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Rogue Farms OREgasmic AleRogue Farms OREgasmic Ale
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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
Reviews:
190
Ratings:
565
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
20.16%
 
 
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11
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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 MDHopster
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Believing is tasting and all that goes with it. The ratings on this beer are all over the map. Personally I found it quite pleasant. The head lasts a while with strong taxes on the sides of the glass. Smell is hoppy, taste also hoppy with good bitters, spice and fruit. Appearance is murky amber with tan head. Mouthfeel is aggressive between carbonation and bitters. But what the hell is "free range coastal waters"?

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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 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 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 BlazerT
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Teku/shaker glass.
A: Burnt orange/dark amber with big, light brown head, which lasts for pretty long. Medium lacing.

S: At first strong malty - caramel and bread notes, some sweet notes. Low aromas of piney notes, some dark fruit in the background.

T: The taste is very malty and sweet, there are some burnt/roasted malts noticable. Strong carmelized malts backbone. Everything is quite, but not perfect balanced with hoppy bitterness. The taste is Low to medium fresh, grassy and piney hop notes with some low floral accent. The aftertaste is definetely medium bitter with some burnt flavors and tangy character (rye malts ?)

M: Medium body and medium carbonation. Sticky and smooth texture. Finish is dry and sticky. No alcohol warmth.

O: Definetely solid malty beer. There is quite noticable strong bitter hoppy character. There is lack of knocking down hoppy aromas, which are characteristic for AIPAs. The thing could be the problem of time. It came a long way from the US to Poland via Amsterdam, so it could has strong influance on the taste and aroma.

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Photo of ssteakley
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What is Oregasmic Ale? Well strong caramel as soon as you open the bottle and pour into a glass. Orange citrus up front on the taste and a nice balanced hop on the finish. I could get use to this one. I bought it on a whim just because of the name and while it is not That sexy it is a a good beer, one for special o occasions though!

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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 vkv822
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz : tulip pint
from notes

Pours a clear, coppery, burnt orange. Foamy, off white head.

Floral, herbal notes, slight citrus. Has a solid, slightly sweet, biscuity malt backbone.

Medium body, foamy carbonation. Standard.

A well done American pale ale. Nothing outstanding, but tasty nonetheless.

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Photo of 3Vandoo
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The IBU on BA and on the bottle is different, on the bottle I have right now it says 90IBU...

Amber looking beer with a very foamy thick and rich foam. Havent seen one like that since a long time. The body color is deep amber while the foam leave a thick residue on the glass.

Smell is bitter, fine hint of hops but a shy caramel presence is there.

Taste at fist is smooth, shy bitterness with a shy fruity hoppiness followed by spices and malt which ends up in a rich bitter maltyness.

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Photo of mdcrouser
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In Maryland for one night of business, so I figured I'd better buy and review something that I couldn't find in KC - and Rogue was it? In Maryland? Yep. Also, I'm drinking it from a plastic hotel cup, so take anything in the post below with a grain of salt.

Frothy, creamy tan head caps a pretty reddish beer - almost like an Irish ale.

Strong vegetative/herbal hoppiness with this one - big in the nose.

Enjoying this one because it's big both in its hops and with a steady bit of maltiness and a bit of spice to close - almost comes across as a light-hearted look at a barleywine.

Sticky, prickly on the tongue, with light carbonation.

Tasty and a different take on highly hoppy ale without getting into IPA territory.

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Photo of bum732
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

S: Slightly grassy hops, prominent malt with slight toffee. Some biscuit as well.

L: Cloudy, reddish brown. Creamy white head with little retention. Solid lacing.

T: Slight, spicy hop flavor up front, before a big malty body overwhelming. Medium herbal bitterness with a slight dry toffee not. Finishes fairly dry with an herbal hop finish.

M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Meh.

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Photo of teromous
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very hazy dark copper body with a very thick lush off-white head. Light barely even makes it through the body. Leaves great lacing on the glass. It looks darker than most APAs, but the overall appearance is fantastic.

