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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

1,259 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 1,259
Reviews: 673
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 32
Gots: 66 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-27-2001

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: Ratings & Reviews
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4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of datalager
4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thecoonfire
3.41/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of McMatt7
3.34/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of interzen
4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured into a Troubadour tulip glass

Look: Pours a cloudy straw yellow (16-18 SRM) with a thin white head that diminishes to almost nothing. Not a massive amount of lacing in evidence. So far, so good.

Smell: Mostly hops - I've come to expect this from quite a few American beers, but it's not quite as in-yer-face as some. There's a certain bready maltiness in there too, which isn't surprising considering the grain bill. Not much in the way of juniper, though.

Taste: Ah, so *there's* the juniper - if you're expecting gin-flavoured beer then you're going to be disappointed, but it adds a nice, spicy edge to the hops and malt. Surprisingly, there's a fairly good balance between the two - hops up front with a malty, spicy finish. Not bad at all.

Feel: Surprisingly smooth, especially with the spiciness that the juniper imparts and it helps to take the edge off the hops somewhat. Fairly light carbonation with a clean, hop-laden finish.

Overall: Not half bad, although like others I'd be hard put to pick out the juniper if I didn't already know about it. A nice balance between hops and malt, in stark contrast to some of the hop-bombs I've had recently, and the juniper adds a nice twist. The rogue in me thanks you.

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of xbrettfavrex
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of hophugger
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a mostly clear gold with average head and decent lacing. Aroma is light, smells between a good pale ale and a light IPA. Don't pick up much of the juniper in the aroma. Taste is of a nice, hoppy pale ale, with a light touch of the juniper, not too much. Overall, I might not know the juniper was in there unless you told me. Overall, though, a good pale ale, balanced well and feeling good on the palate. Light aftertatste, pretty clean finish..

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of LouZ
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of rodlavers
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jw35
3.2/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of gonzo000
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very smooth and drinkable beer. The Juniper flavor added a different note that I enjoyed. Not a huge fan of everything Rogue is doing, but this one is a winner.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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3.3/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Juniper Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
82 out of 100 based on 1,259 ratings.