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Rogue Farms OREgasmic AleRogue Farms OREgasmic Ale

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Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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

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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 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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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
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 :-)


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

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.

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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 shand
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a perfect pint.

This murky red-orange beer has a strong caramel malt aroma with some spicy hops over top. There's also a hint of diacetyl on the nose. The taste is very big on the hops used here, which are a Rogue-unique strain. I get an interesting blend of spicy and piney flavors from them. They seem like they'd be right at home in a pilsner, but still wind up working well with the rich caramel malts and the hint of buttery flavor. The aftertaste is strongly bitter and piney. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and crisply carbonated, and the drinkability is very good. Overall, this is an interesting take on an APA using a Noble-esque hop strain. It won't replace any of my favourites, but it's worth a try.

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Photo of BMoney575
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on 11-10-10

Pours a cloudy red/orange color, with a filmy head and a few big bubbles. Lacing is a nice thick band that quickly settles.

Smell is sharply hoppy, aromas of pine, citrus, and a nice malty caramel at the end. Light and pleasant.

Taste is just like the smell, lots of hops with a surprising malt backbone. Tart at first with a bitter finish. I like it.

Mouthfeel is good, high carbonation but with a nice thickness to complement the hoppy flavors.

Drinkability is good, the malty character balances the hop flavors nicely.

Drinkability is very good, it's all about the balance.

Overall, a very good beer that would be a great addition to their regular lineup.

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

A: Very nice deep cloudy brown/mahogany coloring with 2 fingers of head that dissipates to a thin veil of lace that clings all the way down.

S: Very aromatic. Some dark fruits as well as a nice wheat and malt mix with a hint of doughy yeast. Very nice.

T: Some of those dark fruits coming thru from the get go lead way to the nice floral hoppyness. Little bit of spice mixed in with the bitterness of the hops with a biscuit like after taste that lingers in the mouth. All around very enjoyable.

M: Medium carbonation works well with the flavors making for a medium bodied brew with a thick creamy after taste that lingers around.

O: Pretty impressed with this all around. Nice balance between the dark fruits, malt and hop bitterness and ending on a nice doughy note. Would def try again.

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

Poured from a bottle into a tulip. It pours a hazy burnt orange color. A 1 inch light tan head forms leaving a full coverage lacing.

The aroma is primarily a citrus/pine hops with a mild but sweet caramel malt. There is a unique spiciness that I can't completely place.

The taste is a healthy dose of citrus bite and sweetness blended with a malty sweetness. There is that spice component again.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good blend of carbonation for the hops. A mild dryness hangs out at the end and the finish is somewhat bitter and gritty.

The overall drinkability is solid, with a well balanced aroma and taste, combined with good coverage of any alcohol and not so intense, as to ruin the palate.

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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 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 fwiz
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip from a bomber.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden amber with a two finger ecru colored fluffy sticky head with plenty of pretty lace down the glass.

Smell: Very malty sweet with a nice hoppy grass back note. Fruity hop bitter smell. Nice.

Taste: Just about the same as the smell. Sweet malts mixed with a fresh hop bitter finish. Not to spicy but you can pick up pepper notes on the front of your tongue. Long lasting dry finish.

Mouth: Smooth and dry. Medium carb. Nice oily feel that stays long after the sip.

Overall: A very nice APA. Almost walked by this one too. Very glade I didn't. Good drinkable beer. Do yourself a favor and give this one a try. This one would pair great with some spicy chinese food.


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Photo of WYVYRN527
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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Photo of MDHopster
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Believing is tasting and all that goes with it. The ratings on this beer are all over the map. Personally I found it quite pleasant. The head lasts a while with strong taxes on the sides of the glass. Smell is hoppy, taste also hoppy with good bitters, spice and fruit. Appearance is murky amber with tan head. Mouthfeel is aggressive between carbonation and bitters. But what the hell is "free range coastal waters"?

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Photo of 3Vandoo
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The IBU on BA and on the bottle is different, on the bottle I have right now it says 90IBU...

Amber looking beer with a very foamy thick and rich foam. Havent seen one like that since a long time. The body color is deep amber while the foam leave a thick residue on the glass.

