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

In a mug, this beer was a pretty cherry amber color. It had a thick tan head that lingered well, and left a bit of lace.
Mostly citrus aroma. Some sweet malt and caramel.
Grapefruit taste. Sweet, biscuity, caramel. A bit of herbal hops late.
This was a nice, medium-bodied beer. Very pleasant, will drink it again.

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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 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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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 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 Fatehunter
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out of bottle into tulip glass. The most beautiful looking ale I have ever seen. Opaque orange-rust color with 1/4 inch of head that held. Lots of bubbles on the pour.

S - My nose was at least a foot away when I poured it into the glass and I could distinctly smell the beer. Very bright with pear and citrus, grapefruit the most apparent, with some malt at the end.

T - Hops early, grapefruit and accompanied bitterness. Taste stays on the tongue long after.

M - Crisp and clean. Not very carbonated despite all the bubbles on the pour.

D - It took me a while to drink the bomber. I would be satisfied with 12oz in one sitting. The flavors are a bit too much after a few glasses for me.

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Photo of RoyalT
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance – This is a beautiful, muddy brown in color with just the slightest hint of orange. The head exploded out of the bottle but once settled became a nice, lingering, off-white pillow top.

Smell – The hop profile is modest but shows some depth and the lightly toasted malt provides perfect balance. There are some really nice citrus notes in here. Everything smells high quality.

Taste – The hops really come on strong at the taste. This is a more like an AIPA than an APA. The malt backbone though is no joke. The big, semi-sweet caramel and toasted bread keep the big hops in check.

Mouthfeel – This is the biggest APA by far I’ve ever had. It’s damn near full-bodied and oily slick in the cheeks. There’s a big bitterness to this one as well.

Drinkability – This is a serious big beer example of a classic American style. It went down very well but a full bomber will take a while to consume.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

5.0 A: Pours a murky amber with a brownish tint. Two and a half fingers of beige creamy/frothy hybrid head. Very good retention and plenty of lacing. Really a looker.

3.0 S: The smell is incredibly weak. Some hints of caramel malts, earthy hops, and yeast.

3.0 T: This tastes a lot like a decently brewed homebrew due to the intense yeastiness I had going. Yeast gives an overall bready vibe. Caramel malts, sticky resiny hop oils, earthy and piney hops, peach and orange fruitiness. Moderately bitter. Okay, but perhaps a bit yeasty.

4.0 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Chewy and somewhat creamy. Not bad here.

3.5 D: Not a bad beer, just not one that stands out in any way. It's dominant flavor is yeastiness, which I'm not too fond off. To some extent, it seems like a homebrew that hasn't quite finished bottle conditioning.

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Photo of mdagnew
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown

Poured a nice crystal clear golden copper colour. White head with coppery hints poured big thick and foamy with a meringue like topping then faded slowly to good covering with thick edging... barely any carbonation bubbles... lots of sticky lacing...

Aroma - Lots of juicy mouth watering (slightly tropical ?) fruitiness (grapefruits, oranges, magnoes), light sweet caramel malts, buttery, some bready notes, honey, citrus and grassy hops, light pine, quite floral, talcum powder traces, faint rubbery notes, the faintest hint of clove...

Taste is pretty similar to the aroma... slighty tropical tart fruits (grapefruits oranges, limes), good peppery and citrus hop bitterness balanced by caramel sweetness, chalky traces, light metallic notes, quite biscuity...

M&D - Smooth initially with a little sharpness underneath... medium bodied... an extremely quaffable brew - just slightly above sessionable at 6.0%

Overall - An excellent APA... one of the best i've had in a while. If this was readily available i would always have it in my cupboard... highly recommended...

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Photo of david18
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is one of the better pale ales that I've had. I bought a bottle of this at the Pioneer supermarket in New York City. Very intense in both malt and hops. Dark copper color, light head. Very cloudy and quite flavorful. Dark malt flavor and great hop aroma.

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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 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 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 joemcgrath27
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - cloudy burnt orange, tall tan head that retained endlessly
S - fresh flowers, orange zest, and herbs with a nutty and caramel linger
T - very piney and floral nose, grapefruit zest, spicy, caramel backbone and light nutty finish
M - medium body with plenty of carbonation, somewhat bready with a bitter and spicy finish
O - robust and strong all around, easy enough drinking with a bigger beer presence, Rogue is always reliable

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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 thehyperduck
4.07/5  rDev +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: 4.07, 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.

