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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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
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. Ive yet to really find anything from Rogue that Ive been disappointed with.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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, Im not excited about this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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 thats 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
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 dont get any Juniper in flavor or aroma: no juniper boughs, no berries, no perfume, nuthin. Im probably trying to hard to like this because its from Rogue.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2005
Cue Frank Zappas Apostrophe album . . .



(Transcribing some long-lost notes from ca. late 02.)



A good representative of a "staple" type beer for beer lovers. Easy drinking but enough "oomph" to keep your attention. Deep yellow to orange in color, cloudy, decent head and good retention. The flavor doesnt really jump out at you; this is like an American Pale Ale toned down, with more of a citrus and floral character. I dont think Rogue has yet to be faulted for skimping on its hops, in terms of quality, quantity and diversity.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (2098) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Light amber color with a thin white head and nice lacing. Very nice hop character that is well balanced. Aroma is attractive as well. I find this deserving of a bit more respect than 68 percentile.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
valejo (81) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2005
True, its yellow. Lightly carbonated with white head, thin aroma, thin flavor. Nice effort, but this beer lacks completeness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2408) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 26, 2005
Deep yellow in colour, with minimal carbonation. Mellow malty aroma. Good creamy body. Not a whole lot of juniper or gin flavor, just some nice Munich malt, and a sweet honey like taste. A good sweet v. bitter balance too. Not really what I had expected (juniper wise), but still very enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2005
This isnt really one of Rogues best, but still much better than the average beer. The most striking element of its nose and flavour is the addition of the juniper berries, which evokes gin. It also has a vague hint of unspecified grains. Wheat? Barley? I dont really know. But the taste is almost rustic. Good stuff.


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