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Morimoto Soba Ale - Rogue Ales

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Morimoto Soba AleMorimoto Soba Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

443 Ratings
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Ratings: 443
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 16.19%
Wants: 12
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
8 Ingredients:
Malts: Roasted Soba, Harrington, Metcalf, Munich & C-15.
Hops: Crystal.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

12º PLATO
30 IBU
75 AA
14º Lovibond

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-25-2007)
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-02-2012 02:13:39 | More by Kopfschuss
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13.6%

07-15-2012 15:28:05 | More by Coastal_Brew
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

07-13-2012 00:43:20 | More by GiantMidget
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bobotron

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-11-2012 21:24:14 | More by bobotron
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throwerbri

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

07-06-2012 15:15:50 | More by throwerbri
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Pinche_Oso

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-03-2012 04:47:26 | More by Pinche_Oso
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

3.55/5  rDev +0.9%

I had Morimoto Soba ale in a shaker pint.

Appearance- One finger of white and puffy foam. There are a bunch of bubbles in the lid. The body has a good amount of carbonation and is copper colored.

Smell- The nuttiness is certainly forward on the nose. It reminds me of hazelnuts and toasted walnuts. There is a little wheat underneath too, maybe even some vanilla.

Taste- The front of the drink is sweeter and has the vanilla and hazelnut quality. It also develops an earthy quality and the nuttiness pervades the length of the drink. By the finish, there is a grassy quality.

Mouth feel- I like the creaminess of this beer. It thins out a little on the back end, and I can't say the best flavors make up the aftertaste.

Overall- This beer is good, and I like the nuttiness of it. However, after that, the beer is a little bland and a little heavy to be a nice low alcohol quaffer.

06-27-2012 03:15:16 | More by Pintofbrown
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N3rdM3t4l

Oregon

3.23/5  rDev -8.2%

bomber into beer flute served cold at Izumi Sushi and Grill in Eugene.

A: No head, good clarity, honey colored. A very thing white ring around the glass. Refilled my glass after I finished it, this time more aggressive pour got 2 fingers of white head. The second half of the bottle was much cloudier also.

S: grainy, the soba is present as well a little bit of a yeast smell. Not much hops.

T: bready with just a hint of hops. The buckwheat flavor is there kind of like actually eating soba noodles. A little nutty from the toasted soba, no sweetness, and enough hops to balance but not really shine.

M: medium-light body slightly drying. A little fizz but not much. Good for a lighter drink (when you don't want something really heavy.)

O: Paired well with all the sushi I was eating. Can't say it was worth the $12 I paid for it but I only ever see this beer at Japanese restaurants for about $12 so I would have ended up paying that anyway. Good beer though, want to try the other two soba offerings in the Morimoto line from Rogue.

06-20-2012 05:43:32 | More by N3rdM3t4l
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

06-18-2012 06:54:21 | More by schnarr84
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wildcat29

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

06-15-2012 16:12:47 | More by wildcat29
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USChuy


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-15-2012 07:45:21 | More by USChuy
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wookievath

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-13-2012 23:01:17 | More by wookievath
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trancesk8er

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-09-2012 04:17:58 | More by trancesk8er
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HEADYdb

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13.6%

06-02-2012 15:24:36 | More by HEADYdb
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gkindrick


4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

05-31-2012 22:05:09 | More by gkindrick
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thefullpython


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-28-2012 08:08:53 | More by thefullpython
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

05-25-2012 00:47:26 | More by Hopmodium
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TedSneakman


2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

05-17-2012 20:17:37 | More by TedSneakman
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Spider889

Ohio

3/5  rDev -14.8%

05-16-2012 17:10:38 | More by Spider889
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BrianParsons


4/5  rDev +13.6%

05-16-2012 14:47:52 | More by BrianParsons
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ThomasMetal75

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -1.1%

A- Effervescent apple juice, but cloudier. Nice foamy head forms, but quickly dissipated. I could see sediment floating around in the glass, but it was tiny particles.

S- Sweet, some kind of apricot or grapefruit aroma as well. Malty as well in the nose. You can smell the alcohol, but it's not overpowering the nose at all.

T- Tastes like a cross between a Killians Red and a malt liquor. Not much of the 4.8% ABV comes out in the taste. The beer had the malt liquor sweetness and grainy taste with the malty/almost toasted flavor of the Killians. There is a small floral note from the hops that balances the finish. This would probably go really well with brats and sauerkraut!

M- Medium to full bodied. It drinks like a heavier pilsner. It's an easy drinking beer, but the wrong kind for a really hot day.

Overall, I will not be seeking out this beer again. I appreciate that it didn't taste boozy, but the sweet macro lager/malt liquor taste with the red ale taste is just something that wasn't making me hunger for more, nor did it leave a lasting impression on me.

05-13-2012 18:54:00 | More by ThomasMetal75
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cashmier

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

05-11-2012 16:02:40 | More by cashmier
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falconxman

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

04-30-2012 03:54:19 | More by falconxman
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duff247

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

04-28-2012 00:49:37 | More by duff247
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Irrationalist

California

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

04-25-2012 03:03:44 | More by Irrationalist
Morimoto Soba Ale from Rogue Ales
80 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.