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Ginger Pale Ale - Northwest Brewing Company

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Ginger Pale AleGinger Pale Ale

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80
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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.19%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Northwest Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gavage on 08-12-2008)
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

2.2/5  rDev -37%

22oz bottle shared courtesy of Josh.

Poured a medium golden color with a small sized white head. Aromas of, drum roll please, Ginger. Tastes of, drum roll again, Ginger. This one was all about the ginger. Although the ginger wasn't as strong in the tastes, it was there. The ginger in this one got us into a Sushi conversation.

01-30-2009 14:04:49 | More by hopdog
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froghop

Washington

3.03/5  rDev -13.2%

pours a semi-clear orange with a very thin white head that goes away very rapidly, lots of carbonation, and some lacing.

smell of peach, spice, and ginger.

taste is watery, ginger, dry leaves, fruit, and just a touch of caramel.

overall it tastes okay just not my cup-of-tea.

01-02-2009 19:11:12 | More by froghop
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HatTrick

Washington

3.2/5  rDev -8.3%

Appearance: Very minimal head, light amber color; good clarity. Nice amount of carbonation bubbles. Light foam and minimal lacing left in glass.

Smell: Mellow smell with a predominate ginger smell with hints of orange and slighty of cloves.

Taste: Kick you in the butt ginger! It was like drinking liquid ginger. Spicyness due to the ginger. You can taste a little bit of the citrus. A little on the sweet side.

Mouthfeel: Light, easy. Light carbonation and the ginger leave a tingly feeling and a long aftertaste.

Drinkability: Might go well with food and paired with something asian or ginger-friendly. Not very great by itself. I only had a small glass yet that was more than enough. At first it was easy to drink but the more I consumed the less I liked it and the ginger just was WAY too much. Definetly couldn't finish a whole bottle by myself!

11-20-2008 04:04:35 | More by HatTrick
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IgotsHops

Washington

2.63/5  rDev -24.6%

I admittedly was disappointed in this brew. The color and clarity was very nice in my tulip glass. Absolutely no head, which was reflective of the beer's very watery body. A rich orange/gold color which was very nice.
The smell was mostly ginger, a little mandarin tang and sourness. Couldn't pick up too much malt, and no hops at all.
Taste was not too complex. Very foward with ginger and mandarin. Very mild sweetness to back it, but overall very simple and not well balanced. It became increasingly difficult to drink after the first glass, but I managed to get through the bomber. This may be better as a meal pairing, but I would not purchase this again. I will definitely give Laughing Buddha another chance, because this may have just simply been a matter of taste. The beer was clean and it was evident that they used good ingredients, I just was not impressed by the recipe.

09-11-2008 22:35:24 | More by IgotsHops
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +13.2%

Appearance: clear copper orange in color with a short 1/2" head that slowly breaks to a thick surface foam.

Smell: pleasant ginger and some malt sweetness is easy to detect.

Taste: ginger is the main flavor, but unlike others it is not overpowering and actually works with the other flavors. Some caramel, bits of orange citrus, and a soft bitterness rounds it out. Mildly refreshing.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp throughout. Medium bodied beer. Aftertaste is long but mild as the ginger lingers softly on the tongue.

Drinkability: I did not pair this with any food, but it would work well with asian food. Drinking in a standalone fashion as I was, one pint was good and two would be pushing it. A beer worthy of a try.

08-12-2008 11:59:17 | More by Gavage
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Ginger Pale Ale from Northwest Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.