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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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Photo of Franziskaner
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mahogany brown in color with a moderate murkiness. A fingernail thin bit of off white head rests on top. Light Brussels lacing. I get a faint aroma of piney hops and light malt in the aroma. The flavor is much more piney malt forward,but there is plenty of light malt backbone present. The mouth is fairly light and dry.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

OREgasmic ale pours a cloudy copper color with a small lacing head. There is a nice mellow floral aroma, with hints of a roasted malt. There is a very nice mellow hoppyness, all on a nice mellow malty backbone that finishes just a little sweet. Good full bodied flavor, easy to drink. Overall a really nice APA, its very balanced, not a punch in the face pale, but has a very full flavor.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this thing is a bomber in every sense of the word. It is thick. There is a tremendous amount of material suspended in it, making it look like apple cider with a nice head.

The APA taste is as it should be, over the top. It is perhaps TOO complex, but, no, I don't want to ding it for anything except maybe the somewhat harsh mouthfeel.

I like this a lot and hope to buy it again, and I want to savor the one I have.

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

Gotta love the name.

This beer poured a rich dull copper that was unexpected given the fact that it's a pale ale. A thick, frothy light tan head formed and later blanketed the beer in my Duvel tulip. The beer appears hazy, but not unfiltered.

Whoa, the smell gives you the best first impression of this beer. It has moved beyond a pale ale and into a category of extreme brewing. I am reminded of my first impressions with immortale by DFH, but the vanilla and maple isn't as strong.

Spicy, Yeast, and Hoppppy bitterness. The ale is rich and gives the beer a good body to encompass these flavors. The bitterness from the hops is pure pine sap and way overpowering to give me any type of frothing in my loins (oregasmic). However, the beer remains decent, superior to many even still.

Slightly off centered, the bitter aftertaste is gross after a while. The beer reminds me of a hoppy ale, borderline IPA-Belgian hybrid possibly. The sweetness comes through more effortlessly when the beer is warmed, but is a scavenger hunt.

I liked this beer and thought it was a fairly drinkable beverage, especially for the price. There were off moments about the beer, but overall it had remarkable character and a smooth finish (despite a harsh, bitter aftertaste). I would compare this beer to wild devil belgian IPA or even a scotch ale. At a restaurant I think it would pair poorly, but if the opportunity arises I may still challenge my initial opinions.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.08/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From a 650 ml brown bottle. Pours out a cloudy copper amber, light tan spongy head with great retention.

Clean earthy notes on the nose, grains, herbs and soap gum notes.

Clean yet earthy grainy malt up front in the flavour, earthy character in the middle, perfumey, herbal hops on the finish. Very English in character, seems like a souped up ESB.

Smooth velvety medium-bodied mouthfeel, low carbonation.

Good on Rogue for using all local ingredients for this one, but it's still pretty mediocre all the same, not worth the price tag.

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Photo of denver10
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A hazy orangey-copper with a huge cream colored head that I had to let sit for a minute or two before I could even try to explore the beer. Nice lacing. I could smell a nice does of orange rind as I awaited the foam to die down. Once I got to smell the beer up close the citric aroma remained strong, this time both the fruit as well as the rind, and also showing itself was a nice doughiness from the malt. A very nice and inviting aroma. A fruit forward flavor, orange and lemon, with a bready malt base (that gains in strength as it warms) to this. This beer isn't very sweet, its more refreshing with a touch of bitterness that kicks in towards the second half and carries into the aftertaste. Not much life to the flavor though. A crisp medium body to this with a dry finish. Overall, nothing wrong with this beer but I found it to be quite boring.

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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 PicoPapa
3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle. Pours a murky kind of swamp water color with very little head. Some lacing. Aroma is sweet. Picking up on some brown sugar, pine, caramel, and bread. Taste is piney and sweet. More of that brown sugary/sweet bready taste. Slightly bitter. Pretty smooth and easy to drink. Overall it is a decent beer but a bit pricey. Would like to try it on tap before I shell out 8 bucks for another bomber.

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Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale from Rogue Ales
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