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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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BA SCORE
78
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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 17.99%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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.

13º PLATO
10 IBU
79 AA
3.5º Lovibond

(Beer added by: scott451 on 10-10-2010)
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Photo of Sammy
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Sammy, Jul 10, 2011
Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

djrn2, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
2.63/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not overly impressed with this beer. It's a good summer brew for sure but it's almost too light. The taste is lightly citrusy with a soft wheat backbone that is prominant. It's a sweet beer and very light bodied. The color is a light hazy yellow. This beer isn't too bad but since it's retired I guess it'll be kind of hard to find now. I'm glad I tried it but I won't miss it too much.

Knapp85, Apr 01, 2011
Photo of duceswild
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

duceswild, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of chinchill
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

chinchill, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
3.13/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

DrDemento456, Jul 22, 2011
Photo of tbeckett
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the Rogue brewery feature at the LCBO.

A - Pours a very cloudy medium orange or golden kinda colour. Strong carbonation. One finger fluffy white head. Great retention with a half finger remaining and a slight amount of lacing.

S - Wheat and yeast mostly with grassy hop and floral notes. Not overly interesting.

T - Mild and smooth. Wheat and honey with some gentle spice or floral notes and some orange.

M - Good strong carbonation with a medium body and a nice floral/honey finish.

O/D - Not a bad beer by any means but not overly complex. Good for what it is and for the style, just not something to keep you really interested and stimulated. But granted, it tastes good and is really refreshing.

tbeckett, Jul 28, 2011
Photo of mrfrancis
3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy gold with a thin, creamy white mousse that doesn't leave much in the way of lacing. Looks like a fairly standard American wheat ale.

S: Lovely aromas of wheat, cream, honey, coriander, lavender, orange peel, and chamomile are present on the nose. This is probably the best aspect of this beer.

T: Opens smooth with notes of orange peel, lemon, coriander, wheat toast, cream, chamomile, lavender, and honey. The finish is sweet and spicy with coriander, chamomile, and honey flavors.

M: Light-bodied and slick with lively, distracting carbonation. If this beer were not so carbonated, it would be greatly improved.

O: This is a decent summer seasonal, but will likely not be a staple for most drinkers. The harsh, distracting carbonation really takes a lot away from this beer.

mrfrancis, Nov 03, 2011
Photo of st9647v3
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

st9647v3, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Tyrawlings
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Tyrawlings, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

facundoCNB, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of Eric908
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Eric908, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of match1112
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: pale slightly cloudy golden straw color. had a huge head that went away quickly and left very little lacing.

S: lots of sweet citrus, honey and wheat.

T: taste is just like the smell, nothing outstanding.

M: very light smooth with a good amount of carbonation. goes down smooth with no bite.

O: nothing special but a very good beer for a hot day in the yard. too bad it's no longer brewed i could get use to this.

match1112, May 26, 2011
Photo of Beertracker
4/5  rDev +18%

Beertracker, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of KajII
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

Poured a hazy light yellow with a HUGE white fizzy head that lasted throughout and had excellent lacing. The aroma was strong with the scent of a horseblanket yeast, citrus hops and hay like malts with notes of orange, honey and some spice. It tasted sweetly-acidic with hints of honey and spice at first and then had a become a sweet-bitter flavor with a nice note of orange peel and honey at the finish. Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a nice soft carbonation. Overall a nice summer brew.

KajII, Mar 10, 2011
Photo of Lemke10
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

Lemke10, Jul 06, 2011
Photo of kelvarnsen
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

kelvarnsen, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of JackieTH
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

JackieTH, Sep 02, 2011
Photo of MoreThanWine
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

What's interesting is I drank and reviewed this beer right after trying what I'd call and "opposite" summer ale. The other was a cheap BMC style with lemonade added whereas this one is a classy craft beer with spices and orange peel in the brewing. Believe it or not the former wins on flavor, but this one wins on mouthfeel, and in the end they score about the same.

Poured a 1.5" white head. Hazy yellow lemonade-like body. Smell has citrus, spice, and yes the sweet honey is in the forefront. Body has obvious honey, is pretty mild on the spices, and the orange peel mainly comes across in the finish. It's like a richer version of the summer ale. I've got to say though after mowing the yard or playing some sports I'd think this is too heavy as a thirst quencher.

MoreThanWine, Jul 10, 2011
Photo of brheuer
4/5  rDev +18%

brheuer, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of EvanWilliams
4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

EvanWilliams, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of HumphreyLee
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

HumphreyLee, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of iemailjack
3/5  rDev -11.5%

iemailjack, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of Alex5
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Alex5, Dec 10, 2013
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Rogue Somer Orange Honey Ale from Rogue Ales
78 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.