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Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale - Rogue Ales

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85
very good

494 Ratings
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Ratings: 494
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%
Wants: 7
Gots: 32 | 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.

15º PLATO
40 IBU
76 AA
6º Lovibond

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 06-14-2010)
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Photo of msmezher
4.22/5  rDev +12.5%

My second beer in the Rogue First Growth series, OREgasmic Ale was definitely a treat. I met this beer with high expectations, after recently sampling the Single Malt Ale in this line-up, Rogue's Double Chocolate Stout, and nearly every year-round beer Rogue offers. This beer definitely met my already high expectations of quality and taste. The beer poured a goldish amber color, with a little frothy head and an initial smell of roasted malts and fresh hops. This ale was also well balanced between hops and malt, despite having distinct tastes for both. The hops were spicy and citrusy, while the malts were roasted and carmel-y.
If you support Rogue's call to "Grow Your Own" this is definitely one to try, and in terms of quality it definitely matches up to Rogue's standards.

msmezher, Sep 24, 2010
Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Appears a clouded amber copper body with an off white light khaki head, which forms with nice intricate bands of lacing. Aroma has stale cereal notes hints of caramle and carbonation, with spicy herbal hops in the background. Flavor has a dry undying bitterness with malty sugary edges...what's going on with the Chatoe Rogue ales...a bit of malt upfront sweetness. Followed by dry doughy bitter sweet moments, The first sip of malts fills you with bread daough caramelized sweetness, while the second sip proves dry and bitter with leafy herbal hops. Mouthfeel is dry and mildly carbonated not bad stuff, smooth overall sensation. Drinkability is decent not much to report here, a vacation beer for chicks, because for me this doesn't carry out much of what the beer label is trying to do.

WVbeergeek, Sep 22, 2010
Photo of Strix
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%

Orange-brown with a frothy head.

Smells very nice, grapefruity over bready caramel notes.

Malty caramel, grapefruit, bread, and some earthy tea-like notes. Hops run away with the finish.

Mouthfeel full, slightly resinous.

Flavorful, but not my favorite from Rogue. Too much ESB-like taste, which I'm not digging in this. But I love the locally grown aspect.

Strix, Sep 18, 2010
Photo of allthatAles
4.18/5  rDev +11.5%

*note Pour was das boot. however, i think the boot makes an excellent agitator. so i went with it.
Pour: deep red with bronze tones. Thick, head is certainly well structured and breakdown never exceeds 1/8in head.

Nose: bready, malty, the hops are there. but more so as an earthy funk front and back. it imposes itself on the glass.

Mouth:the malt profile is dimensional. the hops play as deeply citrus undertone which is married to an almost smoky character. One malt provide a dryness center of the mouth. while a light coating remains round the edge with touch of hops. its almost salty, could be the free range water, but i like it. its like swimming in the NW waters. light soapy character upfront.

this is my first true encounter with the GYO. i'm interested to see a little more from the Risk and Dare hops, actually all ingredients.

allthatAles, Sep 16, 2010
Photo of andrewm190
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%

A fine entry from Rogue. I've been a bit ambivalent about the last few Rogues, but they seem to have delivered something nice here. The smell is devine; perhaps better than the actual taste of the beer itself. The beer poured a sizable head with a solid grip, releasing a beautiful copper color. Very clean finish, plenty of reason to sip on it throughout the game. Sweet, a little bit of spice, delicious malt flavor, well done.

andrewm190, Sep 07, 2010
Photo of Docer
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%

Buddy grabbed a bottle....

- Clear copper ale... white head... couple fingers.... down to a thin cake... simple.

- Wonderful malt notes... smokey almost, caramel, bready.... oats... citrus hops, bitter bright.

- Slightly sweet caramel, grain, oats.. smokey malt, woody... huge bitter hops... great bitter bite... and some citrus flare on top.... superbly balanced and zesty.

- Light bodied with a parching bitter bite.

- Overall Rogue has not failed with their first growth brews... the malt profile is near perfection, and I love the mix of hops... willamette are nice and bitter... plus some of their own... very balanced, and very drinkable. I love it.

Docer, Sep 05, 2010
Photo of Xul
3.2/5  rDev -14.7%

A: Pours a slightly hazy amber, capped by two fingers of foamy, pale beige head. Retention is good as the head recedes every so slowly, leaving moderate lacing down the glass.

S: Lots of earthy and herbal hops up front with some citrusy undertones, followed by a strong, sweet caramel base. Some lightly toasted grain in the background.

T: Earthy and herbal hops up front again, but in a better integrated form, along with some pine notes. Caramel base comes in mid-palate and is joined by som citrusy hops. Piney hops come back for a resinous finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, feels a bit too watery towards the backend.

D: Goes down pretty easily but I wouldn't be interested in more than one.

Xul, Sep 04, 2010
Photo of SolomonGrundy
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%

Pours a dense, murky brown...Beautiful creamy head that settles into a half-finger of beautiful laciness...Aroma is sweet, robust, filled with maltiness, some caramel, some overripe tropical fruit like pineapple and mango. Flavor is a cavalcade of luciousness...Some of the creaminess I mentioned is upfront, lots of bitter hoppiness, in a good way. Finish is long, smoothly bitter (???), and keeps that creamy characteristic to it...Some weird stuff, too. Almost like lactose or something has been added, weird but not at all offputting. Delicious and decently priced at $5.99/bomber. Great robust Summer drinking here. Find and enjoy folks.

