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Juniper Pale Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,207 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 1,207
Reviews: 667
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 27
Gots: 47 | 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:
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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Photo of DESTRO
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

this beer is bangin. its a fine lookin brew, hazy sunset with a big frothy head. smells spicy, citrus up in hurr, a touch herbal, a pinch piney...im hyped. taste? good. very good. big and malty, yes its hopped but not intensly so like some rogues. a bit grainy with an awesome spicy hit. different than your ordinary pale. medium in the mouth, yet fullfilling in all areas. an outstanding beer, beautiful and tastey...my new favourite "pale ale".

DESTRO, Jun 19, 2005
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Skater_Rich, Oct 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

My first taste under the new label and name. Sure, it was a cute, clever, if crude name for a winter spiced seasonal, but vulgarities only get you so far in the wider world. Who can take a beer seriously, when it's named after something you wouldn't want to eat or drink? So, goodbye Yellow Snow, hello, Juniper Pale Ale...

Very cloudy orange appearance, bedecked with a fresh, full head, softly settling.

Citric aroma, orange, tangerine, lemon, met well with spice, ginger, juniper, and a hint of spruce? Or am I imagining things? It's sweet and pleasant, though, ...bready, malty presence is felt and makes itself known in this mix...sweet and spicy, just like I like it!

Taste: smooth, fruity entrance on the palate, very slick and easily quaffed...great balance here, fruit and spice have melded and are backed up by malt...this is a unique beer, fit for any occasion, but best suited for impressing non-beer-loving friends to jolt them from their preconceptions.
Very tasty, medium-bodied, with a light, fruity finish.
Would go great as with food or as an after-dinner aperitif, or just on it's own as a special treat.
Damn nice beer, no surprise, from Roque.

feloniousmonk, Jun 12, 2005
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Andy_Luft, Oct 26, 2013
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4.22/5  rDev +16.9%

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a warm yellow body with a very light hazy to it. There is a strong carbonation of tiny bubbles that glide to the surface. There is a boiling white rocky head that fades after a bit.

S- This beer has a fresh sweet malt aroma with a slight honey malt note with a hint of herbal hops.

T- This beer has a fresh pale malt flavor blended with a biscuit malt flavor. There are also notes of honey malt sweetness in the background. There is a bitterness in the finish that is not from hops but there is a dry grapefruit note that is from hops blended in with it.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a light fizz in the finish.

D- This beer has a great fresh malt flavor but the bitterness is big and one-dimensional. This is a very nice session beer.

rhoadsrage, Jan 30, 2007
Photo of GMOO
4.22/5  rDev +16.9%

You can't really smell the juniper on this rogue offering. But they make up for the lack in smell with flavor. The juniper comes out in the finish. Using juniper in brewing an IPA is damn innovative and scores major points for creativity. I usually go for dogfish head 60 when looking for an IPA but this is a step up in my book.

GMOO, Apr 19, 2010
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4.22/5  rDev +16.9%

Don't eat the yellow snow, but by all means, drink it! This ale pours a nice, dark golden hue from the tap and features a durable, bubbly head. The nose, typical of most Rogue products, is quite hoppy, leaving not much else to the imagination. The taste is very pleasing and balanced, featuring a nice amount of bittering hops, malt, and some fruit (Juniper berries). The carbonation is just right on this one, and drinkability-wise, Yellow Snow scores high. A quality offering, and well worth seeking out on tap.

Jon, Sep 28, 2002
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4.22/5  rDev +16.9%

OKAY BIG EDIT: best if you really stir up the sediment at the bottom of the bottle. The last half was MUCH better. Smoother and tastier.

Presentation: Poured from a 22oz bomber as pictured into a tulip glass. Descriptive list of the 10 ingredients.

A: Slightly hazy golden yellow with minimal head and lacing.

S: Nice mild hop scent with undertones of spice and juniper. Some pale malt sweetness.

T&M: Smooth with a crisp malt and mild bitter hop taste. Light juniper berry flavor. Mild fruitiness with malty sweet light carbonation.

cdizinno, Sep 29, 2009
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4.22/5  rDev +16.9%

Eye Candy: Hazy translucent copper with thick fluffy white head. Individual rising lines of slow rising carbonation. Superb hop clumping and lacing throughout.

The Nose Knows: Sweet malt (kindof similar to Saranac IPA) with crisp piney finish. As it warmed, initial honey-like finished with fruity notes.

Tongueland: Initial piney hops with sweet malts buried underneath. Again, similar to Saranac IPA ininitial taste, Rogue m/f is fuller and more complex in flavor. Smooth and full, danced around mouth and tongue. Honey-like sweet middle that finished peppery. Aftertaste is of a good gin. Interesting transition of flavors.

Bender Factor: Solid to style intrepretation. It isn't an IPA, keep that in mind. Solid session brew, almost to drinkable. However, with Saranac readily available (and cheaper), this won't be a regular in my cart. Still, the compexity of the flavor range netted it a 4.5.

wailingwench, Nov 20, 2004
Photo of climax
4.22/5  rDev +16.9%

Drank from the 650ml bottle. Poured a nice hazy orange with a slow rising yet certainly substantial off-white webby head which lingered like it should. It left a dome atop and moderate lacing as it slowly receded. After i topped off my glass, it left clumpy thick spots of foam which clung on the glass like the third guy in your party riding on the back of the golf cart after the driver has had 17 holes worth of PBR.

Nose was very crisp and balanced well. The smooth citrus and pine hops were backed by cracker-like malt. For those expecting juniper berries or a gin-esque nose may be left dissapointed, however it is in there.

Flavor is along the lines of the nose, as it should be. The hops don't completely take the show, as the toasty cracker-like malt is right up there with the resiny hop profile. All the goodness fades to a clean citrus and almost sweet finish, leaving the mouth waiting for more.

Feel is smooth with a good crisp bite. It surprisingly easy to drink quickly (even after a large meal). The finish is neither dry nor bitter. I may have liked a bit more body, but it's crisp refreshing and flavorful.

The juniper does not stand out much at all, and being a gin-lover I was rather looking forward to a flavor explosion. However, it's a great pale ale I will return to when I feel like dropping the dough for a bottle.

climax, Jul 24, 2009
Juniper Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
82 out of 100 based on 1,207 ratings.