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Ginga Ninja IPA - Black Hog Brewing Co.

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Ginga Ninja IPAGinga Ninja IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

18 Reviews
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Reviews: 18
Hads: 147
Avg: 3.84
pDev: 34.11%
Wants: 4
Gots: 48 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Black Hog Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tylerjonz on 07-04-2014

once upon a time there was a young brew master who fell in love with a ginger haired maiden. he loved her fiery locks, quick wit and samurai sharp personality. he proposed marriage and crafted a beer for her, an original red ale brewed with refreshing fresh ginger and a touch of hoppiness that typified her personality. when she took her first sip at their wedding she knew she had made the right choice. try tyler’s ginga ninja red ipa brewed with 6 lbs of fresh ginger in every batch and hopped with centennial, cascade & bravo hops. if not at your wedding then on a hot afternoon as you wait on your pig to finish roasting, or while chompin on a crisp apple and a creamy wheel of camembert.
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Reviews: 18 | Hads: 147
Reviews by JTomczak:
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.37/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tigg924
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy, orange-brown in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is toasted malt, tangerine, and ground ginger powder. Medium bodied and well balanced. Not the most bitter of IPAs, but tasty. Incorporates the ginger so it complements the flavor and never seems gimmicky. I will get this one again.

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Photo of juicebox
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajchocholousek
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can into New Belgium "snifter".

Pours a gorgeous hazy red-orange amber. Big fluffy 1.5 finger head that doesn't want to go away. Leaving some nice sticky, slightly soapy, lacing on the glass. It's got some legs!

BIG wave of fresh, bright, spicy ginger on the nose that intermingles beautifully with citrus and floral notes. An amazing nose here. I can't believe how well the hops and the ginger come together to create an aroma like I've not smelled before! Taste comes through with a lot of ginger. Wow. Strong floral notes and a bit of citrus come and go, making way for some nice biscuity malt character on the back end. I get a subtle spice from the malt...rye? The body nicely backs up the fairly complex flavors, but the taste just doesn't come through with quite the oomph of the nose. Wish it did! Overall, a pleasant surprise! Can't say I was super excited about this one, as I'm not a huge fan of ginger, but I'm glad I got it as an extra! Not sure I'd buy it, or drink more than one at a time, but overall pretty cool. Thanks DanforthPewter!

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Photo of far333
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Orangey dark copper colored, very clear with a frothy head of eggshell colored foam that lingers long. Aroma of subtle hops and ginger, though I might not have been able to identify the flavor if I hadn't known already. Ginger and hops go surprisingly well together. Ginger adds a bit of a spicy kick, but it's well balanced with the hops. Full mouthfeel, creamy and round, very nice. Interesting and tasty beer.

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3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had on tap at KC's Pub in Guilford, poured a darker color than expected, almost brown. Smells of a light ginger note and some resinous hops. The taste is really great, but I can see why this is such a polarizing beer. It's not super hoppy like an IPA. It's quite sweet with some herbal notes in the middle. Finishes with a touch of ginger, nothing excessive. It's drinkable and tasty, but I feel it should be categorized more as a brown ale than an IPA.

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4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.3/5  rDev -14.1%

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3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.16/5  rDev +8.3%

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3.09/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Jwburns75
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in a trade and am very pleasantly surprised. Canned 2/11/15, nice and hoppy, ginger is a pleasant addition. Really enjoyed this one!

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Photo of ScottieD
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stubbie1
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Rust water brown with with a hint of orange is the color of this beer. Nice and clear with light pearling. Thick foamy head on the top that slowly fades to a thin lace. Hints of hops on the nose with a slight sweetness blended in. Taste is the typical IPA with hops up front. Piney and bitter but learking ins a light hint of ginger, not overpowering but it makes itself present. Clean on the pallet and easily enjoyable. A nice IPA.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.93/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

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3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a growler fill.

Beer pours red with a good amount of carbonation. Ginger flavor works great with the choosen hops. At first this seems like a gimmick beer, but is actually quite tasty and something I would get often.

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Ginga Ninja IPA from Black Hog Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.