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Juniper Pale Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,233 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 1,233
Reviews: 669
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 31
Gots: 54 | FT: 1
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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Ratings: 1,233 | Reviews: 669 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of hilgart1
3/5  rDev -16.9%

hilgart1, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of daledeee
3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 22 oz bomber.

Poured a clear gold with white head. Not much head retention.

Nose is juniper and pond water. Not the best.

Taste. Not real strongly hopped. Slight touch of grain and sweetness. The finish is rather dry without much flavor except some sweetness.

daledeee, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of JayMillerWild
1/5  rDev -72.3%

JayMillerWild, Feb 19, 2012
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1/5  rDev -72.3%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

savagepm, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of Cramerican
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Cramerican, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
1.3/5  rDev -64%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Straw pale bright golden color. about 2 finger head that dissipates quickly. straw and dry biscuit on the nose. the flavor follows up with the same flavors up front. decent carbonation light to medium in body. slight juniper berry after taste on the finish but it's barely perceivable.

completely disappointing, tastes like a very standard pale ale just a touch different. rogue needs to add some variety between styles besides just adding a dash of something.

dry piney finish. drinkable but not worth the exclusivity of being a separate beer on the rogue roster.

jtierney89, Feb 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Garlicjosh, Feb 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Edgewater, Feb 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Tyrawlings, Feb 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

tfsimpkins, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of Hoolihan
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Hoolihan, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of Bdel34
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Bdel34, Feb 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

mnixon86, Feb 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Beer4Baltimore, Feb 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

tyjaman, Feb 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

CBlack85, Feb 02, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

mdevonshire, Jan 31, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

HumanParaquat, Jan 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +38.5%

zonalax, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

sludgy, Jan 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

PhineasGage, Jan 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

wildshire, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of evlu1441
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was quite intrigued by this beer, and decided to bite the bullet (expensive bullet) and give it a try. 650ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

It pours a slighty hazy medium apricot colour. the head is sparse, but there is a good amount of carbonation coming up to the top. It's a fairly standard looking pale.

The aroma is faint and dominated by a sweet, smooth malty-ness. There are some faint aromatic hops too, but nothing overpowering. The juniper isn't noticeable at all, which is a bit of let down.

It is slightly bitter to start, and then some light toasty malt rolls across the tongue. The hops come through nicely towards the middle and blend into some interesting and complimentary juniper aspects. It finishes with a kind of cooling effect, no doubt from the juniper. There is a nice malty finish.

Overall, this beer is subtle and balanced. It could have gone wrong in many ways, but it manages to stay on track. At the same time, I wish the Juniper was a bit more pronounced.

evlu1441, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of AlexChillton
3.5/5  rDev -3%

AlexChillton, Jan 26, 2012
Juniper Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
82 out of 100 based on 1,233 ratings.