Good Juju (Ginger Ale) - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by Romulus141:
3.23/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Poured into a pub glass.
Appearance: Pours a golden straw color with a half-inch of white head. When held up to the light, the translucent brew glows orange. There is plenty of carbonation present, as there are plenty of bubbles rising to the top of this brew.
Smell: Ginger, as expected, is the defining characteristic. There is also a tinge of malty sweetness below the ginger as well. Nothing complicated, but it smells like what is advertised.
Taste: It begins with a splash of sweet ginger taste, which spreads all over my palette. It then gives way to a crisp, grain finish that tends to cleanse the palette. There aren't really any notable hop qualities here. It pairs well with spicy foods and seafood. I had this with sushi at a beer tasting party, and it performed well in that environment.
Mouthfeel: Light and very carbonated. I feel that the carbonation is a little over done, but nothing offensive.
Drinkability: These are light, and have a delicate, non-complex flavor, so it would be quite easy to knock back a few of these. The ginger taste may be a bit much for some, but I like it well enough.
An interesting change of pace. It's best paired with a food, as it was seemingly brewed for that purpose. It's worth a try if you get the chance.
Serving type: bottle
09-23-2007 01:12:03 | More by Romulus141
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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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