1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Juniper Pale Ale - Rogue Ales

Not Rated.
Juniper Pale AleJuniper Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

1,207 Ratings

(view ratings)
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.

34 IBU
77 AA
3º Lovibond

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-27-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Juniper Pale Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,207 | Reviews: 667 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of SD-Alefan
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

SD-Alefan, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of lionnusmb
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

lionnusmb, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of briandaube
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

briandaube, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of Beer21
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Beer21, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of eklie
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

eklie, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of asarfan
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

asarfan, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of Bcant
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

The bottle blurb describes the beer as “saffron” color and I think that is pretty accurate. Good size head that never completely disappears – leaves some lacing. Sweet bouquet with some honey and a touch of pine underneath. The flavor has a lot of round malt tastes, not as piney as I was expecting (hoping) given the juniper berries, really no gin character. Perhaps slightly underhoped. Still, quite tasty. Mouthfeel is round and soft, with a delicate finish.

Bcant, Feb 18, 2006
Photo of schmoilito
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

schmoilito, May 23, 2012
Photo of jkroese
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

jkroese, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of RickS95
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Looks like a pale orange juice in a glass with a medium white head. Slightly cloud, opaque, sort of an apricot color.

Similar to other pale ales, with some differences. Has a pleasant combination of citrus, fruit, and pine.

Tastes like it smells, only the flavors aren't as strong as the scent. Having said that, pine and citrus fruits are evident, just not as pronounced as in the smell.

Has the bite of a pale ale, but lacks the carbonation I expected giving the bite some subtlety. It starts off sweet for an initial second, then leans towards bitter.

Another good beer by Rogue. Moderate alcohol and no offensive hoppy bite make this a pretty smooth drinking beer.

RickS95, Feb 19, 2011
Photo of Oops
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Oops, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Hardcore
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Hardcore, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of wrentmore
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

wrentmore, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of DOCRW
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

DOCRW, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of JamFuel
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

JamFuel, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of GeoCait
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

GeoCait, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of mikeb3408
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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

SirBentham, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of Genx
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Genx, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of peabody
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Pours out a very weak ice tea color with one finger of white suds and slight lacing around the glass.
Smell is juniper berry I guess but I am smelling some grapefruit and pine needles. Orange peel mixed with caramel malts finish this aroma off.
Taste is a bit dirty but still has enough piney hops to keep it interesting.
Mouthfeel is clean for the most part and it goes down nicely when fairly cold.
Good session beer but Dead Guy is a better choice.

peabody, Oct 25, 2007
Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

BrazilianAussie, May 11, 2013
Photo of civicm87
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

civicm87, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of jnolan
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

jnolan, May 31, 2012
Photo of mitlinks
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

mitlinks, Feb 03, 2013
Juniper Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
82 out of 100 based on 1,207 ratings.