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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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kevgod

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-03-2012 15:36:08 | More by kevgod
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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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jderosia603

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-27-2013 14:10:03 | More by jderosia603
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dfecteau

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-23-2013 13:50:57 | More by dfecteau
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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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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-04-2012 02:35:44 | More by ms11781
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-30-2012 22:02:05 | More by kaelingirl
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lern

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-22-2012 03:27:42 | More by lern
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darcange

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-25-2014 02:20:12 | More by darcange
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ferrettman687

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-25-2012 05:51:09 | More by ferrettman687
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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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AutumnBeerLove

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-15-2013 17:59:00 | More by AutumnBeerLove
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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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davewlfpckfan29

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-28-2012 03:32:16 | More by davewlfpckfan29
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-12-2012 03:24:34 | More by AdamP
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Auror

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-09-2013 20:31:41 | More by Auror
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-23-2013 01:22:35 | More by jayhunter357
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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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rab53

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-06-2012 02:45:48 | More by Horbar
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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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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A little suprised at myself that this is my first Jack's Abby review. I've been enjoying their beer quite a bit over the last few months, but I guess this is the first one I've taken the time to review I guess.

Got a growler and spit it with my wife over the afternoon and into the evening on a night off from work. Poured it into 22 oz. Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Comes out golden in color with a nice yellow glow when held up to the light. Looks hazy, not as filtered as many of their other offerings. Nice white colored head that comes up after a reasonably aggressive pour and provides decent lacing. Pretty good looking beer.

I really have a tough time with these beers aromas, this isn't really an exception either. It smells better than I would expect based on the fact that it's a strong wheat aroma (which really isn't my style) but it's not bad, better than the average I would say. Citrus (mostly grapefruit) zest, and hints of ginger and melon as well. Again a strong amount of wheat, a little less and I'd like it more. All the "herbs and spices" kind of overpower everything else.

Taste is better than the smell. Strong amounts of Ginger and hints of grapefruit zest. The grapefruit kind of makes it seem like an overhopped wheat beer, but it's really more than that. There's a generous amounts of fruit in general. The combination of grapefruit and ripe melon really mesh well with the ginger. Again there is a large wheat backbone on it kind of holding it together, I think I'd like it a little better if they went a different route with that, but it's not bad.

Mouthfeel is good, I generally don't like this part in these styles but this one isn't bad. Cleaner and smoother than I would expect. Good carbonation level, and well balanced. The Ginger and grapefruit give this a cleaner than you'd expect finish. Overall a good beer, not one I'd get regularly, but a nice summer dinker.

Serving type: growler

08-14-2012 01:47:31 | More by AndyAvalanche
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LeRose

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled, no date. Poured into a lager glass a hazy golden color with a humongous frothy head the subsided and laced very well. Aroma was a whiff of gingers and not too much else, maybe a bit of breadiness. The taste was therefore a surprise. Just a touch of ginger, but holy grapefruit, Batman! The bitterness from the rind and albedo, yet a fresh grapefruit juice note works underneath and brings some tartness and highlights the sweetness. The ginger comes back on the end with a bit of tingle and dryness. The body is medium, kind of smooth. Overall. It isn’t strong enough with the ginger for me to call it a ginger beer, but reminds me more of a grapefruit shandy if I mixed a medium body lager with fresh grapefruit juice. I like this, wish I had paired it with maybe Mexican or BBQ vittles.

The grapefruit and ginger really linger...in a pleasant palate cleansing sort of way. Quite a while after drinking it and still have a faint citrus and ginger taste going on.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 01:42:36 | More by LeRose
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pint bottle served in a snifter.

pours a golden-yellow tone with a touch of haze while yielding a 1"+ foamy white head; decent retention and lacing. nose is headlined by a prevailing ginger presence while flanked by notes of citric hoppiness and a touch of malt.

flavor follows the aroma with ginger leading the way followed by that citrus hoppiness and secondary notes of malt and some herbal hops. medium-light bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall, not an uber-flavorful world-beater, but relatively tasty and refreshing; very solid beer just nothing that will blow you away. slightly better on paper (what i anticipated) than in practice, but definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 21:02:54 | More by BostonHops
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz bottle
Unmarked tulip

A: Somewhat hazy golden, yellow orange color. Tons of fluffy bright head. Lots of carbonation.

S: Grassy malt grain aromas. Some grapefruit hops, but not on an IPA level. You do pull some of that grapefruit note too.

T: Some fruity hop bitterness up front, muted with the sushi I and eating. You do get some of that grapefruit forwardness they mention. Dry finish. Tasty.

M: Light leading to medium bodied.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 18:28:37 | More by inlimbo77
Ginger & Juice from Jack's Abby Brewing
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