S: Tons of hop aroma. There's pine at first, then caramel scent peeps in, then more of that pine sap. The hop aroma is very rich and full in this beer. It doesn't smell like fresh hops from a bag, but there's a bunch of hop aroma.

T: Very good vlavors. There's a bit of grapefruit flavor and pine. It's pretty much what you expect from your standard APA. Lots of hop flavor in this. It leaves a lot of pine resin bitterness in the back and on the sides of the tongue. There is a bit of sweetness at the tip of the tongue but it quickly fades.

M: Smooth moutheel with moderately strong bitterness, just enough carbonation. Dry.

O: Overall I was highly impressed with this beer. I was on the fence with giving the taste a 4 or 3.5. I didn't feel that it was outstanding but it was still very impressive. I recommend that hop lovers give this one a shot because it is a wonderful experience.

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Photo of mntlover
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep burnt orange color with small bar pour off white head. Some sparse lace left behind. Always nice to see a dark pale ale.

Aroma is nice sweet caramel malts nice fruity/floral hops.

Taste good big sweet malt base for a PA with good hops fruity, floral notes with lingering pine bitterness.

Mouthfeel is solid medium with fairly mellow carbonation.

Overall a good beer then again most Rouges are.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber from the Ottawa LCBO for $7

Appearance - Hazy amber colour with a large size frothy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, grapefruit, hops

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and hops. There is also some grapefruit, cherry?, and some resin. It ends with a fairly decent dose of hops.

Overall - I have a feeling this beer was spectacular in March - when it was brewed. It's still good, it just tastes a little muted. Still a good amount of hop bitterness though and a solid beer.

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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 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 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 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 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 JohnnyBarman
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

650mL bottle from the LCBO. Had this on tap a few times and so I picked up a bomber to review.

Poured into a tall nonic glass. Surprisingly dark caramel in colour, nearly opaque, with a sturdy inch of off-white foam that produces nice sheets of lace. Nice looking brew, though hardly fitting of being called a "pale" ale.

Nose is caramel, cracker/biscuit, grapefruit and floral hops.

Surprisingly malty APA with loads of bitterness to the finish. Sweet malt, caramel, grapefruit, hop cone, floral hops. Could call this an IPA at the higher ABU, but still an impressive brew.

Thicker bodied, mildly astringent, mild but sufficient carbonation.

Solid brew from Rogue, one of their better ones. I'm all for promoting the whole sustainable, local, grow your own types of brews, but they also need to be good - this one manages to do that.

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Photo of acevenom
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a large snifter glass. The beer pours dark copper with a thick off-white head. There are lots of tiny streaming bubbles visible along the side of the glass. There are some spicy and tropical fruit aromas from the hops with some nice bready malt. There's a little bit of sweetness in there as well. Up front, there's this bread crust flavor and then the hop bitterness its in the back. The next sip brings those citrus and tropical fruit flavors. It's slightly spicy and earthy as well. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The finish is slightly dry with a lingering aftertaste. This is an excellent beer, but only just so. It's very delicious.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

3rd Feb 2013: Rogue Pub on Union St, San Fran.

My second on-tap beer of the evening.

Poured a dirty orange/old gold colour, on top a full head of off-white foam.

Lemon cheesecake smell (baked for too long) with a malty overcoat.

The taste was more malty than cheesecake, but the lemon hints were still there.

OK and interesting.

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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 MeneerBeerSnob
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a stein.

A-Pours a deep hazy amber orange with a thin finger of head of off white head

S-Smells of sweet malt, some caramel and citrus.

T-Sweet malt, spicy bitter hops. Caramel and toasted bread. Very faint citrus and floral notes.

M-Light-medium body, lots of carbonation

O-Very malty for an APA but not in a bad way. I continue to fall in love with all the Rogue brews and recommend trying this one for fans of APA.

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