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Juniper Pale Ale - Rogue Ales

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1,167 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,167
Reviews: 664
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.81%
Wants: 21
Gots: 36 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-05-2012 13:45:26 | More by Rob315
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3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Singer finger white head on a hazy golden with slight crimson hues. Aroma is nice but faint sweet juniper aroma with a slight almost noble hop like aroma. Flavor is mildly hoppy with a subtle nobel hop, musty almost wet sock hop flavor. Light malt. Moderate to high carbonation and light to medium body. A nice beer if u like noble hop tasting beers.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2012 01:15:24 | More by kylehay2004
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-04-2012 05:50:15 | More by RandyBoBandy
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3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear light orange with a 1 inch foamy white head that settles to a thin film on the top of the beer. Thin foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt/grains and some slight herbal (juniper?) aromas. Taste is of malt/grains up front with a finish that has hints of herbal flavors. A mild bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the juniper that is supposedly in this one does not stand out very much.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 05:16:44 | More by UCLABrewN84
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-04-2012 02:46:09 | More by dabeers1013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-03-2012 02:50:10 | More by AWS2111
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-02-2012 18:12:34 | More by PacNWDad
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-02-2012 03:42:48 | More by WertMaker
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

12-31-2011 02:28:17 | More by buckyp
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-27-2011 03:52:16 | More by verdict603
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2/5  rDev -44.8%

12-24-2011 08:08:46 | More by jophish17
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

12-23-2011 06:16:11 | More by Telestic
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

12-23-2011 00:43:10 | More by NvMyBeer
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-21-2011 03:15:40 | More by fergster75
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

12-21-2011 02:30:02 | More by dowen44
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2.78/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- gold and hazy with fluffy white head leaving good lace on glass

S- very plant like. grassy and malty with spicy hops

T- a bit odd for me but the juniper does come though with spicy aftertaste of hops and biscit like malts

M- ok but a tad bit sticky for a pale ale imo

O- a very differnt style of pale ale but just average for me. there are better ones out there by far. glad i only bought one bottle as the six pack is pretty pricey.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 18:51:57 | More by dankster


4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-19-2011 17:35:29 | More by IMTHOMAS
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-17-2011 22:27:47 | More by Skye1024
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-17-2011 05:22:07 | More by tclapper
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-17-2011 02:05:27 | More by TasteTester
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

12-16-2011 05:34:26 | More by freduardo
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

12-15-2011 04:43:22 | More by Duff27
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3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I poured this one into a shaker pint.

Apperance- The body is a standard yellow-gold with a few carbonation columns in the hazy body. The head made it to about a half-finger before becoming random globs of foam dispersed on the top of the beer.

Smell- There is some standard grassy hop scent that gives that "beer" smell to the nose. There is a little bit of herbalness, I'm not sure that it is juniper, but it is there.

Taste- The profile is pretty close to an adjunct. There is a lot of grassy hops, not very bitter. It tastes like something in the 30-40 IBU range.

The malt is a little bit like a wheat-cereal. The juniper herbal note is mainly in the mid-drink to the finish, but it does not last very long. The grassy hop and bitterness is what sticks around.

Mouth feel- The body is light to medium and a little fizzy. The carbonation may just be slightly over done. It is a little too slick giving it a slight watery character that I wish was not there.

Overall- To have juniper in the name, there should be noticeable amounts of juniper. Sure, there is a slight herbal quality, but it is not distinct, or nearly big enough.

What is left, is the base pale ale. And while this base is not bad, it really needs that juniper to make it one I would want to return to it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 02:24:21 | More by Pintofbrown
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West Virginia

5/5  rDev +38.1%

12-13-2011 05:31:12 | More by spedprof
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3.05/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a 12oz Tumbler Glass

Appearance - Has a moderately hazy slightly dark colden color to it, with a little bit of carbonation bubbles popping up. Head pours at around a 1 finger width with an aggressive pour and has a alot of sticky lacing on the side, more so than I have seen in a while.

Smell - It's got a fairly sweet fruity smell to it along with a bready and malty scent. I'm also picking up some caramel and a slight piney hop smells in here too

Taste - Moderately fruity flavor to it, which I'm assuming is the juniper berries, along with some pretty hefty malty notes. I'm also picking up some slight bitter piney hop flavors in here too, giving it an almost grassy flavor. Overall, it's a pretty earthy tasting beer. Moderately dry aftertaste, consisting of that malty/grassy flavor.

Mouthfeel - Body is fairly light and the beer itself is pretty thin, and it's got a certain crisp & refeshing feel which I contribute to its ingredients and earthy makeup.

Overall - It's a alright beer, but it's really nothing too special even with juniper berries. It's refreshing, but that's all I can say of what is an otherwise average tasting beer

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 01:39:14 | More by NuclearDolphin
Juniper Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
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