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Juniper Pale Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,207 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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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.

13º PLATO
34 IBU
77 AA
3º Lovibond

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-27-2001)
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Beertracker, Dec 01, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

jenray, Nov 30, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Daveychu, Nov 30, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

brandoman63, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

schnarr84, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Pellinore1, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of suncrust
3.43/5  rDev -5%

A- Pale sunshiny yellow color. Very golden incandescent bottom, with a darker honey near the head. Light, straw colored head that left little lacing. This beer looked like a summery ginger ale mixed cocktail.

S- Nose immediately hit me with fresh honeycomb, pine, and lemon atop a pale malt backbone. I noticed as it warmed more of a citrus element to the hops and faint blackberries. Lots of dried, crusted honey.

T- Smooth, moderately earthy pale malt flavor with light grass and hay that meld with spicy fruit and honey. Finishes with a surprisingly crisp hop kick of pine, spruce, and mint; the spicy bitterness is an enjoyable balance to the flavor hops. Sweeter characters of light fruits, biscuits, and apricots shined even more as it warmed.

MF- Clean flavor profile with a sweet, slightly oily body. Surprising lingering hop activity on the tongue with an aftertaste of faint menthol and mint in the throat. Banana like wax texture pairs with a mild syrupy body.

O- A gentle, earthy, plant-like pale ale with some added fruity sweetness and spice. Still had body, mouthfeel was a bit odd, but this could be a great beer for an occasion or food pairing, or even to throw at someone who typically prefers wine or sugary cocktails. Maybe this could act as a gateway beer?

suncrust, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

JAHMUR, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of Jimmys
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%

12oz bottle into tulip

A: a very pale hazy with a moderate head that has O.K. retention and lacing.

S: aroma is more that of an assertive american pale. good balance between the american hops as well as malts. not much of the juniper berries thus far. as it warms more juniper comes out, but still it is a little faint for my liking.

T: a crisp and menthol-ly hop flavor. obviously from both the hops are the juniper berries. a light malt body backs both. more of the juniper comes out as the beer warms.

M: moderate mouthfeel on a light/medium body. a bit too light.

D: not a bad tasting brew, but not really worth seeking in particular. more on the APA side of that and a herbed beer. like i stated above wouldnt hate more juniper on both the nose and the palate. drinkable for sure, but leaves me longing more.

Jimmys, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

bob727, Nov 22, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

mmcnaughton, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +38.5%

KC9LDB, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

WSUBuckeye65, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

cfinch2, Nov 21, 2011
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2.73/5  rDev -24.4%

Overall, this was a disappointing effort from Rouge. Plenty of citrus notes (lemon rind, most notably), and of course, juniper. The taste, however, was too dry and left almost nothing on my taste buds on the finish. The mouthfeel was really watery, even for a spiced beer. It is quite refreshing, however, and the smell is pleasant. This is the sort of spiced beer that could have worked on a hot, summer day, except for the juniper, Christmas-tree-like aftertaste. Not bad, but disappointing considering Rouge has put out some great stuff.

brewsclues, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

hoesweizen, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

BeerArchivist, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Burt, Nov 17, 2011
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2.78/5  rDev -23%

Juniper Pale Ale pours a golden yellow color into my snifter. Only a sliver of an off-white head, which disappears completely within a minute. Average to below average lacing for this brew. The nose is mainly lemon, pineapple, hops and malt. There's an earthy-ness to the nose as well. The taste is fairly underwhelming. I get the hops, but beyond that.... not much. It's also so dry that I can't really get much- the flavors evaporate off your tongue so fast I can't identify them. The earthy/lemon quality is still there in the taste as well. Feel is super thin and way too dry. Overall, this one misses the mark for me. Cheers.

jayhawk73, Nov 16, 2011
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3.38/5  rDev -6.4%

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazed gold with about a 1/2 finger of head that dissipates slowly. Thin coating of lacing and heavy carbonation.

N: Juniper berries and caramel with some light citrus and grapefruit.

T: Lemon citrus and grapefruit upfront followed by caramel and grains. Finishes with bitter lemon rind and juniper berries.

M: Medium bodied, crisp, bitter and dry.

O: Has a nice bitterness for a Pale Ale. The juniper berries are a nice little touch in the finish. Nothing extraordinary even for a Pale.

justintcoons, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Travisnin, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

adrian21, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Adamostella, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Appearance. Pours a slightly hazy with a little amber and a finger of white head.

Smell. Light toasty grains with a little lemonand some spicy hops.

Taste. Light grains, citrus fruits, spicy and herby hops. Pretty dry with a nice bitter finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium-light body with medium carbonation

Overall. Nice beer. Good bitter flavours.

Rutager, Nov 14, 2011
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3.55/5  rDev -1.7%

Appearance- Golden straw coloured with a creamy white head. Bubbles are present and is slightly opaque. Has nice lacing that clings to the glass as you drink this ale.

Smell- Hops with citrus fruits. No detection of junipers at this moment.

Taste- Dry and hoppy with a piney bitter finish. Juniper flavour is mild.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with prickly bubbles present. Good carbonation to this one with a nice tingle.

Overall- A good ale but I expected more juniper in this. An easy drinking ale that is sure to please any Rogue fan.

leaddog, Nov 14, 2011
Juniper Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
82 out of 100 based on 1,207 ratings.