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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 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 DrDemento456
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got a 4oz sample at a tasting. Bottle price 9.00

A - Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a half inch of head

S - Smells of musky malts and pine bitterness with a bit of caramel sweetness in the mix.

T - Kind of like estate ale from SN only not as clean. Dirty sweet malt taste with a more earthy type hop, bitter and sharp, with a dry finish. Harsh, yet tasty.

M - Medium bodied. Wasn't that good but it was different.

Overall I liked how earthy the hops were in the compared to clean and citrus like hops I have in typical offerings. Different yet but drinkable... well kinda. Bottle was way to expensive so try to get it on tap. Will it be more refreshing on tap!

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Photo of zimm421
2.6/5  rDev -31%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. Appears a nice amber color with a thick, tan head. The head has great staying power and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is slightly musty. Just doesn't seem quite right. Almost smells like a sweaty sock. There are some slight hop hints, but definitely isn't enjoyable. The taste starts very malty, a nice bready flavor and then becomes slightly bitter. The hops added some good spiciness, but there's not really anything overly impressive here. The bitter aftertaste also sticks around for a very long time.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some sharp carbonation. Doesn't exactly go down easily, but after a few, it gets easier. Overall, nothing impressive.. The aroma and flavors aren't right, and I'm just not feeling these traits together...

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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 DeanMoriarty
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 22oz bomber from Sea Trader Liquor here in OB for $6.99 (a bit steep) and poured it into an Old Speckled Hen pint glass.

A: Pours a murky dark honey-like hue with a massive 2 - 3 finger head that lingers a bit leaving nice lacing in my glass from start to finish.

S: Malty and sweet with a hint of mossy hop in the mix - overall pretty average and uninteresting.

T: Very earthy and fresh taste of grain and bitter hop upfront that dominates the overall flavor, giving way to flavors of dried apricot with a bit of toasted malt, tobacco and black tea at the very end.

M/D: On the lighter side of medium bodied - smooth and creamy with appropriate carbonation for the style, finishing with a lingering bitterness from the hop.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Now, this would have been the beer to have been drinking while I was having pizza here ( http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/14116 )! As it is now, no pizza, just some beer late-night to help with my bottle numbers to show that I don't care only about CANs.

From the bottle: "Dedicated to Farmers and Fermenters"; "GYO is a Rogue Ales term for Grow Your Own. We made this beer with our own hops and barley."; "Orange-amber in color, malty aroma, spicy fruity hop flavor with solid malt background and lingering finish".

I employed a more gentle pour than usual so as not to disturb any sediment. As such, I only got wisps for head but I also got a deep orangish-amber colored beer with NE-quality clarity. Nose was very caramel-malty. Mouthfeel was medium with an initial caramel-malt sweetness that gave over to a piney hops resinous flavor. Finish remained fairly hoppy, more so than I might have liked for the style. Not bad, but without pizza, one would be enough.

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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 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 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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Photo of IronMickey
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: deep amber, frothy head-- over a finger tall. pretty unremarkable.

S: some fruit, some hop, a slight biscuit-y malt note

T: balanced, nice malty flavor with biscuits and a hint of chocolate and a clean hop finish

M: smooth, carbonated but not excessively, dries substantially with the hop finish

D: pretty drinkable, not something I'd go bananas over-- not sure what to compare it to, but yet it seems like a lot of things

overall, good, but not remarkable

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Photo of zeledonia
2.96/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an orangey amber color, translucent, with substantial orange-tinged cream-colored head.

Smell is mostly citrus hops, with some pine, and odd soapy overtones. But there's really not much there - the smell is disappointingly weak, and just a touch unpleasant.

The flavor, similar to the smell, just doesn't have a whole lot to it. It kinda ramps up from weak wheaty malts in the front to more potent citrus and pine hops in the finish that carry a bit of bitterness. Pretty straightforward, not much complexity or subtlety to the flavor at all.

Body is medium-light, with medium carbonation. Not bad, but not really notable in any way.

I found this to be a totally unremarkable beer with a slightly soapy aroma. Some malts, some hops, not much else to it. I'm not a big fan.

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

A - Ruby amber with a creamy bone-white head ~2 fingers high up the side of a pint glass. Head settles into a low cream with ok lace.

S Bright malt, musky honey. Ancho-chili aroma sans any trace of heat.

T - Wart, honey, biscuity malt. Lovely breadyness. Fresh woody hop character.

M - Medium body that holds itself on your palate. Finishes lightly sweet with a gentle woody hop bitterness.

O - I go back and forth on the wart flavor. At times it's pleasant, but it eventually slowed me down.

