Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale | Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms OREgasmic AleRogue Farms OREgasmic Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

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.

15º PLATO
40 IBU
76 AA
6º Lovibond

Added by Brad007 on 06-14-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
566
Reviews:
190
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
11.67%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
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Ratings: 566 |  Reviews: 190
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 acurtis
3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice hop flavors.

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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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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.17/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEERchitect
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

With the 'green' movement in full swing, Rogue contiues to challenge themselves with this OREgasmic Ale derived from home grown ingredients.

OREgasmic pours with the classic Rogue look of burnish amber which carries a medium-heavy haze. Malty-rich froathiness provides an eggshell colored head that forms, retains, and laces extremely well. All sorts of decorative patterns remain on the glass, long after the beer falls.

Balanced aromas of malt and hops sing the praises of a well made pale ale, however the character seem as much English as American. Caramel rich with the depth of English malts but without the biscuity scent. Pine and citrus give an earthy, spicy note rather than the strict citrus notes of American ales. Still, the beer's true malt aroma shines with the balance of noble aromatic hops, and a burst of fruity esters for a measure of complexity.

Medium caramel sweetness carries the early taste while the follow of hops deliver flavors of pine, fresh cut grass, and mint before leaving with a leafy bitterness that's slightly resiny. Medium attenuation leaves just enough sweetness to keep the brunt of 40 IBU's in check. Estery-hoppy with appricots, over-rippened red apples, tangerine, and white grapefruit leads to a fruity and sharp finish.

OREgasmic carries a heafty malty weight early and resides to only a semi-dry finish late. While never reaching complete dryness, there's a closure that makes the beer appealing in a more rustic and grassy way. Minty-cool evaporation occurs as the alcohol teases the palate while the grassy bite of hops create a dull spicy ending.

While the beer straddles the fence of what's expected from English and American pale ales, this is what Rogue does with nearly all their beers. It keeps them in the conversation of both but prevents them from acclaim for either. And, that signature pacman yeast has such an influence that all their beers taste nearly the same. Though this was a fine beer, no orgasm was ever reached, induced, encoraged, or denied in this review.

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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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of brentk56
3.16/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a murky apricot nectar color with a very impressive head; nice retention and the foam leaves a smattering of lace

Smell: Caramel and pine with a lot of sappy character

Taste: Caramel dominates up front, with the piney hops arriving in the middle; after the swallow, the sugary malts overwhelm the palate

Mouthfeel: Thick and syrupy, with moderate carbonation

Overall: Very sweet for an APA; tastes more like a hoppy amber; the thick mouthfeel is a real detractor

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Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -20.4%

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 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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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of dmorgan310
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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 oberon
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a deep hazed burnt orange color with a very tight formed one finger clingy head that left broken chunks of lace behind as it settled into a creamy mass.A mix of caramel malt and spicey hop in the nose,I actually found the malt to be more prevelent than the hop.Flavors are very nicely balanced with the hops playing a bigger role,caramel/biscuit sweetness at the onset with a sharp and spicy hop kick in a lingering finish.A nice quaffing pale ale,very well balanced.

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Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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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