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RATINGS: 1344   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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3.5
jackamackson (127) - USA - MAR 28, 2005
orange/amber pour, with a soapy white head. laces well. piney, hoppy aroma, sweet too. flavor is the same, grassy, hoppy, somewhat sweet, and for some reason it tastes a little salty to me. i dont really taste any juniper, but i dont know what it tastes like really. a pretty good pale ale nonetheless.

2.6
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2005
None to me as Yellow Snow Ale this is a pleasing golden color which attracts you to take a taste while lending an appeariance suitable to its name. The head is full and white, this pale ale is a great balance between the malt and hop flavors. The floral aroma has a calming effect as you prepare to enjoy one great beer that everyone should be drinking.

4.1
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Standard hoppy pale ale aroma but much cleaner, like a Pacific coastal breeze ... "The answer is blowin’ in the wind" ... quite a bit of malt shows through as well, some of which could well be the similar scent of juniper. Appearance is rather lackluster with little head or lacing at all - definitely the low point of the beer. Personally I find this flavor combination to work extremely well -- the juniper either analogues or helps to allow malty elements to shine through the supurb Northwestern hops, especially in the finish. (Perhaps a little more juniper would complete the job.) Two extra Overall points for ingenuity.

3.3
JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2005
Best before 01/05. Hazy orange beer with a thin white head. Sweet caramel malt, citrus aroma with a bit of pine/juniper. Flavour is quite refreshing, sweet caramel, maybe some raisin. Slightly floral/herbal character as well. Lingering sweet and spicy finish. Not bad.

3.4
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
Bottle. Some mildly grassy citric hops and a fair bit of malt. Not much bitterness leading into a slight peppery finish. Juniper not really apparant but presence does grow slightly.

3.7
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2005
May I add before I even begin my rating, that the strangest attribute of this beer was trying it in Lynnwood, Washington, where the beer actually got COLDER after i poured it into my glass. It apparently is so cold up here that this phenomenon CAN occur. Anyhow, this beer pours an amber color with a billowing thick white head and good lacing. The aroma is citrusy and piney with some vinous qualities as well...i smell grapes baby! The flavor is medium bodied and surprisingly light compared to what I had expected. A light caramel texture and silky mouthfeel caress the tongue. Citrus, apricot and pine cones are also sub notes present in this beer. Long-lasting bitter sweet finish, dry, but not horribly overwhelming. I’ve yet to really find anything from Rogue that I’ve been disappointed with.

3.1
jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 16, 2005
(650 ml bottle) Very large off white head sits atop a cloudy golden pour. Slight hop nose. I like a bit more hops in the flavor but, nothing is bad here. Very dry finish with a touch of honey. I like RA but, I’m not excited about this one.

3.9
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2005
Fresh pine and citrus aroma. Sweet malts to begin with a dry spicy finish. Definetely a dry beer with the abundance of hops. However, in the backround there is a perfect mellow sweet honey flavor. I love good Gin and after this soaks into your palate a little bit I definetely sense the dry herbal flavor that is so familiar. This is a tasty brew.

3.4
GuilTTy (733) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2005
Hazy honey yellow under a thick white very long lasting head with good lacing. Mildly sweet aroma with some hops, vanilla, a little malt and citrus. Crisp flavor that’s pretty much in line with better APAs. No real surprises, just a good balance of light hoppiness with some citus sweetness but with a firm malty backbone. Very dry finish - must have been the juniper berries ("gin effect").

2.6
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2005
01.31.05 bomber bottle. Golden amber pour, clear, with foamy off-white head. Noticably Rogue aroma is also mineral and grainy with hints of some mystery fruits. Droopy palate with a back of the throat astringency and finishing driness. Flavor is meek, only middling bitterness balanced with appropriately subdued malts. I don’t get any Juniper in flavor or aroma: no juniper boughs, no berries, no perfume, nuthin’. I’m probably trying to hard to like this because it’s from Rogue.


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