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Ginger & Juice - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

119 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.34%
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:
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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1/5  rDev -73.8%

Craftonly23121, Nov 07, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

kscaldef, Jul 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

markgoodman10, Oct 02, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Feb 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Mini4x, Mar 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

hudsonheat, Sep 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

RKing44, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of rudzud
3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
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.

rudzud, Aug 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Thorpe429, Jan 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

drewone, Aug 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

TobiasG, Jun 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

xICooRsYIx, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of NEhophead
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

NEhophead, Sep 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Thren, Feb 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

mattafett, Sep 21, 2012
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Ginger & Juice from Jack's Abby Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.