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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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Reviews: 190 | Ratings: 565
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 lacqueredmouse
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewery in Newport, OR.

Pours a hazy amber-golden colour, with a solid, almost gelatinous weight to it. Head is a yellowish-white, that forms a fine film and solid ring around the edge of the glass. Lacing is sticky and sheeting, carbonation is powdery. Looks great.

Bright and fresh on the nose, with clean, sharp nuances of white pepper and freshly broken twigs alongside a juice apricot sweetness. Very nicely balanced.

Front palate is light with a hint of pepper, before fruitier notes of citrus rind and peach come through. It's a bit tart and green all around, which develops into a biting wintergreen character on the finish. However, the end is rather clean, and has a rounded smoothness that almost hints at raspberries. Very interesting.

Overall, a very drinkable beer, with lots of interest, and a profile that just makes you want to drink it all day. Nice stuff.

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Photo of shand
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a perfect pint.

This murky red-orange beer has a strong caramel malt aroma with some spicy hops over top. There's also a hint of diacetyl on the nose. The taste is very big on the hops used here, which are a Rogue-unique strain. I get an interesting blend of spicy and piney flavors from them. They seem like they'd be right at home in a pilsner, but still wind up working well with the rich caramel malts and the hint of buttery flavor. The aftertaste is strongly bitter and piney. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and crisply carbonated, and the drinkability is very good. Overall, this is an interesting take on an APA using a Noble-esque hop strain. It won't replace any of my favourites, but it's worth a try.

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Photo of Rodekill
2.42/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I think the idea of a brewery growing its own hops and malting its own barley is pretty dang cool, so I had to buy a bomber of this one.

Pours a murky brown with a sturdy off-white head. Decent nose, but as with many Rogue beers, it has a harshness on the palate that is off-putting. Grainy, not well-balanced.

I've tried to like Rogue, but it hasn't happened in the 15 years or so since I had my first one, so it's just not my thing.

But having said that, I've had plenty of beers from Rogue that were better than this one. Would not buy again.

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Photo of ChrisPratz
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very nice deep cloudy brown/mahogany coloring with 2 fingers of head that dissipates to a thin veil of lace that clings all the way down.

S: Very aromatic. Some dark fruits as well as a nice wheat and malt mix with a hint of doughy yeast. Very nice.

T: Some of those dark fruits coming thru from the get go lead way to the nice floral hoppyness. Little bit of spice mixed in with the bitterness of the hops with a biscuit like after taste that lingers in the mouth. All around very enjoyable.

M: Medium carbonation works well with the flavors making for a medium bodied brew with a thick creamy after taste that lingers around.

O: Pretty impressed with this all around. Nice balance between the dark fruits, malt and hop bitterness and ending on a nice doughy note. Would def try again.

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Photo of mtlasley
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was bottle poured into a white wine glass.

Appearance; Gorgeous deep, robust amber that obscures the glass, strong finger head with large bubbles, great "cloudy" effect when held to the light

Smell; Tangy floral notes with a grassy undertone, almost lemon like. Second smell reveals bready characteristics, almost like white bread

Taste; Beautiful, bold hop presence, mild malty backing. Tangerine, lemon, presence of sweet malt, pie crust, bread lingering in the back

Mouthfeel; "Medium", heavier on the tongue than anywhere else in the mouth, rich feeling

Overall; A delightful brew. It's well balanced and fresh tasting while still coming on strong with the hopiness. I could take a bomber of this anywhere.

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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 MaLu
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Burnt orange is the right color for this, on the burnt side. Not a see through beer. It's a lovely color that reminds you of the leaves changing in the fall. Nice cream colored head. Poured a good 1" foam head into a Guinness Draught stout glass.

S: Floral hops, medium smell. Not strong or overwhleming.

T: Slight sweet and smooth balanced hop taste. There is a tinge of spice on the back half of the taste. Not much. You might not notice it if you take two sips in a row quickly. The taste does not linger long and makes you want to drink another, so pause yourself to truly notice the spice.

M: This is a light mouthfeel for a APA with a noticeable tingling of carbonation on the tongue.

O: I would buy this in spring and fall to share with friends, again and again. The spice notes would go great with grilled chicken or sausage.

