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Juniper Pale Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,218 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 1,218
Reviews: 668
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 29
Gots: 51 | 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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Photo of iamnotadude
3/5  rDev -16.9%

iamnotadude, Jan 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Rob315, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Singer finger white head on a hazy golden with slight crimson hues. Aroma is nice but faint sweet juniper aroma with a slight almost noble hop like aroma. Flavor is mildly hoppy with a subtle nobel hop, musty almost wet sock hop flavor. Light malt. Moderate to high carbonation and light to medium body. A nice beer if u like noble hop tasting beers.

kylehay2004, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of RandyBoBandy
3.5/5  rDev -3%

RandyBoBandy, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear light orange with a 1 inch foamy white head that settles to a thin film on the top of the beer. Thin foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt/grains and some slight herbal (juniper?) aromas. Taste is of malt/grains up front with a finish that has hints of herbal flavors. A mild bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the juniper that is supposedly in this one does not stand out very much.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of dabeers1013
4/5  rDev +10.8%

dabeers1013, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of AWS2111
3/5  rDev -16.9%

AWS2111, Jan 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

PacNWDad, Jan 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

WertMaker, Jan 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

buckyp, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of verdict603
4/5  rDev +10.8%

verdict603, Dec 27, 2011
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2/5  rDev -44.6%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of Telestic
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Telestic, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of NvMyBeer
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

NvMyBeer, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of fergster75
4/5  rDev +10.8%

fergster75, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of dowen44
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
Photo of IMTHOMAS
4/5  rDev +10.8%

IMTHOMAS, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of Skye1024
4/5  rDev +10.8%

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

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

TasteTester, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of freduardo
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
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5/5  rDev +38.5%

spedprof, Dec 13, 2011
Juniper Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
82 out of 100 based on 1,218 ratings.