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RATINGS: 1258   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimthechap (1683) - Christchurch, - OCT 21, 2012
I’ll be honest and say I was expecting a ruby red ale with a ferocious assault of juniper that would have had me reeling imagining I have been attacked by a dutchman (lowercase D for deliberate) armed with Jenever. It appeared much lighter than that with a coarse white head. The juniper in the aroma is subtle, smelling more like a cheeky pale ale with grapefruit and apricot aromas. In the flavour again I was wondering where the juniper was and then I sat and thought about some of the better gins I had tasted. In those the juniper was a balancing item for the other botanicals such as lemon peel, coriander, cubeb berries, chamomile, rose petals, licorice and so forth. Here it is again a subtle balancer for more tart citrus and chlorophyll characters lent by the hops. But you add them to a whole and you get a fresh pale ale with a real astringent bitterness that carries the finish long after it would have been due to expire. I think of this beer as an interesting exemplar of a spicy ale that could have used a little more juniper if I’m honest.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5456) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2014
35cl bottle shared with 2 brewing buddies. Thin creamy white head. Very hazy golden pour. Nice bitterness. Another good beer from Rogue

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
not a bad pale...a little tight on the carbonation, but otherwise has a very pleasant aroma and flavor. light in body. not sure what i think about the "spicy" finish, though."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (864) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a pint glass. Enjoyed at PiBar, the best beer bar of Switzerland, located in Lausanne. A: Pours a clear orange color forming a medium white bubbled head. Medium retention and some lingering and molasses lacings left in the glass S: Sweet and spicy in the nose. A bit fruity too. Caramel, pale malts, crystal and roasted malts. Grassy hops. Delicious notes of herby Juniper T: Slightly sweet upfront. Notes of caramel, honey, toffee, pale malts, crystal malts and caramel malts. Fruity: Notes of orange. And herby: Juniper (I suppose). Good moderate bitterness. Pale Ale in the limit of an IPA M: Light body to medium body, good carbonation and a bitter and bit spicy aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Rogue’s quality. Recommended [ BA Review @ 6/29/2013 ]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (1354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Aroma: caramel, bread malts. Appearance: hazy play gold, small, white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: grainy sweets, turning light bitter, dry in the long finish. Overall: very nice APA, excellent sweet aroma for this style. Bottle at the Princess of Shoreditch, Shoreditch.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radzik5555 (355) - Gdynia, POLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Butelka 0.33L.
Wygląd: Jasnozłote, klarowne z iskrą. W butelce został spory osad drożdżowy. Biała średniowysoka piana, średniotrwała.
Aromat: Słodowy, cytrynowy, biszkopt, odrobina chmielu. Trochę estrów w tym brzoskwini i gumy balonowej.
Smak: Słodko-gorzkie, albedo cytryny, dość mocno cytrusowe, rześkie, lekkie. Trochę nut żelazistych.
Odczucie: Przyjemna kremowa faktura, nasycenie CO2 średnie+, ciało średnie.
Całość: Przyjemne lekkie piwko ale jałowca nie czuję co rozczarowuje.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LomYst (500) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
Bready malts some caramel, spicy hops, subtle sour berries... Very lively, nice bitter... Malty bitter finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1741) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle from Beerdock, Crewe. Pours hazy gold with medium white head. Lovely sweet aroma with very subtle juniper in the taste mixing with hoppy pine. Nice but could’ve been more.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (714) - New York, USA - SEP 16, 2014
The body has a dull yellow gold color with a creamy white head. The head is about two fingers tall and has good retention. It maintains a small cap of foam that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Its aroma is lighter and much more delicate than I had expected. It has a pleasant light pale maltiness with mellow earthy and woody pine notes. The hops back this up with some citrus and pine like notes as well. The flavor closely resembles the aroma on a medium to full body. It has a nice base of white bready maltiness and mild sweetness with earthy wood notes. The hops then add citrus and pine like flavor and bitterness in the finish. The palate feels smooth but with a good balance of soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4135) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle @ home. Clear golden yellow colour with a small white head. Smells hops, malts, slightly grassy, slightly sweet. Nothing crazy. Tastes bitter, hops, grassy, sweet, a hint of caramel. Just nice. Thin to medium body, soft to medium carbo.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
seymour (1454) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2014
12oz brown bottle from Whole Foods into Spieglau glass. It poured a clear golden amber colour with white foam, lasting with lace. Aroma was very very subdued but pleasant:, flavour was somewhat fuller but still surprisingly "bleh" for a Rogue beer. Bready malts (perhaps English base?) just a hint of Munich-y candy sweetness. I LOVE juniper in beer, but sadly couldn’t detect much here, maybe a whif of pepper, citrus, chamomile tea. Light body, average carbonation, faint dank hops in aftertaste (Columbus?). Tasty I suppose, in a very subtle way, but I wish it was overall...more. A missed opportunity, in my humble opinion.


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