Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great beer. The flavors are all balanced very well in this amber colored ale.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2003 2002:Light oarnge/golden with a frothy head.Cling lace as usual from Rogue. Aromas of Juniper,hops(oarnge),little malt. Heavy carbonation affects palate but flavor is pretty good.Good sweet malt flavors andlittle hops, juniper in the finish.Better than the Santa's beer.
dorkasaurus (15) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great solid easy drinking beer. Maybe deserved a higher rating but it seemed almost a bit "skunky". Could be my distance from the brewery or maybe it needed to breath but fun to drink nontheless.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A murky water color and like a good beer it gave some good head. Had a good amoun of hops, but the flavor seemed to be dominated by some type of spice with a hint of some fruit cocktail. Not as good as the others i have had from rogue.
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
- hazy amber color, large foamy white head, lace, floral hop aroma, light fruitiness with a slight spicy character, hoppy flavor mixed with the fruity/spicy flavor of the juniper berries, average malt character, smooth texture – decent, overall a good beer with a different flavor but also not enough complexity nor character
WabashMan (1004) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one was better than I expected, based on other reviews, though the aroma was a bit lacking. Overall pretty good, but less than exceptional among American pales.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As with most Rogue brews, this one had a good amount of hops, both in the aroma and in the flavor. As others have said, junipers berries not apparent. Which surprises me, the Mexicali left a hot pepper burn in my mouth that I loved. Overall, tasty.
boto (1760) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Didn't pick out a flavor (Gin) that I would associate with the juniper berries, but this has an overall good taste to it. Pretty good beer to sit and drink.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light body. Mildly hoppy. I do not taste much juniper. It seems to me that this beer would make a better summer beer. Reminds me of Rogue Golden Ale minus the spice.
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like harlequinn said, it looks like someone pissed in a glass, and has a cloudiness to it, almost like a hefeweizen. The beer smells almost musty. It has a slightly sweet malt with and odd (if you can say that) hoppiness about it. The beer had no head off of tap, but that could have just been the bartender.