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:
45
For Trade:
2
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bomber into a conic pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Two and a half finger white head, thin and quickly eroding. Clear orange-amber color. Nice carbonation, but the head is kind of weak in appearance.

S- Graininess, a light nutty aroma and some subtle hops. Enjoyable aroma.

T- Sweet and nutty, toasted grains and nice rounded flavors. Watery, but not overly so.

M- Thin body with a clean, wet finish.

O- I actually rather enjoyed this. The reviews had me sort of worried, but this is nice.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dad bought this one for me at my birthday a while back. Don't really know what it is.. Not sure what to expect.. Poured into a 20oz tumbler.

A - Pours a golden-orange hue with a thick soapy head and big bubbles flowing up the glass. Looks relatively clean, with only a touch of have in it. Good head retention and lacing.

S - Smells pretty mild. Nutty malt upfront with some subtle fruit (peach or apricot) and mild grassy hops. Just a simple mild ale. Meh.

T - Follows the nose. The nutty malt is a nice touch, with some mild caramel and toffee notes as well. The hops are a little more pronounced than the nose implied, with a nice grassy finish that lingers. Simple, mild, balanced, but in the end uninspiring. As it warms I get an interesting creamy vanilla note that I quite like.

M - Light to medium body, with a lively carbonation. A touch sticky even. Decent enough in this department.

D - Overall a palatable and inoffensive brew, but also a little boring. Maybe I've become too caught up in all the hyped craft beer these days, and can't appreciate a simple well crafted ale, but I didn't find this exciting all things considered. Glad I tried it, but I'll pass next time.

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