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Rogue Farms OREgasmic AleRogue Farms OREgasmic Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States | website

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:
564
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
20.16%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
49
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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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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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Photo of estlinska
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a standard shaker from the bottle. Poured a deep rusty orange with slightly golden hues to it. There was good, strong, rocky head with pretty good lacing to it. The nose was very malt forward, lots of strong caramel and very subtle hops. The hops were spicy and floral, and very muted overall. The taste was again quite full on the caramel and sweet. There were a lot of hops and they were a little too harsh. They mellowed out as the beer warmed. The mouthfeel was great though. It had good carbonation and a nice full mouthfeel. It was a pretty good beer overall. I feel like it might be better classified as an IPA at 90 IBU.

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Photo of jwhancher
4.41/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bought a bottle of this at Total Wine right before the holidays. Have been saving this to pair with the right food. As per the bottle, fish & smoked foods would do well. I decided to finally crack it open with some cheeses (habanero cheddar -paired well, goat milk - not so much) from DiBruno Bros.

Poured into a tulip glass for review. Nice vigorous pour produced a nice frothy slight off-white head. Crystal clear ruby amber with no noticeable carbonation going on. Aroma is very malt forward. Caramelly & melanoidin rich malts. Residual sugars, maybe brown sugars, hide any aroma hops intended.

Tastes malty just like in the nose. Rich caramel malts with residual sugars but not cloying. Faint hop bitterness balances nicely. Feels a bit creamy, somewhat luscious due to the seemingly heavy amount of malt flavors going on. Medium-full, perhaps a little sticky sweet.

I love what this beer has going on. I admire Rogue's approach using all ingredients from Oregon including what I assume is mostly their own products from their farm. This one delivers. A great malt forward beer that I could come back to. Keep beers like these coming!

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Photo of jtierney89
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

hazy rusted orange glow with a billowing and sticky off white head. Smells like a grapefruit citrus pine bomb with a nice malt body below it. Slightly resinous with hints of caramel and tobacco.

Gorgeous hop showcase on this brew. Fresh piney hop resin explodes on the tongue. Bright citrus character through out. Medium malt body carries the vibrant hop flavors over the tongue. The back end of the tongue receives a punch of grapefruit flavor and wallop of bitterness. Piney hop resin lingers in the mouth coating the tongue and making the mouth water. Rogue's house yeast gives this beer it's crisp carbonation and friendly body.

A new standard for homegrown brews and APA's a like.

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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 LittleDon
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Deep copper with a slight amount of haze that clears on warming. Light tan head with decent lacing and retention. Caramel floral aroma, very understated. Earthy with light fruit and even lighter spice. Medium to dry with light to medium bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel leans towards soft.

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

a - poured a one finger thick bubbly tan head into a snifter that left a thin ring and sheet throughout. the body was a bright amber color.
s - caramel aromas dominate.
t - citrus fruits, some spicy hops with a nice malt backbone. very balanced.
m - crisp and medium mouthfeel.
o - very enjoyable and solid APA.

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Photo of jmarsh123
2.52/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On draft at Scotty's

Pours cloudy copper with a decent off white head. Good lacing and retention.

Aroma is on the malty side with some citrus notes, but way too much sweetness for a pale.

Unfortunately aroma carries over into flavor. Very weird profile. Entirely too much sweetness for a pale ale, but still finishes bitter and astringent somehow. Flavors are all over the place.

Decent medium bodied and quite resinous creating a viscous mouthfeel. Got a little cloying.

A complete mess. I'm amazed this is only 40 IBU with as astringent a finish as it has, but way too malty up front. All around mediocre.

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

Pours dark amber in TEKU glass. Lots of thick off-white head that lingers.

Smell is malty with light hints of citrus hops.

Taste is malt up front. Lot so bitterness that lingers on the tongue. Mild citrus character.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied. Lots of carbonation.

Overall this was good. Bitterness balances the malt well.

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