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RATINGS: 1331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   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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2.1
aspidites (1271) - manteca, California, USA - APR 5, 2005
Very strange tea and fruit nose. Almost cannot stand the initial juniper notes{I hate Gin} overpowering and cloying. effervescent and fruity on the palate with a saccharine and Dried leaves finish. Yuck

3.3
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2005
Thing head, poor retention. Golden yellow color of apple juice. Juniper and hops create a sweet spicy aroma, with decent malt thickness behind it. Medium light body with a residual sweetness of greater than usual proportion to the body. Mouthfeel rather astringent. Juniper is most evident in the finish, lending a brackish woody spice flavor. A very bold move to use juniper, at least in the less than subtle fashion that is presented here. I felt that the beer in an overall sense could have been drastically improved my more subtle juniper character.

3.7
Commodore (112) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2005
Pretty good pale ale; marketed to me as Yellow Snow Ale. Way too tired to write anything meaninfull now. Bitter taste like a bitter. Juniper didn’t really come out all that strong.

3.3
frankenkitty (2014) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2005
Rogue Yellow Snow
With so many "piss beers" on the market, why on god’s green earth would you market yourself as one??? (I thought that Rogue must truly trust their reputation, but it seems something went wrong as they’ve changed their packaging.) Anyway, this hazy amber beer held lively carbonation which kept the large, off-white head from fading. It did, however, leave a scummy lace. Aromas were malty cookie dough, sweet tangerine and delicate hops. Malt & hop flavor with a decidedly sour citrus twist. Went down nice & easy, but left slight astringency. Not as bad as I was expecting by the name... maybe that was the plan: reverse psychology.

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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 (10137) - 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.


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