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Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale - Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms OREgasmic AleRogue Farms OREgasmic Ale

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Reviews: 187
Hads: 555
Avg: 3.77
pDev: 20.42%
Wants: 10
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
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Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States | website

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: 187 | Hads: 555
Photo of SolomonGrundy
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Gouxman
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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!

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of ocelot2500
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of FernMaster
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of dwarvenfriend
2.51/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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

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.

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Photo of CampusCrew
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of bbeane
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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


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Photo of zeff80
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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

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Photo of russpowell
3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of glid02
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of DogFood11
4.29/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

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Photo of eclaycamp
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

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Photo of malloyca
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

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Photo of claspada
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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Photo of atsprings
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of philbertk
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of loren01
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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Photo of Metalmonk
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

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Photo of andrenaline
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.