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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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimthechap (1483) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingvit (43) - - APR 20, 2014
Aroma: juniper, grass, resin; Appearance: pale, hazy, foamy head; Taste: medium bitterness, slight sourness; Palate: abrupt finish, soft carbonation, slick texture, medium body Well rounded ale with blonde influences

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (275) - POLAND - APR 20, 2014
Barwa: jasno złota, lekko zmętniona. Piana biała, drobno pęcherzykowa, średniej wielkości. Dość szybko opadająca, ale początkowo ładnie oblepiająca szkło. Aromat: słodowy (zboże, lekki karmel) oraz chmiel, jednak raczej w wersji europejskiej. Zapowiadanego Amarillo nie czułem, ale mimo tego dość spójny i przyjemny aromat. Smak: raczej pełny, słodowy z wyraźną chmielową kontrą i lekką słodyczą na końcu oraz delikatną nutą alkoholową. Goryczka co najwyżej średnia, jednak całość świetnie zbalansowana. Nieźle. Juniper Pale Ale zdobyło szereg nagród, o których można przeczytać tutaj: http://www.rogue.com/rogue_beer/juniper-pale-ale-2 . Z tego powodu na etykiecie znajdziemy dopisek World Champion Pale. Piwo przyjemnie mnie zaskoczyło. Nie wiem czy jest faktycznie najlepszym pale, jednak mimo braku dominacji amerykańskiego chmielu daje radę, a to sztuka. Być może dlatego znalazło się w wielokrotnie przytaczanej książce 1001 piw, które warto spróbować. Coś w tym jest...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
w_adwersarz (59) - Cracow, POLAND - APR 18, 2014
Barwa złota lekko zamglona. Piana biała dość skromna. Aromaty chmielowo-ziołowe bardzo ładne z wyczuwalnym jałowcem. Wytrawne, bardzo pijalne i rześkie z niewielką goryczką.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (959) - Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2014
Strong juniper. Delicious and unique. Kinda buttery. Thin white head. On tap at track town.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rodriguez (209) - Quito, ECUADOR - APR 16, 2014
This is an speciality ale so it is worthless to compare it with a classical style like a pale ale. It looks like a golden ale or blonde, it has a good head retention, malty, sweet-floral aroma and flavor, subtle sweet and biscuit, medium low in body. The juniper berries give it an special aroma an flavor, definitively will drink it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SVD (409) - NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2014
Bottle at home, yellow beer with a small head, aroma is some hops, taste is hops, juniper, bitter, low in the carbonation, dont know its good beer but not special ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weark (216) - SWITZERLAND - APR 14, 2014
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Hazy pale yellow color with a beautiful fully lasting white head, beautiful lacing - Aroma is malty, biscuit, spicy, earthy - flavor is malty, spicy, indescribable hops flavor - light body, light/medium bitterness, good carbonation, light dryness, malty finish - surprisingly not bad, refreshing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogreface (1333) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 13, 2014
Enyhen opalos, aranysarga, vekony feher, kitarto hab. Illat es iz mezes, malatas, kicsit zoldseges, komlos, elesztos. Utoize is mezes, keseredes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
angel77 (525) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 12, 2014
Caña en el lúpulo en 30-03-2013. ligera y fácil de beber con un alcohol de 5.2. Buen paso por boca y fácil de beber con aromas y sabores herbáceos y ligeramente amargos. Para repetir.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1067) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2014
Bottle in Rosa Mexicana NYC. A hazy goldenish colour,thin head. Mostly a moderately hoopy pale ale, with an extra slightly spicy feel which I suppose must be the juniper berries although I don’t think I’d have guessed that. Pleasant, went ok with the food actually as well.

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