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

1,152 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,152
Reviews: 420
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 38
Gots: 151 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-27-2001

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Photo of Thirsty-1
2.57/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

could have added a slice of ginger to an average beer not for me

Photo of kovfer
3.57/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The ginger is good, but it's a bit watery.

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

Great ginger flavor. Hard to drink more than a couple.

Photo of lewk556
2.78/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This was a big disappointment. It tasted like a bud light with ginger added.

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a copper color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to nothing after a minute

S: Ginger and bready malts up front along with hints of fruitiness

T: Follows the nose as far as the ginger, and then gets a bit watery. Some fruitiness does accompany the ginger, but that's about it

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Again, quite watery

O: A good lighter spring option, but only if you're into ginger. Hit what they were going for with the light beer with ginger, but it might be a little too light and lacking of other supporting flavors. A niche seasonal, IMO

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
2.7/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I'll give them credit for trying something unique, but this is just horrible. After three sips, it starts to taste like a health food store. I support breweries taking risks and experimenting with ingredients, but this is a failure.

Photo of MaxGreen
3.79/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

(Out of bottle)

For what it's worth, this is a solid beer for the price and what you're getting. Don't expect too much. It's a light, refreshing beer with just a hint of ginger that's not too overpowering. Nothing to write home about, but on a hot summer day, it's a good, drinkable beer and a little different.

Photo of NickTheGreat
4.17/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L (4.25) - Much darker color than I was expecting, but clear. Bright fluffy white head.
S (4) - Not a lot of ginger aroma. A little bit of generic beer malty smell, but subtle all around.
T (4.25) - I barely taste the ginger. I was actually putting this one off, being worried about it. But the ginger was quite subtle. I almost get a honey and tea flavor profile. You can tell there's ginger in it, but I'm not going to call this ginger ale by any means!
F (4) - Good mouthfeel. Maybe a little light on the carb, but a nice easy drinking beer.
O (4) - As mentioned above, I was expecting more ginger flavor and was surprised. I don't mean that as an insult, as this beer was good. I'd buy this again for sure.

Photo of qchic
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Maybe I just love the ginge, but I'm not hatin on this beer. For a summer refresher, you can do much worse. Much better than that root beer crap, this is like an alcoholic ginger ale. Maybe add some bourbon?

Photo of AuntBea
4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful color when poured. Strong ginger taste but, not over powering.

Photo of 57md
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Light copper in color. Smells like ginger and ginger is upfront in the flavor profile. The finish is spicy and dry.

Photo of cmq103
2.83/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A good use of ginger. Not overwhelming, but clearly present.

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted from a 12 oz bottle on June 9, 2015.

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

Could really use a lot more ginger.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Best by: 10/6/15.

Pours a clear golden-orange with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, earth, ginger juice, and candied ginger aromas. Taste is much the same with earth and candied ginger flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of ginger bitterness and heat on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid ginger qualities that are dominant in both the smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of pkalix
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I really liked the Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix I had yesterday but this one is too "medicine-y"....

Photo of Coop925
4.49/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Good, solid beer, not heavy on ginger, but a hint on finish. Enjoyable, served in 8 oz pour at venue.

Photo of KLHBB
3.36/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Warm copper color, Ginger is huge. I'm liking it more as I drink it, but I think it needs food. Asian food would be great.

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours nearly the same color as a Vernors Ginger Ale with a 1” cream colored foam cap that quickly dissipates. Big ginger nose and it is also prominent on the palate and brings a little ginger heat. Light malt flavors provide support. Very refreshing and easy to drink.

Photo of E-McFarden
3.31/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Crystal clear coppery color with minimal head and lacing. Ginger is strong in the smell with subtle aroma hops peaking through. Ginger is almost non existing in the taste at first but picks up as you drink. Buiscuty flavors really dominate the taste department. Carbonation is high and the brew finishes dry. Not bad but I'd like to have a little stronger bittering hop presence, I think it would pair well with the ginger.

Photo of fourstringer
3.64/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Smith pint glass. Moderately assertive hand. Best by 08/26/15.

A: Pale copper body with good clarity. 1 finger of clean, white head. Good retention. Light lacing.

S: Wow, there is some ginger here. Slightly floral. Faint bread, cracker in the background. Black pepper. Lemon, citrus. I'll admit I was initially a bit off-put, but this one grows on you a bit.

T: A hint of hops before the ginger comes crashing in. An anemic malt presence briefly arises before the hops return for a bit of bitterness and a mostly dry finish. Lingering ginger on the palate. No alcohol of note.

M: Moderate carbonation with a distinctly light body. Could use a bit more substance, maybe?

O: Odd, but still comes off fairly quaffable. The ginger is resoundingly present, somewhat to the exclusion of everything else. By the end I appreciated it for what it is, but this is rather un-beer like.

Prost!

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

Look: Nice clear golden yellow with a short white head that leaves good lacing

Smell: Very much ginger, light crisp malts

Taste: Ginger up front, light crisp malts, slightly bready finish

Feel: Light body, good carbonation

Overall: A good refreshing brew, nice alcoholic ginger ale. Not something I would have thought of getting, but it is good

Photo of delta490
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light amber with a short-lived white head. A smear hangs on. The aroma is big ginger. The taste is big ginger. The feel has the ginger tingle (in addition to being a little thin). This is a ginger beer. If you like ginger, you'll probably like at least one. If not, don't get it.

Photo of RobAM
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad. It is what it says...

Photo of Sonofcur
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tend to like ginger beers, this one is completely different. Most are very sweet, this one is no wear near sweet, but still has a good ginger profile. I can see this being a great summer beer.

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Good Juju (Ginger Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
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