Juniper Pale Ale - Rogue Ales
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4.22/5 rDev +16.9%
(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer has a warm yellow body with a very light hazy to it. There is a strong carbonation of tiny bubbles that glide to the surface. There is a boiling white rocky head that fades after a bit.
S- This beer has a fresh sweet malt aroma with a slight honey malt note with a hint of herbal hops.
T- This beer has a fresh pale malt flavor blended with a biscuit malt flavor. There are also notes of honey malt sweetness in the background. There is a bitterness in the finish that is not from hops but there is a dry grapefruit note that is from hops blended in with it.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a light fizz in the finish.
D- This beer has a great fresh malt flavor but the bitterness is big and one-dimensional. This is a very nice session beer.
01-30-2007 03:57:32 | More by rhoadsrage
3.05/5 rDev -15.5%
Pours a four finger white head that fades slowly, leaving a good lace. Clear pale amber color. Slight juniper nose. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is juniper and hops, finish is hoppy and bitter. $1.80 for a 12oz bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me.
01-13-2010 23:19:41 | More by jdhilt
3.53/5 rDev -2.2%
Pours a clear golden yellow brew that is almost electric yellow.
Smell is mild malt and a mild sour scent.
Taste is very hoppy with a load of bitterness up front. The Grapefruit flavor of cascade hops starts to come out. It looks like a pilsner but tastes like an IPA.
Mouthfeel is good.
OK drinkable, but an unbalanced brew. I would pick a Stone Pale Ale or Sam Adams Winter Lager over this.
04-21-2004 03:29:26 | More by Zorro
3.7/5 rDev +2.5%
On-tap at the Rogue Public House in San Francisco. On to the beer:
Electric orange in color, topped off a big frothy head which leaves thick lacing on the glass. Nose is subtle, light aromas of juniper make their way around.
You never know with spiced beers how dominating the spice will be. The blend of juniper and pale ale in this concoction leans towards the pale ale side. Lemon peel and citrus notes all around, some juniper comes through. There's a small dash of pine thrown in. The soft mouthfeel helps make this a drinkable, enjoyable ale.
Solid ale made to drink at nearly any hour. I've had tastier beer before, yet this beer put me in a good mood during lunchtime.
04-04-2011 04:10:30 | More by DoubleJ
3.88/5 rDev +7.5%
A - Pours a cloudy golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice small head, very nice lacing thoroughout the drink.
S - Scents of hops, malts, and slight citrus.
T - The taste is slightly hoppy/malty with a nice dry finish.
M - Medium body.
D - Drinkable. This is a nice brew from Rogue, but I would consider it a Pale Ale.
09-13-2006 23:58:09 | More by Wasatch
3.68/5 rDev +1.9%
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of orange zest, lemon zest, juniper berry, floral, grass, honey, biscuit, cracker, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of hop, malt, and juniper berry notes; with solid strength. Taste of orange zest, lemon zest, juniper berry, floral, grass, honey, biscuit, cracker, light pine, and floral earthiness. Slight floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon/orange zest, juniper berry, floral, grass, honey, cracker, biscuit, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of hop, malt, and juniper berry flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and slightly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice pale ale. Good balance of hop, malt, and juniper berry flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
02-12-2014 05:09:37 | More by superspak
4/5 rDev +10.8%
Haven't seen this beer in ages. On tap at Max's today.
The beer pours a rich honey color with fair head retention and minimal lacing. Don't get a lot on the nose, just a hint of citrus and juniper. On the palate this is an impressive beer. There is considerable hoppy bitterness, which is even more pronounced on the finish. The beer is on the dry side, but has enough malt to keep everything in balance. The beer has a medium bodied mouthfeel and a decent, bitter finish. Frnakly, I'm surprised by the abv., as it really tastes like a pretty big beer.
A solid beer from Rogue.
05-31-2008 20:40:01 | More by John_M
3.33/5 rDev -7.8%
Poured from the bottle into a shaker pint glass at Jackie's restaurant Silver Spring. From notes.
A pale amber body, slightly cloudy and hazy, is presented with not much rising carbonation, but a real big fluffy white head and thick clumpy lacing is given with good retention also. Iniviting, and looks big.
Nose is very faint, hints of spruce tips, faint herbal quality, but I am not getting a big juniper sense off of this at all.
Taste is fairly pedestrian. Chalky body and malt, dry finish with not much of a lasting aftertaste. A bit of a wet body, with not much flavor going on, but a passable maltiness, and slightly herbal finish.
Overall, not the worst, but not very memorable either.
08-18-2012 13:22:21 | More by smakawhat
2.68/5 rDev -25.8%
Poured a cloudy amber hue. A finger's worth of head with little retention and decent lacing.
The aroma was nearly non-existent. Maybe a hint of hop, but no juniper.
The taste was thin. Very little hop bitterness aand no juniper accent.
The mouthfeel was okay. It was clean and dry, which added to the ale's drinkability.
I will conceed that the cloudy nature and the relative flatness may be evidence of an old beer. I will attempt to sample another bottle.
04-20-2006 01:41:11 | More by plaid75
3.35/5 rDev -7.2%
A: Poured a clear, honey-bronze with a small bubbly white head that soon diminished.
S: vanilla, and sweet juniper berries with a light floral hopping.
