Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale | Rogue Ales

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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

Added by Brad007 on 06-14-2010

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Ratings: 566 |  Reviews: 190
Photo of SadMachine
3.29/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.47/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright orange-brown coloring that is hazy to the point of being opaque. Only a sparse film on the surface, with a slight ring around the glass. The aromas are rich and sweet toffee, with a slight citrusy highlight and a subtle, resiny hopping. Flavors are tangy right off the bat, with a borderline sour malt profile. The hops become much more spicy, with a sharp peppering character, and there is an overall roasty taste that comes forward at the end of the palate. The beer has very forward and direct flavors riding a midbody feel. The aftertaste has a touch of citrus to compliment the tangy sweet malt flavor. The finish is quick, and the hops stay behind to give a slightly astringent, drying feel.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Tone
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy, amber color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of citrus hops, hint of roasted malt, slight sweet malt, and a hint of floral hops. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. There is a noticeable dryness. Tastes of citrus hops, slight floral hops, sweet malt, hint of spice, and slight grass. Overall, good feel, body, and blend.

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Photo of IPAchris
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a hazy reddish copper amber with a two finger off-white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of bready and biscuit malt, grassy hops with a hint of sourness. Flavor follows with biscuit malt and grassy, citrus hops with a slight, pleasant sweetness. Finishes with lingering hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied. A nice hopped ale that is dark for a pale ale, bordering on amber ale territory, but the flavor is appropriate for a pale ale. Nice balance of malt and hops. A good dinner ale.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

A: poured a amber brown with yellow highlights with a 2 finger head that left lots of sticky lacing on the glass.

S: its kinda weird but I got sweet potato and malt aromas with bready, hops and spice notes. There is also faint citrus, wheat, and booze notes.

T: I got caramel malts up front with wheat flavors which also had a little hop bite. There was also citrus, various grains, and slight sweet potato accents.

M: medium body with a good amount of carbonation that had a grainy, bitter, and crisp finish.

D: drank very good but was not a spectacular beer. This is something I could have on a hot day by the pool.

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Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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

The beer pours a hazy amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a pretty solid pale and crystal malt scent along with a spicy hop aroma. It's sweet with some light biscuit character and a touch of hops. The taste is good. It has a very malty flavor that boasts of pale and crystal malts along with a damn fine hop taste. It goes down easy with a good amount of bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good, malt forward, APA. It's balanced well with excellent hop notes; a good drinker.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of AngusOg
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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 Stinkypuss
3.47/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rogue Chatoe Oregasmic Ale

Pours a cloudy orange color. Aroma of floal hops and sweet malt. In the taste, nice tropical hops, bitter and somewhat fruity with notes of mango, pine and citrus. Medium bodied feel, crisp carbonation. Good hop flavor for a pale ale. Overall, a flavorful brew, would have again.

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Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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 Gueuzedude
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A steady pour produces almost four fingers of amber tinged, tan colored foam in my 25cl tulip glass. The beer is a plum / amber color that shows a lightly hazed, red-amber color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of a mix of spicy hops, toasty caramelized malt and citrusy hop character. The hop character plays the leading role here, at least up front, because if you start to dig the malt becomes more and more characterful. I smell notes of orange zest, some lychee notes and a caramelized grapefruit note, with the malt contributing a spicy grain character, some whole grain brown bread like notes, spicy rye like character and some toasted, not quite roasted leaning grain notes. There is also a touch of hot alcohol towards the finish of the aroma.

Lightly sweet, which is an interaction between the fruity hop notes and the caramelized malt, as this really isn't that sweet. The finish is quite spicy, it almost seems derived from the malt, but most of it must becoming from the hop character as there isn't anything like rye in this beer. The hops contribute flavors of orange zest, some grapefruit and a touch of tangerine, on the fruit side, but also add a touch of herbal notes, a spiciness and a touch of pine notes as well as a touch of gritty bitterness towards the finish. A medium-thick body coupled with the spiciness makes this a sipping brew for me. Some of the spiciness seems to be contributed by a bit of noticeable alcohol in the finish.

Somehow the mix of hops, spiciness and malt just doesn't quite work; all of the flavors individually are quite nice, but somehow they don't quite mesh into a wonderful whole. Still this is certainly not a bad beer, and it can be pretty enjoyable at times.

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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 Eziel
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zorro
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Chill hazed orange colored beer with a small tan colored head.

Smell is Northwest hops and sweet malt. Aromas of pineapple, hay, cedar, iced tea and pine.

Starts out dry and earthy despite the sweet smell. Well balanced, earthy flavored but not bitter. Flavors are mostly wood and strong tea.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a decent pale ale that costs too much.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a reddish copper with mountainous head that left a lace ring on top of a very strong hoppy, earthy aroma, even soapy, with a good chunk of some caramel and bready malts (even some other sugary goodiness). Taste is of good, herbal and citric hops with a bitter crispness although a tad oily. The sweetness is minimal as there seems to be a light caramel touch in there (could be something else) and the medium body goes down slightly smooth and a crisp finish. A nice ale and I enjoyed it but nothing outstanding.

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Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale from Rogue Ales
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