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Juniper Pale Ale - Rogue Ales

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1,239 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,239
Reviews: 669
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 32
Gots: 56 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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4/5  rDev +10.8%

fergster75, Dec 21, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

dowen44, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of dankster
2.78/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- gold and hazy with fluffy white head leaving good lace on glass

S- very plant like. grassy and malty with spicy hops

T- a bit odd for me but the juniper does come though with spicy aftertaste of hops and biscit like malts

M- ok but a tad bit sticky for a pale ale imo

O- a very differnt style of pale ale but just average for me. there are better ones out there by far. glad i only bought one bottle as the six pack is pretty pricey.

dankster, Dec 20, 2011
4/5  rDev +10.8%

IMTHOMAS, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Skye1024, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

tclapper, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

TasteTester, Dec 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

freduardo, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of Duff27
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Duff27, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of Pintofbrown
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I poured this one into a shaker pint.

Apperance- The body is a standard yellow-gold with a few carbonation columns in the hazy body. The head made it to about a half-finger before becoming random globs of foam dispersed on the top of the beer.

Smell- There is some standard grassy hop scent that gives that "beer" smell to the nose. There is a little bit of herbalness, I'm not sure that it is juniper, but it is there.

Taste- The profile is pretty close to an adjunct. There is a lot of grassy hops, not very bitter. It tastes like something in the 30-40 IBU range.

The malt is a little bit like a wheat-cereal. The juniper herbal note is mainly in the mid-drink to the finish, but it does not last very long. The grassy hop and bitterness is what sticks around.

Mouth feel- The body is light to medium and a little fizzy. The carbonation may just be slightly over done. It is a little too slick giving it a slight watery character that I wish was not there.

Overall- To have juniper in the name, there should be noticeable amounts of juniper. Sure, there is a slight herbal quality, but it is not distinct, or nearly big enough.

What is left, is the base pale ale. And while this base is not bad, it really needs that juniper to make it one I would want to return to it again.

Pintofbrown, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of spedprof
5/5  rDev +38.5%

spedprof, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of NuclearDolphin
3.05/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a 12oz Tumbler Glass

Appearance - Has a moderately hazy slightly dark colden color to it, with a little bit of carbonation bubbles popping up. Head pours at around a 1 finger width with an aggressive pour and has a alot of sticky lacing on the side, more so than I have seen in a while.

Smell - It's got a fairly sweet fruity smell to it along with a bready and malty scent. I'm also picking up some caramel and a slight piney hop smells in here too

Taste - Moderately fruity flavor to it, which I'm assuming is the juniper berries, along with some pretty hefty malty notes. I'm also picking up some slight bitter piney hop flavors in here too, giving it an almost grassy flavor. Overall, it's a pretty earthy tasting beer. Moderately dry aftertaste, consisting of that malty/grassy flavor.

Mouthfeel - Body is fairly light and the beer itself is pretty thin, and it's got a certain crisp & refeshing feel which I contribute to its ingredients and earthy makeup.

Overall - It's a alright beer, but it's really nothing too special even with juniper berries. It's refreshing, but that's all I can say of what is an otherwise average tasting beer

NuclearDolphin, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

tbeq00, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

StoutishDan, Dec 11, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

pirmannt1, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Jhiser, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 05, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

rab53, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

jdl55, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

leinie13, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

NCbeerpirate, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of dorianmarley
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

dorianmarley, Dec 02, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Beertracker, Dec 01, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

jenray, Nov 30, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Daveychu, Nov 30, 2011
Juniper Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
82 out of 100 based on 1,239 ratings.