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Photo of doucmehu
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into 22oz. snifter. Rich honey with thick white head, good retention

S: Shared: both thought earthy, grass/hay, bread, little hops

T: Malty pale ale, similar to a Belgian pale ale, yeast bread, dry mild hops

M: Smooth and rich for a pale ale, solid carbonation, goes down nice

D: Interesting beer, takes quite a few sips to get everything. At the end though, didn't really want more. Maybe just not right for me that night.

Interesting background on beer, fun to try, interesting style, not sure where it fits i guess. I did enjoy it though, it was worth the price.

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

22oz bottle into pint. From notes

A - Pours a nice, deep copper to amber colour with slightly off white head with nice formation

S - Citrusy, some grass and grains, caramel

T - much the same as the nose. Orange peel, lemon, sweet caramel, wheatgrass.

M - Medium body and a bit slick.

D - A nice surprise from Rogue. Very easy to drink, balanced and ABV was well hidden.

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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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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 AlexanderSelby
3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The color is a little cloudy/muddy for a pale ale in my opinion, and the smell is fruity-hoppy with a touch of sweet malt. So far, not a knock-out. The taste is more complex than I think it is at first. It starts out as an aggressive hop attack, but further into the beer the flavors come to life: the hops show their individual qualities, bitterness upfront, and fruity in the middle and then a particularly smooth malt base finishes it off.

Slightly jarring at first, almost falling into a tastelessly unbalanced bitter hop attack (perhaps from the first growth hops, as the crop typically needs a few years to develop), but the tongue gets used to it after a while and the beauty of the individual ingredients come out.

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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 beachbum1975
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm a fan of orgasms, so I figured I'd try an Oregasmic Ale. I'm also a fan of growing your own hops and ingredients necessary to create a beer, more or less like Sierra Nevada's Estate series beers.

Pours an attractive, cloudy medium brown with muted brass highlights. Nice off-white head with good retention, leaving a halo around the edge of my tulip.

I love the smell of this beer. It's a hearty nougat, caramel sweet malt mix that's sublime. Worldclass malt bill used here - I love it. I also get the faith citrus of the hops, as well.

Taste reflects the nose. Great carbonation and mouthfeel. Nice pale ale that recalls the use of a quality malt bill in addition to nice hops. Great balance and highly enjoyable.


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Photo of beerthulhu
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A muddled canyon clay red coloring has a modest size frothy, pie crust colored head that sits well retention wise. Lighting reveals a micro-bubbly fury for effervesce. The lacing is a spongey band that clings rather well to the glass.

S: As noted on the label, the nose is both fruity and spicy. Cinnamon coated applesauce comes to mind with a light spicy citrusy helping. Fresh and fruity with perhaps instances of cantelope and moderate nuttiness.

T: Defined fruitiness, sharp, again of cinnamon coated applesauce, with some fresh pear juice and a balance of bittering citrus grind. After a first impression of sweet and fruity the drink turns malty and dry, more malt base, with a increasing bitterness of grapefruit like hopping. The beer loses its initial fruity appeal and becomes rather linear with each occurring sip. After having several of their "first growth" beers im definitely seeing a common taste theme running between them. Doesn't stray far from their base.

M: Mouthful was lax, malty with a spicy dry citrus bite on the back of the tongue. The swallow finds a partial increase of hop bitterness.

D: A bomber suffices here, doesn't finish as fruity as it started or as stated on the label. Becomes linear in flavor upon the second sip. Not bad, Decent but hardly lives up to its name.

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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 dfillius
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Moderater pour yields 1/2 finger yellowish tan head with good retention. I retained as much yeast in the bottle as possible, still a cloudy reddish brown color.
S: Bright citrus, cinnamon, a little biscuit and caramel, slight apple, but overall a tad bland which brings my rating down.
T: Fairly bitter, tastes like an ESB. Pleasant sweetness with mildly bracing hops following. Very nice, I like a lot.
M: Fairly bitter, chewy, full feeling.
D: I love it! I'd definitely order another and buy again. I wish it was sold in sixers.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Coppery reddish and cloudy, nice head and great lacing.

Smelled pretty good, quite caramel malty with a hoppy texture that's pretty piney.

Tastes nice and hoppy with no shortage of earthy malt background flavors and a light piney-ness with moderate bitterness. Has a small amount of that particular burnt-malty flavor that I can't quite identify but don't care for. However, it doesn't really take much away from the beer so I'm rating it quite well anyway. A pretty nice beer.

Feels thick and rich, moderate bitter aftertaste and ample carbonation.

Drinks a bit below average for the style. There are other APAs that I much prefer.

Value wise this one would not rate very well. For this price I could almost get a six pack of some APAs that I would rather drink.

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Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale from Rogue Ales
3.77 out of 5 based on 565 ratings.
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