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Juniper Pale Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,198 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 1,198
Reviews: 665
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 27
Gots: 46 | 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.

13º PLATO
34 IBU
77 AA
3º Lovibond

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-27-2001)
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zonalax

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +38.5%

01-29-2012 19:17:16 | More by zonalax
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spazx

New York

5/5  rDev +38.5%

04-09-2014 02:02:42 | More by spazx
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spedprof

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +38.5%

12-13-2011 05:31:12 | More by spedprof
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hollydae77

Ohio

5/5  rDev +38.5%

This ale was a great choice for me. If you're looking for something that isnt too heavy and has a really clean finish I highly suggest this choice. I'm not big on the real hoppy stuff, but I do want to taste it. This was perfect for that. Like i said it was had a clean finish, and was very refreshing. The place I was at had alot of taps, and many more I wanted to try, but i couldnt get enough of this one, i had 3 and was completely satisfied just having tasted this one.

07-18-2011 01:13:55 | More by hollydae77
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KC9LDB

Illinois

5/5  rDev +38.5%

11-21-2011 23:58:15 | More by KC9LDB
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HiLLWiLLiam

Mississippi

4.9/5  rDev +35.7%

My dream in life is to hook up with my friend Fred Savage and hitchhike to Meth Mountain in Oregon because not only is it a beautiful state, but the beer is divine. My only goal besides shooting meth would be to take the Rogue brewery tour. The Juniper Pale Ale is exquisite reminding me of how much I used to love sipping Hi-C after a hard day of water polo.

11-27-2010 02:09:06 | More by HiLLWiLLiam
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putnam

Michigan

4.78/5  rDev +32.4%

Slightly hazy butterscotch-orange color. Yellow highlights like a Veuve-Clicquot NV Brut label.

A nose of tangerine juice...& Rain...Moist...Mossy.

Big, broad bitterness that becomes almost cocoa-like. Perfectly (and thoroughly) extracted hops...Bright, black currant flavors breathe gently across the butter, cream, butterscotch and hop resins.

Clean...Hard...Dense...Polished

A charming, sunny, Hollywood starlet on the outside. Blonde. Happy-go-lucky.

Trenchant, cured herb herb character on the inside.

10-31-2002 17:16:01 | More by putnam
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Sobertso


4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

08-16-2012 03:52:27 | More by Sobertso
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T_rizzo

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

12-18-2013 16:18:53 | More by T_rizzo
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andrewm190

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

Rogue always delivers. This brew is fantastic. From the bottle it pours a thick and fairly well lasting head. The bubbles seem to find permanent residence on the sides of the glass. The smell is unusually sweet and malty for a pale ale. Once on the pallet there is a distinct but by no means overwhelming bite. The taste of the brew has coolly strolled into my personal top five. Casually sweet, with remarkably well balanced malts and hops, this beer delivers an easygoing flavor that is just too good to treat with any insouciance. With a mildly dry and equally mildly bitter aftertaste, one can easily relax and enjoy this beer. Pick it up and enjoy with no regrets.

08-04-2008 01:04:02 | More by andrewm190
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Brent

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

What impressed me about this ale was how sharp the spicy/floral hops were at the middle, but then became quite dry at the finish with relatively little hops residual.

06-21-2001 09:27:29 | More by Brent
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C-Dog


4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

11-27-2012 05:45:18 | More by C-Dog
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M_Burkey


4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

09-13-2012 01:37:43 | More by M_Burkey
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heizerbjj

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

09-19-2012 22:37:37 | More by heizerbjj
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leeuwenhart

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

07-02-2014 07:17:56 | More by leeuwenhart
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.7/5  rDev +30.2%

The appearance is what you'd expect from the source of yellow snow - a pale straw color. A very nice unassuming hop boquet on the nose. This beer tastes great. The one word that comes to mind is Delicious. I think the blend of hops and Juniper berries give this beer a very unique and wonderful taste. I was surprised to finally find this beer in MN. I'm glad it's here and will be getting more.

12-14-2001 01:39:35 | More by Bighuge
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SetarconeX

Florida

4.65/5  rDev +28.8%

Hey, that's not a Huskey on the bottle!

That said, I have to admit, I might be a little biased when it comes to this beer. You see, I've got a passionate love for all things brewed, which includes tea. Juniper being one of my favorites.

The Juniper which is in this brew, however, is far from overwhelming. Indeed, like almost everything brewed by Rogue, the beer is dominated by a blast of overwhelming, up front, spicy hop bite. It's not only what I like, it's what I expect from just about anything Rogue puts out. Call it a signiture feature. I'm very surprised on the occasions when I get something different.

Even so, the Juniper backing gives this particular beer a bit of a subtle spicy edge which other beers might do well to emulate. A great example of how one or two unusual ingredients can add considerably to a beer!

10-28-2003 07:16:58 | More by SetarconeX
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4.65/5  rDev +28.8%

From a 22 oz bottle. Pours a rather cloudy golden color with an orange tinge. Aroma is floral. Strong unmistakable flavor of juniper berries stopping just short of too much. The juniper adds a bitterness much sharper than the 34 IBUs would suggest but this actually makes the beer taste very clean ...almost refrshing. Strong malt presence balances this out nicely.

07-11-2011 20:19:06 | More by
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charlottebeerguy

Florida

4.63/5  rDev +28.3%

Pours a deep golden color. At first smell a nice floral hop aroma, also a nice white head. Super smooth a great balance of malt and hops. Leaves a small trace of hops between each sip. Lacing is minimal, but who cares when the beer is so tasty. A great selection awsome beer.

08-21-2005 00:15:08 | More by charlottebeerguy
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ADR

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +26%

Big head, clearish orange-amber. Fresh and deep malt aroma, touch of evergreen. Malty flavor but a nice, light body without a lot of syrupy qualities. Very nice subtle bittering aided by the slight pine taste, non-assertive but gradual. Again Rogue shows an uncanny ability to balance its brew's flavor profiles. Malts are wonderfully combined, this Ale is inherently drinkable. I could drink this on tap all night on a cool evening. After the pour tasting, I took a pull right out of the bottle. This method concentrates the juniper flavors more.

04-23-2002 08:27:11 | More by ADR
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fastricky

New York

4.55/5  rDev +26%

Wow, I love this beer!

I'm watching the final between Spain and Germany and want a GOOD session beer to drink away while getting futbol'd.

This beer is CREAMY! I love IPA's but they can be a bit much one after the other IMO, this one is milder in flavor than say a DFA 90 minute, but what makes it get such high marks the the creamy texture and aftertaste.

Nice balance of bite, smooth, and aftertaste. One of my favorite everyday beers.

06-29-2008 18:58:39 | More by fastricky
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beerbrains

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

06-18-2014 05:26:03 | More by beerbrains
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tatterdash

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a tightly-packed white head that has good retention and some lace. Smell was a piney malt with a lot of hops, more than most Rogue Ales. Taste was a very refreshing hops up front, with the piney-ness of juniper berries. Very long finish, with some maltiness finally arriving. Very crisp, yet full-bodied. I love this, I could drink this all winter, I had better stock up.

12-27-2004 02:02:12 | More by tatterdash
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cameron_chapman

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

03-09-2013 02:20:47 | More by cameron_chapman
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Tristan_E

California

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

12-11-2013 20:30:50 | More by Tristan_E
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Juniper Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
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