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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Pale ale brewed with juniper berries and aged in spruce gin barrels. John John is a pale ale of saffron color with a smooth malt balance; a floral aroma with a dry spicy finish from whole juniper berries

34 IBU, 77 AA, 13 deg. Plato, 3.2 Deg. L
Malts: Harrington, Crystal Trumph, C-15 and Rogue Micro Barley Farm Dare
Hops: Styrian Golding, Amarillo, Rogue Farm Willamette
Other ingredients: Juniper Berries

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevd193213 (988) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 1, 2010
22 oz bomber. Pale amber pour with a medium off white head. Aroma of juniper and sweet malt. Thin mouthfeel with the taste of malt, ginger and faint juniper with a clean finish. Decent idea but IMO not worth the relatively hefty price tag.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA on 4/30/10. Pours a hazy pale golden color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of big bitter, floral juniper with some toasted malts. The taste is toasted malts with big juniper notes, minty hops and light fruity notes. Medium bodied. Pretty tasty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1846) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2010
My future wife had this while on vacation at the Rogue Bed & Beer in Newport, OR. I had a bit of this, and it was very good stuff. Aroma is kinda like fish, which I guess smells like junipers, but if anything itís very sea-like. Appearance is a very vibrant gold with little head. Taste is kinda creamy but thin with light fruit undertones, also kind of sour. Very good though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Tap at Manderes. Hazy golden pour with thin white head. Herbal nose of hops and juniper berries. Very interesting and good taste. Big flavors of bitterness and cereal Malta. Pretty balanced but the juniper gives an extra bitter splash. I was doubtful of this at first but Itís not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Bottle. poured a light copper color. aroma: sweet sticky aroma, smell the gin, pine. taste: little sweetness fromt the berries and the hops first off, then nice twang from the gin, tastes a little christmasy and a nice dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Bottle. Thanks to MOBE for the hookup. Pours a yellow orange slightly hazy color with a minimal head. Malts are soft and slightly sweet, hops are dry and slightly citric. Hints of juniper, gin, and pine. Light bodied and slightly fizzy. I really like this beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2010
I found this boring and disappointing. slight floral aroma. Body is thin. Pours pale golden with thin head. Slight sweetness and uninspiring finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3714) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Draft version dispensed to a shaker with a fairly clear, golden/amber hue, moderate, off white head foam, and average lacing. The aroma was a little perfumey, fruit, and citrus. The flavor added moderate hop bitterness, some balancing malt, and gin hints that seemed to coincide with the dry finish. Rather light in the body, but crisp and sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
degbert (1681) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Poured from bottle. Floral, citrus, and juniper on the nose; there are gin-like notes, but theyíre subtle. Pours a medium, hazy gold with a moussy head. Flavor is clean and brisk; you can definitely taste the juniper, and thereís another note -- almost a savory one -- that reminds me of yogurt? Butter? Itís good, so maybe thatís not a good comparison -- but thereís definitely a faint lactic edge to it. Finishes clean and bright. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2010
22oz bottle. So, when is Gin in a barrel? Pours a brighter straw yellow with a nice fluffy creamy white head and spritzy carbonation. Not the freshest beer at this point but not really any off-putting oxidation flavors. Fairly simple and balanced beer actually, gin is hardly noticeable. No clue there was amarillo in this, there was a touch of orange though looking back on it.

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