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Cack-a-lacky Ginger Pale Ale - Fullsteam Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
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78 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fullsteam Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: devilben02 on 07-12-2013)
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2.94/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. OK lacing.

S: A strange aroma (as you would expect) of hops, ginger, and malt.

T: Tasted of hops, malt, the advertised ginger, and an herbal quality as well. There is a harshness to the flavor here. It's an odd combination of flavors that has medicinal traits.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a harsh finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: Fullsteam definitely has some good beers, but this one seems more like an experiment than anything else.

Serving type: can

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Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Canned on 05/07/14.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Frothy, semi-resilient lacing.

S- The sweet cereal grain malt fuses together with the ginger to create a unique aroma pairing that's very enjoyable. The ginger fume and hop fume work uncannily well together.

T- Same thing happens in the flavor as the bready, slightly sweet malt and herbal hop bitterness works as a solid template for the mild ginger to play off of. Incredibly drinkable while still obviously being interesting all the way through.

M- Tingly and vibrant from the hops and ginger. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- Why no one thought to do this sooner is beyond me. What's also beyond me is the appallingly low BA score for this beer. If you're a fan of ginger, do yourself a favor and pick this up if possible. An excellent session beer that pairs well with sushi.

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As the American pale ale has become the playground on which the emboldened brewer tramples about with imagination, exploration, and risk; the Fullstream guys borrow the notions of "ginger ale" and give in a whole new meaning- a meaning that fits into today's craft beer climate.

Glowing with copper and gold, the common appearance to pale ale shares its spicy secrets early on the nose. Even as its caramelly undertow delivers a moderate malty-sweet base that's filled with graham cracker and angel food, the beer's ginger infusion takes the lead early and often.

With the caramels holding tight, the herbal and spicy waft is of growing pepper, ginger and tea-like herbs. Even a tangy lemon, woody and winy spins about to give the beer a taste of sassafrass and hot-toddies.

Deep in its taste, the sweetness slowly dissolves and carries with it much of the ale's body and balance which leaves the finish spicy, warm, peppery and with the familiar grapefruit and piney bitterness that reinforces its pale ale roots.

A big congratulatory not goes to Fullstream because of the impeccable balance that allows the ginger spice to parade around but keeps the taste grounded in its pale ale efforts. It makes me want to know what a more ginger-forward taste would do, but it also makes me fear that the pale ale would get lost. This tells me that the beer does exactly what it's supposed to do.

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Cack-a-lacky Ginger Pale Ale from Fullsteam Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.