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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 snpub540
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a reddish brown into the glass. When held to light there were some nice ruby highlights at the bottom of the glass. It was topped by a small tan head that left very little lacing during the entire beer.

Aroma was caramel and some roasted malts with a nicy floral hop aroma.

Taste was a toasty and nutty malt background with a spicy and floral hoppiness. The finish was dry and bitter. As it warmed the malts seemed to have more toasted flavor. Tasted more like a brown ale to me.

Mouthfeel is good with a medium body. I think I liked more of the idea of this beer than the beer itself.

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

A - The body is orange-copper colored with some light haze. A small head of off-white foam rests on top and recedes slowly, leaving nice lace.

S - Light, bready malt with some toasted notes and a hint of herbal hops.

T - Bready malt matched against musty hops and strong bitterness. Some spicy notes in the finish and a lingering pity bitterness that coast the palate.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Dry and toasty with a strong hop character. It is really too bitter for the level of malt character and residual sweetness that is present here. I touch more sweetness would make for a far more drinkable brew, but as it stands it just seems harsh and unbalanced.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%

Pours dark red with a bit of cloudiness. Massive rocky head never dissipates, very impressive. Sweet maltyness and some herbal, citrus hoppiness in the nose. caramel, and dried fruit malt mix with leafy, piney, citrusy hops in the taste. Bitterness doesn't seem like the 90ibus on the bottle.

A nice malt centric APA with high hop bitterness. Could be a bit more aromatic in the hop department. Still definitely worth a try.

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Photo of seedyone
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

05/16/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Went for this out of curiosity for pairing on food menu. On it's own it's not too bad. I'm the unhoppy guy today's crafters wish would go away. That being said, I could actually drink two of these (under the right circumstances).

If I was at a party and this was all there was to drink, I'd try to catch a ride to the beer store, but if I was on desert island I'd save it to pour on a wound.

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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 bylerteck
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from a friend that brought it to Australia from California.

A - Pours fairly dark copper and bright. Two finger fluffy white head and good carbonation. Quite hazy with the addition of the yeast at the bottom. Good rings of lace and a finger of retention.

S - Some citrus and stone fruits with some nice caramel to balance. Mild yet nice.

T - Stone fruit and some mild citrus again. Reminds me of peaches and plums. Nice Caramel malt component too. A bit spicy as well with a pepper note. There is a certain roughness that comes through in the flavours which is probably the spicy pepper note combining with the hop citrus flavours, and while it seems rough, it isn't altogether unpleasant.

M - Good carbonation, medium body and a lingering stone fruit flavour with some bitterness.

O/D - Not a bad beer from Rogue. I don't think I'd look for it again, but it was nice to try.

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Photo of Sweasty
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

OREgasmic ale looks the part of a proper pale ale. Two fingers of fluffy white head, top off a hazy bronze colored body. Head eventually drops to a ring. Plenty of sticky lace coats the glass in its wake.

Onto the aroma. Hops pop first. Grapefruit stands out. Some herbal notes strike next. Malt shows some toasted biscuits notes. Some light caramel notes round things out.

The flavor follows along with the aroma. The hops are much stronger on the palate. Grapefruit plays the dominate role. Some herbal, vaguely minty, notes hit next. Malt hits underneath the hops. Toasted biscuit notes are strongest. Some very light caramel notes present in the drying bitter finish.

OREgasmic ale sits squarely in the middle of medium bodied. A somewhat hefty carbonation lightens things up a bit.

I like the idea of the Chatoe Rogue brews. Its cool to see a brewery grow their own beer so to speak. OREgasmic ale is a tasty enough pale ale. I like that it favors a hopheads profile. The strength knocks down its drinkability a bit. All in all this is a satisfying quaff.

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Photo of bmwats
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a standard pint.

A: Medium brown. Pours a 1+ finger, frothy, white head. Settles slowly, leaving a thick, persistent foam blanket. Plenty of beer ring lacing. Head renews fully with each pour.

S: Pine, honey, and citrus.

T: Pine straw. Lots of lemon pith. And a woody malt tone.

M: Biting hop character. Bitter and crisp. Dry finish.

D: Sipping experience due to character.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Frothy head, persistent foam, and lots of lacing. Nose is very piney, very citrusy, with a distinct sweet note. Very bitter pine hop, bitter lemon pith, and a bit of woody character. Overall, this is a good quaff.

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Photo of estlinska
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a standard shaker from the bottle. Poured a deep rusty orange with slightly golden hues to it. There was good, strong, rocky head with pretty good lacing to it. The nose was very malt forward, lots of strong caramel and very subtle hops. The hops were spicy and floral, and very muted overall. The taste was again quite full on the caramel and sweet. There were a lot of hops and they were a little too harsh. They mellowed out as the beer warmed. The mouthfeel was great though. It had good carbonation and a nice full mouthfeel. It was a pretty good beer overall. I feel like it might be better classified as an IPA at 90 IBU.