T: starts out with a nice biscuity nature and a moderate herbal hopping. Light citrus, vanilla and juniper berries soon make their presence known. In the finish there was fresh pine and fresh citrus with a semi-sweet ending. A fairly odd and strange combination but intriguing none the less.
M: crisp, very carbonated with a medium fullness.
D: Average at best drinkability. Worth a try for something new. Good as a single and to try something unique but probably wouldn't need to sample and try again.
06-05-2008 22:49:55 | More by beerthulhu
3.9/5 rDev +8%
A - tranparent copper-amber with a huge, soft, white head that has good retention
S - bready and sweet, some faint caramel
T - caramel, bready, bitter, subtle juniper berries
M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated
This is a pretty decent beer. It's a bit malt forward and the juniper berries are faint, but it's easy to drink and enjoyable. I'm not sure I'll buy it again, but I'd never turn it down.
09-18-2012 08:35:34 | More by tdm168
4.7/5 rDev +30.2%
The appearance is what you'd expect from the source of yellow snow - a pale straw color. A very nice unassuming hop boquet on the nose. This beer tastes great. The one word that comes to mind is Delicious. I think the blend of hops and Juniper berries give this beer a very unique and wonderful taste. I was surprised to finally find this beer in MN. I'm glad it's here and will be getting more.
12-14-2001 01:39:35 | More by Bighuge
2.65/5 rDev -26.6%
Cool orange glow to the beer, looks like a nice ipa, not unlike their brutal bitter ipa. Smell wasn't really all that persuasive as juniper. More pine-esque, which might be my confusion of trees, or more likely, the hop profile standing out a bit.
Taste, like an English pale ale with some funky adjuncts (and not horse blanket funky). Other than the Amarillo hops, I think the hopping is kind of less than helpful or 'good'. The bitterness on this one is just weird. Like a combination of copper and plastic, definitely not juniper.
What is most disappointing about the mouthfeel is that the beer neither tastes like juniper, nor a pale ale. Its just some weird amalgamation of a beer that doesn't know where it is going, where its been or what is inside of it. Ultimately, it is less than average for a pale ale, a Rogue beer, or an herb/spice beer. Pass. I think I like Rogue generally more than the average beeradvocate, but definitely not this one. Hand me a chocolate stout instead please.
10-25-2012 23:56:28 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.75/5 rDev +3.9%
Hazy yellow/orange colour topped by an off-white, fizzy head. The aroma is a combination of light bready maltiness and floral/citrusy hops, with just a hint of what I believe are the juniper berries. Starts with some fruity sweetness that quickly leads into hop bitterness. The finish leaves the palate dry and has a resinous piney quality that lasts for quite some time. Medium/light body that stars strong but ends up a little thin towards the finish. Medium carbonation that's a little coarse with a slick mouthfeel. A metallic character at the finish builds over the course of the bottle. Juniper berries do give it a distinctive flavour.
Brown 650 mL bottle with freshness date printed on the side of the bottle.
11-21-2004 02:20:14 | More by DrJay
3.45/5 rDev -4.4%
Got this from Market Square Liquors in Tallahassee.
Pours a slightly cloudy gold color with a one-finger white head. Head recedes into a thin layer of bubbles on top with a relatively thick ring around the glass.
Smells malty and spicy with a slightly metallic aroma. Not that great, but certainly interesting.
Has a slightly sweet malty taste with a slightly spicy taste, actually it seems more tangy than spicy. There's a slightly metallic taste in there somewhere. There's a little hop bitterness at the end, and the bitter aftertaste sticks around for quite a while.
Mouthfeel isn't good or bad. Decently thick but the carbonation is a bit much.
Drinkability is actually alright. It's certainly not a bad beer, and the taste is different enough to drink it down pretty easily.
Overall this beer isn't great, but it's worth a shot.
08-19-2008 02:29:29 | More by glid02
3.6/5 rDev -0.3%
Pours a slightly hazy, golden color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong spice (juniper), slight wheat, slight hop, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of a Herbed/Spiced ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong spice (juniper), slight sweet malt, slight hop, and a hint of yeast. Overall, very strongly spiced, as far as Juniper beer goes, it's the best I've had ... and only.
06-09-2010 02:53:23 | More by Tone
3.53/5 rDev -2.2%
The beer after its release from the 22-ounce brown bottle sets in the glass a translucent golden amber color with a monsterous creamy light tan head that lingers long, leaving a thick and sticky sheet of lace to obscure the glass. Nose has a nice malt sweetness, spicy, grass like, with a slight hint of Juniper, fresh and clean to the senses, start is sweet with a moderate grain profile and the top thin to medium in feel. Finish has a brisk acidity with the hops spicy and pleasing to the palate, quite dry and somewhat bitter aftertaste, a drinkable beer, but not one of Rogues better offerings.
06-04-2005 19:33:06 | More by Gusler
4.1/5 rDev +13.6%
Pours a decent golden pale color with a thick head that recedes down to a one-finger head, leaving some lacing in the result. Nice and bready upfront, malty and with the juniper berries adding a nice but subtle touch to the aroma. There's almost a minty quality in the aroma as well.
Taste is smooth and malty upfront with a biscuity touch in the mouthfeel and a slight dryness at the back of the throat. The juniper seems hidden though but in its' place is a decent and drinkable pale ale. There is a slight mint feeling in the aftertaste but that's all that I can detect.
Overall, a solid pale ale that when fresh, would no doubt taste much much better.
12-30-2007 02:44:25 | More by Brad007
Juniper Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
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