1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Juniper Pale Ale - Rogue Ales

Not Rated.
Juniper Pale AleJuniper Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

1,180 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,180
Reviews: 665
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.81%
Wants: 23
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
10 Ingredients:
Malts: Northwest Harrington, Crystal,
Triumph, Maier Munich & C-15.
Hops: Styrian Golding & Amarillo.
Specialty: Juniper berries. Rogue' s Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

13º PLATO
34 IBU
77 AA
3º Lovibond

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-27-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Juniper Pale Ale Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,180 | Reviews: 665 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer review from BA Mag Nov 2007.

We prefer the previous name but we know the ceiling is very short when it comes to marketing beer with potty humor--aka Yellow Snow Ale. Brewed with whole juniper berries, four malts, three hops and their house yeast.

Sizeable foamy head from a normal decanting, the head dissipates to a thin ring of lace after a while. Weathered-gold color still glows with a good clarity. Soft aromatics of citric floral hops, steely juniper and biscuity malt infiltrate the nostrils. Trademark Rogue smoothness always aims for the bull's-eye of being quaffable, impeccably smooth with a medium body. Bready malt flavors with some sweetness to start, then a quick shot of juniper which runs sharp but not harsh. Hop bitterness finally kicks in to bring the balance full circle. Clean palate. After a few more sips the steely juniper flavor sticks to the taste buds a bit more but never too much. Oily hop flavors complement the juniper with woody, herbal and mild citric notes. Finishes a touch dry with a faded lingering juniper character.

This is a great example of what extreme beer can be--simple but still extreme. You have a Pale and add juniper berries to it--right there the brewer is thinking outside of the box. Toss the turkey to the dogs, a juicy glazed ham will do the trick for the holiday pairing. If not for the pairing it is at least a good conversation beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2010 01:11:37 | More by BeerAdvocate
Photo of Todd
Todd

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big and malty like all the other Rogue beers, but there's something lacking. Hops are a bit off too ... pungent with a strong, raw/oily aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2001 11:58:08 | More by Todd
Photo of Jason
Jason

Massachusetts

2.88/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Presentation: 22oz bomber with no freshness date to be found. Ingredients and a blurb about the brew on the label.

Appearance: Mild tobacco earthy aroma with a spicy hop / juniper and pale malt sweetness.

Smell: No not the colour of yellow snow, more of a full glow of bronze with a patchy white lace.

Taste: Smooth with a crisp malt and fullish mouth feel, herbal and almost tobacco like hop bitterness and flavour erupt in the mouth with a light juniper berry flavour. Mild fruitiness with a sweet and malty back round, grainy finish. Hop flavour lingers and becomes a bit astringent along with a touch of juniper that brings a little sparkle to the brew.

Notes: Not a bad brew at all though hops seem to over take the brew with an earthened hop flavour that may not be agreeable with some beer drinkers.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2001 23:18:08 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
Photo of assman79
assman79

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

07-31-2014 21:08:05 | More by assman79
Photo of Schweitzer21
Schweitzer21

Chile

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-31-2014 20:45:41 | More by Schweitzer21
Photo of jkn09
jkn09

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-31-2014 02:33:48 | More by jkn09
Photo of Andrewcc57
Andrewcc57

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.1%

07-30-2014 23:53:55 | More by Andrewcc57
Photo of civicm87
civicm87

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-30-2014 16:33:21 | More by civicm87
Photo of gabrielsyme
gabrielsyme

Virginia

3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle.

Appearance: Nice golden color, slightly hazy

Smell: Relatively strong - herbal, sweet.

Taste: Pleasantly bitter, with a strong flavor of (what I think) is the juniper. Remains complex throughout.

Overall: An interesting beer - I was not impressed at first but the tasted definitely grew on me.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 19:59:35 | More by gabrielsyme
Photo of vhmf1978
vhmf1978

Brazil

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-28-2014 02:40:53 | More by vhmf1978
Photo of lucasj82
lucasj82

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

07-27-2014 12:49:59 | More by lucasj82
Photo of MIchael_D_Larkin
MIchael_D_Larkin

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-26-2014 14:56:49 | More by MIchael_D_Larkin
Photo of vwbus7
vwbus7

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-25-2014 01:27:51 | More by vwbus7
Photo of mattreitz49
mattreitz49

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-25-2014 01:01:00 | More by mattreitz49
Photo of thufflife
thufflife

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-24-2014 15:53:18 | More by thufflife
Photo of Chuffbomb
Chuffbomb

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-23-2014 14:18:58 | More by Chuffbomb
Photo of ThirstyDutchman
ThirstyDutchman

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

07-22-2014 05:05:00 | More by ThirstyDutchman
Photo of somalley26
somalley26

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-19-2014 03:28:29 | More by somalley26
Photo of OsoRojo
OsoRojo

Colorado

3/5  rDev -17.1%

07-17-2014 21:44:38 | More by OsoRojo
Photo of jrempel
jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.1%

07-15-2014 03:46:38 | More by jrempel
Photo of Georgiabeer
Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-14-2014 00:03:03 | More by Georgiabeer
Photo of BearMittens
BearMittens

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

07-09-2014 04:39:48 | More by BearMittens
Photo of Bpc24
Bpc24


3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-07-2014 05:49:28 | More by Bpc24
Photo of Chris_S
Chris_S

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-07-2014 00:14:55 | More by Chris_S
Photo of brinch
brinch

Denmark

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-06-2014 07:27:55 | More by brinch
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Juniper Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
82 out of 100 based on 1,180 ratings.