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Juniper Pale Ale - Rogue Ales

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Juniper Pale AleJuniper Pale Ale

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1,236 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,236
Reviews: 669
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 32
Gots: 55 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Falcone, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of lespaulrocker
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Copper body with a large, 2 and a half finger white head. Head stuck around for about a minute and a half, very light lacing.

S: Citrus, hops, floral notes, juniper.

T: Bitter up front, biscuit and flour notes, little bit of juniper but mostly just like a typical pale. The juniper is surprisingly underwhelming.

M: Light body, light carbonation.

Okay beer. I probably wouldn't seek it out again though.

lespaulrocker, Apr 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

mikepcarney, Apr 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Hewsinator, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of sneth019
3.5/5  rDev -3%

sneth019, Mar 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

KevdoggNasty, Mar 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

DerwinWentworth, Mar 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

IPx, Mar 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

VonZipper, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of devonnaire
3.5/5  rDev -3%

devonnaire, Mar 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

andrewborstein, Mar 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

blake58, Mar 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Saviorself, Mar 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

JRdaSconnie, Mar 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

truthcontortion, Mar 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

DSlim71, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - warm golden wheat with a slightly copper hue. Pours clear with a centimetre of head that quickly dissipates to a lacy thin rim. Occasional bubbles that aren't over powering. Best part of the beer is the warm glow of the colour.

S - Initial smell of lemon peels and grapefruit followed by a hoppy pine sap and a faint floral scent. Overall the smell is mild compared to other notable pale ales. Considering this is a juniper pale ale neither of us tasters could detect juniper on the nose.

M - Medium bodied, nice balance of carbonation.

T - Nice balance of hoppy bitters, flavours of citrus peels and pine sap. Bitters linger for a short stay on the tongue. Once again considering this is a juniper flavoured beer, the herbacous juniper flavour was hard to detect. As the beer warmed the bitters were more pronounced and the flavours developed. Starting drinking it at around 10 degrees, and warmed to approximately 15 - certainly more complex as the beer warmed.

O - While the flavours improved as the beer warmed, this beer was not memorable for either the flavour or the scent. I was looking forward to a herbaceous complex flavour or smell, but was left trying to finding it all the way through. While I didn't find the juniper anywhere - I find this easy to drink, but not something I'd reach for.

FondueVoodoo, Mar 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

DiscGolfRobot, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of Josh
1.8/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A - I poured the beer more heavy handed than I should have and it had about 3 1/2 fingers of head. The color was a dirty yellow, not quite opaque. It resembled dehydrated urine. The head died down pretty quickly and left blotches of foam on the top.

S - It smells like an average American lager but with an oily twinge.

T - The taste is slightly pungent and has an oily bitter flavor. It reminds me of the taste of leaves, grass, or an unripened berry you may have accidentally tried as a kid. I actually don't like the taste, and I do not think it would grow on me. For some it might be a pleasurable change, but this beer is simply not for me.

M - Mouthfeel was average carbonation and slightly oily.

O - Terrible beer on my palette. It wasn't the quality, just the taste does not suit my liking.

Josh, Mar 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

dmorgan310, Mar 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

tjeppaint, Mar 09, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a deeper orange color than previous pales, apricoty? Pretty much straight dry and hops. Something interesting about the hop notes. Managed to be light on the taste and mouthfeel like a lager but still having a nice kick of hops.

Refreshing and easy drinking but definitely stood out from the normal pale ale options.

If it were only available in six packs I'd start reaching for it instead of the other stand by pales.

seagullbeer, Mar 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

ballertim, Mar 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

javiernano, Mar 06, 2012
Juniper Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
82 out of 100 based on 1,236 ratings.