Juniper Pale Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by rjhaupt:
3.75/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Really interesting colors happening, opalescent even. Shimmering as the light passes through at different angles and intensities. Goes from goldenrod to pale yellow. Overall adequate level of head retention.
S - Very floral and piney notes. To me, this is especially aromatic for pale ale.
T - Light and spicy, I'm not sure how well the juniper comes through here. Maybe as a volatile aftertaste you feel floating around your mouth as much as you taste on the tongue.
M - Feels like a beer, nothing especially exciting happening here. Dry, light hops, bit of spice.
D - An easy drinking beer that could work equally well on a cold day (thanks to spice) or a warmer day (thanks to the lightness and hops). Versatile and tasty, a typically drinkable offering from Rogue.
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2010 03:11:21 | More by rjhaupt
More User Reviews:
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 1,174 ratings.