Morimoto Soba Ale | Rogue Ales

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Morimoto Soba AleMorimoto Soba Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-25-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
514
Reviews:
215
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
15.54%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
46
For Trade:
2
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3.27/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.34/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.57/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden and slightly cloudy. Lots of slow rising bubbles, topped with a foam of off white colour.

Smells slightly tart, of crackers, a hint of bergamot, pine and orange.

Very caramelly,but not sweet, biscuit to the hilt, bergamot, pine and orange all come through as well. Only a hint of bitterness on the end.

Biscuity, chewy, almost thick body, with a moderate amount of spicy carbonation.

I'm really loving the style, the ingenuity, and the label. Its one of those which isn't over the top in any direction otherwise, so could be confused easily for an American pale ale, or styled Munich lager even. But its great, out of the box. Got on wish beer, drank Dec. 1st, 2016 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.22/5  rDev -9%
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
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3.86/5  rDev +9%
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3.06/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Orange-amber body with cloudiness increasing as the bottle drains, off-white soapy head, loose carbonation. Nose and taste are dull- grain and rough malty sweetness, paper, mild hop spice, bitterness, and floral notes. An intensive search for enjoyable flavor, however delicate or hidden, turns up nothing. This isn't nuanced, it's just boring and far underpowered. Body is light, fine prickles of carbonation.
Yawn. It seems that all chef-beer crossovers have high, innovative goals, but the results are usually boring clutter in the landscape of poorly executed 'craft' beers.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
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4.04/5  rDev +14.1%
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3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
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4.32/5  rDev +22%
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought from Marukai 22oz bottle $6.99
Golden amber color
Medium Mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Smooth with just a tiny amount of bitterness after taste,has a hint of a taste that does remind me of soba
Overall a really great beer that goes great with food as it has an easy drinking taste that would not overpower or alter the taste of the food you're eating, but has the flavor that keeps you wanting to drink more of it.

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3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -15.3%
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3.89/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
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4.35/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Have to appreciate this beer for what it is. If you've had soba tea going beforehand the ale will make so much more sense. I drink the soba tea (dark honey brown color, very sweet with satisfying bitter finish) whenever I go to my Korean friend's house.

I ordered the Morimoto Soba Ale while out for sushi. I really didn't know what to expect; when ordering I had completely forgotten what soba even referred to, but it all clicked once I tasted it.

The sweetness of the soba bean comes through very strongly in the ale, though it's not overbearing. The sweet flavor is curbed nicely by the natural bitterness of the soba bean in combination with the flavor of the hops. The carbonation is relatively light, which I found fitting for the aim of this brew. The beer accentuates a lighter meal superbly.

Overall, I was very excited by with the creative combination of soba and hop flavors. Very unique and successful in my opinion.

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Morimoto Soba Ale from Rogue Ales
3.54 out of 5 based on 514 ratings.
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