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Photo of cratez
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber purchased by my girlfriend at Wolverine Market in Port Huron, MI. Pours a cloudy, hazed amber, bordering on murky, with copper hues, a bitty and frothy beige head, and sheets of lacing on the nonic glass. Unusually opaque for an APA, but still attractive. Smell is floral hops, sweaty yeast, must, caramel, pit fruit, orange peel, pine, slight buttery note, and a touch of spruce. Taste is grainy caramel malt, citric, grassy and spicy hops, pit fruit, trace of diacetyl, faint jujube flavour, brown sugar, cinnamon, juicy and biting astringency on the palate, quite bitter. Mouthfeel is creamy medium, foamy carbonation, crisp bite on the tongue, lasting astringent finish. Considering this bottle is just under a year old, it's drinking pretty well. I find it sad that 'mediocre' US pale ales perform better than top-flight Ontario efforts of the same style. This is past its prime and yet it nevertheless satisfies the taste buds with a pleasant spiciness on the back end. An above average brew.

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Photo of CanuckRover
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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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 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 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 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 ElSid
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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Photo of ehammond1
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Clear orange and amber with a thin near-white head. Lines and spots of lacing left down the glass. Very pretty.

Subdued and mild aroma. What's here is nice enough, though it's extremely bready and pretty simple. This is nicely balanced with a bit of earthy and grassy hop aroma and a touch of caramel sweetness, but the aroma is very muted and somewhat faraway.

A very bready pale ale dominated by pale and crystal malts and a touch of caramel sweetness. Moderate bitterness and very drinkable, though extremely simple.

Medium bodied and ample carbonation.

A very simple, bready, slightly sweet pale ale.

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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 mtlasley
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was bottle poured into a white wine glass.

Appearance; Gorgeous deep, robust amber that obscures the glass, strong finger head with large bubbles, great "cloudy" effect when held to the light

Smell; Tangy floral notes with a grassy undertone, almost lemon like. Second smell reveals bready characteristics, almost like white bread

Taste; Beautiful, bold hop presence, mild malty backing. Tangerine, lemon, presence of sweet malt, pie crust, bread lingering in the back

Mouthfeel; "Medium", heavier on the tongue than anywhere else in the mouth, rich feeling

Overall; A delightful brew. It's well balanced and fresh tasting while still coming on strong with the hopiness. I could take a bomber of this anywhere.

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

Haven't had me a Rouge brew in quite some time. This fellow looked interesting. The notion of a beer built from the ground up is a compelling one and a respectable effort.
The color of the body is a pretty one. Mahogany that has a bit of a glow in the glass. The head leaves behind some solid lacing.
Smells are biscuity and bready. Upon having it pointed out to me I'm picking up some sun dried tomatoes in the scent.
A not so pale, pale ale in flavor. Hop top notes and a biscuit, black tea back bone. The over all profile strikes me as a little bit more British than American here. There are some chocolate notes to be found with some dark fruit edges.
For the most part, not my cup of beer but I get an idea of the quality of ingredients. I am interested in the other Grow Your Own offerings and in the movement as a whole.

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

A - Clear amber body with a moundy light tan head. Excellent patterns of lacing left behind.

S - Smells just like whoppers candy in a pine forest.

T - Pine upfront with a a hint of grapefruit zest, the malt is bold but very clean. The malt provides white and brown bread flavors and it holds sturdy while laughing in the face of the green hops. Mint and green hops comes through on the finish.

M - Medium firm body, creamy, finishes dry.

The malt is the driving force even with a solid pine, herbal, green hop profile. I noticed more mint than fruit and the body and finish were very smooth and enjoyable.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

sort of a mix between a pale ale and a hoppy amber. the pours is Halloween orange, cloudy, with a thick khaki head an inch or so tall with good retention. the nose is citrus hops, dry red malt, and mineral heavy water. its iron rich or something, and looks like it with its rust color. it has an orange juice taste to it, fresh squeezed, but isn't acidic. its also really bitter on the hop front, balanced out a little bit by some gentle candy sweetness from the malt. complex but pretty well balanced. unconventional. fuller body makes it more of a sipper than a pounder, but it does have very lively carbonation which keeps it from becoming too filling. overall a solid pale ale from rogue, I like the choice of malts, and wherever that citrusy orange flavor comes from is great. not my favorite in the chatoe rogue series, but a solid brew here.

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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 peabody
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours out a cloudy amber with one finger of white suds. Some lacing.
Smell is malty yeast and some sugary alcohol.
Taste is a bitter hop with some sugar and malt.
Mouthfeel is thin after the initial bitterness.
Drinkability is good here. I would like to try this on tap somewhere.

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

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.

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