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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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


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2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 29, 2013
A - Pours a hazy golden brass with a 2 finger rocky white head that has superior retention. Big sheets of lacing. S - Soapy herbal hops, white grapes, green apple, treated wood, lavender, pale malt. T - Sweet oaky lavender, green herbal resin, vanilla, spicy floral with a yeasty peppery bite. A dry treated oak finish. M - Medium creamy body. Excellent head retention. This taste like slightly hoped pinot grigio aged in gin barrels. I like that itís different but one is plenty. It definitely has that super dry gin feeling towards the end. Serving type: bottle 11-02-2010


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5985) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"what a surprise. when my budy said he had John John, i thought it was the barreled Dead Guy. little did i know there was also this gin barreled pale ale version (as well as a rum barreled hazelnut brown iíd love to try). i confirmed just yesterday iím not a big fan of the juniper pale (the base for this) but iím a big fan of both of rogueís gins, and this beer better reflects the gin than the beer. very unique, spicy, smooth, floral, and delicious, especially as it warms. 34 ibu, 5.2% abv."

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
GreatDane1632 (413) - North Dakota, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Rated from notes taken 10 Aug 2011 -- On tap. Very interesting. Distinct Strong Juniper Flavor on the back end. Not quaffable, but a very pleasant "off-beat" ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3723) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with a huge thick white head on it. Nose has some juniper to the nose, with a little bit of pine coming through. Taste has a fair amount of tartness to it, and has a slight bit of booziness. Tastes a lot like a gin martini...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (5017) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2014
16oz pour at Bardo DC. Pours a lightly hazy saffron gold with some thin white head. Nose has a lot of spice and herb, citrus, yeast, mild malt. Flavor had plenty of orange, mild malt, herbal, a little root veg, some rusty metal. Clean finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (394) - - MAR 5, 2014
Fruity Aroma, some berry and gin too. Apples,pear, oak, chardonnay. Golden-Light orange color. Taste us less pungent than aroma, but pleasant. About to have a dinner of mahimahi and Lima beans and iím anticipating a good match. (Is that too close to "silence of the lambs" to be be creepy?) Very nice. A touch sour on the aftertaste, but a well crafted beer. Yea Rogue.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egreener (11) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2014
$1.99 for a 22 oz. bottle at Andersonís Market (Sylvania, OH) so I thought why not. Pours a hazy orange and incredibly thick foamy head. Both bottles I bought overflowed with foam when I opened them. The juniper taste was extremely mild, almost hard to find but it seemed very floral. For two bucks, Iíd buy it again.

2.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottled: unk A: Golden with a finger of off-white head which falls nearly immediately to a sheet of the same. Rings of lace. Near excellent clarity. S: wow. gin. weed. gin. really have nothing else to say here. Seriously, the only other beer Iíve smelled with this much weed was devil dancer. T: Flavor is much more subtle. Pale malts, some bitter hops, some juniper. Plenty of onion and cucumber flavors. Weird, not really good. Almost has a dill pickle flavor on the finish. Fail. M: Medium bodied with moderately hi carb. O: Canít think of a reason to buy this again. Serving type: bottle 10-12-2011

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerman6686 (4475) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
This poured a hazy light orange with a white head. Aroma was of pale malt, and very light juniper. Flavor was similar, very bland and boring pale ale with a light juniper finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3243) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Pour is a hazy orange with a large white head. Aroma is a decent sweet malt with pungent fruitiness. Flavor is typical pale ale malts and hops but the aftertaste has a herbal spicyness. Iím guessing this is the juniper although I have never ate a juniper berry to compare this too. Itís a ok pale ale with a little twist.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2269) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Hazy gold pour. Giant white head. Plenty of lacing. Yeasty aroma with some fruity malt notes. Sweet and spicy. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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