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:
#36,676
Reviews:
678
Ratings:
1,328
pDev:
13.57%
Bros Score:
3.12
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
112
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of CorgiDad
3.5/5  rDev -3%

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

650 ml bottle. Rogue's Juniper Pale Ale, aka Yellow Snow Ale, Pours out a hazy amber color with little head. The aroma is sugar, malt, west coast hops, honey, and ginger. Malty flavor, but not as strong as I expected from the aroma. Strong hop flavor, but it doesn't completely overwhelm the malty sweetness. In fact, this beer has good balance. A little bit of a fruity flavor. Perhaps some juniper flavor, but it could be my imagination. Very much a Rogue beer in flavor. Medium mouthfeel. Good drinkability. This is a nice pale ale, as I have come to expect from Rogue.

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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 Samp01
3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold with a medium slowly dissipating white head. Aroma and Taste is biscuit malt, sweet light berries notes, and some yeast, Some light bitterness in the taste. Palate is a medium body, slightly crisp with moderate carbonation. Finish is a combination of sweet light fruity notes, some yeast, biscuit malt and some hops bitterness for balance, a bit of nutty notes. Overall an average brew, nothing special about this brew.

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Photo of assman79
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of seavercm
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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

Photo of xdefeatsy
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of sneth019
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of mmcnaughton
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Long813
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

G: Affligem Chalice

A: Clear gold without the yeast, cloudy with. 1.5 inch head with good retention leaving thick lacing.

S: Hops, citrus fruits, faint sweet malts and junipers.

T: Citrus fruits, junipers, fainty spices and sweet malts

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Dry bitter finish.

D: Interesting brew with the addition of the junipers, but not enough top wow me. Good, but I wouldn't spend the high price to try this again.

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Photo of WYVYRN527
4.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy golden-amber with a pillowy white head that does not go away. Probably some of the best lacing and head retention I have experienced with any brew from Rogue.

S: For having juniper in the beer, the dominant aromas are still from the malt. Caramel, honey, and toast. The hops are floral and fruity, while there is just a touch of pine on the end.

T: This beer is very balanced. There is no start or finish. Flavors of fresh bread, caramel, stone fruit, grass, citrus, honey, and pine mingle with eachother to give a full flavor throughout each sip. Juniper is only present in the backround, giving the beer a long, crisp finish.

M: Medium bodied, but tastes lighter than it is. As with most Rogue brews, it once again has that creamy texture.

D: Juniper Pale Ale is underrated. It's very easy to drink, and has a great flavor profile. It's definitely worth a try.

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Photo of carln26
3.82/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Anam Cara. The color was gold to light brown and cloudy. No head or lace to speak of. The aroma had a fruity character. Both from the hops as well as from something I discovered later (reading Rogue’s site) was juniper berries. The taste had more of the citrus character along with a tartness that had to come from the berries. The malt is blended well to provide a balance to the rest of the beer. The tartness and flavor lent by the juniper carries through the entire beer. This had a nice light mouth feel and is very drinkable. Once you get used to the addition of the berries, this beer grows on you.

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Photo of bishopdc0
2.58/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap at the Rogue event at Novare Res.
The color is pale with a slight golden color. The head forms and dissipates to the glasses edge.

The aroma is pale malts through out. No juniper, where is the juniper.

The taste is a pale ale slight malts up front, biscuit with a slight drying finish. The taste of juniper comes in but it is very light.

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Photo of jkn09
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of barefootbrewer
3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a cloudy yellow/golden color with a thick head. The smell is strong of hops and a bit floral. The taste is hops bitter and the juniper berries are just detectable enough to add some interest. The mouthfeel is full and fits the beer. This is a nice beer that is refreshing and I’d consider quite drinkable. My chef friend suggests drinking this with pastrami.

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Photo of Goldndomer
3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of harrisjohnson
3.25/5  rDev -10%

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 Backer2004
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased this for a beer tasting under the title Yellow Snow Ale, which really caused a few bits of laughter with the crowd. Paid only $4.99 for a 500 mL bottle. A bit on the disappointing side for a Rogue brew. Lighter in color and taste, this one never screamed anything too exciting to me. Okay head and carbonation, no real lacing on the glass. Would like to try on tap, however.

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Photo of ElGuapo
4.2/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

2002

It pours to a hazy orange color that sits nicely under a thick covering of white foam. The aroma first comes off as sweet and fruity, but there is a great mix of spices in there.

The flavor is very welcoming and interesting. It is sweet with nice malts and fruits at the start. As is slides down, it starts to get bitter and spicy from the hops. I guess that the juniper berries have something to do with that also, but I am really not familiar with juniper berries, so I can't really say for sure. It is very crisp and refreshing. I would imagine it to be a great warm weather drinker, but I am enjoying it just as much after walking through knee deep snow. Maybe I will go make some yellow to honor this fine brew from Rogue.

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Photo of Zach122
3.42/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hotstuff
3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled in 2002. This brew poured a very small head. It had good lacing on the side of my mug. It poured a good amber color. In my opinion it had a fruity and citrusy aroma. It was bitter tasting and it left a lingering aftertaste. Not a brew high on my list.

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Photo of loren01
4.12/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a golden color, good sized white head, good lace.
S: Juniper berries and good amarillo hop smell, citrusy.
T: Good malt profile up front, biscutty/bready. Followed by good hoppy taste, not too bitter. A little bit of juniper spice to the aftertaste as well
M: Light to medium bodied, good mouthfeel
D: This is one of my favorite rogue beers, very drinkable.

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Photo of PhineasGage
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

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