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John John Juniper - Rogue Ales

John John JuniperJohn John Juniper

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258 Ratings
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Ratings: 258
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15.56%


Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Juniper Pale Ale aged in Spruce Gin Barrels.

11 Ingredients:
Harrington, Crystal, Triumph, C-15 & Rogue Micro Barley Farm Dare™ malts.
Styrian, Golding, Amarillo & Rogue Hopyard Willamette hops.Juniper
Berries Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

13º PLATO
34 IBU
77 AA
3.2º Lovibond

(Beer added by: david18 on 07-15-2010)
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Reviews by Xul:
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Xul

California

3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours traslucent golden, capped by a finger and a half of rocky off-white head. Retention is moderate as it slowly settles down to a thin layer of foam, leaving light lacing down the glass.

S: Citrus notes - focused on lemon zest up front - followed by strong herbal character with juniper, spruce, and mint all being evident. Pale malt base lurks in the background.

T: Lots of herbs up front with the juniper and spruce being strong, followed by moderate mint and thyme. Some lighter hop profile comes through on the mid-palate with an earthy character. A light sweetness comes in on the backend, before giving way to an herbal finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation, a touch thin.

D: Interesting beer and very drinkable, the herbal character is kept at a good level where it's assertive but not over-bearing.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 02:11:11 | More by Xul
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A beer that literally brought a smile to my face, and did so once again when I brought it home and had it months later with a friend, who also couldn't help but smile at the citrusy hops, shimmer of pine interwoven with woodsy, sunshiny spruce, and a subtle carbonation. Hazy burnt gold with a nice frothy head that fades to a lace. This one just hit it on the nose for me.

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Disclaimer: I love gin and first experienced gin in a beer in the Magic Hat Artifactory series. Since then, I've been searching for a comparable been with gin tones in it.

Pours a orange-tangerine like hue, bold and opaque, with a bit of sediment arisen from the bottom.Smells of mild pine notes, definitely a touch of amarillo hop . Mouthfeel was carbonated mildly and weighs well on the tongue.
Lacing was scant. Taste of lime, caramel sweetness, somewhat tart. No real clear sense of the gin or juniper berries unfortunately.

finishes sweet on the back end. Complex ending here. Its a great beer for fall season and the cool nights. But still does not hit the juniper notes I've still looking for. So to that end, I'll still drop a shot of gin into a Torpeda IPA for full effect.

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I had this on claseout after it had gone sour in the bottle, which ended up being pretty good and interested me in checking out the beer that was intended.

It's orange but on the paler side of it, with a pale orange-tinted head acheiving just more than half a finger. Retention is moderate to good and lacing remains more spottily than anything, but with some patches.
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The flavor is sweeter than expected, both from caramel and from fruits. Pine is still strong in here. Something lemony adds a sort of tartness and a mintiness I assume is from juniper makes itself known underneath.
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John John Juniper from Rogue Ales
82 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.