Ginger & Juice - Jack's Abby Brewing
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3.03/5 rDev -20.9%
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.
08-08-2012 19:23:50 | More by rudzud
3.4/5 rDev -11.2%
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.
09-09-2012 01:24:11 | More by NEhophead
3.6/5 rDev -6%
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?
08-09-2012 17:00:06 | More by jbertsch
Ginger & Juice from Jack's Abby Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.