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Ginger & Juice - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

99 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 17
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:
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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Craftonly23121

Rhode Island

1/5  rDev -74%

11-07-2012 17:33:16 | More by Craftonly23121
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kscaldef

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

07-18-2013 19:45:54 | More by kscaldef
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markgoodman10

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

10-02-2012 14:41:19 | More by markgoodman10
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

02-11-2013 03:14:21 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Mini4x

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.9%

03-08-2013 20:36:42 | More by Mini4x
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RKing44

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.9%

06-26-2013 22:46:02 | More by RKing44
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.03/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

So my quest to find a decent ginger beer continues. I figured Jacks Abby could surely make it happy...I figured wrong.

A - Pours a crystal clear golden hue with a light, fizzy one finger head that faded very quickly resulting in just a thin, faint halo.

S - Smell is just, well, unappealing. Smells like faint ginger and stale beer. Gah, I heard so many people say this just smelled of big, potent ginger...where is it?!

T - The same goes for the taste. So many people said "Oh, its too gingery" yet here I am, looking for it. Sweet malts along with some very faint hops. Theres a light ginger root taste, faintly spicy. Where. Is. The. Ginger.

M - Mouthfeel is nice carbonation as usual for Jack's Abby.

O - Overall this was another mediocre ginger beer for me. I guess my quest continues.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 19:23:50 | More by rudzud
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

01-17-2013 22:53:40 | More by Thorpe429
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drewone

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

08-13-2012 20:01:33 | More by drewone
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TobiasG

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

06-17-2013 00:39:34 | More by TobiasG
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NEhophead

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

16.9 fl oz brown bottle served in a tumbler.

Pale straw in color with shades of dull copper. Dense, thick foam of a head with very stable retention that leaves an intact, half wall of condensed lacing. Active carbonation, noticeable sediment.

Slightly tart grapefruit, green apple, and orange aroma. Notes of ginger, pepper or clove, over a pretty bland, slightly astringent must.

The ginger and grapefruit qualities come through initially, but quickly fade to a wall of stiff, somewhat clean grains. The grains are joined by some very spicy floral hops and a touch of must prior to a dry finish. Mild lemon and grapefruit return in the aftertaste.

Light bodied; active on the palate. For the most part, a pretty clean texture; however, once the dry finish hits, so does some film on the palate.

Some pretty intense flavors going on for a spiced lager. Unfortunately, the flavors are pretty conflicting and out of balance which make for a few flavor flaws. Not a boring offering in the least, but I would much rather try one of Jack's Abby's other offerings.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 01:24:11 | More by NEhophead
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-03-2013 18:23:16 | More by Kmlund
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-10-2012 01:13:03 | More by hoppymcgee
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-08-2012 00:19:01 | More by Massbmx
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

09-18-2012 18:45:36 | More by Davepoolesque
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Thren

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

02-01-2013 21:26:21 | More by Thren
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

09-15-2012 02:16:09 | More by ComRock12
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-31-2013 16:09:45 | More by CypherEnigma
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bcostner1

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

09-11-2012 19:55:51 | More by bcostner1
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mattafett

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

09-21-2012 02:12:16 | More by mattafett
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-05-2012 23:30:46 | More by wdarcy77
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appears gold in color. Slight haze to it. Its white head is one-finger in size.

I smell ginger, cracker malt, earthy hops and faint citrus once it warms up.

I taste the cracker-like malt up front with ginger spiciness sitting on top. There's just a kiss of grapefruit on the finish along with a slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel is appropriate.

This is enjoyable, but maybe I've come to expect too much from JA as they usually impress me a ton. I wish the hop profile was more pronounced, especially since the label says "highly hopped!" and I know what they're capable of with H.U.

It's a nice drinker, I just wish the hops came as advertised and the volume was turned up a little. Boy I sound American don't I?

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 17:00:06 | More by jbertsch
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle served in a nonic. July 2012 indicated on the back label. Pours a light, golden-orange with a four inch, cascading, fluffy, rocky, cream-colored head. Head exhibits excellent retention and thick, textured sheets of lacing are revealed during the tasting. Nose suggests citrus rind, grapefruit, floral aromatics and an earthy/spicy character. Taste is somewhat consistent with the nose - grapefruit rind makes an appearance; however, there's also a suggestion of chamomile, citric acid and a lingering, earthy bitterness at the finish. Ginger is present, but very much subdued (a little bit goes a long way). Mouthfeel is light-medium, but closer to light, with a pleasant, lively carbonation that cleanses the palate and gives a little more depth to the body. Overall, a refreshing and nuanced hoppy lager with a tea-like character. Not bold, but the flavors muddle together nicely with a hops presence falling somewhere between an APA and an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 21:54:20 | More by Jwale73
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-04-2012 20:26:09 | More by trevorpost
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-28-2013 14:14:36 | More by mendvicdog
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Ginger & Juice from Jack's Abby Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.