deeply!

Appearance- Received with a dark but clear amber body with a 2 finger head. Retention was great (staying at a half a finger head level for most the drink) but had almost no lacing.

Smell- Very sweet caramel and HUGE grapefruit aromas upfront. Next there were a spicy scent that made the beer even more interesting.

Taste- Has huge grassy and floral hops with the grapefruit coming up again. A nice breaded beer and huge amount of malt. Very bitter but great for the APA style!

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, and has a slow but steady mouthfeel (kept the hop taste around for more than usual).

Overall- Besides Brutal Bitter, one of my favorite from Rogue now! Has fantastic attributes as an APA and without a doubt carries the name well with "Oregasmic" ale. Would only drink 2 in a night, so drinkability was average. This is a beer to try when having a session night.

Photo of JMad
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured this in a glass mug...

The liquid was hazy brown with orange hues and a tall, mayonaisse colored head that was very dense and left a lot of lacing. The smell is mostly pine and citrus peel with a background of caramel apples and cinnamon. Tastes of piney hops with hints of toffee and spice, the aftertaste is dominated by bitter grapefruit peel. This is a juicy beer with lots of soft carbonation and a dry lingering finish. These homegrown beers are some of my favorites, this did not disappoint.

Photo of korguy123
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Notes from 5/5/2010

A- Hazzy copper/peach pour. Half finger soapy off white head. Large bubbles. Lacing just sheets the side of glass.

S- Mandarin and faint citrus hops. Sweet malt. Apples and cinnamon. Sweet cherries. Spices.

T- Malt sweetness, floral bitterness. Apples and cinnamon. Alcohol warmth

M- Medium bodied, prickly carbonation. Warmth from alcohol.

O- Good representation of style, great to see the gyo and "drink local" not my favorite gyo rogue beer though.

Photo of Sammy
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hoppy beer with a good malt backbone. Carbonation right there. Golden colour with creamy head. Faint hoppy aroma. Tastes hoppier than the 40 IBU. Some vegetable notes. Good drinkability.Medium mouthfeel, a little honey, and ginger.
On tap at Cole's.

Photo of meeekyh
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This cloudy, orange amber ale with a tall, thick orange tinted tan head is looking good in my Hennepin chalice. Clean citrus smells and light caramel malts. Lacing is tight and dense. The taste is bitter and slightly sweet with just a bit of tartness. Mouthfeel is full and fizzy and dry, very dry.

This is a very tasty beer and another I would drink from this brewery. I am reminded of Brutal Bitter (which I haven't seen since the packaging was changed, BOOO) and that is a good thing.


Photo of smcolw
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I like the 100% from Oregon aspect to this brew.

Orange amber color with a definite haze to the beer. The head was decent given that it was a bar pour. Good spotty lace.

The smell and taste remind me far more of an IPA (despite the 40 IBU's advertised). Good floral hop nose, but the flavor had a stronger bitterness, particularly in the very long aftertaste. The mouthfeel is rich (my preference).

Photo of IIKaRuII
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a pint of this for only 4.99 thanks to Arnolds Carry out!
GYO which is to "grow your own" is clearly labeled all across the top. Has a plain but sweet cap, and labeling is also tastefully done.
A- Pours a musky and intreguing looking maroon. almost appears like a dopple. Has a khaki finger length head that appears thick and bubbly. This just looks like it will be a heavy bodied drink. retention is moderate.

S- kinda blah, has a slight pine, hoppy feel to it. slight breadyness to it.

T- Earthy, with a slight caramel taste to it. seems to linger a bit leaving just enough sweetness to counter act the bitterness. ibu is 40% on this one, personally i think it drinks a little more then that. Finishes a little tart. overall enjoyable though.

M/O- sticky and sweet is how i could describe this medium bodied American ale. Drinks a little dry. I would almost say this drinks more like an English ale, rather then an American ale. Overall drinks pleasent. The bitterness is toned just right with the sweetness allowing you to dig deeper into this ale. Not the best Rogue I have ever had to say the least... but enjoyable!

Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A light amber brew with an excellent off-white head.

I had a name but no style information for this beer when consumed, but pegged it as an Amer. PA in both aroma and flavor -- so it is largely true to style. The aroma indicates that it may have a bit more and a bit fresher hops than usual. Flavor follows aroma, but the mix of hops didn't blend as well as usual for Rogue, IMO. ... perhaps because they constrained themselves to using only ingredients from Oregon.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

Photo of zimm421
2.6/5  rDev -30.7%
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...

Photo of Shrews629
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - A reddish, dark burnt orange color. "Fireburst." Light orange colors at the bottom. Cloudy. Beautiful, creamy, smooth off white "eggshell" colored head with nice girth and retention and consistent full lacing. Looks really, really good.