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Photo of hopsolutely
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank-you, Oregon! An excellent APA...

Pours a dark, hazy amber - almost burnt orange - with a decent copper coloured head. Mouthfeel is crisp and pleasant. Aroma of caramelized malts and tropical fruits leads into a beautifully well balanced taste. Citrus fruit, mango and pineapple - everything I could ever hope for in "west cost" hop flavour is included. And the bitter finish lingers for an impressively long time.

Definitely a beer I'll buy again and a brewery I'll continue to support whenever I get a chance...

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Photo of fwiz
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip from a bomber.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden amber with a two finger ecru colored fluffy sticky head with plenty of pretty lace down the glass.

Smell: Very malty sweet with a nice hoppy grass back note. Fruity hop bitter smell. Nice.

Taste: Just about the same as the smell. Sweet malts mixed with a fresh hop bitter finish. Not to spicy but you can pick up pepper notes on the front of your tongue. Long lasting dry finish.

Mouth: Smooth and dry. Medium carb. Nice oily feel that stays long after the sip.

Overall: A very nice APA. Almost walked by this one too. Very glade I didn't. Good drinkable beer. Do yourself a favor and give this one a try. This one would pair great with some spicy chinese food.


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

A: A hazy copper color with a thin off-white head that laces the glass.

S: Toasted caramel malt with a touch of floral hop.

T: A nice sweet caramel and toasted malt flavor with some floral hop and almost pineapple or tropical fruity esters. Bitter and a bit dry in the finish.

M: Medium body with good smooth carbonation. Good feel to it.

O: A quality pale ale. I really like the flavors in the beer. Sweet and fruity, but balanced out by the bitterness from the hop.

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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 BeersCriteria
4.6/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a burnt orange with a white head. Lacing was spectacular, reminiscent of whipped cream!

S- Honey, Caramel, Juicy Fruits (Orange Peel, Grapefruit, Granny Smith Apple and a little Pear), Spicy Notes (Hint of Black Pepper and Cardamom). This beer smells SO GOOD and Im usually not big on smell.

T- It has a good hop bite in the beginning followed by a sweet malty caramel finish. There are tastes of clover honey, citrus fruits that have been over ripened (in a good way, thus the juicy characteristics), some nuttiness, as well as some bready qualities. The mouth feel was light to medium. This is a good pale ale!

Food Pairing- I had this with some sweet jalapeno and thai curry wings along with some seasoned potato was a REAL GOOD match. This would also be good with sushi...sushi dabbed with some wasabi and soy.

I was pretty surprised to see the score this beer got, an 85? Are you guys kidding me?!? My favorite beer is Rogue Dead Guy Ale but this actually might replace it; if not, it comes a close second. DRINK THIS!

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

A: Pours a deep, hazy burnt orange color. Two fingers of reddish-orange foam bubble up with a dense, frothy texture. Retention is good, and some nice speckling of lace sticks to the glass.

S: Toasty and moderately sweet caramel malt is prominent up front. Earthy, fruity, and spicy/herbal hop notes feature reasonably prominently. Light tartness is also apparent. A bit of woody/resiny and mineral character is also evident in the background.

T: Moderately toasty and fairly sweet up front, with some medium caramel notes. Hop bitterness builds gradually but eventually becomes fairly strong into the finish. Hop flavors are fruity (preserved apricots?), resiny, and earthy, with some mild citric (orange) notes. An unusual hop profile. Light fruity and mineral notes are detectable.

M: Medium-full body. Carbonation is medium. A slowly-developing bitter dryness lasts a while into the finish.

D: An interesting, fairly tasty pale ale from Rogue. All the flavors don't fit perfectly well together, and the aftertaste lingers almost to the point of being overdone. However, this has an interesting hop presence overall, and it's worth a try.

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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 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 thadbme
3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Rogue OREgasmic Ale

A: Pours a very nice looking burnt orange with about a half finger of head. Lookks to have medium to heavy carbonation. The hops in this must be lively as there is a lot of action on top of this beer. Its a "good looking" beer from what I can see so far. Slightly reddish in the light.

