Rogue has released the next beer in their Chatoe Rogue seriesa series based on malt from Rogue's own barley farm and hops grown on Rogue's own hopyard. OREgasmic Ale is the third installment in the series, following Dirtoir Black Lager and Single Malt Ale. Given the name, it is evident that someone at the Rogue Brewery really enjoyed OREgasmic Ale. We hoped we would get the same pleasure when we got the chance to sample it.


OREgasmic Ale had a big dose of bready and grainy flavored malts, similar to the first two beers in the Chatoe Rogue series. Also like its two predecessors, OREgasmic Ale had a lot of earthy hop characteristics. Citrus hops and caramel flavored malts were also evident. The finish was clean and dry, and left a lingering hop bitterness on the palate.


The usage of all homegrown Oregon ingredients made OREgasmic Ale a very unique pale ale. The Chatoe Rogue series will continue in October, with the release of Wet Hop Ale. Vino Envy Ale will be the final installment in the series, and is also slated for release later in the year. In the case of OREgasmic Ale, do you think the name fits the bill?