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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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


3
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2288) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
degbert (1061) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Poured from bottle. Floral, citrus, and juniper on the nose; there are gin-like notes, but they’re subtle. Pours a medium, hazy gold with a moussy head. Flavor is clean and brisk; you can definitely taste the juniper, and there’s another note -- almost a savory one -- that reminds me of yogurt? Butter? It’s good, so maybe that’s not a good comparison -- but there’s definitely a faint lactic edge to it. Finishes clean and bright. Good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
17thfloor (2429) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2010
Pours a nice light cloudy colour with a nice white head which dissipates quickly but leaving a little lacing. light aroma of spruce and juniper, taste is very smooth with a might earthy spruce and gin finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Draft at Crane Alley in Urbana, IL. Pours orange amber with an off white head. Lighter side of medium bodied with average carbonation. Aroma of ale esters and juniper. Nothing too complex here. Just pale malts and gin, with a balancing herbal bitterness. A little thin mid palate. I like gin, and I like beer, but this was sort of boring. I think the juniper dominates this one too much.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Enjoyed from a 22oz bottle in an English pint glass. The beer pours a slightly darker than straw-colored yellow, with a moderate but quickly fading white head. The nose is curious, showing a fairly unpleasant yeast/ester profile. One must imagine it to be the juniper berries, although the scent is certainly different from the nose of gin. Hop/malt notes are not evident. Carbonation is not inaccurate, for the style. The palate shows the flavor version of the "juniper/yeast" nose, before transitioning to some back-end earthy bitterness. Specific malt characteristics aren’t detectable, but there is enough residual sweetness to provide near-balance. The finish leaves a slight yeasty/junipery note that lingers for a moment before subsiding. Overall, not brutally flawed, but not really memorable, either. Another indication that Rogue has far too many offerings.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Bomber poured a clear gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of floral notes, juniper, biscuit, light earthiness, light vanilla and a hint of oak. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, juniper, spruce, light earthiness and a hint of vanilla with a smooth dry lingering juniper finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Light malt and light spruce aroma. Woodsy, malt flavor with juniper and light butter. Medium bodied. Oak and malt lingers with light juniper.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Bottle. Cloudy amber pour with a tall, fluffy white head. Herbal and floral hops in the nose and soft spicy notes. Taste is spicy and hoppy with more herbal notes, light floral notes, fruit and soft malt. Body is medium with a moderate bubbly carbonation. Ends with more spicy notes, herbal hops, light earthiness, fruit, soft malt and floral notes.


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