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RATINGS: 1252   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Bottle. The pour was a dark murky yellow with an orange hue and had an average size (1-2 finger) frothy white head that lasted a little while leaving behind a decent amount of residue that lasted throughout and had fair lacing. The aroma was up front with a nice spruce hop with a mild indication of some gain malts and a horse blanket yeast and had notes of citrus, spices and juniper berries. The taste was mild and slightly yeasty with a hint of citrus at first and finished moderately hoppy with a strong berry note at the end that had the flavor lingering around for a decent amount of time after the swallow. Mouthfeel was light in body and slightly watery yet dry in texture with a moderate carbonation. Overall a very nice Pale Ale, light and refreshing with a nice soft hop flavor that worked well with the berries.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1677) - 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 (712) - 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 (4070) - 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 (1438) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (2226) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
Draft @ beer temple. Decent apa, with besides the notes of hop and malt, some spicey, grassy like taste. The herbs make the beer a bit too sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TET (1658) - FINLAND - SEP 13, 2014
A slightly orange colour, a head is white and weak. The nose is quite unique, fruits, mandarin and some hardly defined aroma that is propably a juniper berries. Taste is fruiful, slightly tropical, medium bitterness, some juniper berries in the end with some roughness. Taste should be more fresh. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Not so fresh as should be, but still good with a twist of juniper berries.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HammerTroll (509) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 29, 2014
Kind of hazy golden color, medium to big off-white-ish head. More sweet than bitter. Malty, some hay, caramel and grass. Thin body, average carbonation. Pretty unexciting for an APA.
(Dobro Pivo Pri Ščurku 0,33l bottle)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (716) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 29, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orange with a white head. Taste citrus, sweet. I thought this was good. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
veceo (525) - CROATIA - AUG 29, 2014
Clear golden color, average sized white head. Medium body, soft carbonation. Aroma of caramel, flowers, grass. Light sweet, light bitter taste. Thin, very light, and, sadly, not interesting APA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (615) - ISRAEL - AUG 21, 2014
Cloudy yellow orange small white head. Spicy and citric hops aroma with some juniper berries touch in the background. Moderate sweet with medium hoppy bitterness, light spicy and grainy notes. Light-medium bodied. Ok.


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