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RATINGS: 1311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2422) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2004
Big off-white head of fine bubbles. Nice and creamy on top. Good lacing with good carbonation. Plesant aroma. Good helping of hops with a bit of citrus. Color is a slightly cloudy light orange. Fruity flavor with more citus (grapefruit) and hops. Light and crisp with a hint of juniper. Finish is bitter and leaves a soft feeling in the mouth. A very good pale ale that is a plesure to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2004
Slightly chill hazed golden straw yellow color with a magnificent, thickly based, crusty white head sitting atop. It slowly dwindles down to a never moving thick skim on top and the lacing in thickly strewn moth-holed sheets stick all over the place. Pleasing aroma of lightly crisp malts, hinting at a load of other things; soft woods, earth, dust, citrus rinds, dried berry fruits, some leafy hop cones. Overall mildly light and refreshingly earthy crisp and fruity. Nice. Wow, and the taste doesn’t fall short on this either. Quite a nice little treat we have here. Hmmmm....crisp and fruity with little touches of the earthy/woody things floating around. Great hop balance and profile, slight citrus spice, berries and berry twigs and leaves thrown in too. Complexing with a favorable hoppy dryness from some Amarillo hop cones that finish it out with lightly mixes of fruity berry stuff. Nice mouthfeel thats well rounded, crisp, drying for its finish, creamy middling, light grabbing texture of carbonation, and a nearly full body with more mediumness at the front and back. Remarkably yummy and drinkably fun...good stuff! Get it, drink it, and enjoy...I did.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2004
Light amber with a forthy white head that collapses rather quickly. The aroma is earthy. The flavor is a bit neutral for my liking, bitterness dominates, not enough malt to provide some substance. Mouthfeel is too light, also what flavors there are drop of to nothing very quickly. A definite dissapointment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2004
Pours a nice orange color, clear with a nice white head that stays for a long time. Aroma was hoppy with a hint of citrus, kinda faint though. Nice malty beginning to the taste that quickly turns to a good bitter end. Very smooth going down and leaves a slightly tangy or something aftertaste, this wasn’t a very pleasent aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2285) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2005 5/10/05 Re-Rate: Tap at Bryant Lake Bowl, MN. When I ordered it I did not realize it was the same beer as Yellow Snow, although the bar tender told me that after he saw me rating it. As good as I remember it. Good, hop aroma with salty, sour hops. Cloudy dark gold. tastes like it smells. Bitter. Nice. I need to get my hands on a keg of this. 5/22/04: Doughy, somewhat hoppy citrus aroma. Cloudy light orange (ok, dark urine yellow). Small, white head that is mostly diminishing. Excellent lace. Nice flavor with moderate hoppiness. Very nicely balanced. Definitely has session qualities. This is a summer beer with oomph. Very nice doughy finish. Super enjoyable; I would love to have a keg of this and drink it all night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2007 Had when called ’Yellow Snow Ale" Hmm, again I thought that I already added this one. This is pretty good overall. Kick of hops in the nose and taste with a perfume ish aftertaste. Easily drinkable. Interesteing story, one of the local beer places had orderd a good amount of this stuff and it just sat there in the fridge for quite a while. They claimed that it didnt sell because of the name. Well, you always were told not to eat the yellow snow. But this should be an exception.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerVixen (6) - New York, USA - MAY 12, 2004 does not count
I’ve had several encounters with this pleasant ale since the Rogue beer night on the upper east side. The yellow snow pours a nice golden-coppery hue with an off-white, foamy head. The lacing was negligible. The aroma was grassy with touches of honey and cascade hops lingering in the background. It was quite refreshing to the nose. The taste was reflective of that. It starts sweet with a the slightest of carbonation, which enhances the flavor. The hops come as an aftertaste on the palate with hints of pine. A very nice session drink

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (3455) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2008 Pours a cloudy yellow. Aroma is huge! Nice hop and berry scent. Flavor is not quite outstanding as the scent but you get hops and some berries in there. Good brew!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2004
Bottled. Fairly good, bitter, spicyness... but there was something a little unpleasent about it. I’m not really too impressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8376) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2005 Rerate from a just delivered bottle to Whole Foods in Cary, NC. Pours hazy canary with a medium head. Aroma of bready malt, some fruity hops, and honey. Tastes hopcity, with a firm bready malt presence, and some fruitiness, including berries, apricots, and peach, in the finish. Well balanced, extremely complex, with a clean, crisp finish. You must try this stuff. As pale ales go, it’s at the upper end of the scale.

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