SolomonGrundy, Sep 04, 2010
Photo of Gouxman
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%

I've always been a fan of Rogue beers. Though they've never really knocked my socks off, their beers are truly inventive and flavorful. I went between grabbing the new Double Chocolate Stout and the new Chatoe series out of the fridge. I wasn't ready for a heavy dessert just yet...

The newest installment in the Chatoe Rogue series, labeled "OREgasmic Ale" (I had a laugh) is a great interpretation on an APA.

This beer pours a deep copper amber with an off white head and dissipates into the beer while still clinging on to the side of the glass.

The aroma is predominately comprised of piney and citrusy hop notes with a slight caramel malt musk.

The hop aroma comes through nicely in the flavor jumping out upfront with resinous hop bitterness that leaves earthy hints of pine and orange peel. The bready, toasty malt base plays a nice role by balancing out the hop bite.

This brew has a great mouthfeel and nice balance between the citrus hop notes and semi sweet malt base. At only 40 IBUs the hops are definitely present, but don't overpower the beer. And at only 6% above you can easy polish off a bomber or two without feeling too bad about it.

It is good to see breweries like Rogue and Sierra Nevada growing and using their own hops and barley in their beers. The dedication to their product really shines through in the liquid. Though I think I enjoyed the Chatoe Rogue Schwarzbier more, I could easily enjoy another one of these sometime soon.

Gouxman, Sep 01, 2010
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%

22 ounce bottle - Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a ever so slightly hazed, dark amber body with a moderately-sized, off-white head.

Smell: Sweet-scented caramel atop toasted bread and biscuits stirred up nasally moist herbs and juicy grapefruit, peels and all.

Taste: Upfront malt profile tasting of toasted sliced loaf bread brushed well with sweet caramel. In the far-off distance is just a teensy hint of roast. Just a hint, mind you. Hops present a spicy, grassy herbaceousness with a touch of white grapefruit and a growing, accumulating bitterness. As the bitterness flourishes on the tongue, it begins to drown out the initial maltiness. Anticipated Pacman yeastiness. Finishes fairly dry and bitter with a bit of the fruitiness enduring into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Fairly soft mouthfeel.

Drinkability: I'll politely golf clap a solid, if straightforward pale ale utilizing GYO ingredients. I will!

ChainGangGuy, Aug 29, 2010
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%

Aroma is fruity and malty, not strong but still pleasant. It pours a somewhat hazy dark amber with a fluffy and slightly orange light tan head. Flavor is quite malty with apple and hoppy undertones that add a little bitterness and a bit of sweetness to the mix of tastes. Texture is quite fizzy and edgy, leaving behind a firm and pleasing tingle.

Cyberkedi, Aug 28, 2010
Photo of ocelot2500
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%

Pours a clear dark orange amber color with a tight, large off-white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of toasted malt and floral hops.

Tastes of a good dose of hops up front followed by a maltiness. Hops are floral with a bit of earthiness and pine to them. Malts have a good caramel note. Plenty of bitterness with only a touch of sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a crisp amount of carbonation.

ocelot2500, Aug 28, 2010
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Bottle: Poured a lightly hazy deep amber color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of bitter hops with light citrus notes akin to West Coast hops. Taste is a very refreshing mix between some citrus and bitter hops with a well balance caramel malt backbone which just enough sweetness to maintain a good balance. Body is quite full with great carbonation. Well made with a very refreshing balance though nothing here is re-writing the rule book except for the fact that the ingredients are home-grown.

Phyl21ca, Aug 27, 2010
Photo of FernMaster
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

The name of this beer is such an awesome pun. Unlike the end theme to Starcraft 2, "Terran Up the Night." (idk, if that's the actual song name but that's the chorus. Imagine the kittens inspired by kittens girl, "yuck!")

The pour of this beer has about three fingers worth of head, that's without an aggressive pour. There's moderate lacing too that lasts during the whole drink. It's a darker amber color, with a little bit of carbonation. All in all a very attractive looking beer.

You can definitely notice the hops in the nose. Their GYO malts add a nice smell which I can only truly describe as "full-bodied." Earthy is also a good word.

The taste too is also earthy. There's a hint of fruit with the hop addition but the malts cut back the bitter, fruitier flavor and make it a little more earthy in it's drink. It's not a terrible flavor but not the greatest.

The mouthfeel is sort of thick and the carbonation you can see is definitely felt in the taste. It's a very easy drink, but a little pricey for this beer. I like it, but if it was a dollar less I'd feel much better about this purchase. I like it, but I think this is a one time thing like.

FernMaster, Aug 26, 2010
Photo of Haybeerman
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%

A: Clear orange amber color; like a light copper. Poured a 2 finger bubbly light tan head with good retention. Lots of sticky lace.

S: Sweet, bready pale malts. Faint floral hop character; citrus, pine and grapefruit.

