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Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale - Rogue Ales

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471 Ratings
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Ratings: 471
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 7
Gots: 24 | 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 DogFood11


4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rusty Orange body supporting a thin but sturdy cottage white head. Its an inviting brew.

Its a very balanced brew that is sharp on both fronts. Malts are toasty and have some charring bitterness. Hops are green and raw with a touch of funk. This is not a typical laid back easy drinking pale ale. Much more complex in the malt bill.

This is a fine brew. It has me interested in this series of offerings from rogue. I will hunt them down.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 02:08:03 | More by DogFood11
Photo of eclaycamp


4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bomber. I've had the other GYO Rogue beers and been sufficiently impressed. Pours a bright copper color with a gigantic tan head that lasts for days. Beautiful lacing too. Wonderful hops in the aroma but there's caramel and malt there as well. So far so good. First taste is a flavor explosion, with pineapple up front and tons of malt lurking in the background. As you palate acclimates you'll get more and more of the malt, sweet ceral and caramel goodness. Kind of like Honey Nut Cheerios. The hops yeild terrific bitterness (in a good way) to a spicy finish. Wonderfully slick mouthfeel and incredibly easy to drink. This beer is surprising, and not at all what I was expecting. That's a good thing. Probably my favorite of the Chatoe Rogue series. Very well done.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2010 02:19:26 | More by eclaycamp
Photo of malloyca

District of Columbia

4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy orange in color without much of a head. The aromas tend toward sweet toffee and caramel with some orange and other citrus. These aromas translate into similar flavors, but they are also balanced by nice bitterness and bite from the hops. Well-balanced malts and hops and very easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2010 01:28:26 | More by malloyca
Photo of claspada

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber into a standard pint glass. Deep amber in color, with a big, thick, creamy head
Aroma: Malt and hops, smells like a beer fresh off the line.
Taste: Simple, yet elegant; with fruity/citrusy tones, definite malt presence. A nice hop bite up front with a nice bitter finish balanced throughout by maltiness.
I love it. It's a nice standard American Pale/Amber Fresh/Wet hopped malted beer or whatever Rogue is calling it. I was pleasantly surprised. Wish more Brewer's didnt overdue it so often and made a great simple beer like this one. Rogue continues to always impress and surprise me with their pale ales.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2010 17:38:34 | More by claspada
Photo of atsprings

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a Hopus tulip pours a nice murky dark orange with a decent khaki head that diminishes to nothing and leaves no lacing on the glass. Aroma is nice citrus grapefruit hops in front of caramel malts. The taste is a slight let down from the nose, slight sweet caramel malts and citrus hops on the to but there is a nice amount of bitter citrus hops in the lingering finish. The beer is fairly light and crisp with mild carbonation. This is certainly an interesting beer, one that has me intrigued to try the other First Growth beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2010 01:38:13 | More by atsprings
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3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rogue Ales--Oregon Brewing Company--Chatoe Rogue First Growth OREgasmic Ale--Revolution Hops & Dare Malts--Grow The Revolution--GYO--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 5.75% ABV. 40 IBU's. (4.0 / 5.0) Pale Ale? Lacy dense lasting of white head. Clear rich dark amber orange color. Malty aromatic floral mild hop front. Creamy mellow sweet malty caramel fruit crusty pine hint hoppy Amber Ale body. Mild hop spice balanced earthy citrus pine hint fresh zesty end. BC.Odd Hop Notes? Sampled 7/23/2010. 2 @ $6.49 Each.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2010 21:58:33 | More by philbertk
Photo of loren01


4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark caramel color, nice sized frothy white head. Nice lacing down the glass.
S: Smell is earthy and herbal. Has a different floral hop scent to it.
T: Earthy maltiness up front with a piney/floral hop bite toward the end. Has a definate pucker you up hop finish.
M: Medium bodied beer, moderate amount of carbonation.
D: This is a really great beer, great on a hot summer day....would buy this again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2010 02:54:41 | More by loren01
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North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This has got to be 1) the most environmentally-friendly ingredient list I've ever seen, and 2) the most stat-nerdy bottle label I've ever seen. Until someone comes up with 100% biodegradable glass, I guess no beer can be truly 100% green, but I appreciate Rogue's incredible efforts in this area.

This beer is a wonderful thing to behold, appearance-wise. The beige head is superbly creamy, and the color is a hazy orange-y bronze. Not a ton of lace (I don't dock points for lack of lace, although I'll sometimes lift a score for that beautiful clingy stuff. Like you cared).

