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RATINGS: 1339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2004
Hmmm butterscotch anyone? I picked a lot of diacytle on this one for aroma and taste. Perhaps it was the juniper berries? I am pretty sensitive to diacyle and this one did not work for me. As a whole I love Rogue ales, but this one I could not finish...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (10060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2009 2009-02-05. Lightly hazy golden amber with a modest beige head. (3+) Modest aroma, light herbal notes. (6+) Light bitterness and touches of spruce, herbal noes. Pretty mild overall. (6+) Smooth average plus palate. Pretty meh, makes me question how long it might have been on the shelf before we picked it up. 6/3/6/3/13 - 2.9 Bottle from Premier Wine and Spirits, Halifax

January 2004. Slightly hazy golden yellow (aka. the colour of urine when you have overdosed on multivitamins) with a smallish white head. Interesting aroma with some hops and a bit of fruitiness. Good amount of hops and more fruitiness, but slightly different in the flavour. Decent but not as exceptional as some other Rogue products. 6/3/6/3/14 - 3.2 Bottle from LCBO

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1110) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2004 I was really interested in trying this beer. It came to Toronto when they did the pre-Christmas drive. Really great looking bottle, hey it's Rogue. Really pretty to look at. SAFFRON, it's crazy yellow uriney. Pretty bizarre. Somewhat of a dissapointment. Good looking head nice aroma. That disappeared way too quickly. No where near the ammount of juniper I thought would be there. I anticipated a better beer. I was so geared up and excited about it and I really liked it, but was a let down. Still a very good and inventive ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1890) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2004
This pale ale was drawn from a tap in Richmond. It was saffron in color with a smooth malt balance. It had a spicy finish. This was good drink but not special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SoylentBlack (123) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 13, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2007 Interesting. Not overly piney like one might expect. Almost no aroma. Refeshing, but with some bite to it, and no bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2004
Draft. Light orange amber color, thin veneer of a head. Flavor is primarily that of hops, although not a strongly defined flavor. Light bodied malts are not enough to offset the hops. Dry finish. Good, but not special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobBestwick (869) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2004
highly hopped and citrusy aroma, pours with a deep copper hue and a frothy and very slightly off white head, highly hopped with palmer violet like flavours, quite firm bodied with a long and dry hop finish, superb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cartoonkhaki (1257) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2004
Cloudy yellow gold with white head. Flowery like an AIPA should be. Very slight berry flavour from the Juniper berries. Has a bit of an Ice tea flavour to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2844) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2004
Medium size offwhite head, good retention and lace. Hazy gold/copper color. Lightly doughy nose with berry hints. Medium body, prickly carbonation. Tasting the juniper berries, i guess. Has a similar flavor profile to the buckwheat rye, hmmm, not sure. Also some malt and hops on the palate. Finish is dry with a overdone hop bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rauchbier (3830) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2005 Bottle, as Yellow Snow Ale. Hazy orange amber, good white head and nice fine condition. Enticingly spicy in the nose with hints of corriander and a good level of hops. Spicy, fruity, hoppy, piney, lemony and yeasty in the mouthy. Aftertaste starts fruity before becoming dry and pleasantly hop bitter.

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