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Rogue Somer Orange Honey Ale - Rogue Ales

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Rogue Somer Orange Honey AleRogue Somer Orange Honey Ale

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 17.99%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

11 Ingredients:
Malts: Northwest 2-row, Wheat
Specialty: Oregon Wildflower Honey,
Sweet Orange Peel, Oats, Chamomile, Coriander
Hops: Crystal & Rogue Farms Willamette.
Yeast & Water: Rogue' s Top Fermenting Pacman Yeast from Hood River & Free Range Coastal Water.

10 IBU
79 AA
3.5º Lovibond

(Beer added by: scott451 on 10-10-2010)
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Reviews by Swedes21:
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Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +15%

Appearance - Nice 3 finger head, white, fluffy, lacing, cloudy, hard to tell if carb

Smell - Honey, Orange, zest, earthy,

Taste - Simple, smooth, not much orange or zest

Mouthfeel - Little bitterness, good volume

Overall - I truly enjoyed this beer and thought it would make an amazing session beer. Drove all over Ottawa, in a hail storm and lights down to make sure SpinRSX and I had a good beer sampling evening!

07-19-2011 00:24:44 | More by Swedes21
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

01-09-2013 02:15:49 | More by iemailjack
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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

12-14-2013 16:57:48 | More by Moo5152
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South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +2.7%

220z bottle served in a snifter.

A - Pours golden yellow in color with a small white head that quickly reduces to a ring. Virtually no lacing left behind, excepting a few spots.

S - A pleasant aroma with hints of orange blossoms and honey but mainly of a light, bready malt and faint wheat.

T - Nice mix of malt and wheat for a foundation, with a subtle contribution from the honey and orange. In perspective, I've had many APAs and IPAs with more 'orange' flavor (from hops alone). Personally, I didn't miss the clove or banana one might expect in a beer like this.

M - Low but adequate carbonation; a bit crisp; Fairly clean feel; light body but not particularly watery.

Overall: a fine lighter (but not "Light") beer for hot summer days. Refreshing. Should work well with mild foods such as most seafood, but a little too mild for some spicy hummus I had with it.

07-25-2012 22:19:16 | More by chinchill
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

12-26-2013 23:40:52 | More by eklie
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Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev +0.3%

Herbal tea in a bomber, with some lagerish characteristic and bitterness. Best shared by several people, because I could finish but a glass and had it. Unoffensive and uninteresting. Yes, smooth mouthfeel, bitterness creeps out in the finish. A little soapiness. Maybe I should have drank ice cold.

07-10-2011 03:02:15 | More by Sammy
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4/5  rDev +18%

12-01-2011 23:08:12 | More by Beertracker
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

A - half finger head poured from a bomber into a wine glass - the consistency of cider - dark orange color with little head rention and no lacing

S - wheat orange honey coriander

T - sweet grainy malt - orange with some honey especially as it warmed, giving it an interesting although not spectacular complexity - spicy coriander - tea

M - light medium body with decent carbonation not overly bitter

O - like the other Rogue offering I have sampled a very interesting brew which I can not quite figure out - I like it!! Interesting is good!!

07-08-2011 01:14:50 | More by Stocean1
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

11-23-2012 06:18:26 | More by Cody66
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

10-26-2013 22:26:34 | More by st9647v3
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Quebec (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +10%

Bought at the LCBO, Sept 2011...

Golden beer with a light limpid color with a shy head.

Smell of honey, coriander, spices, oranges and hops, not all in that order.

Taste was pretty light and smooth, but very carbonated in mouth to a certain displeasure, honey was there first followed by zests of oranges and the spices which ended up with a fruity hoppy finish. A good summer session beer.

09-05-2011 08:09:29 | More by 3Vandoo
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

02-19-2012 01:56:17 | More by Tyrawlings
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3.13/5  rDev -7.7%

A - Pours a orange yellow in color beer with very little head must have only been a mild ring.

S - Smell is pretty good I distinctly get a solid bit of orange not of peel and a touch of honey but faint. Little to no wheat.

