OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
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
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light amber color. Aromas of tart, bitter juniper with hints of veggies and malts. Flavor has a nice piney juniper bite to it, with a mellow malty flavor with a nice hoppy dry finish.
Petkus331 (388) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of peach, pineapple, passionfruit, white pepper, a touch of caramel, fermenting crab apple. Appears foggy gold. Tastes mildly sweet up front and is perfectly balanced with gentle oaky tannins, there is an acidic background of mild juicy sourness that lightens it up. Palate is a bit watery but has a little fizz. Overall, very good, tastes like a Saison, very good.
rdixon77 (2120) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old rating. Off beat. Mild citrus, very herbal, oak, get the gin and juniper plenty, but still has the pale my base. All over and not especially drinkable but kind of fun.
slowrunner77 (9409) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"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."
GreatDane1632 (1165) - North Dakota, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
maxwelldeux (4313) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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...
nimbleprop (7096) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
samsmith33 (772) - - MAR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
egreener (11) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
$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.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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