My first, second and third thought when smelling this beer was, "This smells really freaking weird." A complete and utter oddity, it sits somewhere between seaweed, yams and peanut butter. Musty and somehow of the ocean, whatever "yammy" says to you, and exotically, weirdly nutty. Maybe. Or not at all. Definitely some mango, that I know for sure. Basically I'm pretty much at a loss how to describe this aroma. I'll give an extra half point for originality.

Tastes a bit strange too. Still thinking peanut butter, or maybe just peanut. Still thinking buttery yams. And still something that reminds me of steamed seaweed, something I like to eat on occasion, but rarely enjoy in my beer (and this isn't the first beer to remind me of the stuff). There's a good herbal element here, and getting even closer to "normal" beer characteristics, there's a kind of cinnamon-y vibe that you get in a lot of pale ales and IPAs (think S.N.'s Torpedo, for instance). There's also a fruity element that opens up with warming. About halfway through the glass I was getting mango--the sweetness and juiciness, mostly. Ultimately, a nutty/grassy finish remains the last thing in the mouth until the next sip, as it's long and lingering. This flavor isn't my favorite, but it's pretty complex, and it plays tricks on the palate.

There's a tartness that accumulates over time, and that has some effect on the feel, seeming a little bit puckery, but having plenty of silky slickness that does well for this rather odd beer.

Oregasmic? I don't know. Certainly more "Ore" (ie. Oregon) than "oh mama, the fireworks..." It's just very, very different. Probably an acquired taste, and one that has been fun to try and acquire, but unfortunately this is my only bottle. Yet...not sure I'd return. After all is said: this is a beer I will never, ever forget, for better or worse.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2010 23:37:46 | More by Metalmonk
Photo of andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big props to my neighbor for splitting this bomber with me.

A - Pours a cloudy caramel / copper colour with a red hue and a finger of head. Head retention is pretty good, with a thin layer lasting throughout the pint and leaves a nice amount of lacing.

S - Scents are dominated by floral hops, but the finish is caramel malts, almost a buttery caramel scent.

T - Lemon citrus hops come off the top with some chocolate malts following through. The finish is bitter and the butter caramel lingers on the tongue.

M - Very light and goes down very smooth. The carbonation is perfectly balanced, not too bubbly, but enough to keep it from having a syropy feel.

D - Extremely delicious beverage. Would totally grab a bomber of this again. Perfect for a hop lover (even though the flavour is mild, it's definitely noticeable), but also has a nice malt presence for those looking for a balanced beverage.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2010 21:50:30 | More by andrenaline
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Alberta (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From a 650 ml brown bottle. Pours out a cloudy copper amber, light tan spongy head with great retention.

Clean earthy notes on the nose, grains, herbs and soap gum notes.

Clean yet earthy grainy malt up front in the flavour, earthy character in the middle, perfumey, herbal hops on the finish. Very English in character, seems like a souped up ESB.

Smooth velvety medium-bodied mouthfeel, low carbonation.

Good on Rogue for using all local ingredients for this one, but it's still pretty mediocre all the same, not worth the price tag.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2010 07:06:17 | More by IronDjinn
Photo of mdfb79

New York

3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 7/9/10 notes. Had at a local DC tasting.

a - pours a murky amber one in white head and light carb

s - Smells of fruit and citrus hops mostly. Some wheat or grain and caramel malts as well.

t - Taste follows the nose; citrus hops, grapefruit, and floral hops. Maybe a hint of vanilla and even a little smokey?

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - A decent APA with some nice citrus. Probably wouldn't seek out again though.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2010 20:26:18 | More by mdfb79
Photo of Mora2000


3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2010 05:39:41 | More by Mora2000
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2010 21:53:03 | More by oberon
Photo of Gobzilla


3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a amber brown with yellow highlights with a 2 finger head that left lots of sticky lacing on the glass.

S: its kinda weird but I got sweet potato and malt aromas with bready, hops and spice notes. There is also faint citrus, wheat, and booze notes.

T: I got caramel malts up front with wheat flavors which also had a little hop bite. There was also citrus, various grains, and slight sweet potato accents.

M: medium body with a good amount of carbonation that had a grainy, bitter, and crisp finish.