Smell - Excetionnally well balanced aroma of malts and hops. Grapefruit and mango. Caramel sweetness. Not over the top with characteristics, but enchanting and congenial. Some orange zest in there. Floral. Fresh. Clean. Some piny hints. Not like an IPA, but soothing and good.

Taste - A prevalent biscuit tone coinciding with the grapefruit citrus and bittereness. Again, balanced very nicely. Caramel sweeteness. Hop bitterness comes in strong right before the swallow. Very round and even. Not harsh. Some orange splashes.

Mouthfeel - Medium mouthfeel. Dry, smooth, crisp, refreshing. Plenty of flavor left on the palate. A bit of "bite" left behind. Started to get a little thin toward the end.

This is a great brew. Super easy to drink. Will definitely pick it up again if I can find it. Found myself taking big gulps. Again, not crazy prevalent like an IPA, but a very enjoyable drink full of a lot of the same characteristics.

Photo of DeanMoriarty
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 22oz bomber from Sea Trader Liquor here in OB for $6.99 (a bit steep) and poured it into an Old Speckled Hen pint glass.

A: Pours a murky dark honey-like hue with a massive 2 - 3 finger head that lingers a bit leaving nice lacing in my glass from start to finish.

S: Malty and sweet with a hint of mossy hop in the mix - overall pretty average and uninteresting.

T: Very earthy and fresh taste of grain and bitter hop upfront that dominates the overall flavor, giving way to flavors of dried apricot with a bit of toasted malt, tobacco and black tea at the very end.

M/D: On the lighter side of medium bodied - smooth and creamy with appropriate carbonation for the style, finishing with a lingering bitterness from the hop.

Photo of woodychandler
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Now, this would have been the beer to have been drinking while I was having pizza here ( http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/14116 )! As it is now, no pizza, just some beer late-night to help with my bottle numbers to show that I don't care only about CANs.

From the bottle: "Dedicated to Farmers and Fermenters"; "GYO is a Rogue Ales term for Grow Your Own. We made this beer with our own hops and barley."; "Orange-amber in color, malty aroma, spicy fruity hop flavor with solid malt background and lingering finish".

I employed a more gentle pour than usual so as not to disturb any sediment. As such, I only got wisps for head but I also got a deep orangish-amber colored beer with NE-quality clarity. Nose was very caramel-malty. Mouthfeel was medium with an initial caramel-malt sweetness that gave over to a piney hops resinous flavor. Finish remained fairly hoppy, more so than I might have liked for the style. Not bad, but without pizza, one would be enough.

Photo of Sweasty
3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

OREgasmic ale looks the part of a proper pale ale. Two fingers of fluffy white head, top off a hazy bronze colored body. Head eventually drops to a ring. Plenty of sticky lace coats the glass in its wake.

Onto the aroma. Hops pop first. Grapefruit stands out. Some herbal notes strike next. Malt shows some toasted biscuits notes. Some light caramel notes round things out.

The flavor follows along with the aroma. The hops are much stronger on the palate. Grapefruit plays the dominate role. Some herbal, vaguely minty, notes hit next. Malt hits underneath the hops. Toasted biscuit notes are strongest. Some very light caramel notes present in the drying bitter finish.

OREgasmic ale sits squarely in the middle of medium bodied. A somewhat hefty carbonation lightens things up a bit.

I like the idea of the Chatoe Rogue brews. Its cool to see a brewery grow their own beer so to speak. OREgasmic ale is a tasty enough pale ale. I like that it favors a hopheads profile. The strength knocks down its drinkability a bit. All in all this is a satisfying quaff.

Photo of BEERchitect
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.

Photo of PicoPapa
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

Photo of IronMickey
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
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

Photo of zeledonia
2.96/5  rDev -21.1%
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.

Photo of snpub540
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a reddish brown into the glass. When held to light there were some nice ruby highlights at the bottom of the glass. It was topped by a small tan head that left very little lacing during the entire beer.

Aroma was caramel and some roasted malts with a nicy floral hop aroma.

Taste was a toasty and nutty malt background with a spicy and floral hoppiness. The finish was dry and bitter. As it warmed the malts seemed to have more toasted flavor. Tasted more like a brown ale to me.

Mouthfeel is good with a medium body. I think I liked more of the idea of this beer than the beer itself.

Photo of vfgccp
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Ruby amber with a creamy bone-white head ~2 fingers high up the side of a pint glass. Head settles into a low cream with ok lace.

S Bright malt, musky honey. Ancho-chili aroma sans any trace of heat.

T - Wart, honey, biscuity malt. Lovely breadyness. Fresh woody hop character.

M - Medium body that holds itself on your palate. Finishes lightly sweet with a gentle woody hop bitterness.

O - I go back and forth on the wart flavor. At times it's pleasant, but it eventually slowed me down.

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