hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2011
8/11/11 bjs juniper rye
Dark coppery brown ow head. 4/5
A is candy... odd...Sweet pine/juniper, caramel, gf, floral and spice.
F=A but really sweetened...equally candy-ish. bitterish-ness toward the end.
Fuller bodied...at least...too sweet. Meh. 6/4/5/2.5/13 alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 18, 2011
On tap; poured an orange brown color. Aroma of flowers and rye; not too strong. Flavor was a bit strange; earthy, spicy and rye. Some flowers. Complex and hard to get around. dcschiller (2211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2011
(On draught at Papago). Pours a clear ruby color with off-white head. Aroma has some spice and caramel. Taste is sweet some fruit and spice notes. Slight bitterness. Medium bodied with oily/sticky texture. Smooth finish$ ok, but a little thin. DYCSoccer17 (3714) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 19, 2007
On tap at Sacramento/Natomas location. 16 ounce sample. Aroma is kind of sweet, chocolatey, roasty, and malty. Light metallic hoppiness is present. I can’t really say I detect any juniper notes. Transparent amber body with a small, fleeting, off-white head. Sweet, malty, caramelly flavors to start. More sweet, sugary, chocolate milk flavors come in. A little astringent. This is an ok amber ale, but I don’t really detect much in the way of juniper. I detect a little rye, but it is pretty weak, too. awaisanen (1310) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2006
On tap at the Irvine location. Pours a deep, clear ruddy amber with a tall head of well-sustaining cream. Citrusy hop aroma with a bit of spruce character and some brown sugar sweetness. Light, under-attenuated body with a bit of an extract syrup flavor and cheap rye bread. A bit too sweet, but has a hint of juniper character to it, I guess. The final smack brings out a bit more of the gin character, but this one is a bit too sweet to highlight the dry juniper characters well.
fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2006
Draft at La Mesa branch. Dark Golden color with a very small head that faded right away. Aromas were citrusy hops. Flavors were quite spicy. The rye was noticible, and the Juniper was very apparent on the finish. Not much hops in the flavor unless it was just blended with that spicy/herbal flavor. Strange, but decent. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 11, 2003
GABF '03 Golden in color, with mild hop and malt aroma.Spicy charcater,clean finish. Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 1, 2003
GABF 2003: Clear orange with a small head. Not much aroma, but bits of sweet malts and some dry spices come through. Full bodied, starts off bitter and ends sweet. Lots of things going on in the ending makes this an interesting beer that I hope to try again. beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 2, 2003
Medium gold color. Aroma is malty and slightly spicy. Medium bodied ale. Sweet malts. Hops are mild and slightly spicy. The rye adds some of the spiciness to this beer. Very smooth taste. Lighter flavored ale. Slightly on the sweet side, but very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter, with a touch of rye spiciness. Nice beer. Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - JAN 10, 2003
Interesting beer. Can't think of anything to compare it to really. The rye seemed a bit overpowering but the malt did break through slightly.