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Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale - Rogue Ales

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85
very good

495 Ratings
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Ratings: 495
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%
Wants: 7
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 teromous
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very hazy dark copper body with a very thick lush off-white head. Light barely even makes it through the body. Leaves great lacing on the glass. It looks darker than most APAs, but the overall appearance is fantastic.

S: Tons of hop aroma. There's pine at first, then caramel scent peeps in, then more of that pine sap. The hop aroma is very rich and full in this beer. It doesn't smell like fresh hops from a bag, but there's a bunch of hop aroma.

T: Very good vlavors. There's a bit of grapefruit flavor and pine. It's pretty much what you expect from your standard APA. Lots of hop flavor in this. It leaves a lot of pine resin bitterness in the back and on the sides of the tongue. There is a bit of sweetness at the tip of the tongue but it quickly fades.

M: Smooth moutheel with moderately strong bitterness, just enough carbonation. Dry.

O: Overall I was highly impressed with this beer. I was on the fence with giving the taste a 4 or 3.5. I didn't feel that it was outstanding but it was still very impressive. I recommend that hop lovers give this one a shot because it is a wonderful experience.

teromous, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Eric908
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Eric908, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of mntlover
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep burnt orange color with small bar pour off white head. Some sparse lace left behind. Always nice to see a dark pale ale.

Aroma is nice sweet caramel malts nice fruity/floral hops.

Taste good big sweet malt base for a PA with good hops fruity, floral notes with lingering pine bitterness.

Mouthfeel is solid medium with fairly mellow carbonation.

Overall a good beer then again most Rouges are.

mntlover, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of spinrsx
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber from the Ottawa LCBO for $7

Appearance - Hazy amber colour with a large size frothy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, grapefruit, hops

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and hops. There is also some grapefruit, cherry?, and some resin. It ends with a fairly decent dose of hops.

Overall - I have a feeling this beer was spectacular in March - when it was brewed. It's still good, it just tastes a little muted. Still a good amount of hop bitterness though and a solid beer.

spinrsx, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of billnet
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

billnet, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of RocksteadyRye
3/5  rDev -20%

RocksteadyRye, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a hazy reddish copper amber with a two finger off-white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of bready and biscuit malt, grassy hops with a hint of sourness. Flavor follows with biscuit malt and grassy, citrus hops with a slight, pleasant sweetness. Finishes with lingering hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied. A nice hopped ale that is dark for a pale ale, bordering on amber ale territory, but the flavor is appropriate for a pale ale. Nice balance of malt and hops. A good dinner ale.

LiquidAmber, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of thehyperduck
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

650 mL bottle from the LCBO; no freshness info, but listed at 6.5%. I loved the pumpkin ale in this series, and beyond that Rogue hasn't disappointed me yet - but to be fair, I skipped those donut-inspired collaborations. Served slightly chilled.

Pours a deep copper-brown colour, foggy with sediment, and topped with nearly two fingers of the frothiest, creamiest, stickiest, cream-coloured head I've ever seen. It leaves a doily pattern of lacing clinging to the glass as it recedes slowly over the next few minutes. Fresh aroma with lots of pine sap and citrus to satisfy the hopheads, as well as an underlying backbone of toffee, honey and biscuity malts. Enticing.

A solid, well-balanced pale ale. Bready malts and caramel/toffee sweetness come through at first, but are swiftly countered with pine sap and juicy grapefruit. Finishes with a slight tropical fruit vibe that becomes pithier and drier into the aftertaste. Medium-bodied, with restrained carbonation and a smooth, somewhat oily mouthfeel that clings to the palate, leaving a bitter feel behind and encouraging quick sips. The alcohol isn't much of a factor in the flavour, but you can tell it's there, and for that reason one bomber is plenty for me tonight.

Final Grade: 4.08, a solid A-. Rogue Farms' OREgasmic Ale is a very solid APA that will easily appeal to any fan of the style, as well as those of milder IPAs for that matter. There is plenty of West Coast hoppage to satisfy the cravings of hopheads, but the subtle sweetness of the malt backbone helps keep it all in perspective throughout; a textbook, full-flavoured American-style pale ale. Well worth a try, and one of the best pale ales I've had the pleasure of quaffing so far this summer.

thehyperduck, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of ElSid
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Freshness Date: None

A: Amber syrup topped off with an inch of tan foam. Curtain like lace on the glass.

