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Juniper Pale Ale - Rogue Ales

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Juniper Pale AleJuniper Pale Ale

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1,201 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,201
Reviews: 665
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 27
Gots: 46 | 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.

34 IBU
77 AA
3º Lovibond

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-27-2001)
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Photo of 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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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

06-18-2014 05:26:03 | More by beerbrains
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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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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

03-09-2013 02:20:47 | More by cameron_chapman
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

12-11-2013 20:30:50 | More by Tristan_E
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

01-26-2012 10:49:37 | More by dandmc24
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

12-10-2013 19:46:10 | More by superdoopersauce
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

11-10-2012 22:09:12 | More by largemouthdmb
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

05-30-2013 22:45:45 | More by Paul_Apsley
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

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

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

04-13-2013 21:21:02 | More by gwiedman1
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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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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

09-29-2013 01:56:19 | More by Nunya
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

12-21-2013 08:17:22 | More by mysteriousmax
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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
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

11-20-2012 05:56:40 | More by mnminear
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

01-27-2012 18:43:51 | More by PhineasGage
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

04-02-2014 13:08:23 | More by IAmHollywood13
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

01-05-2014 03:18:48 | More by Le_HopHead
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

03-17-2013 23:43:18 | More by brheuer
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4.49/5  rDev +24.4%

A: orange yellow colored with thick white head of foam

S: citrus, fruity, hop aroma, also I get a hint of honey from the smell

T: light, sweet, smooth, berries, honey, no bitterness

M: covers your palate with honey and fruit

O: It is a really enjoyable beer, reminds me of Spring time and has a great drink ability. I absolutely love this beer because it is surprisingly light, the experience I have with Rogue is usually a large big beer taste (which I typically favor). I like the strong fruit flavors from this beer.

12-05-2013 02:44:53 | More by Steff_Wantz
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Rhode Island

4.47/5  rDev +23.8%

On tap at New World Brewery, Ybor City, FL.

This is perhaps my favorite herb/spiced beer with high marks probably because of the IPA underpinnings (rather than a belgian style or some other malt dominant style.)

A nice citrus-tart hop aroma actually gave me pause: how would herbs go with citrus notes? I shouldn't have worried. I never expected such a mild "judicious" addition of spice to a dominating IPA. An addition of character, but not a competing flavor, the juniper falls into the nice blend of flavors. There's a swell dry finish that also contains some citrus and grassy notes. All beers should be this complex and yet so well blended.

Highly recommended.

12-03-2003 18:02:26 | More by ecoboy
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Quebec (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +23.3%

Bottle – Poured a yellow brew with a nice large head with standard retention. Aroma is really sweet with nice touché of hops and malts coming out of my glass. Taste is incredible with the usual sweetness and refreshing taste of a pale ale but with added bonus of juniper berries. I love the taste of gin and I think I find here again but without the strong alcohol content. Another truly great beer from Rogue and one underrated beer in my own opinion.

03-22-2004 18:05:34 | More by Phyl21ca
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4.45/5  rDev +23.3%

Poured out a nice light tan color, good head, good lacing. It has a great scent and taste, a nice crisp, hoppy aroma and taste with great hints of juniper. Although it's listed as an herbed/spice beer, it reminds me partially of a fruited wheat beer, except it's a great pale ale in place of the wheat beer. It goes down quite easily, I could drink one or two all on my own quite easily.

11-06-2007 11:53:46 | More by JamesS
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Ontario (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +23.3%

Pours hazy gold a thinnish head that leaves good lace swathes. The aroma is a very pleasant mix of fruit (juniper berries?) perfumey malt and some vibrant aroma hops. I can also detect the dry estery Rogue yeast in the nose.

The taste starts with a blend of flavor and bittering hops. Thick and complex malt character comes through in the middle. Theres a great fruityness, partly like berries and partly like yeast esters. There are some mild green tea flavors as well. The finish is nicely bitter and fruity. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy.

This is one great Pale Ale with plenty of hop flavor and an incredibly complex malt profile. Excellent stuff.

12-19-2004 17:21:26 | More by CAMRAhardliner
Juniper Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
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