Juniper Pale Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by CellarBrau:
British Columbia (Canada)
4.22/5 rDev +16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours light golden with a frothy but not so dense white head. Lighter than expected. Head retention and lacing are minimal.
S: Immediately identified as a northwestern style. Crisp, fresh, piney aroma. No Juniper detected (not that I know juniper taste except from Gin) but very pleasent and moderately intense aroma.
T: I think there is some Juniper here! Very nice subtle maltiness as well. The juniper is a very subtle compliment to the forward but not overwhelming hoppiness.
M: Quite highly carbonated but that suits this beer I think. Thin texture. Finishes Dry.
D: 650ml didn't last long. I immediately wished I had another one.
Bottom line: Rogue, you make very nice, but not exceptional, beers. Cut your advertising budget, sell these beers for $6 instead of $8.
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2009 01:28:12 | More by CellarBrau
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3.78/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
I liked it! Almost no head on the golden-amber colored ale. Nose had bread-like maltiness with a background of spiciness and piney juniper berries. Taste was the best part, a wonderful balance of malt, hop and spice. A honey, bread malt invites you in, followed by the spice, very piney-notes that come from the conifer juniper berries. The berries are completed with some gentle, but noticeable hops, floral and citrusy in nature like a weak IPA which really wrap it up to a crisp and slightly bitter end to balance out the malt and sweetness present throughout.
I disagree with all the average reviews, this juniper ale was a well-balanced, juniper pine spices were quite noticeable, which went great with the honey malt flavors and the hops at the finish. Worth getting again.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2014 18:43:24 | More by juanny
Juniper Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
82 out of 100 based on 1,171 ratings.