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Juniper Pale Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,213 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 1,213
Reviews: 668
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 28
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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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

cameron_chapman, Mar 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Tristan_E, Dec 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

dandmc24, Jan 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

superdoopersauce, Dec 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

largemouthdmb, Nov 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Paul_Apsley, May 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

FLBEERGUY25, Jun 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

gwiedman1, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of mschofield
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy orange-amber topped with a two finger pillowy white head. Leaves webs of lacing.
Great robust aroma, citrus, juniper, wood, herbs and toffee.
Fruity, grapefruit, herbs, very leafy, juniper, some caramel under all the hops, biscuit malt.
Medium to full bodied, just a great and interesting take on the APA.

mschofield, Sep 17, 2004
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Nunya, Sep 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

mysteriousmax, Dec 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly chill hazed golden straw yellow color with a magnificent, thickly based, crusty white head sitting atop. It slowly dwindles down to a never moving thick skim on top and the lacing in thickly strewn moth-holed sheets stick all over the place.

Pleasing aroma of lightly crisp malts, hinting at a load of other things; soft woods, earth, dust, citrus rinds, dried berry fruits, some leafy hop cones. Overall mildly light and refreshingly earthy crisp and fruity. Nice.

Wow, and the taste doesn't fall short on this either. Quite a nice little treat we have here. Hmmmm....crisp and fruity with little touches of the earthy/woody things floating around. Great hop balance and profile, slight citrus spice, berries and berry twigs and leaves thrown in too. Complexing with a favorable hoppy dryness from some Amarillo hop cones that finish it out with lightly mixes of fruity berry stuff.

Nice mouthfeel thats well rounded, crisp, drying for its finish, creamy middling, light grabbing texture of carbonation, and a nearly full body with more mediumness at the front and back. Remarkably yummy and drinkably fun.

This had been on my to-get list for sometime now and when I saw it I just had to grab it. The name alone is fancy,comically classy enough and I have pasted it up in the past til today and now I realize I shouldn't have done that. I'm rambling...good stuff! Get it, drink it, and enjoy...I did.

tavernjef, Jun 04, 2004
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

mnminear, Nov 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

PhineasGage, Jan 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

IAmHollywood13, Apr 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Le_HopHead, Jan 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

brheuer, Mar 17, 2013
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4.55/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big head, clearish orange-amber. Fresh and deep malt aroma, touch of evergreen. Malty flavor but a nice, light body without a lot of syrupy qualities. Very nice subtle bittering aided by the slight pine taste, non-assertive but gradual. Again Rogue shows an uncanny ability to balance its brew's flavor profiles. Malts are wonderfully combined, this Ale is inherently drinkable. I could drink this on tap all night on a cool evening. After the pour tasting, I took a pull right out of the bottle. This method concentrates the juniper flavors more.

ADR, Apr 23, 2002
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4.55/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, I love this beer!

I'm watching the final between Spain and Germany and want a GOOD session beer to drink away while getting futbol'd.

This beer is CREAMY! I love IPA's but they can be a bit much one after the other IMO, this one is milder in flavor than say a DFA 90 minute, but what makes it get such high marks the the creamy texture and aftertaste.

Nice balance of bite, smooth, and aftertaste. One of my favorite everyday beers.

fastricky, Jun 29, 2008
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4.63/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep golden color. At first smell a nice floral hop aroma, also a nice white head. Super smooth a great balance of malt and hops. Leaves a small trace of hops between each sip. Lacing is minimal, but who cares when the beer is so tasty. A great selection awsome beer.

charlottebeerguy, Aug 21, 2005
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4.65/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Hey, that's not a Huskey on the bottle!

That said, I have to admit, I might be a little biased when it comes to this beer. You see, I've got a passionate love for all things brewed, which includes tea. Juniper being one of my favorites.

The Juniper which is in this brew, however, is far from overwhelming. Indeed, like almost everything brewed by Rogue, the beer is dominated by a blast of overwhelming, up front, spicy hop bite. It's not only what I like, it's what I expect from just about anything Rogue puts out. Call it a signiture feature. I'm very surprised on the occasions when I get something different.

Even so, the Juniper backing gives this particular beer a bit of a subtle spicy edge which other beers might do well to emulate. A great example of how one or two unusual ingredients can add considerably to a beer!

SetarconeX, Oct 28, 2003
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4.65/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

From a 22 oz bottle. Pours a rather cloudy golden color with an orange tinge. Aroma is floral. Strong unmistakable flavor of juniper berries stopping just short of too much. The juniper adds a bitterness much sharper than the 34 IBUs would suggest but this actually makes the beer taste very clean ...almost refrshing. Strong malt presence balances this out nicely.

, Jul 11, 2011
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4.7/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The appearance is what you'd expect from the source of yellow snow - a pale straw color. A very nice unassuming hop boquet on the nose. This beer tastes great. The one word that comes to mind is Delicious. I think the blend of hops and Juniper berries give this beer a very unique and wonderful taste. I was surprised to finally find this beer in MN. I'm glad it's here and will be getting more.

Bighuge, Dec 14, 2001
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4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

Sobertso, Aug 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

T_rizzo, Dec 18, 2013
Juniper Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
82 out of 100 based on 1,213 ratings.