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Ginger & Juice - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

119 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 16
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Ginger & Juice combines pureed ginger, grapefruit juice and peel, buckwheat and a secret proprietary hop strain to create an intriguingly spiced and hopped lager. Aromas of citrus, melon, and ginger balance a firm bitterness. Uses locally grown buckwheat from MA. Lay back, sip on Ginger & Juice.

60 IBU

(Beer added by: PeterIngemi on 07-26-2012)
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Reviews by ComRock12:
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

ComRock12, Sep 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

warnerry, Aug 09, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Crystal clear gold, bubble rocky froth

SMELL: Fresh ginger, lemony, herbal, dough biscuits, fresh cut grass, grapefruit zest

TASTE: Slightly chewy, crisp, balanced hop bitterness, grapefruit rind, juicy, clean, spicy ginger, herbal, grainy, clean alcohol, grapefruit linger, drying faintly gingery finish

Hell Yeah! Was not sure if this was going to go over well with me or not. I love ginger and grapefruit as well ... Jack's does a great job finding that balance. This is part old school tonic and part craft beer. Brew more of this please!!

Jason, Oct 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

standardcherry, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jassen64 for this one!

A: Pours a hazy golden color with a two finger white head on top, very thick and foamy. Very nice retention with thick lacing all around the glass.

S: Lots of citrus and grassy hops, there is certainly a bit of ginger as well. Nice grapefruit aroma going in with some faint malt, but really nice and hoppy.

T: Not as floral/citrusy as the aroma. It is still very good, just not in your face. The grapefruit is apparent with some lemon zest and grass. The ginger doesn't really show itself though.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking.

O: Another solid beer from Jacks, loving their hoppy lagers.

mdaschaf, Aug 30, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This shouldn't be classified as a dortmunder...

Poured from a .5 liter bottle into a pilsener- pours a beautifully clear golden color, visibly effervescent, lots of fluffy white head, greatt retention, great lacing.

Smell is very interesting but the ginger and pineapple are somewhat subdued. Along with those undertones, there are earthy, piney hops and a tiny trace of pale malt.

Taste was overwhelming at first but after a few sips it cleared up- a nice blend of ginger, pineapple and pine hops up front, that gives way to a good dose of bitterness for a very long dry finish.

Mouthfeel is good- medium light body with moderate prickly carbonation. A good dose of resin maybe is slightly a put off but what the hell I love hops and it's IPA day. Give it a try it's great!

Hopdaemon39, Aug 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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trevorpost, Aug 04, 2012
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1/5  rDev -73.8%

Craftonly23121, Nov 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

hoppymcgee, Aug 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

mendvicdog, Mar 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

kevgod, Sep 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

oline73, Mar 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Drewrd1988, Oct 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

ThrashMaster, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Massbmx, Aug 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

BeerNacho, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of LeRose
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled, no date. Poured into a lager glass a hazy golden color with a humongous frothy head the subsided and laced very well. Aroma was a whiff of gingers and not too much else, maybe a bit of breadiness. The taste was therefore a surprise. Just a touch of ginger, but holy grapefruit, Batman! The bitterness from the rind and albedo, yet a fresh grapefruit juice note works underneath and brings some tartness and highlights the sweetness. The ginger comes back on the end with a bit of tingle and dryness. The body is medium, kind of smooth. Overall. It isn’t strong enough with the ginger for me to call it a ginger beer, but reminds me more of a grapefruit shandy if I mixed a medium body lager with fresh grapefruit juice. I like this, wish I had paired it with maybe Mexican or BBQ vittles.

The grapefruit and ginger really linger...in a pleasant palate cleansing sort of way. Quite a while after drinking it and still have a faint citrus and ginger taste going on.

LeRose, Jan 07, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Gold with a big, puffed up white head. Large dollop of foam sits in the middle of my glass throughout the whole session and leaves clumps of lace strung top to bottom.

Melon and ginger spice aroma. Tastes like melon and ginger too. Fresh like cucumber and a little reminiscent of Thai food. Or floral like rosewater. Grapefruit citrus in back. Mild but not lacking bitter. Dry, malty base.

Different but I really enjoyed it. Bottle label mentions a proprietary hop strain which I'm guessing is Calypso. Rising Tide Zephyr has a similar melon flavor and aroma and that used Calypso. Hooray Calypso.

donkeyrunner, Oct 23, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up at the brewery today.

A- Clear yellow body poured into a pint glass. A white head forms to a finger in size with lackluster retention. Small foamy ring and a tiny amount of lace.

S- Definitely ginger and orange peel up front but not much else. Hard to get much more.

T- Spicy ginger bomb but still very smooth, fairly impressive. Orange peel and citrus are a close second as well as pine, herbal and spicy grassy hops.

MF- Lighter end body with nice moderate high carbonation. Creamy feel and spicy bitter feel on the palate.

The ginger use is strong but works well and tastes nice. Jack strikes again.

cbutova, Jul 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Ginger & Juice from Jack's Abby Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.