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Juniper Pale Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,196 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 1,196
Reviews: 665
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 27
Gots: 45 | 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)
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Brent

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

What impressed me about this ale was how sharp the spicy/floral hops were at the middle, but then became quite dry at the finish with relatively little hops residual.

06-21-2001 09:27:29 | More by Brent
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C-Dog


4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

11-27-2012 05:45:18 | More by C-Dog
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M_Burkey


4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

09-13-2012 01:37:43 | More by M_Burkey
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heizerbjj

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

09-19-2012 22:37:37 | More by heizerbjj
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leeuwenhart

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

07-02-2014 07:17:56 | More by leeuwenhart
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.7/5  rDev +30.2%

The appearance is what you'd expect from the source of yellow snow - a pale straw color. A very nice unassuming hop boquet on the nose. This beer tastes great. The one word that comes to mind is Delicious. I think the blend of hops and Juniper berries give this beer a very unique and wonderful taste. I was surprised to finally find this beer in MN. I'm glad it's here and will be getting more.

12-14-2001 01:39:35 | More by Bighuge
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SetarconeX

Florida

4.65/5  rDev +28.8%

Hey, that's not a Huskey on the bottle!

That said, I have to admit, I might be a little biased when it comes to this beer. You see, I've got a passionate love for all things brewed, which includes tea. Juniper being one of my favorites.

The Juniper which is in this brew, however, is far from overwhelming. Indeed, like almost everything brewed by Rogue, the beer is dominated by a blast of overwhelming, up front, spicy hop bite. It's not only what I like, it's what I expect from just about anything Rogue puts out. Call it a signiture feature. I'm very surprised on the occasions when I get something different.

Even so, the Juniper backing gives this particular beer a bit of a subtle spicy edge which other beers might do well to emulate. A great example of how one or two unusual ingredients can add considerably to a beer!

10-28-2003 07:16:58 | More by SetarconeX
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4.65/5  rDev +28.8%

From a 22 oz bottle. Pours a rather cloudy golden color with an orange tinge. Aroma is floral. Strong unmistakable flavor of juniper berries stopping just short of too much. The juniper adds a bitterness much sharper than the 34 IBUs would suggest but this actually makes the beer taste very clean ...almost refrshing. Strong malt presence balances this out nicely.

07-11-2011 20:19:06 | More by
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charlottebeerguy

Florida

4.63/5  rDev +28.3%

Pours a deep golden color. At first smell a nice floral hop aroma, also a nice white head. Super smooth a great balance of malt and hops. Leaves a small trace of hops between each sip. Lacing is minimal, but who cares when the beer is so tasty. A great selection awsome beer.

08-21-2005 00:15:08 | More by charlottebeerguy
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ADR

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +26%

Big head, clearish orange-amber. Fresh and deep malt aroma, touch of evergreen. Malty flavor but a nice, light body without a lot of syrupy qualities. Very nice subtle bittering aided by the slight pine taste, non-assertive but gradual. Again Rogue shows an uncanny ability to balance its brew's flavor profiles. Malts are wonderfully combined, this Ale is inherently drinkable. I could drink this on tap all night on a cool evening. After the pour tasting, I took a pull right out of the bottle. This method concentrates the juniper flavors more.

04-23-2002 08:27:11 | More by ADR
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fastricky

New York

4.55/5  rDev +26%

Wow, I love this beer!

I'm watching the final between Spain and Germany and want a GOOD session beer to drink away while getting futbol'd.

This beer is CREAMY! I love IPA's but they can be a bit much one after the other IMO, this one is milder in flavor than say a DFA 90 minute, but what makes it get such high marks the the creamy texture and aftertaste.

Nice balance of bite, smooth, and aftertaste. One of my favorite everyday beers.

06-29-2008 18:58:39 | More by fastricky
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beerbrains

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

06-18-2014 05:26:03 | More by beerbrains
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tatterdash

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a tightly-packed white head that has good retention and some lace. Smell was a piney malt with a lot of hops, more than most Rogue Ales. Taste was a very refreshing hops up front, with the piney-ness of juniper berries. Very long finish, with some maltiness finally arriving. Very crisp, yet full-bodied. I love this, I could drink this all winter, I had better stock up.

12-27-2004 02:02:12 | More by tatterdash
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cameron_chapman

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

03-09-2013 02:20:47 | More by cameron_chapman
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Tristan_E

California

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

12-11-2013 20:30:50 | More by Tristan_E
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dandmc24

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

01-26-2012 10:49:37 | More by dandmc24
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

12-10-2013 19:46:10 | More by superdoopersauce
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largemouthdmb


4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

11-10-2012 22:09:12 | More by largemouthdmb
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Paul_Apsley

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

05-30-2013 22:45:45 | More by Paul_Apsley
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FLBEERGUY25

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

06-12-2012 05:01:03 | More by FLBEERGUY25
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gwiedman1

New York

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

04-13-2013 21:21:02 | More by gwiedman1
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mschofield

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Pours a cloudy orange-amber topped with a two finger pillowy white head. Leaves webs of lacing.
Great robust aroma, citrus, juniper, wood, herbs and toffee.
Fruity, grapefruit, herbs, very leafy, juniper, some caramel under all the hops, biscuit malt.
Medium to full bodied, just a great and interesting take on the APA.

09-17-2004 21:57:14 | More by mschofield
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Nunya

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

09-29-2013 01:56:19 | More by Nunya
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mysteriousmax

Thailand

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

12-21-2013 08:17:22 | More by mysteriousmax
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Slightly chill hazed golden straw yellow color with a magnificent, thickly based, crusty white head sitting atop. It slowly dwindles down to a never moving thick skim on top and the lacing in thickly strewn moth-holed sheets stick all over the place.

Pleasing aroma of lightly crisp malts, hinting at a load of other things; soft woods, earth, dust, citrus rinds, dried berry fruits, some leafy hop cones. Overall mildly light and refreshingly earthy crisp and fruity. Nice.

Wow, and the taste doesn't fall short on this either. Quite a nice little treat we have here. Hmmmm....crisp and fruity with little touches of the earthy/woody things floating around. Great hop balance and profile, slight citrus spice, berries and berry twigs and leaves thrown in too. Complexing with a favorable hoppy dryness from some Amarillo hop cones that finish it out with lightly mixes of fruity berry stuff.

Nice mouthfeel thats well rounded, crisp, drying for its finish, creamy middling, light grabbing texture of carbonation, and a nearly full body with more mediumness at the front and back. Remarkably yummy and drinkably fun.

This had been on my to-get list for sometime now and when I saw it I just had to grab it. The name alone is fancy,comically classy enough and I have pasted it up in the past til today and now I realize I shouldn't have done that. I'm rambling...good stuff! Get it, drink it, and enjoy...I did.

06-03-2004 23:40:45 | More by tavernjef
Juniper Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
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