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RATINGS: 1338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Juniper Pale Ale: the new package for Yellow Snow Ale (winter 2004/2005). While the recipe (a pale ale infused with whole juniper berries) on the label remain the same, the name and label are new for 2005. Juniper Pale Ale is available in the classic 22-ounce bottle and on draft. Also known as Pale Rain. Measurements: 13 degrees Plato, IBU 34, Apparent Attenuation 77, Lovibond 3.2.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - APR 18, 2005
Cloudy, golden-orange body with a monstrous thick, creamy egg nog colored head. Leaves moderate lacing. Smell is pineapple and soap, nothing special. Taste is dry, roasted, and very bitter, grapefruits, hay, the advertised juniper berries. Some sweetness and malt exist, traces of honey suckle. This is on par with any run of the mill microbrew’s IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - APR 18, 2005
22 oz bottle in the yellow snow bottle.. Poured a pale yellow with a medium white head. Aroma was hoppy with a bit of sweet malt. Flavor followed suit with an up front mild hop flavor and a bit of sweet malt and spiciness. Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2005
22 oz bottle Didn’t know this was formerly the Yellow Snow, thought I found something mysteriously new... Very small white head. Very yellow color. Smells hoppy. Taste is also kind of hoppy with a little taste not unlike some gins I’ve had...hence...juniper. And I love gin, even straight up. Interesting beer, too bad I had to go into NYC to get it (love New Beer Distributors), wish it were available not a bus ride away

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1551) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2005
22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy orange with medium-sized off-white head. Aroma is grassy and hoppy with some subtle fruitiness. Smells a little like a tea bag. Sweet and tangy taste with some hints of berries. Dry, hoppy citrus finish. On the thin side. Could’ve been something if it wasn’t so thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2005
So this is what they call Yellow Snow now huh? Wasn’t mentioned on the bottle but I guess it’s not surprising since it tasted so familiar. After a hard day of school and work and from a big bottle. The smell was incredibly appetizing and made my mouth water. Aroma contains hops and what was for me an unidentifiable sweetness. Pours a golden color with a thick head. Funny thing is that it if I didn’t know better I would pass this off as a standard lager by looking at it. Great flavor with hops and some spice. Doesn’t remind me of gin at all really. Smooth palate. Really a great beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 5, 2005
Very strange tea and fruit nose. Almost cannot stand the initial juniper notes{I hate Gin} overpowering and cloying. effervescent and fruity on the palate with a saccharine and Dried leaves finish. Yuck

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2005
Thing head, poor retention. Golden yellow color of apple juice. Juniper and hops create a sweet spicy aroma, with decent malt thickness behind it. Medium light body with a residual sweetness of greater than usual proportion to the body. Mouthfeel rather astringent. Juniper is most evident in the finish, lending a brackish woody spice flavor. A very bold move to use juniper, at least in the less than subtle fashion that is presented here. I felt that the beer in an overall sense could have been drastically improved my more subtle juniper character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Commodore (112) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2005
Pretty good pale ale; marketed to me as Yellow Snow Ale. Way too tired to write anything meaninfull now. Bitter taste like a bitter. Juniper didn’t really come out all that strong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2005
Rogue Yellow Snow
With so many "piss beers" on the market, why on god’s green earth would you market yourself as one??? (I thought that Rogue must truly trust their reputation, but it seems something went wrong as they’ve changed their packaging.) Anyway, this hazy amber beer held lively carbonation which kept the large, off-white head from fading. It did, however, leave a scummy lace. Aromas were malty cookie dough, sweet tangerine and delicate hops. Malt & hop flavor with a decidedly sour citrus twist. Went down nice & easy, but left slight astringency. Not as bad as I was expecting by the name... maybe that was the plan: reverse psychology.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackamackson (127) - USA - MAR 28, 2005
orange/amber pour, with a soapy white head. laces well. piney, hoppy aroma, sweet too. flavor is the same, grassy, hoppy, somewhat sweet, and for some reason it tastes a little salty to me. i dont really taste any juniper, but i dont know what it tastes like really. a pretty good pale ale nonetheless.

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