T - I was right the wheat in this on is almost absent except in the finish which made this beer more watery rather than beer in body. The honey orange flavor was pretty nice but kind of lackluster without a solid wheat body. Would be nice to get a bit of spice but sadly no Chamomile or Coriander to speak of.

M - Tasted kind of flat compared to most other session wheat beers that are bubbly and alive with carbonation.

Overall I find it weird that they retired this since it's a solid session ale with great reviews but I guess nobody wants to pay 6+ dollars for two session beers.

07-22-2011 15:31:08 | More by DrDemento456
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-20-2014 10:10:53 | More by zestd
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South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-31-2013 19:56:02 | More by Eric908
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2.58/5  rDev -23.9%

Rouge orange honey ale

Bottle given to me by a friend

A- pour produces a 1 finger white head receding quick leaving no lacng. Beer looks a lot like a hazy bud 3

S- orange peel, lemon-lime,grainy boring 3

T- tastes like a corona with lime and some salt in it. Seriously that's pretty much what it tastes like but more artificial 2.5

M- prickly carbonation decent moutfell 3

D- I had trouble drinking the whole 22. Not great. I expected more from Rogue though I'm not sure why 2


12-14-2011 07:54:43 | More by t420o
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3.88/5  rDev +14.5%

A- Hazy golden orange color with a white frothy head.

S- Sweet, spicy and citrus aroma.

T- Refreshing, light bodied and very carbonated overall. It tastes what it smells like, honey, coriander and orange peel.

Food Pairing- Grilled chicken, spicy chicken sausage, and fish with a mango salsa on top.

11-20-2011 04:34:15 | More by BeersCriteria
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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Poured a bright yellow with a finger of white foam. Smell was mostly yeast with a hint of lemon. Taste was malt, yeast and something that used to be citric. Not too good. Mouthfeel was medium light and held together nicely. Overall one wonders if this was past it's prime. Not very good.

09-02-2011 01:09:17 | More by JackieTH
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South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-04-2014 00:57:26 | More by WckdVbz
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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

02-05-2012 02:18:46 | More by EvanWilliams
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4/5  rDev +18%

06-17-2012 02:46:14 | More by jjm2503
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4/5  rDev +18%

06-27-2012 01:13:43 | More by djbst73
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3.9/5  rDev +15%

I tried this on a hot summer day in Miami. AC was broken, a terrible thing in this climate, and it was very refreshing.

It poured a cloudy orange color with a thick white head. Minimal lacing but it already looked like it would quench the summer heat.

Smell is sweet like honey, a cross between a blonde ale and a Belgian wit, full of light citrus notes. A soothing aroma.

Honey was the star in the beer. It served as a canvas for all of the other ingredients. Obviously the orange citrus flavor was a key player, with little enthusiasm from the malt or hops. A rounded beer.

Almost felt like I was drinking a juice with some pulp.

Having said that, it does the job. Not a beer to blow your mind. But I was quite stressed when I popped this open and I enjoyed the first sip enough that it calmed me. Truly a soothing, summer beer.

08-20-2011 23:30:11 | More by rel
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3.63/5  rDev +7.1%

I bought a single 1PT. 6 FL. OZ. bottle of this from Woodman's in Rockford, IL in late 2010 for $5.89

Pours a semi-cloudy golden yellow color with a nice head of foam but is quickly gone. The scent is full of wheats and citrus fruits. The sweet smell of the oranges make for a desirable want to taste. There's a nice orange and honey taste to this beer. It's rather thin in texture and makes for a quick drink. No bad by any means but could definetly use some improvement for a bolder taste and texture. Great craft choice for a hot summer day!

07-05-2011 23:26:24 | More by Lemke10
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3.23/5  rDev -4.7%

P: pours a pale, yellow with a slight orange tint with a very white 2 fingers of head that leaves almost no lacing.

Smell: strait up oranges wheat and hops.

Taste follows the nose, lots of orange citrus, a wheaty breadiness follows and end with some clean hops. not bad but not amazing.

M: mouthfeel was really light

O: i was kind of let down by this beer, its lacked any serious defining character.

01-17-2012 17:05:47 | More by GNWBC
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Rogue Somer Orange Honey Ale from Rogue Ales
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