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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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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-17-2012 01:21:58 | More by t0rin0
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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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brentk56

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a cloudy apricot color capped my a marshmallow foam head that curtains lacing

Smell: As grapefruity as can be; almost smells like the juice itself

Taste: Though the ginger was not detected in the aroma, the flavor profile is clearly affected by it; ginger, grapefruit and melon flavors are all in the mix; the finish is very juicy

Mouthfeel: Medium body with prickly carbonation

Overall: Very juicy for a beer but it sure works for me; always enjoy seeking out the Jack's Abbey beers when I am in Boston

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2012 22:35:10 | More by brentk56
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womencantsail

California

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fairly clear orange color with a white head. A very nice hop aroma with lots of floral and citrus notes to it. Plenty of fresh ginger, light pine, and some bread and biscuit malts. The flavor has a light bitterness to it, as well as a touch of malt sweetness. Very good ginger flavor, rather plentiful citrus and floral hops, and just a hint of pine.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 20:49:04 | More by womencantsail
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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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Jason

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
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!!

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 01:38:39 | More by Jason
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a fluffy creamy looking 2 finger head that fades semi slowly with nice lacing, over mostly clear golden tan color.

NOse brings some ginger, a mix of candied ginger and gingerbread cookie like aroma, with a hint of a lemongrass aroma, light herbal spices, hint of light malt and fruity lager aroma, fairly light overall aroma.

Taste starts with a bitter but strong ginger flavor, again a cross between candied ginger and gingerbread, with light herbal spices flavors mostly I think that's just my mind associating the ginger with the spices. A light malt flavor with a hint of toastiness and straw, lemongrass hop flavor, light floral hops as well, grassy and fairly bitter. Hint of fruity lager flavors. Finish is drier and quite bitter, a big bitter kick on the finish, with a long fairly ginger flavor lingering, some earthy lemony grassy hops lingering as well.

mouth is med to lighter bodied, great carbonation.

Overall not bad, pretty much what I expected, ginger is fairly strong but not nearly overpowering, keeping it fairly drinkable. The hops are a bit muted until the finish, but decent. Malts keep in the background but let their presence be known.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 22:21:29 | More by jlindros
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-28-2013 02:31:35 | More by oline73
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mdfb79

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up on Saturday 08/18/12 at the brewery;bottled in late July 2012. 16.9 oz. bottle bottled into my Bell's tulip.

a - Pours a somewhat hazy yellow-gold color with one and a half fingers of fluffy bright white head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for several minutes and leaves a ton of lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of citrus hops, grapefruit, fruity malts, floral hops, bready malts, and pine hops. Tons of grapefruit and citrus, and a ton of hops. Very nice nose.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, lemongrass, earthy notes, ginger, spices, herbal notes, bready malts, grains, wheat, and some light pine. Some light bitterness but not too much. A slight step down from the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation evident. Light bitterness but not a ton; pretty nice mouthfeel.

o - Overall another pretty good IPA-like lager. The nose is very nice, and the taste is good too. Light bitterness and tons of citrus and grapefruits. Not my favorite from them but definitely worth checking out and I'd like to have it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 00:37:25 | More by mdfb79
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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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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-28-2013 05:16:10 | More by duceswild
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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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rab53

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-30-2012 00:28:42 | More by rab53
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 01:36:10 | More by mdaschaf
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-13-2012 20:14:36 | More by PEIhop
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-17-2012 17:01:10 | More by Rhettroactive
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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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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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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-25-2012 20:03:25 | More by Reagan1984
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-28-2013 13:01:14 | More by AngusOg
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A-Pours a slightly hazy glowing, vibrant honey color. Beautiful head. Head retains exquisitely. Head is frothy and leaves tons of lacing webs.

S-Very hoppy and very spicy. The ginger really is noticeable in the nose. Ripe, juicy melons and grapefruits. Lingering spice on the finish. Spicy cracker malt. Smells great.

T-Ginger is beautiful here. It melds well with all the grapefruit juice and tropical hops. Finishes incredibly grassy. Herbal hops. Malt is softer but complements the other delicious flavors. I really, really enjoy the ginger aspect.

M-Light and super-sessionable. Carbonation is tickling. Bitterness is moderate but lasts forever. A bit oily and resiny.

O/D-Jack's Abby strikes again with another absolute standout .For $2.99 for a half liter bottle, you cannot beat its value. Jack's Abby is quickly rising up my list of favorite breweries. Super unique, but this is no gimmick. This beer is a stud…Bravo.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 19:53:39 | More by VelvetExtract
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-11-2013 02:25:58 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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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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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Serving type: growler

07-29-2012 03:50:35 | More by cbutova
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled July 2012. Very fresh.

A: Pours a hazy golden orange. Huge fluffy white head. Fades slowly, leaving a very nice patchwork of lacing everywhere.

S: Loads of grapefruit and ginger. Some wheat follows. Some nice hop bite that's hard to place - mainly pine I would say. Touch of black pepper I would say.

T: Yup, lots of bittersweet grapefruit and pine. Ginger is not overwhelming but a nice presence throughout. Wheaty grain with some biscuity malt to boot.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and a bit drying from the bitterness in the aftertaste. Surprisingly full bodied for only 6% ABV. Crisp.

O: A hoppy spiced grapefruit lager with some wheat and ginger. Only Jack's Abby could make this work - and they do. I don't think they know how to make bad beers. They should try, I wonder if they can do it. They could make a garbage barrel-aged rotten pumpkin imperial sunscreen pale ale and somehow it would still be good.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 04:42:12 | More by Dope
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Ginger & Juice from Jack's Abby Brewing
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