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Good Juju (Ginger Ale) - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Good Juju (Ginger Ale)Good Juju (Ginger Ale)

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,082 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,082
Reviews: 392
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.06%
Wants: 29
Gots: 124 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-27-2001

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Ratings: 1,082 | Reviews: 392
Photo of predikit
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear bronze, leaves almost no head and what little it did disappeared immediately. No lacing except for a few islands.

Smell is definitely ginger-esque, and very appealing.

The taste is well balanced ginger hints alongside biscuity malt character. Almost no bitterness to be had. Taste stays the same from start to end. Not dry, but I wouldn't call it sweet either.

Light bodied, a little watery, but refreshing indeed. With it's low ABV, an easy beer to enjoy just to enjoy without worrying about over consuming alcohol.

I could see myself buying this again.

Photo of yetijosie
4.17/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very light beer, super refreshing, the ginger wasn't too strong which was not a bad thing at all.

Photo of moundbz
3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

weird taste, ginger should stay with schwepps

Photo of jlmccrea
4.62/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very strong ginger taste and aroma. Goes down smooth

Photo of DDiFran
4.31/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very refreshing. Ginger is obvious but nicely balanced by a malty undertone. The perfect summer beer.

Photo of TequilaTom
4.29/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Quite a surprise! I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised with this one. Not too powerful on the ginger, nicely balanced. Faint smell of ginger and spice. Light and refreshing on the palate. Clean aftertaste. Bought this on a whim as a mixed 6er, wouldn't mind trying again, maybe while floating in the pool on a hot summers eve!

Photo of justingreenwood
4.69/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This beer is fantastic. I admit, I love ginger in pretty much everything, but among the many ginger beers I've tried, this is probably my favorite so far. It's not too sweet and has a great balanced flavor. Because it's not too overwhelming, I could probably pound an entire six pack in one sitting.

Photo of 420Dude
4.27/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Good light spiced beer. Was expecting it to be more complex but they did a good job at it.

Photo of Word2BigBIrd
2.78/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

The ginger was nice actually, too bad the base beer was turrible

Photo of KevChiTown
4.03/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is unlike any other beer I've ever had. If you dislike ginger even in the slightest then stay away. If not then this one is very interesting.

Photo of suckaj
2.45/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Yuck, the ginger turned me off

Photo of rramsey
4.16/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at Growler Haus in Sptbg. Good refreshing beer.

Photo of JLaw55
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Your really jave to enjoy ginger to like this beer. It is upfront and in your face, i am not a fan.

Will not buy or drink again.

Photo of tlema1
3.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nice ginger aroma and flavor...very refreshing

Photo of Goatdavemac
3.76/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is probably my favorite session able beer...especially in the summer...

Photo of upton7418
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

L- dark yellow/dark straw like color that starts with a small white head. The head dissipates quickly leaving little to no lacing.

S- strong ginger smell followed by a light hops. very clean smell

T- light malt taste followed by strong ginger flavor.

M- medium to high carbonation but it is very thin on in body

O- I bought this as something different and really wanted to like this. It has a very clean taste but leaves much to be desired. I was expecting a well rounded beer but this just tastes an attempt to create something different for the sake of being different. Though it has a strong ginger taste as you drink more it feels unbalanced and unrefined. The body feels too thin without much complexity. If your expecting ginger you get it. I don't really think I would try this again unless it was free.

Photo of jtwhicker
3.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

JuJu is a seasonal beer that I usually look forward to but now it seems lack luster. It's missing the spices that one would expect out of a good ginger beer, maybe a little watered too. It's still a low abv beer that I don't mind saving for warmer days in the springtime, though. Prob not $11 a 6 pack worthy either if i may say so.

Photo of bongobeer
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes taken on 11/11/14

Very weak and watery but has slight ginger flavor and it is very refreshing (summer / food) beer.

Photo of Slatetank
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I purchased this in a mix-a-six from Brass Rail Deli in Campbelltown, enjoye chilled in a goblet shared with octopus89

The color is very hazed golden with thick white cap and fine bead with quick dropping head with no lace to speak of with visible carbonation. The smell is very pungent with tropical spice specifically a lot of fresh ginger and light fruit accent with a mild citrus zest note. The feel is moderately spiced with mild sweetness and medium carbonation with semi-dry finish no alcohol detectable in the feel.

The taste is very good I expected ginger but this is really tasty with fresh spice and citrus with subtle malt sweetness to back it up and the mild lemon element with ginger continuing in a mild way throughout with clean yeast and light toasted flavor in the malt. Overall I really enjoyed the tropical quality and refreshing taste in this sessionable ale -recommended if you enjoy a summer-refresher type of ginger beer, I would drink this frequently

Photo of Kgoldsbe
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Light refreshing beer. Great use of ginger!

Photo of SamN
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A bold honey gold liquid with a lovely, lacey foam topping with excellent sticky lacing as it dissapates. Ginger in the nose, very sweet and fruity and spicy. Taste is pretty good, lots of upfront ginger but never with that vinegar-kick most people associate with sushi ginger. This is the essence of ginger, not overpowring. Low hops, quite paletteable.

Photo of dcscientist
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

This is an unusual flavor, and it goes great with Asian food because of the ginger. If you're in the mood for something different, look to this one. Very light on the alcohol, but still very flavorful, and not what you're used to drinking.

Photo of Act25
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%

Give this some time. It needs to warm even tho intended as a "refreshing frivolity".

I'm not fan of veg/fruit beers, or spice beers, but this one doesnt fail due to the ginger, in fact, it needs more ginger.
A: Dusky golden yellow with not much head, that falls fast and laces little. Sparkling and thin like a ginger beer/ale. 3.3

S: Too subtle but good. Lemon peel and ginger over a light pale base. Appetizing. Good appetizer beer. First of evening. 3.5
T: The body is too thin, lacks malt body, too far in the watery direction of summer quaffy, tastes watery. Otherwise I have no other issue with profile. 3.3

The ginger isn't strong enough.
MF: Too thin & watery 3

Photo of seedyone
4.25/5  rDev +25%

10/12/11 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Great Crisp taste. Very subtle ginger. Right up my alley.

Photo of Lizlovesbeer
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Very refreshing. The ginger only hit me on the nose and first taste, then it turns into a nice ale. Different and fun.

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Good Juju (Ginger Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,082 ratings.