Juniper Pale Ale | Rogue Ales

BA SCORE
82
good
1,328 Ratings
THE BROS
72
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Juniper Pale AleJuniper Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,328
Reviews:
678
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.46%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
111
For Trade:
1
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Photo of FriedSlug
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kyfarmer
4.46/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Libeertarian
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken 03/28/16:

Mostly clear light orange amber body, but full of minute suspended flakes. Foamy eggshell white head of moderate retention. Strong honey, resin, crackers, tea, esters on the nose, nothing to suggest juniper. Semi-tart throughout, a little papery, pine/juniper like hops, vegetal, almost rindy bitterness. A little more juniper in the aftertaste. Medium-bodied, medium carbonation with sparse prickles and abundant suds.

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Photo of sposter4
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasu
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zylod
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Orange appearance, looks like a good beer, hearty. Aroma was a little bit treeish. Taste fell flat, weird additions of spice and tree rack dominate anything that I believe is hops, barley or yeast.

Can't really say this tastes like a pale ale or juniper. This is Rogue/DFH doing what they are most known for, kind of making you go 'what the hell was that I just had?"

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Photo of DougT
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zak333
4.37/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ64
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Calvet
4.36/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of -DF-
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerinabottle
4.78/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beerme233
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Barracudas
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of skaboom420
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thumperskibum
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iheartmyTHO
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I had much higher hopes for this Pale Ale. It's an alright Pale Ale - very piney, as I guess one would expect. But the piney flavor didn't necessarily equate to a "juniper" flavor in my opinion. Drinkable, but I don't think I'd buy this beer again.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: A pale gold pour with a slight haze crowned by a 2” cream colored frothy foam collar.
S: Juniper, hop and fruit dominate the aroma.
T: Primarily juniper backed by a mild bitterness, sweet malts, spice, citrus and fruit over bread.
F: Medium to medium light body, medium carbonation.
O: A unique, refreshing brew.

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Photo of leantom
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Well, I usually don't buy Rogue given their prices. However, I make an exception when it comes to small singles. Here goes:

A: Very hazy orange-gold. Pours a medium-sized head that quickly recedes, leaving some lacing. Alright.

S: Lemon, coriander, and substantial bready aromas coming from the yeast. Very bready. Hint of juniper, although it's not prominent.

T: Lots of breadiness, light spices, lemon and orange peel. Like a Belgian pale. Juniper is also more prominent.

F: Thick and bready. Good.

O: Interesting beer. Definitely not worth the price, however.

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Juniper Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
3.64 out of 5 based on 1,328 ratings.
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