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Juniper Pale Ale - Rogue Ales

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Juniper Pale AleJuniper Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,270 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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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.

13º PLATO
34 IBU
77 AA
3º Lovibond
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer gushed out of the bottle as soon as I popped the cap, but didn't seem overly foamy as I poured it into the glass. Rich, lemony orange-amber with a small amount of haze. The bone white head is medium in size and softly undulating on top as it descends. Not much lace, which is odd for a Rogue beer.

The nose is quite nice. I expected it to smell like juniper berries (what gin is flavored with), but it doesn't. It smells citrusy, though not really like an IPA or an APA. It's more on the order of pineapple and candied lemon peel. The flavor isn't all that wonderful. The aroma translates well to the palate, but there's also an earthy, spicy, intense herbalness that I don't find all that enjoyable. Not bad, but if the flavor followed the nose more closely, this would be a better beer.

There's a dry, crackery malt base with a softly bitter contribution from the hops and the flavors that I just described. The finish is dry, bitter and lemony, leaving the tongue absolutely clean. The body is medium, generally speaking, but there's too much carbonation (hence, Mount Juniper on crown cracking).

Juniper Pale Ale is interesting beer, but isn't one that I'll pick up again. I give Rogue credit for trying something different, but this one doesn't rise to the level of some of their other, better known, offerings.

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3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy golden orange with 2-3 cm of white fluffy head that is slowly diminishing. Aroma of weed more so than hops. Initial flavor is sweet, almost sugar sweet. Flavor changes quickly to a dry, hoppy, bitter, floral flavor that has a long aftertaste. Light to medium body, limited carbonation, light lacing, and slight alcohol presence. Overall, on par with Rogue beers, but one of their weaker beers.

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3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy yellow/orange colour topped by an off-white, fizzy head. The aroma is a combination of light bready maltiness and floral/citrusy hops, with just a hint of what I believe are the juniper berries. Starts with some fruity sweetness that quickly leads into hop bitterness. The finish leaves the palate dry and has a resinous piney quality that lasts for quite some time. Medium/light body that stars strong but ends up a little thin towards the finish. Medium carbonation that's a little coarse with a slick mouthfeel. A metallic character at the finish builds over the course of the bottle. Juniper berries do give it a distinctive flavour.

Brown 650 mL bottle with freshness date printed on the side of the bottle.

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3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Just so everyone knows, this was Yellow Snow, not Juniper Pale ale. Thats what the bottle told me. The old Rogue patriach in yellow garb with is black lab under his arm.

Poured from a 22oz bomber.

Appearance- A pour as hard as my pee yielded only a finger and a half head into my mug. After about halfway through drinking it, there was no foam to be seen as well as lacing. Color was a slightly hazy middle amber, copper wire color.

Smell- Amedium strength flora hop aroma. But I could tell a lot of these hops are from the northwest. Very punchy. Hop smell balanced very well with the bready malts.

Taste- Starts out like your average English pale ale, but with a more distinct hop character. This pale ale lets you know its there. It wants your attention. A watered down bread flavor quickly meets with the potent hop flavor. Not overdone with the hops though. Pretty good balance between the citric hop flavor of biting into a grapefruit and the rye bread flavor of the malt.

Mouthfeel- A little sharp on the bitterness and a slight hint of acidty. The malt makes a cameo on the palate. Mostly bitter and citice. A little one sided.

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3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i've had this as a session at a bbq with salmon fantastic pairing there. actually makes both the fish and the beer better. a great alternative for fish and sour beer.

a milder looking pour of orange with a head of about 1 finger. the nose is fantastic though. a nice herbal nose of musk and pine that is something of a hybrid saison and APA. this is quality deterred by the very one dimensional hop character. the herbal note is the only thing that carries the beer with a nice quality of fire ash.

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3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this about six months ago at Rogue. Have been sitting on about 6 different bombers of stuff from Rogue that I need to finish asap. I thought it would be fitting to drink this on Christmas day since I drank this under the alias of Yellow Snow Pale Ale.

Appearance- Pours a chill hazed piss yellow with a big foamy two finger bright white head. Slowly recedes leaving a huge foamy cap and collar and crazy amounts of lacing.
Smell- Really bright and overly citrusy. No signs of the juniper berries but I’m not 100% sure I’d even know what they smelled like. Loads of pineapple and mango along with a slightly caramel undertone.
Taste- Like the nose there is plenty of citrus goodness to go around. Loads of tangerine, lemon, pineapple and orange make this quite a tropical delight. Almost numbing in the bitterness with a smack of spiciness. Finishes slightly doughy with a dry sweet toffee finish.
Mouthfeel- Medium body with a semi dry finish and medium tingly carbonation.
Drinkability- This brew is not too shabby at all. I’m not really sure where the juniper berries come into play but something is a bit different about this brew. Another pretty quality brew from Rogue.

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3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a semi-clear, golden sunset orange with a white, near two-finger head. Good retention, leads to a broken, webbed layer of suds across the surface. Strong lacing left around the glass with nice stick.

Smell - White bready aroma with berry and spice notes.

Taste - Follows the nose. Clean malt bill allows the juniper to shine through with touches of berry fruitiness and a light spice bite. Notes of grassy bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium in body with lively carbonation lends itself to a crisp, dry finish.

Overall - A good pale overall. Nothing mindblowing, but great balance in flavor and mouthfeel and entirely drinkable; quite quaffable.

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