Good Juju (Ginger Ale) - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by ABCJiugui:
3.13/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
bottle into shaped pint glass
bottled on date 05 09 07 (yikes, is that almost a year old or is the first number the day?)
A- golden with tint of orange, thin cap of head, consistent (and surprsing) lacing all around.
S- candied ginger anyone? Not much else. Bit like ground ginger powder.
T- sweet, some milled malt flavor peeks thru, bit too sweet in some sense- I wanted more ginger zip, of which I don't get here. It doesn't have a sharp, gingery bite, more of a residual hint of it. Kinda disappointing. Does it use hops at all? Not really bitter in any traditional sense, but has some lingering astringency along with sweetness and ginger tickle- not a whole lot there either.
M- fairly tight carb, dissipates quick, thin body, but wasn't expecting much there.
Overall, this is a somewhat disappointing beer. I've had non-alcoholic ginger sodas/sweet ginger beers that had a TON of spritz and ginger snap bite. This doesn't have any of that by comparison- I was hoping for more spice, acid, KICK, but it never delivered. Perhaps the fact it's almost a year old affected it(dunno when I bought this honestly, just decided to drink it as it was in the back of the fridge) If offered again, perhaps I take another taste of it, but I'm not seeking this one out, and can only drink this with food.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2008 06:24:12 | More by ABCJiugui
More User Reviews:
3.76/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a tumbler glass.
Appearance: Pours a light copper color with a minimal head that dissipates incredibly quick and leaves no lacing. (Maybe that's just a bad pour on my part?)
Smell: Very up front ginger aroma, but I also get hints of pumpkin and honey with some herbal hop aroma as well.
Taste: This beer goes through three stages. The initial gulp is very heavy on the ginger and quickly gets followed up by sweet, bready malt flavors. After swallowing is when the herbal, grassy hops show themselves on the sides of the tongue.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and light without being too thin or watery. Not too much carbonation, but it is a bit fizzier than I typically like.
Overall: Quite an enjoyable beer. It definitely deserves the right food pairing to go with it, though. I'm thinking I'll have a few with my next trip to my favorite Thai restaurant. With that being said, I can't see it being a staple in my refrigerator for the season. It will, however, be an interesting diversion from the same session ales I normally take to get togethers.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2013 02:29:10 | More by jawlessbody
Good Juju (Ginger Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
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