John John Juniper | Rogue Ales

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John John JuniperJohn John Juniper

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Juniper Pale Ale aged in Spruce Gin Barrels.

11 Ingredients:
Harrington, Crystal, Triumph, C-15 & Rogue Micro Barley Farm Dare™ malts.
Styrian, Golding, Amarillo & Rogue Hopyard Willamette hops.Juniper
Berries Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

34 IBU
77 AA
3.2º Lovibond

Added by Parrotbeak on 04-24-2010

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A beer that literally brought a smile to my face, and did so once again when I brought it home and had it months later with a friend, who also couldn't help but smile at the citrusy hops, shimmer of pine interwoven with woodsy, sunshiny spruce, and a subtle carbonation. Hazy burnt gold with a nice frothy head that fades to a lace. This one just hit it on the nose for me.

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Disclaimer: I love gin and first experienced gin in a beer in the Magic Hat Artifactory series. Since then, I've been searching for a comparable been with gin tones in it.

Pours a orange-tangerine like hue, bold and opaque, with a bit of sediment arisen from the bottom.Smells of mild pine notes, definitely a touch of amarillo hop . Mouthfeel was carbonated mildly and weighs well on the tongue.
Lacing was scant. Taste of lime, caramel sweetness, somewhat tart. No real clear sense of the gin or juniper berries unfortunately.

finishes sweet on the back end. Complex ending here. Its a great beer for fall season and the cool nights. But still does not hit the juniper notes I've still looking for. So to that end, I'll still drop a shot of gin into a Torpeda IPA for full effect.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I had this on claseout after it had gone sour in the bottle, which ended up being pretty good and interested me in checking out the beer that was intended.

It's orange but on the paler side of it, with a pale orange-tinted head acheiving just more than half a finger. Retention is moderate to good and lacing remains more spottily than anything, but with some patches.
There's lots of malts, and it offers a solid complexity of caramel and bread, but not lacking in hops. It's got a fruity element before pine and spruice tips (no kidding) some out, with the gin very evenly tempered. The boozy heat is kept at a lower level; that seems like a good thing, because I can imagine the gin getting pretty hard and being way over the top.
The flavor is sweeter than expected, both from caramel and from fruits. Pine is still strong in here. Something lemony adds a sort of tartness and a mintiness I assume is from juniper makes itself known underneath.
The body is a solid medium but thins a little at the end of every sip as the booze sneaks in. It's got a moderate crispness and is pretty smooth overall. A woody note hovering in the finish is good until a little whisper of astrincency sneaks in.

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3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. bottle poured into a glass. Pours a slightly hazy copper/golden color with a massive head that seemed to linger forever.

S: As a gin lover I was expecting to be floored with juniper but was underwhelmed really. Don't get me wrong it's there but it's faint.

T: Could taste a bit more of the juniper than I could smell, still not as much I had hoped for. Still not bad woody notes throughout

M: Crisp and refreshing

O: Not bad, but not what I had hoped for. Needs more juniper!!

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John John Juniper from Rogue Ales
3.61 out of 5 based on 275 ratings.
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