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Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
85
very good

508 Ratings
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Ratings: 508
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 7
Gots: 37 | FT: 1
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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.

15º PLATO
40 IBU
76 AA
6º Lovibond

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 06-14-2010)
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Photo of BEERchitect
3.75/5  rDev 0%
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.

BEERchitect, Apr 20, 2011
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.

PicoPapa, Apr 19, 2011
Photo of IronMickey
3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
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

IronMickey, Apr 09, 2011
Photo of zeledonia
2.98/5  rDev -20.5%
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.

zeledonia, Apr 09, 2011
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.

snpub540, Apr 04, 2011
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.

vfgccp, Mar 22, 2011
Photo of doucmehu
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

doucmehu, Mar 16, 2011
Photo of KYBrewgrass
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

KYBrewgrass, Mar 07, 2011
Photo of OakedCanuck
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 clayrock81
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a reddish copper with mountainous head that left a lace ring on top of a very strong hoppy, earthy aroma, even soapy, with a good chunk of some caramel and bready malts (even some other sugary goodiness). Taste is of good, herbal and citric hops with a bitter crispness although a tad oily. The sweetness is minimal as there seems to be a light caramel touch in there (could be something else) and the medium body goes down slightly smooth and a crisp finish. A nice ale and I enjoyed it but nothing outstanding.

clayrock81, Feb 03, 2011
Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.75/5  rDev 0%
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.

ThePorterSorter, Jan 22, 2011
Photo of AlexanderSelby
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The color is a little cloudy/muddy for a pale ale in my opinion, and the smell is fruity-hoppy with a touch of sweet malt. So far, not a knock-out. The taste is more complex than I think it is at first. It starts out as an aggressive hop attack, but further into the beer the flavors come to life: the hops show their individual qualities, bitterness upfront, and fruity in the middle and then a particularly smooth malt base finishes it off.

Slightly jarring at first, almost falling into a tastelessly unbalanced bitter hop attack (perhaps from the first growth hops, as the crop typically needs a few years to develop), but the tongue gets used to it after a while and the beauty of the individual ingredients come out.

AlexanderSelby, Jan 21, 2011
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

5.0 A: Pours a murky amber with a brownish tint. Two and a half fingers of beige creamy/frothy hybrid head. Very good retention and plenty of lacing. Really a looker.

3.0 S: The smell is incredibly weak. Some hints of caramel malts, earthy hops, and yeast.

3.0 T: This tastes a lot like a decently brewed homebrew due to the intense yeastiness I had going. Yeast gives an overall bready vibe. Caramel malts, sticky resiny hop oils, earthy and piney hops, peach and orange fruitiness. Moderately bitter. Okay, but perhaps a bit yeasty.

4.0 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Chewy and somewhat creamy. Not bad here.

3.5 D: Not a bad beer, just not one that stands out in any way. It's dominant flavor is yeastiness, which I'm not too fond off. To some extent, it seems like a homebrew that hasn't quite finished bottle conditioning.

DavoleBomb, Jan 14, 2011
Photo of beachbum1975
4.43/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm a fan of orgasms, so I figured I'd try an Oregasmic Ale. I'm also a fan of growing your own hops and ingredients necessary to create a beer, more or less like Sierra Nevada's Estate series beers.

Pours an attractive, cloudy medium brown with muted brass highlights. Nice off-white head with good retention, leaving a halo around the edge of my tulip.

I love the smell of this beer. It's a hearty nougat, caramel sweet malt mix that's sublime. Worldclass malt bill used here - I love it. I also get the faith citrus of the hops, as well.

Taste reflects the nose. Great carbonation and mouthfeel. Nice pale ale that recalls the use of a quality malt bill in addition to nice hops. Great balance and highly enjoyable.

Recommended!

beachbum1975, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of beerthulhu
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A muddled canyon clay red coloring has a modest size frothy, pie crust colored head that sits well retention wise. Lighting reveals a micro-bubbly fury for effervesce. The lacing is a spongey band that clings rather well to the glass.

S: As noted on the label, the nose is both fruity and spicy. Cinnamon coated applesauce comes to mind with a light spicy citrusy helping. Fresh and fruity with perhaps instances of cantelope and moderate nuttiness.

T: Defined fruitiness, sharp, again of cinnamon coated applesauce, with some fresh pear juice and a balance of bittering citrus grind. After a first impression of sweet and fruity the drink turns malty and dry, more malt base, with a increasing bitterness of grapefruit like hopping. The beer loses its initial fruity appeal and becomes rather linear with each occurring sip. After having several of their "first growth" beers im definitely seeing a common taste theme running between them. Doesn't stray far from their base.

M: Mouthful was lax, malty with a spicy dry citrus bite on the back of the tongue. The swallow finds a partial increase of hop bitterness.

D: A bomber suffices here, doesn't finish as fruity as it started or as stated on the label. Becomes linear in flavor upon the second sip. Not bad, Decent but hardly lives up to its name.

beerthulhu, Jan 07, 2011
Photo of cratez
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber purchased by my girlfriend at Wolverine Market in Port Huron, MI. Pours a cloudy, hazed amber, bordering on murky, with copper hues, a bitty and frothy beige head, and sheets of lacing on the nonic glass. Unusually opaque for an APA, but still attractive. Smell is floral hops, sweaty yeast, must, caramel, pit fruit, orange peel, pine, slight buttery note, and a touch of spruce. Taste is grainy caramel malt, citric, grassy and spicy hops, pit fruit, trace of diacetyl, faint jujube flavour, brown sugar, cinnamon, juicy and biting astringency on the palate, quite bitter. Mouthfeel is creamy medium, foamy carbonation, crisp bite on the tongue, lasting astringent finish. Considering this bottle is just under a year old, it's drinking pretty well. I find it sad that 'mediocre' US pale ales perform better than top-flight Ontario efforts of the same style. This is past its prime and yet it nevertheless satisfies the taste buds with a pleasant spiciness on the back end. An above average brew.

