While Juniper berries have the appearance of berries, they are actually cones that have unusually fleshy overlapping scales that give them the appearance of berries. They can contribute very piny flavors and aromas. In heavy beers such as porters, stouts and doppelbocks use 1/2 to 1oz. The flavor blends well with ginger and orange peel as well as licorice root and coriander. They may also be used in heavily-hopped beers such as IPAs or Imperial IPAs and work well in conjunction with more piny American varieties of hops.