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RATINGS: 1337   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1067) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2004 I was really interested in trying this beer. It came to Toronto when they did the pre-Christmas drive. Really great looking bottle, hey it's Rogue. Really pretty to look at. SAFFRON, it's crazy yellow uriney. Pretty bizarre. Somewhat of a dissapointment. Good looking head nice aroma. That disappeared way too quickly. No where near the ammount of juniper I thought would be there. I anticipated a better beer. I was so geared up and excited about it and I really liked it, but was a let down. Still a very good and inventive ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1711) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2004
This pale ale was drawn from a tap in Richmond. It was saffron in color with a smooth malt balance. It had a spicy finish. This was good drink but not special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SoylentBlack (123) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 13, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2007 Interesting. Not overly piney like one might expect. Almost no aroma. Refeshing, but with some bite to it, and no bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3684) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2004
Draft. Light orange amber color, thin veneer of a head. Flavor is primarily that of hops, although not a strongly defined flavor. Light bodied malts are not enough to offset the hops. Dry finish. Good, but not special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobBestwick (783) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2004
highly hopped and citrusy aroma, pours with a deep copper hue and a frothy and very slightly off white head, highly hopped with palmer violet like flavours, quite firm bodied with a long and dry hop finish, superb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cartoonkhaki (1231) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2004
Cloudy yellow gold with white head. Flowery like an AIPA should be. Very slight berry flavour from the Juniper berries. Has a bit of an Ice tea flavour to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2763) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2004
Medium size offwhite head, good retention and lace. Hazy gold/copper color. Lightly doughy nose with berry hints. Medium body, prickly carbonation. Tasting the juniper berries, i guess. Has a similar flavor profile to the buckwheat rye, hmmm, not sure. Also some malt and hops on the palate. Finish is dry with a overdone hop bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rauchbier (3750) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2005 Bottle, as Yellow Snow Ale. Hazy orange amber, good white head and nice fine condition. Enticingly spicy in the nose with hints of corriander and a good level of hops. Spicy, fruity, hoppy, piney, lemony and yeasty in the mouthy. Aftertaste starts fruity before becoming dry and pleasantly hop bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JAN 1, 2004
A very light yet hoppy pale ale. Not really a winter yale but still very good. Worth a try and worth the price. It's has a nice citrus taste. I'm pleased.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1926) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Yellow gold in color, nice head. Honey and malt aroma. Very light flavor came as a surprise; I think I expected something a bit more biting. Very buttery texture.

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