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Juniper Pale Ale - Rogue Ales

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1,219 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,219
Reviews: 668
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 29
Gots: 51 | 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.

34 IBU
77 AA
3º Lovibond

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-27-2001)
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

rogerdandy, Feb 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Summer92, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

mikeb3408, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Cory_Brown, Feb 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

DamageCase76, Feb 13, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of orange zest, lemon zest, juniper berry, floral, grass, honey, biscuit, cracker, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of hop, malt, and juniper berry notes; with solid strength. Taste of orange zest, lemon zest, juniper berry, floral, grass, honey, biscuit, cracker, light pine, and floral earthiness. Slight floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon/orange zest, juniper berry, floral, grass, honey, cracker, biscuit, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of hop, malt, and juniper berry flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and slightly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice pale ale. Good balance of hop, malt, and juniper berry flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Feb 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Chucker17, Feb 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Troublebar, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

jgunther71, Feb 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Dilbert65, Feb 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

themanilow, Feb 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

kbrown, Feb 05, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this beer for the first time tonight at a restaurant. This is a solid beer that went really well with my meal.

Poured golden into a standard pint glass. Had a very small white head that didn't last long.

Smells of juniper, honey, malt and slight fruitiness. Nice smell overall.

Taste is really clean and crisp. Upfront, I get a strong juniper flavor followed by honey, floral hops and citrus. Slight bitterness. Very drinkable.

Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Good carbonation.

I will definitely have this beer again. It's refreshing and I could easily put back several of these. Would like to try this one on draft.

BeernerdJeff, Feb 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

EersandBeers, Jan 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

kybeerdrinker, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

timsoder, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Vanz, Jan 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

DOCRW, Jan 27, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Amber color with a thin head with medium retention, but keeping a constant ring.
Light aroma of juniper berries, honey and papaya.
Taste mostly follows nose, bitter flavor with notes of papaya, subtle juniper berries, caramel, apple puree, flowers, rogue yeast and biscuit malt. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
This beer is alright, though not at the same level as other Rogues. Nice to know how a beer with Juniper tastes, which was a more common ingredient in the past. The one I had a while ago seemed fresher with less papaya (this is due in 6 months).

FLima, Jan 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

jimmy13, Jan 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

TS057, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Resuin, Jan 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

mattmarka1, Jan 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

chaint, Jan 14, 2014
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3.11/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler

A- Pale goldenrod and unfiltered. Weak white head dies quickly.

S- Earthy evergreen comes out first in the nose. A hint of caramel and grainy malt.

T- Toasted malts with a bite of evergreen, I'm assuming the juniper. Bitterness is light.

M- Dull bitterness throughout, and the finish is long.

O- Just not that impressed with this one. The bitterness is dull and not that pleasant, and there isn't really much flavor.

BWED, Jan 14, 2014
Juniper Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
82 out of 100 based on 1,219 ratings.