Ginger & Juice - Jack's Abby Brewing
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4.35/5 rDev +13.9%
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
07-26-2012 22:35:10 | More by brentk56
3.78/5 rDev -1%
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.
08-07-2012 20:49:04 | More by womencantsail
4.18/5 rDev +9.4%
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!!
10-19-2012 01:38:39 | More by Jason
3.95/5 rDev +3.4%
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.
07-28-2012 22:21:29 | More by jlindros
4/5 rDev +4.7%
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.
08-22-2012 00:37:25 | More by mdfb79
4.03/5 rDev +5.5%
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.
08-30-2012 01:36:10 | More by mdaschaf
3.7/5 rDev -3.1%
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.
09-04-2012 21:54:20 | More by Jwale73
3.03/5 rDev -20.7%
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
4.45/5 rDev +16.5%
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.
07-28-2012 19:53:39 | More by VelvetExtract
Ginger & Juice from Jack's Abby Brewing
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