Friday, June 17, 2011

Rogue Ales Juniper Pale Ale

Rogue Ales is a brewery located in Newport, Oregon. They are 100% pure rogue and dedicate their beer to the rogue in each of us. Needless to say, they are a bunch of badasses that brew beer for us to consume in large amounts and cause trouble with. You know, breaking stuff, stealing cars, cursing loudly.

Juniper Pale Ale is one of the dozens of different beers that Rogue Ales puts out. It's brewed with a not so secret ingredient, the berries from the juniper plant. I'm not much of a pale ale guy, but, I kind of like it. It's got to be the berries or something. Rogue even dedicates this ale to the "turkey in each of us." The turkey being the national bird of Rogue Nation.

I don't sniff beer very often but I will from now on after getting a whiff of this one. Really, the smell of this ale alone is worth spending the $13.50 for a six-pack of it. Along with juniper berries, free range coastal water from the beautiful northern-Pacific is also included in its list of ingredients, which must have something to do with the smoothness of this ale.

This guy was known to drink this stuff. Rumor has it Poprocky was fed this stuff out of a bottle in his very early years. But that is just a rumor!!!

This beer is a champion, winning a gold medal in the World Beer Championships of 2010 and claiming the PNW champion belt in the US Beer Tasting Championship.

The bottle itself is a work of art. It's graced with an axe wielding tough guy decked out in a teal colored jacket and Rogue cap, clutching a mug of foaming beer and standing alongside the juniper itself.

Drinkability: 7/10
Taste : 7/10
Value: 6/10
Curb Appeal: 10/10

Overall: 7.5/10


  1. holy smokes...welcome back...what ever happened to ur dales review?

  2. they do make gorgeous bottles ... the double dead guy ale won for best bottle design a couple years ago (the bottle is painted fire engine red and has two skeletons on it)