Juniper Pale Ale | Rogue Ales

Juniper Pale AleJuniper Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.61/5
1,328 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#36,684
Reviews:
678
Ratings:
1,328
pDev:
13.57%
Bros Score:
3.12
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
112
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,328 |  Reviews: 678
Photo of BEER88
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ64
3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Calvet
4.36/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of -DF-
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerinabottle
4.78/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beerme233
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of skaboom420
3.37/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thumperskibum
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iheartmyTHO
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
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 +10.8%
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 -1.7%
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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Photo of paresis
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TurboBrew
3.29/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spycow
3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RMentair
3.29/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Clear and pale amber in colour this beer had light but constant streaming CO2. Atop there was a decent white soapy foam head that died to a lace cover very quickly.

Smell - The front was dominated by sweet sugary malts with some of the bitter juniper berries but there was also a distinct aroma of candy floss.

Taste - Similar to the nose this beer started very malty, sweet and sugary, up front with that same candy floss element. The juniper then kicked in about half way through throwing much needed balance in there. This beer did boast a nice bitter finish with a mild hint of booze. This beer turned out to be well balanced and much tastier than it looked or smelt.

Mouth feel - Smooth but towards then thin side of things in the body dept. This beer also to me had a rather cloying finish and so so lingering in the back of the throat.

Overall - The look, smell and mouth feel were all pretty average but the taste of this beer worked well for me. It delivered good balanced between a sweet malty front and more bitter nippy finish.

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Photo of MisterKilderkin
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mytu420
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fabian
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

an always favorite perfect apa.

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Photo of Vinegarroon
3.22/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Don't waste the money.
This is a mediocre beer sold at a premium price.
The juniper flavor is nice but not well pronounced.
Other than that, this beer seemed to me like another lower-end pale ale. I guess if I could get a six-pack of it for the same price I just paid for the 22 oz bomber, I would buy it again and be happy.

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Juniper Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 1,328 ratings
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