Morimoto Soba Ale | Rogue Ales

Morimoto Soba AleMorimoto Soba Ale
BA SCORE
3.53/5
516 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#39,695
Reviews:
216
Ratings:
516
pDev:
15.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
48
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 516 |  Reviews: 216
Photo of BEER88
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jans_90
4.35/5  rDev +23.2%
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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Photo of nearengine
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of innominat
3.26/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of csfcmitchell
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kkawachi
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have this all the time at Origami, a local sushi joint. It goes well with the food. It's bright gold with a moderate cream colored foam cap. Light malts and fruit on the nose while on the palate there is also a nutty flavor and tropical fruit and a suspicion of white wine. It's light and refreshing and easy to drink.

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Photo of LennyBound
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dylandiehl
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Docrock
2.84/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of airpup
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beardo
4.06/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ogman
4.18/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KCCO_JSV
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wellsnb
3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bear1964
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NickThePyro
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of worstfisherman1
3.03/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good beer with Asian food.

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Photo of Jasonboerner
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Average beer. A bit mild. Not bad although I did buy it for the bottle :)

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Photo of TerryW
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StanfordBlack
4.43/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one is strange for me. I think it's overall a good beer, but only if I'm in the right mood.

Appearance: beautiful gold color that reflects the wheaty nature of the beer.

Smell: absolutely wonderful! Rich notes of toasted buckwheat with a very mild floral hint. Smelling it brought a nice big smile to my face.

Taste: a bit delicate but nice with hints of buckwheat and a very slight but pleasant starchiness. Standalone the beer is great! But with a nice bowl of hot udon it's a masterpiece.

Feel: good, but not perfect. I felt it lacked a prominent head and unfortunately was a tad flat. It's not bad, but it feels like it's meant to be paired with food.

Overall: it's a good beer, but not something I would drink on board games night. Rather it's one I would prefer on a quiet night watching a movie and eating some Udon.

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Photo of mauralydon
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Morimoto Soba Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 516 ratings
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