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Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale - Rogue Ales

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Reviews: 186
Hads: 548
Avg: 3.77
pDev: 20.16%
Wants: 10
Gots: 47 | 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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Reviews: 186 | Hads: 548
Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

deep orange amber. Very dark color on this one with almost a reddish hue to it. There was ample carbonation apparent in the form of lots of bubble chains streaking toward the surface and building tons of foam across the top. After the pour a large head of white foamy and frothy lace appeared across the top, perhaps as high as three inches before finally settling down

Big notes of pine and sugar, not so much heavy on the citrus side, and to be honest there was much more of heavy resiny aroma to it then a large floral display. Very nice grain notes were also becoming very much apparent; bring a good fullness to it. There was an underlying maltiness, almost akin to an amber ale that seemed to be showing its head as well, giving it a bit more character then just a hop ale.

nice piney note starts to kick in, subtly at first but then getting stronger as the flavor builds before finally taking over the palate completely and turning into a very nice dry and bitter finish, leaving you there waiting for another sip.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - cloudy burnt orange, tall tan head that retained endlessly
S - fresh flowers, orange zest, and herbs with a nutty and caramel linger
T - very piney and floral nose, grapefruit zest, spicy, caramel backbone and light nutty finish
M - medium body with plenty of carbonation, somewhat bready with a bitter and spicy finish
O - robust and strong all around, easy enough drinking with a bigger beer presence, Rogue is always reliable

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Photo of rfgetz
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an attractive coppery amber color with nice cap of dense bone white head, almost cask ale in appearance. Scent brings notes of bread, roasted nuts and dull caramel along with some herbal and faint lemony hops. Taste leads with a quick kiss of bitterness, citrus rind and leads into a very bready, nutty and caramely middle (I've had some ESBs with less of these qualities). The hops return at the end with some herbal notes. Medium bodied, creamy, moderate carbonation. Interesting full malted pale with decent hoppyness... very English in its construction.

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Photo of Janderson91
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No freshness info. Enjoyed on 08/01/11.

A - Pours a pretty clear deep red color with a large white head. Leaves a wall of lacing. Very good looking beer.

S - Some sweet malts, spicy rye, and a very earthy hoppiness. Some citrus hop aroma is present also.

T - Very similar to the nose. Pretty sweet with some of that rye spiciness. Pretty bitter toward the back with the earthy, citrusy hoppiness that was present in the aroma. Just a hint of linger bitterness on the tongue.

M - Mouthfeel is pretty creamy for an APA. Good stuff.

O - Overall, this was a good APA, I enjoyed it a lot. Probably wouldn't pick it up again since SNPA is always available but I'm glad to have tried it.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a mug, this beer was a pretty cherry amber color. It had a thick tan head that lingered well, and left a bit of lace.
Mostly citrus aroma. Some sweet malt and caramel.
Grapefruit taste. Sweet, biscuity, caramel. A bit of herbal hops late.
This was a nice, medium-bodied beer. Very pleasant, will drink it again.

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Photo of HugePlume
2.97/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle into a pint

A- A light amber hue, with a slight haze. Poured with a modest 1 finger white head, that dissipated rather quickly. Unappealing color.

S- Toasted malts and vegetable hop notes.

T- Nondescript malt profile with more musty veggie like hops. Does nothing to peak your interest.

M- Meduim bodied, could have used some more carbonation.

O- Not impressive. Could have easily come from your average small-town nano brewer. Rogue can do better than this.

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Photo of csiewert
3.36/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours an amber color with a finger of off white foamy head that retains and laces nicely. The aroma is somewhat weak but consists of citrusy hops and bready malt. The taste starts with caramel sweetness and then becomes citrusy and earthy. The beer finishes harshly carbonated but finishes clean tasting. Overall a good beer.

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Photo of DavidST
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650ml bottle into a tulip glass, there might be a date on the bottom of the bottle, but its coded.

Pours an unfiltered hazy brown tea color with a large big bubbled off white (very light brown) foam head, very nice head retention and lacing. The smell of of citrus hops and sweet malts, biscuit, and a little caramel. Feel is medium, plenty of carbonation, a little creamy. The immediate taste is of the hops when it touches my tongue, on the way down there are lots of caramel and biscuity malts, but this is balanced with a very grassy hoppy bitter after taste. Overall, I wasn't expecting much from this beer assuming its more of a gimmick, but surprisingly its quite good and I'll get it again.

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Photo of rundocrun
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650 mL bottle into a pint glass. No freshness date to be found.

A - Pours a crystal clear amber-brown. Quite dark for an American "Pale" Ale. Yields 1 finger of off-white head that fades slowly leaving a light ring of lace around the glass.

S - Nice mix of deep earthy, and bright citrusy hops. Hints of caramel and ripe dark fruits come through the haze of hops. Even some very very subtle candied or caramelized orange smells amid everything else. I must say, a surprisingly complex nose for a style that is usually focused on straightforward hop presence with malt usually taking the back seat.

T - Taste is just as the aroma would indicate. Pine and sweet citrus from the hops up front followed by a clean malty backbone. Hints of brown sugar, plums, and raisins follow, adding complexity to the sweetness. Hop bitterness finally makes and appearance midway through and lasts through finish along with the aforementioned "caramelized orange" flavor.

M - Medium, slightly syrupy body with a bitter, dry finish. Some residual sugary sweetness sticks to the tongue after each sip.

Overall, I was surprised by how incredibly complex this beer was. I've had enough IPA's and APA's to think I know what the styles generally have to offer, but this was one that threw me for a loop. My only critique was that Rogue may have been trying to do too much with this beer. With so many flavors and aromas going on, it's almost a detriment to it's drinkability. For a one-and-done type beer, it's excellent though.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
3.12/5  rDev -17.2%
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.

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Photo of Tone
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of beertunes
3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

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Photo of merlin48
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of DCon
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

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Photo of JMad
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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Photo of korguy123
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

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Photo of meeekyh
4/5  rDev +6.1%
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.


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Photo of smcolw
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
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).

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Photo of IIKaRuII
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
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!

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Photo of chinchill
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
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!

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Photo of zimm421
2.6/5  rDev -31%
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...

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Photo of Shrews629
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.