Thursday, November 21, 2013

Rogue Morimoto Soba Ale (revisited, three years later)

type: pale ale
origin: Newport, OR
price: $7/22
ABV: 4.8%
NSP: 4.5

It's been almost three years (!) since I first formed an opinion of this beer.  The price has ticked up substantially, unfortunately; but, I'm just glad to be seeing this again because my opinion remains unchanged.

This is, simply, a fantastic beer that I wish was served at sushi restaurants.  The soba adds, I think, a welcomed complexity to an otherwise basic beer formula that's already requires a delicate touch to get right (a basic, non-hoppy pale ale).  Morimoto and Rogue have accomplished something great with this beer, which makes me OK with the whole "Free Range Coastal Water" thing.  Yeah, seriously, wtf?

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