S: Has a fruity nose to it, nothing like a lambic, but laced with some smells of the malt. I almost want to say an orange and a banana smell, with the banana being more relevant. The malts are subtle, but they smell nice. This doesn't have a heavy alcohol smell to it at all, smells more like a fruit punch or something rather than a beer. Up to you if that is your thing. I think its interesting in a good way, but would depend upon the mood.

T: Its bitter and hoppy up front, the bitterness more present than the hops. Just a hint of the fruit, but this is borderline IPA territory. Its definately spicy in addition to the hops, almost a peppery kind of taste as well, but I dont believe this is blended extremely well. Having a hard time picking out the fruit, when you first take a sip seems like it is there, but the bitterness takes over followed by the hops, and then the spice.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation, not a super easy beer to drink as its carbonation is a little much.

O: I'm glad to see a brewery trying to make their own beer with things that they produce. Its a nice touch, and definately something to be proud of, but I don't really care for it so much. I won't pick this one up again, but if they produce another beer that is purely with their own material I will try a different flavor.

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Photo of mactrail
3.06/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Hugely hoppy. Looks nice with the orange amber color and exemplary lacy foam along the tulip glass. Mouth feel is also delightful, at least until the bitterness takes over. Starts with a warm glow of malt and then the flash bomb of hops goes up. Extremely bitter. Very odd aroma of wet dirt, compost, old barn. Murky aftertaste.

I truly think the IBU stats listed must just be a wild guess. This one bores right into that hop receptor and hits the "Salivate" button. It's even more arrogant than the more well known bastard.

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Photo of nitro0292
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a rusty and cloudy red-orange with one finger's worth of ecru head. Very good retention indicates lots of hops. So far so good.

Aroma is of sweet fruits (peach, pineapple, mango) and some caramel malt. Not a typical pacific north west aroma, but appealing.

Taste resembles a weak DIPA past its prime as it presents a good balance of malt and hops, with malt carrying the day. An adequate bitterness supports the malt and lingers on the finish to dry out the palate. Solid.

Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Hop oils coat the mouth a sting just enough. Carbonation is on the lower end, but adequate.

Label says "Orange-amber in color, malty aroma, spicy fruity hop flavor with a solid malt background and lingering finish." This is exactly what it is.

Wish I had it a little bit more fresh. To me this is more of an amber ale than an APA, but a solid brew nonetheless.

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Photo of StaveHooks
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear amber body with a moundy light tan head. Excellent patterns of lacing left behind.

S - Smells just like whoppers candy in a pine forest.

T - Pine upfront with a a hint of grapefruit zest, the malt is bold but very clean. The malt provides white and brown bread flavors and it holds sturdy while laughing in the face of the green hops. Mint and green hops comes through on the finish.

M - Medium firm body, creamy, finishes dry.

The malt is the driving force even with a solid pine, herbal, green hop profile. I noticed more mint than fruit and the body and finish were very smooth and enjoyable.

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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 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 UDbeernut
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bottle poured into a cheater pint. dark amber color, minimal head but gobs of lacing. caramel and pine wrap around the tounge. alcohol is surprisingly warming on a chilly summer night. a nice beer, perhaps one I will look for again perhaps on a cold dreary winter night.

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Photo of AdamBear
4.65/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-dark cloudy amber with a thin but stable cream colored head. good lacing.

S-smells like a tamed west coast IPA. tropical fruits and hops. medium strength

T-comes in with a unique peppery herbal hoppiness. the taste along with a good bitterness lasts awhile. there is a great tropical fruits flavor that goes along with this. both flavors make up a good after-taste. this is a great and unique beer.

M-creamy medium to low carbonation with a semi dry finish

O-extremely impressed with this one. me being impressed with a rogue beer happens about once a year and today is that day. this might be the best APA i've ever had. i love the tropical aspect to this. its even better than some of my favorite IPAs.

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Photo of avalon07
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark amber color and a thick, cloudy texture. There was a half inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A decent, if underplayed aroma of hops, malt, and a little citrus.

T: Tasted of hops up front, along with some malt, and citrus, but it finished with a grassy/grainy flavor that wasn't so appealing. An uneven taste to say the least.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a beer with some good qualities, but is definitely flawed, especially in the flavor department. Not bad, but not my favorite.

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Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale from Rogue Ales
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