Smell is bitter, fine hint of hops but a shy caramel presence is there.

Taste at fist is smooth, shy bitterness with a shy fruity hoppiness followed by spices and malt which ends up in a rich bitter maltyness.

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Photo of claminat420
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a hazy amber color with a frothy tanned colored head. leaves little lacing.

S- just some faint caramel malt. nothing special. nothing really at all.

T- unique. just some weird caramel malt with some weird floral hop. alcohol is undetected. solid.

M- medium bodieD. good carbonation.

D- wish i bought a couple more 22's.

Overall- i'm not a major fan of apa's but this one is pretty good and different.

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Photo of yesyouam
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chatoe Rogue OREgasmic Ale is a cloudy orange/amber with a dense yellowish head that thins to a film and leaves really nice lacing. It has a faint, slightly sweet, hoppy aroma with notes of grass, pineapple and orange. It's medium bodied and very smooth with a crisp, dry finish that leaves the tongue a touch chalky. It tastes slightly dry and pretty bitter. There's lots of orange peel flavor and it's very nicely balanced. It's an enjoyable, solid pale ale.

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Photo of KYBrewgrass
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- 4 Dark hazy auburn color, almost like an apple cider. Creamy thick beige head. Looks inviting. Smooth but not very sticky lacing.

S- 3.5 Balance of malt and hop aromas tilts to the malty side. It smells slightly bready and spicy.

T- 4 The hops come thru more in the flavor of this brew than the smell, but they are still well-balanced by the malts. The fruity hop flavor is then complimented with a nice spicy-sweet finish.

M- 4.5 Creamy and smooth yet still very clean. Great level of carbonation. Medium-light body; just right for a pale ale.

D- 4 This is another tasty offering from Rogue. Kudos to them for growing and utilizing their own ingredients. Overall I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a good quality pale ale. I could enjoy several of these. It's well-balanced, smooth and not-too-heavy. The flavors aren't necessarily bold but they are enjoyable.

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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 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 biegaman
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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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 Mora2000
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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

22oz bottle. Hmmm...oregasmic ale? That's a lofty promise! Or perhaps something to do with this state's beavers? I'm here all night, folks, tip your waitress well!

Anyways, this beer pours a slightly hazy orange brick amber hue, with four crazy-ass fingers of teemingly foamy and bubbly off-white head, which eventually settles, leaving some thick and thin layers of splotchy lace around the glass.

It smells of biscuity, semi-sweet bready and grainy caramel malt, a certain hard-water minerality, and piney, citrusy, and floral hops. The taste is more crackery, bready caramel malt, kind of sweet and crispy, all at the same time, warming herbs, orange rind, pine needles, and a further earthy, somewhat spicy green-tea bitterness.

The carbonation is moderate, and weirdly, pleasantly tight, the body a decent medium weight, mostly smooth, and sort of airily creamy. It finishes on a strong drying trend, the malt going all nutty with its crackery aspirations, and the earthy, piney, and pithy citrus hops prevailing.

A veritable West Coast treatise for that real-ale kind of flavour, Yankee-style, all with an estate aura, to boot. Easy, and duly pleasurable to drink, with just a subtle homage to the grand English bitters of lore. Now, onto whether this is actually or(e)gasmic or not - I'm guessing your mileage will of course vary, but this is certainly revving me up.

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

Appearance - Pours a cloudy, burnt orange color with an off-white, puffy 2 finger width head. Good retention. Fair lacing with good stick.

Smell - Caramel and citrus primarily. Bread aroma comes through as it warms. Not much else.

Taste - Lightly toasted bread character to start, with hints of caramel, then gives way to a firm, moderate citrus hop bitterness. Touches on spice. Subtle, lingering pith bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, though it coats the mouth nicely. Soft, but well carbonated.

Overall - A very good, though somewhat safe pale ale from Rogue. Great balance. Sessionable, if it weren't so darn pricey. Maybe not a beer I'd buy again, unless it were offered in six packs at better value.

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Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale from Rogue Ales
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