Juniper Pale Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by rundocrun:
3.18/5 rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Paired it with some baked curry-coconut chicken.
A - pours somewhere between honey-gold and coppery orange. two fingers of pristine white head that fade slowly. Leaves thick lacing on the glass.
S - Not too much to smell here. Some citrusy hops and possibly the juniper coming through. It's slightly earthy and piney. Not too sure though.
T - Mildly sweet up front with a bready flavor following through the middle. Hop bitterness hits the sides of the tongue first followed by the earthy, lemongrass character of their hops. A bit of a tanginess is also present here. Not sure if that's the juniper berries or not.
M - Thin body with a juicy, quenching finish (uncharacteristic for an IPA). Good carbonation.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2011 01:12:09 | More by rundocrun
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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 1,162 ratings.