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Juniper Pale Ale - Rogue Ales

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Juniper Pale AleJuniper Pale Ale

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1,270 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,270
Reviews: 673
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 36
Gots: 76 | 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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Photo of comradekyle
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of BeerArchivist
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of irishking1977
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale ale infused with Juniper berries. Immediately I thought of a gin and tonic/pale ale hybrid. I guess I was wrong.

A: Dark copper/gold with a moderate, bright white head that leaves ample lacing. Not a typical looking brew. Nice.

S: An unique herbal/floral note is dominate, along with some mild hops and funky yeast.

T: It's hard to put my finger on this one, because while it's not abrasive or hard to drink, it has an odd aftertaste, probably because of the juniper, that I can't quite describe. It's like a dull hops bite, but not by the hops. Different, for sure.

M: A little thin in the body, and could be a bit more carbonated, at least for my taste.

D: This isn't a bad brew to split a six pack with friends, but I think the unusual floral accents might get tiresome after 2 or 3. Something I would drink again, but I wouldn't go out of my way to try and find it.

Photo of ectomorph
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours orange and gold with a thin white head and mild lace.

S - Piney citrus and bread like balance.

T - Malty with a light hop bitter kick. I taste the berries in the aftertaste more than anywhere else.

M - Medium body and carbonation. A little watery.

D - Much better than expected. I would love another.

Photo of HowlingTurkey
3.3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of devinoconnor
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Certainly not Rogue's best beer, but it's a nice mix from their heavier ales.

Pours a clear orange yellow color. Smell is piney with some orange undertones.

There's a little malt in the flavor, which works well with the pine flavors. Overall, a nice summer beer if you're looking for something a little different.

Photo of Idrankthat
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Cory_Brown
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of cracgor
4.09/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out an ambercolor with a thin flimsy white head and minimal lace. Has an aroma of oily hops that remind me of melon and sycamore trees. Very good smell. Tastes incredibly well balanced. The sweet foundation of malts stands up very well to the hops that taste exactly like they smell. The beer has a light/medium body that lends well to enjoying this beer through the night. Another solid beer from Rogue.

Photo of RollTide7
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of TeamMathis
3.37/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy apricot. White head.
Smell: Very light honey and fruit.
Taste: Refreshing. Light fruit. Hoppy.
Mouthfeel: Smooth.

This is a good tasting brew. There is nothing really outstanding about any one facet, except that it is all-around enjoyable; a great warm, summer day drink. I would get it again, but wouldn't go searching for it.

Photo of Stevebeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of BeerGod27
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of mgironta
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Bigben0328
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of kgotcher
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

No idea what a juniper berry tastes like so here goes.

Pours like a very nice pale ale, clear gold pale color, big white head, lots of carbonation. Keeps a nice thin head throughout the whole drink which is impressive. Aroma is very malty with mild hoppyness, floral notes (maybe junipers?) A nice rich pale ale aroma with a hint of spicyness.

Taste is very smooth and malty, creamy mouthfeel with good carbonation. A very nice touch of fruity sweetness and then finishes very dry. (maybe the only detraction)

Not a far stretch from a typical pale ale but with a richer, smoother and maltier flavor. I can detect a bit of fruity bitterness in the finish that could be from the berries (like sucking on a grape skin).

This is a great beer. Definately will put this on my list of favorites.

Photo of Genx
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of rundocrun
3.14/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

Photo of apf
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Hacksaw99
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of swaghawk
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of rogueleonardi
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of JeffKowalek
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of mjohn27603
4.34/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden. Very nice aroma smells of citrusy hops. The taste reveals a nice maltiness with strong hops bitterness. The beer seems to change flavors as I drink the glass. At the top was mostly bitterness by the bottom third of the glass I'm getting more citrus taste. I like the very specific ingredients list on the bottle detailing the type of hops, malts, and yeast used. Listed on the bottle as a pale ale. There is a pleasant lingering aftertaste that coats the tongue.

Photo of Jparker37
3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1pt 6oz bottle poured into a nonic pint.

S - Little bit of sweetness, biscuit graininess. Mild grassy hops.

A - Thick/rocky white head packed with tiny bubbles. Perfect clarity inside the golden color. Tons of sticky lacing.

T - Starts with an early appearance from dominant pine hops. Malt is mild and lacks defining character. Twangy weird spice flavor midway through and into the finish. Never dries up.

M - Semi-dry, medium to medium-light body, medium-light carbonation.

O - Beautiful looking beer. Not the freshest example I'm sure. Aroma was modest and the flavor was unusual. Had near the same mouthfeel as a good pale ale. Unique in its own right but I didn't especially enjoy the strange twanginess to the flavor. Worth trying once but not quite worth seeking out again.

Juniper Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
82 out of 100 based on 1,270 ratings.