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Juniper Pale Ale - Rogue Ales

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Juniper Pale AleJuniper Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,196 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 1,196
Reviews: 665
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 27
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
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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Guinness4me

Florida

2.95/5  rDev -18.3%

Am I the only person that thinks the guy on the Rogue labels looks a lot like George Clooney? I digress...the beer poured a deep, yellow amber with a delicate lace. The first nose-blast was soapy dishwater, followed by floral and hop scents.

The taste was indicative of APA's and seems to me to be a very good example of the type. The mouthfeel is standard and I'm sure most APA fans would find it highly drinkable. I'll keep my stouts and porters thankyouverymuch.

09-20-2004 03:54:41 | More by Guinness4me
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adamette

Ohio

2.95/5  rDev -18.3%

Live review. Poured from the 12 oz. single that I bought at Save-On Tobacco & Beverage in Mentor, Ohio a few weeks ago for $1.83 into my Cooperstown Beverage Trail pint glass.

A Basic light copper translucent body under a one inch off white meringue like head that sticks reasonably well to the inside of the pint glass. 3.5

S Really just smells like a standard Pale Ale. I do not get "Juniper" aromas but only minimal hops and malt that someone might expect from the style. 3.0

T Basic Pale Ale taste of minimal malt, hops but then a rather bitter, organic taste (could that be the Juniper?) that is not to my liking. Repeated sips nearer the bottom of the glass reveal a bit more flowery Juniper tastes but really I am not impressed. 2.5

M Thin except for the bitter Juniper and minimal hops bitterness. 3.5

D Just fine but there are more drinkable beers within this style. 3.5

Notes: Gimmicky idea for a beer that Rogue seems to do repeatedly. This one did not work for me.

12-30-2009 14:07:25 | More by adamette
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bboven

Texas

2.98/5  rDev -17.5%

Great head, gold color about twice as dark as MGD, great lacing.

Smell is all basic two row malt. Where are the hops...

Lot of honey, a little bitter, very sweet almost makes it seem like it's under-attenuated.

Surprisingly thick and creamy mouthfeel, perfect carbonation.

This stuff would be great to bring along on any summer outing.

08-18-2007 00:29:37 | More by bboven
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iemailjack

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-09-2013 02:13:39 | More by iemailjack
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.9%

08-18-2013 02:45:15 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-10-2012 00:08:37 | More by xdefeatsy
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

12-08-2012 00:51:56 | More by williamjbauer
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Auraan

Arizona

3/5  rDev -16.9%

08-23-2012 04:29:50 | More by Auraan
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

09-22-2013 16:49:06 | More by Loveyourbeer
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mrelizabeth

California

3/5  rDev -16.9%

04-27-2012 22:58:16 | More by mrelizabeth
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brewerburgundy

California

3/5  rDev -16.9%

12oz bottle, Ommegang tulip, thanks Rogue, no freshness dating on the bottle. I have had it for at least a month in the fridge, so it's not super fresh.

Clear, light end of gold beer with a very lovely white, rocky head. Lots of it on the pour, nice retention, lacing, and clumpiness.

I'm definitely thinking this is not too fresh judging by the aroma, or lack thereof. The hops seem to have mostly disappeared. There's a solid pale malt base, nice graininess, and a subtle, cooling herbal note. I'm really digging at the moment, but it's not like a fresh pale ale. Oh, and of course the Pacman yeast.

The taste is essentially as I described the aroma. The evergreen, cool herb is perhaps more distinct and the grainy malt is very hearty.

Nice, medium weight in the mouth. Despite the head, the carbonation is medium-low.

I don't feel like this is an ideally fresh sample, but I know it has been treated well (refrigerated). The Juniper isn't overwhelming at all, in fact, it seems barely there to me, but it's nice.

03-29-2013 23:03:52 | More by brewerburgundy
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dirtylou

Washington

3/5  rDev -16.9%

22oz bomber, split three ways last friday night after work

appearance: poured into pint glass, watery golden-yellow body

smell: ehh, grainy malts, skunky noble hops, light pale malt

taste: Maybe im missing the point of this beer or something, but i was totally unimpressed by this rogue offering - just not a good APA...really grainy, skunky euro hops, light and watery. No Thanks.

mouthfeel: light and watery, grainy

drinkability: decent

02-01-2007 04:21:17 | More by dirtylou
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.9%

02-08-2012 01:25:28 | More by Bdel34
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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.9%

07-18-2013 02:46:45 | More by timjim1327
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uziangis

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-13-2012 02:36:49 | More by uziangis
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -16.9%

12-01-2011 22:50:51 | More by Beertracker
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-01-2014 23:20:13 | More by GRG1313
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.9%

07-28-2013 20:43:19 | More by Dcunicelli
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Bigben0328

Georgia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

02-27-2014 22:59:05 | More by Bigben0328
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ballertim

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-08-2012 03:45:03 | More by ballertim
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Telestic

Washington

3/5  rDev -16.9%

12-23-2011 06:16:11 | More by Telestic
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freduardo

Alabama

3/5  rDev -16.9%

12-16-2011 05:34:26 | More by freduardo
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AWS2111

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-03-2012 02:50:10 | More by AWS2111
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barleywinebrewer

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -16.9%

Got this beer as a bonus brew on a recent trade. I find beers in this style to be a grab bag - awesome, average or what were they thinking?? This one seems to be more of an average brew. I will confess to never having had juniper berries. Wouldn't know what they taste like before considering reviewing a beer.

The biggest impression I get from this beer is a moderating effect to the typical Rogue house style. While slightly spicy and easy to drink, to me the biggest contribution from the juniper berry seems to be mellowing out the typical Rogue hop / yeast character.

Decent and easy to drink. Out of the ordinary and worth advocating, not really.

12-26-2006 13:47:43 | More by barleywinebrewer
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FeelinSurley

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-16-2012 17:56:42 | More by FeelinSurley
Juniper Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
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