Juniper Pale Ale - Rogue Ales
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4.5/5 rDev +24.7%
Pours a cloudy orange-amber topped with a two finger pillowy white head. Leaves webs of lacing.
Great robust aroma, citrus, juniper, wood, herbs and toffee.
Fruity, grapefruit, herbs, very leafy, juniper, some caramel under all the hops, biscuit malt.
Medium to full bodied, just a great and interesting take on the APA.
09-17-2004 21:57:14 | More by mschofield
4.5/5 rDev +24.7%
Slightly chill hazed golden straw yellow color with a magnificent, thickly based, crusty white head sitting atop. It slowly dwindles down to a never moving thick skim on top and the lacing in thickly strewn moth-holed sheets stick all over the place.
Pleasing aroma of lightly crisp malts, hinting at a load of other things; soft woods, earth, dust, citrus rinds, dried berry fruits, some leafy hop cones. Overall mildly light and refreshingly earthy crisp and fruity. Nice.
Wow, and the taste doesn't fall short on this either. Quite a nice little treat we have here. Hmmmm....crisp and fruity with little touches of the earthy/woody things floating around. Great hop balance and profile, slight citrus spice, berries and berry twigs and leaves thrown in too. Complexing with a favorable hoppy dryness from some Amarillo hop cones that finish it out with lightly mixes of fruity berry stuff.
Nice mouthfeel thats well rounded, crisp, drying for its finish, creamy middling, light grabbing texture of carbonation, and a nearly full body with more mediumness at the front and back. Remarkably yummy and drinkably fun.
This had been on my to-get list for sometime now and when I saw it I just had to grab it. The name alone is fancy,comically classy enough and I have pasted it up in the past til today and now I realize I shouldn't have done that. I'm rambling...good stuff! Get it, drink it, and enjoy...I did.
06-03-2004 23:40:45 | More by tavernjef
4.49/5 rDev +24.4%
A: orange yellow colored with thick white head of foam
S: citrus, fruity, hop aroma, also I get a hint of honey from the smell
T: light, sweet, smooth, berries, honey, no bitterness
M: covers your palate with honey and fruit
O: It is a really enjoyable beer, reminds me of Spring time and has a great drink ability. I absolutely love this beer because it is surprisingly light, the experience I have with Rogue is usually a large big beer taste (which I typically favor). I like the strong fruit flavors from this beer.
12-05-2013 02:44:53 | More by Steff_Wantz
4.47/5 rDev +23.8%
On tap at New World Brewery, Ybor City, FL.
This is perhaps my favorite herb/spiced beer with high marks probably because of the IPA underpinnings (rather than a belgian style or some other malt dominant style.)
A nice citrus-tart hop aroma actually gave me pause: how would herbs go with citrus notes? I shouldn't have worried. I never expected such a mild "judicious" addition of spice to a dominating IPA. An addition of character, but not a competing flavor, the juniper falls into the nice blend of flavors. There's a swell dry finish that also contains some citrus and grassy notes. All beers should be this complex and yet so well blended.
12-03-2003 18:02:26 | More by ecoboy
4.45/5 rDev +23.3%
Bottle Poured a yellow brew with a nice large head with standard retention. Aroma is really sweet with nice touché of hops and malts coming out of my glass. Taste is incredible with the usual sweetness and refreshing taste of a pale ale but with added bonus of juniper berries. I love the taste of gin and I think I find here again but without the strong alcohol content. Another truly great beer from Rogue and one underrated beer in my own opinion.
03-22-2004 18:05:34 | More by Phyl21ca
4.45/5 rDev +23.3%
Poured out a nice light tan color, good head, good lacing. It has a great scent and taste, a nice crisp, hoppy aroma and taste with great hints of juniper. Although it's listed as an herbed/spice beer, it reminds me partially of a fruited wheat beer, except it's a great pale ale in place of the wheat beer. It goes down quite easily, I could drink one or two all on my own quite easily.
11-06-2007 11:53:46 | More by JamesS
4.45/5 rDev +23.3%
Pours hazy gold a thinnish head that leaves good lace swathes. The aroma is a very pleasant mix of fruit (juniper berries?) perfumey malt and some vibrant aroma hops. I can also detect the dry estery Rogue yeast in the nose.
The taste starts with a blend of flavor and bittering hops. Thick and complex malt character comes through in the middle. Theres a great fruityness, partly like berries and partly like yeast esters. There are some mild green tea flavors as well. The finish is nicely bitter and fruity. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy.
This is one great Pale Ale with plenty of hop flavor and an incredibly complex malt profile. Excellent stuff.
12-19-2004 17:21:26 | More by CAMRAhardliner
4.45/5 rDev +23.3%
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.
03-21-2010 02:16:09 | More by meeekyh
4.43/5 rDev +22.7%
Bomber into a nonic.
Appearance, pale golden, clear and topped with a just off white head. Not particularly attractive to me, but well within the appearance guidelines for the style, so there you go.
Aroma is cracked black pepper, and a bit of tarragon or fennel coolness, which I can only assume is the juniper. Smells quite nice actually.
Malt forward, crusty bread-like with a good amount of lemon in the foreground also. Hop bitterness is there, but restrained as it should be in a pale ale. Pine and again with the cool slight mintyness of fennel or tarragon. Really, a lot better than I expected. Very balanced and a lot of flavor, which I wasn't expecting after the appearance.
Mouthfeel is on the thin side, but again this is perfectly in line with pale ales. Refreshing and quaffable.
Overall, I'm super impressed by this beer. I wasn't expecting this to be so good, but it's really a nice balanced beer. I'm thinking of making a beurre blanc or a mussel pan sauce with this to see if the lemon flavor comes out more, and what that minty aspect does also. Great beer! Cheers!
05-13-2010 21:24:58 | More by dancinwillie
4.4/5 rDev +21.9%
This seems to be a love-it-or-hate-it beer. I place myself squarely in the former category. Crystal clear, and golden in color, this beer sports the typical huge Rogue pillowy head, and leaves a nice lace down the side. The aroma is of floral hops and a bit spicy. Flavor starts off with a smooth malty body which soon develops a pleasant fruitiness from the juniper berries. Slightly acidic with a bit of a hop bite at the end, but a bit of honey sweetness kicks in to make this an incredibly well-balanced beer. Crisp and well-carbonated, but with just enough complexity to make this a great session beer for genuine beer lovers.
01-27-2003 09:01:13 | More by mzwolinski
4.4/5 rDev +21.9%
A: Nice golden yellow color,with 1 finger head.
S: Citrus hops. With a light bready hint.
T: A very good malty flavor with hints of citrus.the back end is a little dry and bitter.
M: Slighty dry but nice and light
O: Not like any other pale ale I've ever had. It has a unique taste that is very pleasing.I would for sure drink this again if it comes around.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2011 07:03:52 | More by Bucknutty24
4.38/5 rDev +21.3%
Pours a vibrant yellow orange with a fluffy rocky two finger white head. A nice floral citric hop nose with hints of grapefruit and a slight spiciness as well. Quite nice.
First sip brings flowery hops upfront with a nice pale malt background. Notes of juniper spiciness come through on the back of the palate and work nicely in the overall flavor. Just a damn good APA accentuated by a nice juniper berry spice. Nice bitterness in there as well.
Mouthfeel has a creamy aspect throughout along with good carbonation and body. It's a shame this is only a winter seasonal because I could drink this stuff year round. A couple bottles would make a nice session. Check this one out if you're a pale ale fan!
01-30-2005 03:46:50 | More by orbitalr0x
Juniper Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
82 out of 100 based on 1,196 ratings.