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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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Ratings: 119 | Reviews: 28 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TobiasG
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
Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

hoppymcgee, Aug 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Massbmx, Aug 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

leaversuch, Aug 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Syraquse, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Davepoolesque, Sep 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Thren, Feb 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Kruja5, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

ComRock12, Sep 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

CypherEnigma, Mar 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

bcostner1, Sep 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

mattafett, Sep 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

BigZ2214, Oct 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

jlussier, Sep 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

wdarcy77, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of jbertsch
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
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?

jbertsch, Aug 09, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev -2.9%

DelicateDelirium, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Jwale73
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Jwale73, Sep 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

warnerry, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

trevorpost, Aug 04, 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
Ginger & Juice from Jack's Abby Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.