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 (1797) - 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.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
extreme hops all around but a tad too light, a fitting name for a beer that looks like piss
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 20, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A good beer, not as good as their stouts and dark beers. A thin head, and a thinish taste are what I remember about this beer.
3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2003 Pours slightly murky deep yellow with medium head. Aroma is probably the strongest and richest I've experienced. Taste is of bitter citrus, very hoppy, very refreshing, a nice bitterness that I enjoy. Leaves your mouth feeling dry, another good point. One of my favorite Rogue ales. There is some quality about this beer that resembles sucking lemons. Your palate is left in a whimpering ball in the corner of the room. This beer does amazing things when teamed with fish & chips with copious amount of malt vinegar.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JAN 9, 2003
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Reminiscent of Sam Smith’s Pale but better. Awesome nose of big malt and fruit. The brew pours a clooudy medium honey amber. The collossal off white dense and fully lasting creamy head has outstanding lacing that sits on the side of my pint glass in huge chunky sheets. The flavor has outstanding balance and depth. This is what it’s all about for me. Starting malty, the brew has a moderately acidic middle and a long finish that is sweet, warm, bitter and spicy. The medium creamy body is soft and finishes dry. I can find no faults, this is a masterpiece. The only thing better would be a big plate of fish and chips between bottles.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Juniper berries in beer - friggin’ genius. Nothing involving juniper berries could ever be badin my book. A few more would have been to my liking. However, they added interesting notes to the aroma, but not much to the flavour. A nice pale, well hopped, cleverly named.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drinkable ale. Fruit and spicy flavor.