S: Caramel and sugar sweetness. There is also a touch of honey also. Then comes leaves, earth, and floral bitterness.

T: The palate is balanced sporting sweetness and bitterness in ample amounts. The malt brings the most interest: syrupy sweetness, caramel, brown sugar, and hints of honey. The sweetness if lathered on fresh bread. The bitterness is earthy and floral with a hint of citrus.

M: Medium feel and extra-syrupy with moderate carbonation.

O: Akin to fresh farmer's market produce, this "grow your own" Rogue Ale does a bit of everything. Leaning toward the barleywine style, this ale excels in the malt category with some decent hop support. Would like to experience more grow you own ales, as this one is good but needs a bit of polishing.

ElSid, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of Jackal
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Jackal, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of yancot
4/5  rDev +6.7%

yancot, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of CanuckRover
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fine looking beverage. Deep, clear, orange with a big, thick, sea foam head.

Malt and hops work well together on the nose. Spiced bread pudding. Dark toffee malt with good spicy hopping, cloves take the lead.

Taste is true to the aroma. Spice takes on a bit of pine. Malt is complex, sweet but full of character. Surprising bitterness in the finish, just a bit resinous.

A nice beer and a fine tribute to Rogue's partners.

CanuckRover, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of RedAleMan
4/5  rDev +6.7%

RedAleMan, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of throwerbri
4/5  rDev +6.7%

throwerbri, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of biegaman
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

OREgasmic pours with a dulled copper colour and sandy-toned head that's thick as a sponge cake. Though I doubt it could have been intentional, I like that a beer made 100% from Oregon grown ingredients be appropriately, completely cloudy. Typical.

The aroma has a profile very reminiscent of Rogue's Dead Guy Ale; it showcases both resinous pine-y hops and toffee-laced malts which have the distinction of being simultaneously sticky-sweet and yet also toasted enough to seem crunchy. Again, classic Pacific North-West.

OREgasmic owes its wholesome, delectable taste as much to farmers as it does fermenters. You can't achieve this kind of strong, garnished and delicious flavour with mediocre ingredients. The malts are honeyed but heavy, the hops very prominent. It drinks, to my palate, like an ultra-hopped (Americanized) ESB, though at 90 IBUs it could almost be considered an IPA.

The palate can't seem to chose between caramelly coffee-cake-like notes or the pine resins and grapefruit pith. Ultimately, however, there's a persistent, almost atmospheric floralness that turns sweet into bitter and tips the scale with a vegetal kind of spice (think bitter greens).

I like that Rogue OREgasmic Ale embodies the trademark tastes and features of Cascadian ales - not to mention the independent, environmentally-conscious, pioneering 'do-it-yourself' spirit of the region itself. I'm sure it took a lot of time, money and sweat for Rogue to start their own farm - it's good to see that all that hard work is being put to good use.

biegaman, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of ryanpj
3.75/5  rDev 0%

ryanpj, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of jmkoscie
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

jmkoscie, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of TerryW
3.75/5  rDev 0%

TerryW, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of ThinkAgain
3.75/5  rDev 0%

ThinkAgain, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -20%

cfalovo97, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of rkarimi
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%

rkarimi, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of dipso123
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

dipso123, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

650mL bottle from the LCBO. Had this on tap a few times and so I picked up a bomber to review.

Poured into a tall nonic glass. Surprisingly dark caramel in colour, nearly opaque, with a sturdy inch of off-white foam that produces nice sheets of lace. Nice looking brew, though hardly fitting of being called a "pale" ale.

Nose is caramel, cracker/biscuit, grapefruit and floral hops.

Surprisingly malty APA with loads of bitterness to the finish. Sweet malt, caramel, grapefruit, hop cone, floral hops. Could call this an IPA at the higher ABU, but still an impressive brew.

Thicker bodied, mildly astringent, mild but sufficient carbonation.

Solid brew from Rogue, one of their better ones. I'm all for promoting the whole sustainable, local, grow your own types of brews, but they also need to be good - this one manages to do that.

JohnnyBarman, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of mpenning13
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

mpenning13, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of nullbort
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

nullbort, Jul 09, 2013
Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 495 ratings.