D: drank very good but was not a spectacular beer. This is something I could have on a hot day by the pool.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2010 04:38:58 | More by Gobzilla
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North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy copper color with a nice and thick beige head that retains impressively. The aroma has some biscuit and caramel upfront, along with toffee, orange marmalade, grapefruit and citrusy hops, esters and a little hay. The flavor is a little less impressive than the aroma with some maltiness initially (notes of toffee, brown sugar, candied fruit), along with grapefruit and lemony hops, crystallized ginger, fruity esters and some mineral character. The mouthfeel is medium, and drinkability is very good despite a somewhat strong alcohol presence. Very solid amber ale here, interesting and complex.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2010 03:10:53 | More by silver0rlead
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Alberta (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle poured into pint glass july1 2010

A cloudy reddish amber with a two finger head that has great retention and leaves several partial rings of lace, the head slowly falls to an island slowly shrinking to a brain like looking glob that stays there until the bottom of the glass

S lots of caramel, citrus and a little biscuit

T much malt gets along well with the fruity hops and plenty of what I smell

M thick when considering the color and flavors hang around for a while, decent carbonation creams it up a bit in the mouth

D nothing overpowers anything in this beer, well rounded and has a great balance working for it

great beer going on here please try it if you get the chance, I will admit I've been most impressed with the GYO brews (mind you this is only the second one I've had) can't wait for some more to hit the shelves here in Alberta.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2010 01:00:27 | More by wordemupg
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3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip from a 22 oz. bottle.

A: Pours a deep amber to red hue with a thick eggshell head that holds itself well. Lacing is decent. The beer is slightly hazy, which is a bit off-putting for this style.

S: Some caramel like malt combined with toast and dried fruit accompany floral, citrusy hop notes.

T: Much like the smell, but malt is more pronounced. Caramel sweetness, along with fig and cookie combine with just a hint of nutty character. Hops lend flavors of pine, some grapefruit, and a hint of orange peel. Finish is dry and clean.

M: Full bodied, and very chewy. Almost too much for this style of beer. It does have that signature Rogue mouthfeel though.

D: Overall a decent brew. Not my favorite offering from this series, but well worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2010 04:49:12 | More by WYVYRN527
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4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a "bomber" bottle into a standard pint glass
Deep amber in color, with a big, thick, creamy head of foam
Aroma-Malt and spices
Taste-Spicy, fruity,definite malt backbone-a nice hop bite leads to a rather long, bittering finish.
Bottle gives no real indication as to what type of beer this is. I pegged it as a malt-based pale ale, with some spicy, almost rye-like flavor. It's a little different take on a traditional American pale ale-and a pretty tasty one. I was pleasantly surprised. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2010 15:00:16 | More by hosehead83
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4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22 picked up at the COOP.. shared the 1st one with inflatablechair.. had this one all to myself ....

Foamy white head.. good retention and lacing.. pours sorta hazy copper..

Nose is much better than I was expecting.. toasty maltiness is lite with a big fruity hoppiness... citrus.. melon.. a bit tropical.

Flavor was more malt centric with toasty elements and background caramel essence.. the hops are there certainly though and make for a bit of cantaloupe and lime zest.. not quite pithy.. but a fruit bomb on the finish.

I was questioning myself on the first bottle... but I really enjoyed this one..

If you can get this one.. do it now.. time is not going to be good to it.. but now, I am digging it for sure... awesome for summer, but too damn expensive :-)


Serving type: bottle

06-29-2010 08:23:09 | More by JohnGalt1
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3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2010 02:53:17 | More by tapman
Photo of Brad007


4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Latest release in the Chatoe Rogue series. This is an APA brewed with Revolution hops, Risk malts and Dare malts. Ingredients are supplied by Rogue's micro hopyard and micro barley farm.

Pours a cloudy amber color with a two finger head that fades down in my glass. No lacing. Interesting shade of color for the style.

Aroma is full of spicy, citrusy (grapefruit) hops that grab the nose and your attention at the same time.

Taste is full of alcohol warmth followed by spicy hops with grapefruit tones and a slight breadiness to the malt underneath. Very interesting variation of the style because the ingredients are all grown in Oregon.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering spicy, grapefruit-like hops and malt. Clean finish with no harshness of any kind.

A decent example of the style from Rogue. Information on it was hard to come by but otherwise, if you've been following the Chatoe Rogue series, you've obviously got to try this as well.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2010 01:07:51 | More by Brad007
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Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale from Rogue Ales
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