John John Juniper - Rogue Ales
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3.58/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
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.
There's lots of malts, and it offers a solid complexity of caramel and bread, but not lacking in hops. It's got a fruity element before pine and spruice tips (no kidding) some out, with the gin very evenly tempered. The boozy heat is kept at a lower level; that seems like a good thing, because I can imagine the gin getting pretty hard and being way over the top.
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.
The body is a solid medium but thins a little at the end of every sip as the booze sneaks in. It's got a moderate crispness and is pretty smooth overall. A woody note hovering in the finish is good until a little whisper of astrincency sneaks in.
Serving type: bottle
08-26-2013 21:01:41 | More by Brenden
3.4/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
22oz. bottle poured into a glass. Pours a slightly hazy copper/golden color with a massive head that seemed to linger forever.
S: As a gin lover I was expecting to be floored with juniper but was underwhelmed really. Don't get me wrong it's there but it's faint.
T: Could taste a bit more of the juniper than I could smell, still not as much I had hoped for. Still not bad woody notes throughout
M: Crisp and refreshing
O: Not bad, but not what I had hoped for. Needs more juniper!!
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2013 21:16:41 | More by RaggaD
John John Juniper from Rogue Ales
82 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.