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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2005
None to me as Yellow Snow Ale this is a pleasing golden color which attracts you to take a taste while lending an appeariance suitable to its name. The head is full and white, this pale ale is a great balance between the malt and hop flavors. The floral aroma has a calming effect as you prepare to enjoy one great beer that everyone should be drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Standard hoppy pale ale aroma but much cleaner, like a Pacific coastal breeze ... "The answer is blowiní in the wind" ... quite a bit of malt shows through as well, some of which could well be the similar scent of juniper. Appearance is rather lackluster with little head or lacing at all - definitely the low point of the beer. Personally I find this flavor combination to work extremely well -- the juniper either analogues or helps to allow malty elements to shine through the supurb Northwestern hops, especially in the finish. (Perhaps a little more juniper would complete the job.) Two extra Overall points for ingenuity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2005
Best before 01/05. Hazy orange beer with a thin white head. Sweet caramel malt, citrus aroma with a bit of pine/juniper. Flavour is quite refreshing, sweet caramel, maybe some raisin. Slightly floral/herbal character as well. Lingering sweet and spicy finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
Bottle. Some mildly grassy citric hops and a fair bit of malt. Not much bitterness leading into a slight peppery finish. Juniper not really apparant but presence does grow slightly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2005
May I add before I even begin my rating, that the strangest attribute of this beer was trying it in Lynnwood, Washington, where the beer actually got COLDER after i poured it into my glass. It apparently is so cold up here that this phenomenon CAN occur. Anyhow, this beer pours an amber color with a billowing thick white head and good lacing. The aroma is citrusy and piney with some vinous qualities as well...i smell grapes baby! The flavor is medium bodied and surprisingly light compared to what I had expected. A light caramel texture and silky mouthfeel caress the tongue. Citrus, apricot and pine cones are also sub notes present in this beer. Long-lasting bitter sweet finish, dry, but not horribly overwhelming. Iíve yet to really find anything from Rogue that Iíve been disappointed with.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 16, 2005
(650 ml bottle) Very large off white head sits atop a cloudy golden pour. Slight hop nose. I like a bit more hops in the flavor but, nothing is bad here. Very dry finish with a touch of honey. I like RA but, Iím not excited about this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2005
Fresh pine and citrus aroma. Sweet malts to begin with a dry spicy finish. Definetely a dry beer with the abundance of hops. However, in the backround there is a perfect mellow sweet honey flavor. I love good Gin and after this soaks into your palate a little bit I definetely sense the dry herbal flavor that is so familiar. This is a tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2005
Hazy honey yellow under a thick white very long lasting head with good lacing. Mildly sweet aroma with some hops, vanilla, a little malt and citrus. Crisp flavor thatís pretty much in line with better APAs. No real surprises, just a good balance of light hoppiness with some citus sweetness but with a firm malty backbone. Very dry finish - must have been the juniper berries ("gin effect").

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2005
01.31.05 bomber bottle. Golden amber pour, clear, with foamy off-white head. Noticably Rogue aroma is also mineral and grainy with hints of some mystery fruits. Droopy palate with a back of the throat astringency and finishing driness. Flavor is meek, only middling bitterness balanced with appropriately subdued malts. I donít get any Juniper in flavor or aroma: no juniper boughs, no berries, no perfume, nuthiní. Iím probably trying to hard to like this because itís from Rogue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2005
Cue Frank Zappaís Apostrophe album . . .

(Transcribing some long-lost notes from ca. late í02.)

A good representative of a "staple" type beer for beer lovers. Easy drinking but enough "oomph" to keep your attention. Deep yellow to orange in color, cloudy, decent head and good retention. The flavor doesnít really jump out at you; this is like an American Pale Ale toned down, with more of a citrus and floral character. I donít think Rogue has yet to be faulted for skimping on its hops, in terms of quality, quantity and diversity.

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