Juniper Pale Ale - Rogue Ales
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3.85/5 rDev +6.6%
Appearance is murky, golden yellow with a thick white head that fades and sticky lacing.
Nose is a strong dose of caramel, with some floral. The juniper berries are also present, and there is some white-breadiness.
Taste is very dynamic and unique. The juniper, malts, and hops all blend in the front. There is some rye behind it. There is also some sour orange peel and sweet corn.
Mouthfeel is refreshing and mildly coating. Carbonation is medium-mild.
Overall, a unique brew that would be worth trying again next season.
12-02-2011 04:43:52 | More by dorianmarley
3.43/5 rDev -5%
A- Pale sunshiny yellow color. Very golden incandescent bottom, with a darker honey near the head. Light, straw colored head that left little lacing. This beer looked like a summery ginger ale mixed cocktail.
S- Nose immediately hit me with fresh honeycomb, pine, and lemon atop a pale malt backbone. I noticed as it warmed more of a citrus element to the hops and faint blackberries. Lots of dried, crusted honey.
T- Smooth, moderately earthy pale malt flavor with light grass and hay that meld with spicy fruit and honey. Finishes with a surprisingly crisp hop kick of pine, spruce, and mint; the spicy bitterness is an enjoyable balance to the flavor hops. Sweeter characters of light fruits, biscuits, and apricots shined even more as it warmed.
MF- Clean flavor profile with a sweet, slightly oily body. Surprising lingering hop activity on the tongue with an aftertaste of faint menthol and mint in the throat. Banana like wax texture pairs with a mild syrupy body.
O- A gentle, earthy, plant-like pale ale with some added fruity sweetness and spice. Still had body, mouthfeel was a bit odd, but this could be a great beer for an occasion or food pairing, or even to throw at someone who typically prefers wine or sugary cocktails. Maybe this could act as a gateway beer?
11-23-2011 16:42:06 | More by suncrust
3.73/5 rDev +3.3%
12oz bottle into tulip
A: a very pale hazy with a moderate head that has O.K. retention and lacing.
S: aroma is more that of an assertive american pale. good balance between the american hops as well as malts. not much of the juniper berries thus far. as it warms more juniper comes out, but still it is a little faint for my liking.
T: a crisp and menthol-ly hop flavor. obviously from both the hops are the juniper berries. a light malt body backs both. more of the juniper comes out as the beer warms.
M: moderate mouthfeel on a light/medium body. a bit too light.
D: not a bad tasting brew, but not really worth seeking in particular. more on the APA side of that and a herbed beer. like i stated above wouldnt hate more juniper on both the nose and the palate. drinkable for sure, but leaves me longing more.
11-23-2011 02:22:14 | More by Jimmys
2.73/5 rDev -24.4%
Overall, this was a disappointing effort from Rouge. Plenty of citrus notes (lemon rind, most notably), and of course, juniper. The taste, however, was too dry and left almost nothing on my taste buds on the finish. The mouthfeel was really watery, even for a spiced beer. It is quite refreshing, however, and the smell is pleasant. This is the sort of spiced beer that could have worked on a hot, summer day, except for the juniper, Christmas-tree-like aftertaste. Not bad, but disappointing considering Rouge has put out some great stuff.
11-20-2011 07:27:58 | More by brewsclues
Juniper Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
82 out of 100 based on 1,199 ratings.