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RATINGS: 1339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2005
This superb Rogue pours a pale but deep, hazy honey-gold. The head is average-sized, but it is very real and it lasts in the edge of the glass. The nose is mostly piney, but there are very subtle hints of juniper in there as well. The mouthfeel is light, but made medium by a light, smooth carbonation. The tastes range from a lightly sweet creaminess and a moderately bitter tartness upfront to a rather buttery and smoothe middle. In the middle, the mouthfeel becomes oily. The juniper presents itself ever so slightly - this is probably because it is hard to distinguish it from the piney hops. If you dont remember what juniper is like, its a bit like a Christmas wreath smell, or perhaps it is a bit like potpouri. The bitterness in the end is medium and it is laced lightly with cirtus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7189) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 I am a sucker for both juniper berries and Amarillo hops and this beer has both in good quantity. I am also rather fond of this brewer so these factors combine to make a rather appealing beer for me. Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very cloudy burnt umber color with a small white head. the aroma is sweet floral, fruity and spicy hops. The flavor is sweet, lightly malty and has a strong fruity hops flavor with a spicy fruity finish. I will be getting this one again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Medium gold color, medium head. A medium bodied pale ale. Smooth malts and spicy hops are nicely balanced. Brewed with whole Juniper berries. They give the beer a nice spicy finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly spicy and very slightly bitter. Nice beer. Painted/etched beer bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Out of the bottle, slightly golden in color. Sweet aroma, not overwhelmingly hoppy or malty. Tastes like beer. No specific strong flavors, but a hint of spices. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Bottle: Medium amber body with orange highlights and chill haze, slightly hazy. Aroma: Light hops in the nose - grapefruit, mild orange, and light citrus - with malt notes of grain, toffee, and a hint of caramel. Theres also a slight woody, berry, spicy aroma hidden in there that must be the juniper. Taste: Starts off slightly sweet, then the hops hit almost immediately with midly bitter notes of grapefruit, citrus, spicy wood, juniper(mild gin notes), toffee, acidic caramel, and then later on some spicy sweet grains. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, nice balanced bitterness. The juniper flavor is pretty subtle overall, but definitely adds a unique difference to this beer that I like.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
Honest white cover. Pale orange body, slight haze. Mostly grainy nose. Lots of cereals and floral nuances. On the palate, the hops are surprising and up front. Grapefruit is omnipresent. Whereas cookie malt would have worked well, were left with grainy malts aplenty. Quickly dominated by citric, astringent mellow spicy acidity. Light-medium bodied, not so tasty globally, moderately carbonated.. Ah well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13910) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Bomber bottle under the name of Yellow Snow Ale. Dark amber hue with large rocky head. Complex aroma of spices and sweet tone. Medium to full body. Complex well balanced flavor of hops, malt and spices with a long pleasing finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2005
This was a nice pale ale- not as junipery as I expected- not Rogues fault though. Maybe I will try it again, the flavor did have an otherness too it- and I like that its subtle rather and overpowering- similer in that respect to Aprihop.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2005
Strong caramel, grapefruit, herbal notes. "Saffron" descriptor is apt. Lots of pine and other herbs, mild hop sting and a bit of malt for balance. Reminds one of a drive through the Pacific Northwest. One-dimensional? Perhaps, but still a quality brew thats a bit underrated. This was a Yellow Snow, for the record.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5840) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 8, 2005
This smells great. Hoppy, zesty, citrusy. Quick disappearing head. I couldnt tell you how much juniper affects the taste, but however it does, its nice. A good drink even in summer.


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