Thursday, July 22, 2010
This was the first time I've had the Juniper Pale Ale in the 12oz bottle since they've stopped making the 22oz bottles. This pours a nice golden brown with not much of a head. The aroma lacks in the hop aroma you would find from most American pale ales and has a malty scent with some slight citrus coming through. The lack of bitter hops in the nose carries over into the taste, making this a very smooth drink with only a bit of lingering hop in the finish. The malt comes though with a nice sweetness without making it overwhelmingly sweet at all. The lightness in the mouthfeel and the dryness in the finish makes this a very sessionable beer, and clocking in at only 5.3% ABV this won't knock you on your butt too quickly either.
Next time I head to the store I need to remember to pick more of this up and make this my new "everyday beer". If you are looking for something to enjoy with a great taste that isn't overwhelming I suggest you check out Rogue's Juniper Pale Ale for yourself.