cratez, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of dfillius
4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pint
A: Moderater pour yields 1/2 finger yellowish tan head with good retention. I retained as much yeast in the bottle as possible, still a cloudy reddish brown color.
S: Bright citrus, cinnamon, a little biscuit and caramel, slight apple, but overall a tad bland which brings my rating down.
T: Fairly bitter, tastes like an ESB. Pleasant sweetness with mildly bracing hops following. Very nice, I like a lot.
M: Fairly bitter, chewy, full feeling.
D: I love it! I'd definitely order another and buy again. I wish it was sold in sixers.

dfillius, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Coppery reddish and cloudy, nice head and great lacing.

Smelled pretty good, quite caramel malty with a hoppy texture that's pretty piney.

Tastes nice and hoppy with no shortage of earthy malt background flavors and a light piney-ness with moderate bitterness. Has a small amount of that particular burnt-malty flavor that I can't quite identify but don't care for. However, it doesn't really take much away from the beer so I'm rating it quite well anyway. A pretty nice beer.

Feels thick and rich, moderate bitter aftertaste and ample carbonation.

Drinks a bit below average for the style. There are other APAs that I much prefer.

Value wise this one would not rate very well. For this price I could almost get a six pack of some APAs that I would rather drink.

AlCaponeJunior, Dec 29, 2010
Photo of ZimZamZoom
4.43/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A nice, very clear dark reddish copper colored ale, with a great thick tan head that fades in a sticky, rocky, lacy fashion. Pretty.

A big piney hop aroma, full of promise. Some caramel and burnt notes in the aroma as well. A nice pine spice taste, with sweet caramel malt. Stays sweet through the middle and then a nice bitter hop bite melds with some alcohol warmth to finish big and bold.

Big bodied, thick with malt and hops, sticky lacing, noticeably viscous on the glass...this would be a great American Strong or DIPA by appearance and taste. Not even in the same class as most APA's thus making it very hard to review to that style.

Great beer!

ZimZamZoom, Dec 19, 2010
Photo of stingrayvr6
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Very pretty orange brown with a thick creamy head, great retention and lacing. Smell citrusy and sharp, some bready malt notes. Chewy bready malts on the tongue first, then very spicy, lemony hops finish it out. Easy to drink, refreshing, quite good.

stingrayvr6, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of nickfl
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - The body is orange-copper colored with some light haze. A small head of off-white foam rests on top and recedes slowly, leaving nice lace.

S - Light, bready malt with some toasted notes and a hint of herbal hops.

T - Bready malt matched against musty hops and strong bitterness. Some spicy notes in the finish and a lingering pity bitterness that coast the palate.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Dry and toasty with a strong hop character. It is really too bitter for the level of malt character and residual sweetness that is present here. I touch more sweetness would make for a far more drinkable brew, but as it stands it just seems harsh and unbalanced.

nickfl, Nov 25, 2010
Photo of NEhophead
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 fl oz brown bottle served in a tumbler.

Pours a murky, burnt auburn in color beneath a densely creamy white head; very good strength.

Fragrant floral hops with a hefty mustiness. Slightly bitter caramel malt that accentuates the musty, tea quality.

A mouthful of floral bitterness from the very beginning. Sharp citrus notes cut the filmy texture and musty flavor, despite being short-lived. Biscuity malt with a touch of diacetyl. Spicy black pepper attempts to cut cut the floral bitterness in the finish, but fails to do so.

Medium in body; rough and filmy on the palate. Almost leaves your mouth craving water.

A bit one dimensional in terms of flavor profile, but the toughest obstacle to get past is the texture, especially in terms of drinkability.

NEhophead, Nov 24, 2010
Photo of jneiswender
4.43/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a large bottle into a tasting glass. Served cool.

A-orange body and an off white head

S-cereal smell, very malty

T-cereal , grainy, some resin flavor in there

M-medium

D-very nice. I would have this again. I am sure this would be great on tap.

jneiswender, Nov 23, 2010
Photo of SykDoc
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip. It pours a hazy burnt orange color. A 1 inch light tan head forms leaving a full coverage lacing.

The aroma is primarily a citrus/pine hops with a mild but sweet caramel malt. There is a unique spiciness that I can't completely place.

The taste is a healthy dose of citrus bite and sweetness blended with a malty sweetness. There is that spice component again.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good blend of carbonation for the hops. A mild dryness hangs out at the end and the finish is somewhat bitter and gritty.

The overall drinkability is solid, with a well balanced aroma and taste, combined with good coverage of any alcohol and not so intense, as to ruin the palate.

SykDoc, Nov 16, 2010
Photo of BMoney575
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on 11-10-10

Pours a cloudy red/orange color, with a filmy head and a few big bubbles. Lacing is a nice thick band that quickly settles.

Smell is sharply hoppy, aromas of pine, citrus, and a nice malty caramel at the end. Light and pleasant.

Taste is just like the smell, lots of hops with a surprising malt backbone. Tart at first with a bitter finish. I like it.

Mouthfeel is good, high carbonation but with a nice thickness to complement the hoppy flavors.

Drinkability is good, the malty character balances the hop flavors nicely.

Drinkability is very good, it's all about the balance.

Overall, a very good beer that would be a great addition to their regular lineup.

BMoney575, Nov 11, 2010
Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 508 ratings.