Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice golden color with a frothy whit head. Very smooth with a slightly bitter finish. Brewed with juniper berries, but I did not detect them. Overall, a smooth and refreshing brew.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oddly unremarkable. I expected a crisp gin-like note from the juniper, but it wasn’t apparent at all-- probably hiding behind the typical Northwestern hop load. Docked a few points for this.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
’ten ingredients!’, boasts the label, five malts, two hop varieties, juniper berries... makes us think they’re cooking up something pretty special. but it’s all leftovers awash in lots of that happy free-range water. daisy yellow, perfuntory head.
nose is pretzel toasty, i sniffed like an asmatic bellows but couldn’t find a single friggin’ juniper berry--perhaps it’s like that one in a million chips-ahoy cookie that is bankrupt of even one chocolate chip--just my luck! dry parchment smack of hops on the palate, not hugely bodied or flavorful. obviously a recipe brewed by a foxy blonde intern at the rogue brewery. (i can tease these infrequent rogue misfires because they know i love them.)
TheBeerCollector (631) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was fortunate enough to enjoy a pint of this on draft. Pale yellow color with minimal head retention. This beer had a unique flavor that I could not put my finger on so maybe that was the juniper berries.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of the greatest names I have had. Unfortunally the name doesn’t like up to it. Fairly average for a Pale Ale.
kumite56 (468) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad. An initial hoppy bitterness. Light carbonation with a rapidly dimenishing head. not much else. As does not finish very well.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - JUL 6, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good, but was less hoppy and had a thiner mouthfeel than the other beers from Rogue that I have tried.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A drinkable pale with light herbal essence. Pale yellow color and reasonable head. Light hop and malt finishing dry.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The label pronounces that juniper berries are inside, but they must be very deep inside, because I can’t taste a one. This is a bitter brew, and just isn’t Rogue’s best effort.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 13, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wasn’t sure what I was buying at first. Yellow snow? Is this Rogue’s piss beer and they’re making a joke about what happens when nature calls and you wander off into the woods while skiing? No, we have a bitter pale. Looks pretty much like any pale ale, with maybe just a tad bit more head. I found the maltiness a bit too prominent over the Golding hops and my palate didn’t care much for it either. Rogue has much better beers out there.