T: Tastes as it smells. Wet grains up front. Gives way to a solid earthy floral hop character; primarily citrus rind and pine. Sharp bitter cuts the resiny feel to balance.

M: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. A little resiny. Finishes dry.

D: Easily drinkable. Flavorful and balanced. Finished the bomber easy.

Haybeerman, Aug 21, 2010
Photo of dwarvenfriend
2.42/5  rDev -35.5%

A-Pours murky brown/amber. Nice big head with lots of lacing.

S-Beautiful citrous hop smell. Big Orange rind.

T-Lots of orange on the front, but the flavor is very fleeting. The hops continues long after the beer is gone, but it seems to be too much.

M-Big hops in the mouth but the they tend to leave unpleasant bitterness that lingers too long

D-Hard to enjoy this beer for anything more than the big orange up front. The hops are the least pleasing thing in this beer.

dwarvenfriend, Aug 21, 2010
Photo of GDBEERMAN
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%

22oz bottle into imperial pint glass.
A: A foamy tan head, leaves nice sticky lacing. The body is a deep amber in color, with a dense haze. A bit darker on both the head and body for an APA, looks really good.
S: A nice complexity of hops and malts play into this aroma. It must be the trademarked Dare and Risk malts that are used. Notes of an earthy, lawn clipping style of hop aroma, not that of a English hop profile, just a unique west coast hops.
T/M: A bit of a spice on the front, a mellow hop body is a bit low on the carbonation. The malt finish is a nice and warming feeling, with notes of roasted almonds. A very smooth mouthfeel, holds a bit of a lingering taste, that is subtle, but still all there. A good overall hop/malt balance.
D: This is a quality APA, but the hops nor malts are really pulling through to make it all-star. A very typical Rouge brew, which is just that, basic and typical for specific style.

GDBEERMAN, Aug 18, 2010
Photo of CampusCrew
4/5  rDev +6.7%

had this at the huge kickbacks dinner in Jacksonville, FL. I took some notes but mostly doing this from memory.
Appearance: pale ale, amber orange in color
Smell: earthy, solid hop flavor and solid malt background
Taste: medium bodied and lingerg finish. nice hoppy pale ale.

CampusCrew, Aug 17, 2010
Photo of bbeane
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%

A- Poured into my DFH snifter... starts with a murky dark amber colored beer topped with a finger thick off white head that recedes leaving some lacing behind

S- Sweet malty aroma with some hints of bread

T- Starts out very sweet and malty when it first hits your palette, but finishes with the typical APA bitterness... tasty

M- Medium body with medium carbonation

D- An interesting APA that I would enjoy again based on taste but not on price

CHEERS!!

bbeane, Aug 17, 2010
Photo of zeff80
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%

A - Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a three-finger, off-white head of thick foam. It was long lasting and left some soapy lace on the glass.

S - It smelled malty with caramel and chocolate notes. There is a nice citrusy presence.

T - Good roasted malt flavor with some citrus flavors.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

D - This is a nice tasting APA. I like the fact that it is "green" or local.

zeff80, Aug 16, 2010
Photo of Pencible
3.9/5  rDev +4%

A: This poured a hazy copper with moderate tan head.
S: It smelled like fresh citrus and copper hops, with a little caramel malt.
T: It tasted like lots of citrus and copper hops, with a little caramel malt (very similar to the scent but bolder). It had a strong bitter aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick with a little carbonation.
D: This was a solid pale ale, but nothing special. I love the concept of grow-your-own hops, but the actual impact on the quality of the beer is negligible. In the end this beer is enjoyable but not unique or worth seeking out.

Pencible, Aug 15, 2010
Photo of russpowell
3.15/5  rDev -16%

Scored this at Goebels in Wichita

Pours copper/auburn with 2 fingers of tan head. Superior head retention & insane lacing

S: Faint breadyness

T: Caramel, breadyness, earthy & herbal hops, dryness up front, plus just a touch of woody hops well. Malty sweetness (toffee), breadyness, woody hops & a touch of astringency surface as this warms, some cakeyness arrives to try to balance this out. Finishes bitter & with some astrigent notes, some caramel is hiding underneath

MF: Medium bodied, subtle carbonation & okay balance

Drinks alright, I applaud the risk taking, but this one doesn't really work for me. I blame the hops in play here

russpowell, Aug 08, 2010
Photo of glid02
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%

Bottle purchased from Green's on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours an opaque copper color with a 1.5-finger cream-colored head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of thick pale malts with light amounts of floral and leafy hops. Also present are mild amounts of indistinct light fruit aromas that fade as the beer warms.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Grainy pale malt flavors kick things off and are joined almost immediately by good amounts of earthy and lightly pine-y hop flavors. Midway through the sip the hop flavors take over and carry through to a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without any problems and could have another.

Overall this is an understated but very drinkable beer. Not worth seeking out but if you come across it give it a shot.

glid02, Aug 04, 2010
Photo of DogFood11
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%

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.

DogFood11, Aug 01, 2010
Photo of eclaycamp
4.35/5  rDev +16%

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.

eclaycamp, Jul 31, 2010
Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.