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Juniper Pale Ale - Rogue Ales

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Juniper Pale AleJuniper Pale Ale

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1,275 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,275
Reviews: 674
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 36
Gots: 80 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-27-2001

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
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Ratings: 1,275 | Reviews: 674
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of rabsten
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap from the Blues Brews and BBQ event in Charleston, WV last weekend.

Poured into a pint cup. Dark amber, slightly cloudy. No head b/c of the pour, but good lacing (even in the plastic cup).

Pine-y hops dominate (or is that pine-y juniper?). Malt was present as well. Pleasant.

Flavor is good, solidly hopped APA. Bitter the way it's supposed to be, without an overwhelming hoppiness. Malt backbone does its job supporting the hops and juniper.

Just like the bottled version, feels good going down and is very drinkable. I wnet back for seconds, and if there hadn't been a Widmer Bros. stand, may have drank this exclusively.

Photo of Garlicjosh
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of stoney1031
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of mnixon86
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Bpc24
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of JackTheRipper
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Thin head. Scant lacing. Color is a clear light amber.
S: Big floral hoppy nose. Nuff said.
T: Way too hoppy to be an APA, I honestly thought that this one was an IPA. Overall taste is a nice mellow citrusy hop flavor with some faint malts in the background. This brewery knows how to hop a beer without overkill.
M: Sharp bite at first. Carbonation is high, but plays well with the taste. Alcohol feel is a bit punchy.
D&N: This would make a great IPA, as an APA, this beer rocks hard. Well done, and I was sad to see the keg die.

Photo of Viking
4.22/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an interesting and tasty brew.

Orange-gold and hazy body. Initially poured to a big, bubbly, white head. Head fades quickly, but the carbonation keeps a rich lace on the top of the beer - thin here, thick and bubbly there. The aroma is rich and earthy - reminds me of being in the woods at my uncle's place, surrounded by evergreens. A hint of fruit is also present in the nose. Herb flavors are strong, but not overpowering. They're most notable on the finish, where they blend incredibly well with hop bitterness. Overall, this is one helluva beer! It recently became available in Indy (along with quite a few other Rogue brews), and I hope it's here to stay.

Photo of jbsteiny
3.12/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Recently found a bunch of old reviews that I never typed up. This one was from a Rogue night at the Blind Tiger this past spring...

Orange-amber liquid with a nice off-white head. Smelled foresty & earthy with caramel malt. The juniper came out later, as it warmed, and I'm glad it was subtle. I like juniper in general, but there's a reason that gin bombs never caught on.

Unfortunately, I didn't think this beer really worked. The hop and the juniper seem to have created a perfect storm of astringent bitterness that even a Rogue's blend of malts could not overcome, I'm sad to say. I was disappointed by this one and wished I'd spent my money and sobriety on one of the other delectable brews available that night (like the dry-hopped Brutal Bitter... mmm....).

Photo of M_Burkey
4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of meeekyh
4.44/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured this one and walked away, as such I can't rightly comment on the head though it appears to have been bone white in color. Speaking of color this ale is pale golden with a slight orange hue. This is a clear beer with just a slight haze.

Nose is very hoppy, floral and a bit piny or junipery if you will. The grain in this beer is tasty and not hidden behind the hops or juniper. There is a lot of nose there and it is pleasing.

Taste of this beer is like a well hopped Pale or a lighter IPA. There is a tang of citric hop, a bit of bite from the juniper and a overall great balance.

Body pf this beer is full and nearly creamy. Rogue kicks ass and this is another stellar beer. I love how they pull off a full body without having odd aftertaste and the like.

Drinkability is great and I will drink more. I only wish Rogue beers were back at the 8.99 they used to be...ah well.


Photo of Mandrake
3.26/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy light gold with a smallish creamy head that dissipates in what I'd call an average period of time and leaves a bit of lacing. Smell is disappointing, with some slight hoppiness and a bit of earthiness all that seperates it from a very bland lager. Taste is better though, with a sharp floral bite from the hops at first, followed by a unique bitterness which accompanies the sweet malts, but the two don't quite blend for me. Mouthfeel is crisp at first, but gets muddy as it warms, and drinkability is reasonably good. I sometimes think that Rogue should put a few of their beers in smaller bottles, and this is one of them. Not bad, but not my cup of tea....er, beer.

Photo of jnoelani
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Summer92
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Cory_Brown
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of RootedFool
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy amber with a short off-white head. Looks like a pale ale should. Smell: Bright, fresh hops upfront backed up by a mellow malt sweetness. Taste: Nice crackery yeasts upfront, followed by a narrow hop bitterness that rapidly turns citrusy, even juicy; the finish lasts long as and pulls out some piney accents and an even more pronounced malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is clean with enough weight to hold itself down.

Photo of Jordan444
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of avylover
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Frank Zappa always said "Don't eat the yellow snow." Well he never mentioned anything about drinking it.

Pours a clear light orange with e decent white head, resembling your average american lager in appearance. Aroma is heavy on the grainy side, with a good dose floral hops backing things up. Taste is nothing special here. Mostly bitter from start to finish, there is some grainyness in the background. Not really malty, just a slight taste of cereal grains. This beer could use some balance. Mostly floral bitter hops, not much else besides a funky aftertaste. Mouthfeel is fairly clean but nothing special. Too bitter without enough flavor to be very drinkable. Nothing special here - your average rogue ale, only not as good. Don't drink the yellow snow either.

Photo of kosmoraios
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy straw color with a healthy 1-finger white head that laces the pint glass nicely. The aroma is of piney/herbal hops and light sweet malts.

Taste is hoppy, with pine and herbal hops dominating. There's a sweet, toffee-like malt backbone and a bit of a light breadyness. No juniper to be had, at least not to my crude tastebuds.

Very carbonated, refreshing mouthfeel with a nice light hop aftertaste. Very drinkable. You can't really go wrong with a Rogue, in my experience.

Photo of nighthawk
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle with no freshness date poured into pint glass.

Body is a slightly hazy yellow that turns to gold in the middle of the glass. Lots of carbonation visible. Head is a good size, sticky and rocky looking. A small cap retains for a good long while.

Aroma is surprisingly mild. There are some faint piney hops and a bit of bread.

Taste has a surprising amount of bread-like malts, with some mild peppery notes. Very light hop floral bitterness. Yeast and biscuit on the finish. Juniper is buried deep beneath the other flavours.

Mouthfeel is medium to light body, nice carbonation and a slightly astringent finish.

This is a decent pale ale, fairly quenching if perhaps a touch on the sweet side. Goes down easily enough.

Photo of AaronOp
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of shamus
4.12/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm drinking this from a bottle labelled "Yellow Snow IPA" which according to the Beer Advocate is an alias for Juniper Pale Ale. It has great head retention. Smells of pine (Juniper i guess) and has a very earthy, grassy hop scent. I'm not a fan of the name but it is good beer. Much better than the stuff i had earlier in a can from Belgium.

Photo of themanilow
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of PieOhMy
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of goblin7704
4/5  rDev +11.1%

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